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Portals for Education

location_on New York, United States

A global network of immersive AV environments, in which students come face-to-face with diverse people from around the world.

When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal, live and full-body, as if in the same room. Every Portal is staffed by a curator who connects students to peers, teachers, and experts in communities around the world. There are more than 40 Portals around the world, and each Portal connects with every other. Created by Shared_Studios.


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November 22nd, 2022
I haven't seen anything as important as this in education. The Portal is the most important tool we have right now.
Stefano Chinosi, Director of Innovation at the Andover Schools District

About the innovation

The missing piece in global education

Everywhere we look, tribalism and xenophobia are growing. Communities are turning inward, walls are being built, and the technologies that promised to unite us have left us atomized and alone. 

In education, our world has globalised but our classrooms have not. More than ever, students need global literacy, and they need to connect what they learn in their textbooks with real human beings. This is why early-adopters of classroom Portals have called them “the missing piece” in education.

Portals burst bubbles by connecting people who would never otherwise meet. They bring people separated by distance and difference together in humanising encounters.

These encounters are facilitated by a global network of curators who design connections that bring value to their local community. When a Portal is in a public space, the curator responds to requests from members of the public. In schools, the curator works with teachers to design Portal connections to match their curriculum.

There are more than 40 Portals around the world, in refugee camps, public spaces, and high schools, and the network is always growing. Every Portal connects to every other, so that each site can access local knowledge from across the globe.


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Visit www.sharedstudios.com/education for more information, or email general@sharedstudios.com

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