Sage and Bodyswaps to Create Virtual Reality Experiences to Support Business Education
We're proud to announce our expanded partnership with Sage, a global academic publisher, to develop immersive experiences for soft skills training in business education.
A newly planned series of modules will focus on various business-related soft skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and decision-making. Launching in the fall of 2023, it builds on the success of our 2019 collaboration, the Mental Health Practitioner VR experience, a product that supports higher education training in health and social welfare programs.
“At Sage, we are thrilled to extend our partnership with Bodyswaps and virtual reality publishing,”
said Michael Carmichael, Senior Director, Library Editorial at Sage.
“We have heard repeatedly that certain business skills are strongly supported through role-playing simulation and repeated practice, which can be difficult for students to master without experiencing first-hand. By combining our expertise in education with Bodyswaps' expertise in virtual reality, we can create immersive experiences to help students develop critical soft skills and enhance their graduate outcomes.”
As an independent company, Sage is free to think beyond traditional publishing, allowing it to experiment with developing teaching experiences that offer real-world applications in new ways. The expanded partnership with Bodyswaps is a major step forward in developing resources that transform teaching and advance knowledge.
The new VR experiences will be available to students and faculty at participating institutions through Bodyswaps’ VR Learning platform. The platform provides a variety of features that make it easy for users to access and interact with VR content, including:
- A user-friendly interface that makes it easy to find and launch VR experiences
- The ability to create and share custom VR experiences
- Support for a variety of VR headsets.
"At Bodyswaps, we firmly believe that creating impactful and engaging learning experiences requires collaboration between technology and education experts".
said Christophe Mallet, CEO and co-founder of Bodyswaps.
"By combining the power of AI and VR with the expertise of educators, we can create learning experiences that are truly relevant, meaningful, and enjoyable for learners.
This is precisely the spirit of our partnership with SAGE Publishing. Our joint goal is to co-create the best future for education, one where immersive technologies play a central role in enhancing the learning experience for everyone. By working closely with SAGE, we can leverage their vast knowledge and experience in business education to create innovative and effective VR experiences that help students acquire and develop new business skills.
We are excited about this partnership's possibilities, and we look forward to continuing our work together to shape the future of education."