Introducing OcuWeld

Welcome to the Digital Transformation of Education!

The Digital Transformation is an integral part of modern education. The pace of digitization in our world is always changing, whether it’s manufacturing, computing, transportation, finance, construction, or education. The paradigm is shifting to lifelong learning, requiring a continual evolution of technical skills and training. Infusing technology is now an imperative in the modern education space.

As educators, it is our responsibility to infuse technology into our programs and curriculum to meet the changing needs of our students and their future employers, and to address the skills gap and growing demand for skilled professionals. The future of our workforce depends on it!

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New Curriculum for a New Age: OcuWeldTM benefits for students and employers

  • Applied Knowledge – applying learning to skills and proficiencies needed on the job
  • Future-proof Skills – such as teamwork, communication, and critical thinking
  • Digital Skills — disciplines such as artificial intelligence, VR (Virtual Reality) data analytics

 

The future is less about credit accumulation and much more about skill acquisition. Now is the time to marry career technical education with new pathways to careers and lifelong learning.

What is OcuWeld?

 

OcuWeld is a new and innovative Virtual Reality (VR) welding simulator designed by expert welding instructors for our welding students. OcuWeld provides welding students the opportunity to practice hands-on classroom training in a virtual environment, making concerns about safety, access, and cost of materials no longer relevant. OcuWeld fully immerses students in a virtual environment that mimics classroom lab training and provides access to lessons that complement their online and onsite curriculum.

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OcuWeld provides enhanced academic benefits
for students in three primary ways:

Access

OcuWeld is fully self-contained within an Oculus Quest 2 device. Students can access OcuWeld any place, any time, with or without internet connection, as long as they have their Oculus device with them.

Autonomy

While OcuWeld will be fully integrated with our curriculum, it provides students the autonomy to drill down into process or positions where they feel the need for additional practice or have a stronger personal interest.

Amplification

OcuWeld amplifies the student experience by providing supplemental learning outside of the classroom environment, reinforcing the skills and knowledge these students will need to find successful employment in the field.

The OcuWeld Welding
Environment Includes:

  • A narrative description
  • A demonstration of the weld to be performed
  • Real-time and post-lesson feedback on student performance
  • Optional real-world desktop-mounted reference pipes
  • Oculus controller “weld torch” attachments to provide
    physical reference points for some of the more complex welding positions.
  • Many lessons require students to perform other important tasks, such as wire-brushing and grinding down welds or adjusting the welding machine’s voltage and other parameters.

OcuWeld in action

OcuWeld Lessons

OcuWeld training is comprised of over 19 different modules to cover all applications for welding including, TIG, MIG, Stick, Flex-Core etc. including:

  • A specific welding process (e.g., the tools and method used)
  • A particular weld position (e.g., a 45-degree pipe weld)
  • A corresponding type of material (e.g., stainless steel)

OcuWeld System Requirements
& Student Benefits:

  • Fully self-contained within an Oculus Quest 2 (no wi-fi or internet connectivity required)
  • Autonomy for students to drill down into process or positions where they feel the need for additional practice or have a stronger personal interest.
  • OcuWeld amplifies the overall student experience by providing supplemental learning outside of the classroom environment, reinforcing the skills and knowledge these students will need to find successful employment in the field.

 

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OcuWeld Brings Welding Training
Into the Metaverse

What is the metaverse? The metaverse is a virtual-reality space in which users can
interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

The web is constantly evolving. Emerging now is a more immersive 3-D environment that features augmented reality, virtual reality, and persistent connections. It is called the metaverse, and it may transform learning. OcuWeld takes full advantage of the metaverse by enhancing curriculum with Virtual reality (VR) training to help students to continually learn new innovative techniques and apply new technologies to align with the ever evolving needs of our industries and employers.

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OcuWeld – Education via Gamification

OcuWeld engages students with the ideal blend of gamification and education. Students enjoy learning in a fun and highly interactive and dynamic environment that mimics real world applications.

  • Makes learning fun and interactive
  • Creates are interest in learning for non-traditional students
  • Gives learners the opportunity to see real-world applications
  • Offers students real-time feedback
  • Creates a competitive environment where learning is challenging and fun

StrataTech Education Group is a leader of Tech Education for the skilled trades focusing on welding, pipefitting, HVAC, refrigeration and electrical. StrataTech Education currently operates: Tulsa Welding School (TWS) with locations in Tulsa, Jacksonville, and Houston and The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI) in Phoenix.

We’re excited to roll out the OcuWeld for the benefit of our students at Tulsa Welding School and The Refrigeration School, Inc. Our goal is to provide education and training that aligns with industry technological and digital transformations. StrataTech is exploring innovative methods to provide students with the best possible training outcomes and employers with highly qualified skilled candidates to meet hiring demands.