OK 'Wonder Grant' returns with focus on virtual education and trainingPublished: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 By: Staff Reports Source: VeloCity
The first Oklahoma Wonder Grant subsidized the development of a $15k augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or mixed reality (MR) in-kind project. The Coltrane Group, led by Co-Founder/CEO, André L. Head, who recently passed from COVID-19, received the first Oklahoma Wonder Grant to use augmented reality as a means to bring experiential learning to the Historic Black Town of Boley, OK.
The Oklahoma Wonder Grant is the brainchild of Trifecta Communications, an Oklahoma-based marketing/technology firm. The grant is influenced by Isaac Newton’s amazing year in 1666 when he developed many of his now-famous concepts for physics, calculus and gravity; while sheltering at home during an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague. It was such a pivotal year, he labeled it his “year of wonders.”
“By studying Isaac Newton, we’ve learned you can do a lot in the middle of a pandemic,” said Brent Wheelbarger, CEO of Trifecta Communications. “While challenging, this unique time is an opportunity to think about the future in new ways. The Oklahoma Wonder Grant is designed to spur that kind of thinking.”
Detailed information including project examples, webinar registration information and the application form is available online at www.OKwonderGrant.com.