New Delhi, May 24 2022: It’s never to early to learn – and that goes for complex new technologies like metaverse, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. So thinks educational technology start-up Camp K12.
Earlier this year, it launched Metaverse and AR/VR creation platform for young learners called Hatch Kids which enables students aged 6-18 to build 3D games, AR/VR apps, and immersive Metaverse experiences without prior coding or design experience.
(For a few days we carry a video on hatch kids in our TechVideo spot).
Students from the US, India, Australia and SE Asia are using “Hatch Kids” to create 3D/AR/VR experiences and run them on a range of devices, including their iPads, VR headsets (Oculus/Meta), school Chromebooks and personal laptops
Camp K12 originally built the Hatch Kids platform for use in its own programming courses, but after witnessing strong demand from educators and students while working with early partners, it is now opening up the platform for any organization to use free of cost, along with free AR/VR curriculum modules for teachers to use in the classroom or in online workshops.
Over the past 6 months, Hatch Kids has grown organically to 1.1M+ users across 150 countries via school, government, and ed-tech partnerships, with 75% of the consumption coming from US and Canada. Other top geographies include UK, Australia, and India. Students have created 3.6M+ projects on the platform to date, in the classroom and beyond.
Says Camp K12’s Co-founder and CEO, Anshul Bhagi: “There are over 100 million kid coders out there today using a variety of free coding platforms to learn coding by building games and apps. These platforms are incredibly effective and set the stage for the kids coding movement starting in 2007, however the vast majority of them are restricted to 2D project creation, built for the age of smartphones and flat screens. As technologies like AR and VR go mainstream, we need to upgrade the tools that kids learn on and that educators teach on for modern-day use cases and content formats. We built Hatch as a kids coding platform for the age of the Metaverse. We want to give 100M+ young kids their first AR/VR creation experience and the self-confidence to be builders in the inevitable Mixed Reality future rather than passive consumers of it.”
Hatch Kids(kids.hatchxr.com) is a free online 3D creation platform for kids that empowers students aged 6 - 18 to design, code and publish 3D games, Augmented Reality (AR) apps, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) worlds, and Metaverse experiences without any prior design or coding experience.