AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8, 2018 — Disco Learning Media, a division of ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA), has entered into an agreement with Georgia Public Broadcasting to develop a series of educational augmented reality experiences focused around forestry. Disco will provide instructional design expertise, while Barcelona-based immersive technology partner VISYON will support the AR product development. Along with exploring new tools for digital storytelling, the project also aims to improve the effectiveness of the digital tools provided to teachers and students in effort to adapt to the needs of different age groups, distribution platforms and accessibility requirements.
“We are thrilled to be working with GPB once again, and on this exciting endeavor,” says Juan Garcia, President of Disco. “GPB is one of the nation’s leaders in providing high quality, educational content and this project will significantly expand GPB’s presence in the digital learning landscape by bringing innovative augmented reality content to more classrooms.”
With the new mobile application, students will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and insight into forestry through highly detailed models of plant and animal cells. The mobile app will also include videos and quizzes to help provide a unique and truly immerse learning experience.
“This project is a great opportunity to let students explore while learning about forestry and it’s importance to Georgia,” says Andrew MacCartney, VP of Education and Digital Media for GPB. “Disco and VISYON’s respective talents in instructional storytelling and immersive technology will help GPB expose more students to this important world of forestry through engaging interactives. AR technology is an impressive tool to engage young minds, and we’re pleased to be working with both Disco and VISYON on the development and launch of this new app.”
Following a successful beta test in July, GPB plans to roll out the full AR application in October 2018.
About Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Education
GPB Education is Georgia’s digital media content provider for the classroom offering locally produced, Georgia-specific content and digital streaming services across all subject areas to teachers and students. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the digital learning movement by creating, curating, and distributing quality educational programs and services through our state-of-the-art production facility, cutting edge digital media division, and our partnerships with Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. GPB Education also provides training for Georgia’s educators and educational institutions.
For more information, visit http://www.gpb.org
About Disco Learning Media
Disco Learning Media, an online course developer and digital publisher, was acquired by Probility Media Corporation in January 2018. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education. Today their innovative services and products are used by clients in the academic, corporate and government markets.
For more information, visit http://www.getdis.co
VISYON is Europe’s leading emerging-technologies company developing award-winning immersive solutions for international brands and enterprises. Our unique Technology Framework Ecosystem enables companies to accelerate their ability to exploit the latest exciting innovations with ease.
For more information, visit http://www.visyon360.com
About ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an industrial education and training technology company headquartered in Houston, Texas, offering immersive technologies, digital learning and compliance solutions for a wide variety of industrial trades. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the education and training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials utilizing mixed reality and digital animation to prepare the workforce for excellence. ProBility services customers from the individual to the small business to the enterprise level corporation.
For more information, visit http://www.ProBilityMedia.com.