The Giza Project won a Gold Award for Best Educational App at the 2020 “Reimagine Education” Awards for “Digital Giza: Visualizing the Pyramids with a Harvard ‘Educational Telepresence’ Case Study.” Reimagine Education Award winners were selected by an extended panel of over 180 international judges as achieving outstanding standards for innovation, scalability, efficacy, and uniqueness. Congratulations to Professor Peter Der Manuelian and the Giza Project team!
Imagine 50 or even 50,000 students, anywhere the world, using a VR device to stand together with an instructor virtually, and in real time, at the famous pyramids at Giza, Egypt.
Harvard’s first experiments in ‘educational telepresence’, which have connected Harvard students with Zhejiang University students in China, promise tremendous potential for innovative education. Harvard is using online 3D models of the archaeological site based on scientifically responsible archaeological documentation (the results of decades of Harvard University’s research), Boston Museum of Fine Arts expeditions, and other work. The Giza Project combines traditional archaeology with cutting-edge 3D immersive visualizations to serve the world community.