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Project: Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Collaboratively Solve Real-World Problems

 
 
 
 

Northern Rift enables students of all ages to build essential career skills, make connections and have an impact by collaboratively solving real-world challenges, in a real-world innovation process. Ideas into action.

THIS PROJECT

The topic: Augmented and Virtual Reality.

aug·men·ted re·al·i·ty. noun. a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

vir·tu·al re·al·i·ty. noun. the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.

Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies offer an almost endless spectrum of applications and uses in our lives, from Gaming (e.g. Pokemon Go), through to engineering, education, science and medical applications.

The Experts: We've partnered with the digital HUMAN LIBRARY to connect teachers and students with topic experts around the world.

The Challenge: This category is a big as your imagination. What's your idea for AR / VR? Your idea could be for the end users or an emabling device, service or technology that supports the industry or users. Imagine. Create the future now. Have fun!!

Possible Enablers: Software, hardware, mobile technology, visual / camera technology, graphic design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, AI, human computer interaction design.

Start: On demand.
Ends: On demand.

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HOW IT WORKS

The guided process makes it easy to get involved.

  1. REGISTER
  2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
  3. BRAINSTORM SOLUTIONS
  4. COLLABORATE & CO-CREATE
  5. TEST, EVALUATE & ITERATE

The best ideas rise to the top and you develop skills, connections and portfolios with an innovation rating that counts.

OUR NAME

Our dream is to make a difference in the world by unlocking the hidden value in every individual and with it, human potential.

Rift: Where continents move apart, new crust is formed... hidden value is revealed and new life appears. To create the new, we must let go of the old.

Northern: A north star. A guide, a destination and the action of moving forward.

Northern Rift: A place for creative disruption.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

In todays world of rapid change, knowledge alone is no longer enough.

Northern Rift's ideas into action process, builds the Essential Skills for 21ST Century Careers:

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Collaboration & Co-creation
  • Communication & Storytelling
  • Continuous learning
FOR THE CLASSROOM

Dear Educator, Bring Northern Rift's Real-world Project Based Learning Experience into any classroom. Simple. Fast. Easy.

From Grades 6-12, students learn about the most current topics, collaborate beyond the classroom and have the freedom to imagine, explore and create a future they are passionate about.

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Explore NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Connect the STEM and ARTS
  • Integrate Common Core State Standards
  • Guided process and easy for teachers

Get your free trial now. Available at no cost to the teacher, the school or the students. Register now.

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FOR AFTER SCHOOL

Our “After School Program” is all online for students who are not able to experience Northern Rift in their classroom.

  • Join a global student community
  • Work on the ideas you love
  • Build Essential Skills for the 21st Century
  • Get College & Career ready
  • Online mentors to guide you

Join now to experience the fun of ideas, while making an impact.

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FOR UNI STUDENTS & WORKERS

Get the skills every company needs.

Collaborate with peers to gain innovation experience and build the essential skills for 21st Century Jobs.

Our process accelerates ideas-to-impact, and also gives unique insight to topics, technologies and new ways of thinking.

Join the community - make a difference and build your innovation skills and Portfolio now.

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OTHER CHALLENGES

Every month we offer challenges across a range of categories:

  • Environment & sustainability
  • Emerging industries & technologies
  • Civic engagement
  • Social justice

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