The VRTA is an online platform that allows students of all ages to learn STEM skills in a simulated environment. Some options include:
* Cyber Security – using Cisco’s Packet Tracer, Winshark, Bash Shell and other tools, users can learn how to build local area networks and harden them against cyber attacks.
* Programming – the VRTA’s interactive tools teach the Python programming language from scratch. User code is checked as tasks are completed, confirming if the coding is done correctly. Users go on to learn how to simulate object trajectories and how they are affected by atmosphere and gravity.
* Robotics – users can learn how to program a 3-axis robotic arm to pick up and drop objects or program an autonomous vehicle to navigate a maze.
And many more.
Unlike other simulators, which require expensive hardware, software and setup, the VRTA only requires a browser and an internet connection. The simulators themselves run in the cloud, so all students need to participate is a web browser and the desire to learn.