Former Pearson VP elevates zSpace’s presence in the classroom, driving innovation and creativity for today’s K-12 students
SUNNYVALE, CA — September 17, 2013 — zSpace®, Inc., a technology provider that is transforming the future of human-computer interaction, today announced that education and technology veteran Ron Rheinheimer has joined the Company as a strategic advisor to help advance the company into the K-12 market. As a trusted industry professional, Rheinheimer will bring expertise on critical emerging education and technology trends including virtual curriculum planning, strategic University partnerships and interactive technology integration.
“The potential for zSpace to change how students learn in the classroom made joining the Company’s Advisory Board an easy decision,” said Ron Rheinheimer. “I look forward to working with zSpace to further their progress in the education industry of today and tomorrow.”
Rheinheimer served as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation in the K-12 Technology Group of Pearson, where he focused on next generation learning platforms, the evolution of intelligent content and learner engagement. Rheinheimer joined Pearson by way of the Chancery Software acquisition, where he was the Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for four years, working closely with emerging technology solutions. After joining Pearson in 2006, Rheinheimer was VP and GM of K-12 Integrated Learning Solutions (a joint effort between eCollege and Pearson School Systems) and Chief Marketing Officer of the Pearson School Systems group. Rheinheimer was recently announced as an executive with Avantas, LLC, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services, and strategies for the healthcare industry.
Rheinheimer has an MBA in Marketing from Villanova University and has completed executive education coursework at Harvard Business School. He is also an honorary member of the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative (LRMI), which is a joint effort between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation.
“Ron’s expertise with critical emerging education trends such as virtual curriculum planning, strategic University partnerships and application technology will play a significant role in zSpace’s continuing focus on education,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace. “Our long-term vision to make zSpace a permanent facet in all classrooms will be spearheaded by Ron with the help from other Advisory Board leaders.”
The addition of Rheinheimer to zSpace’s Advisory Board marks the start of a busy back-to-school season. This fall, zSpace will be housed in numerous schools, including The Nueva School in northern California, which will use zSpace to enable scientific modeling and robotic simulations with sensing and digital fabrication. The Nueva School, based in Hillsborough, CA, is dedicated to offering its students a hands-on education focused on project-based learning within realistic scenarios and environments, such as exploring the human body in 3D. With the zSpace platform incorporated within the classroom, Nuveva School is able to provide students with an engaging, interactive and personalized experience through 3D technology.
To learn more about the value of using virtual holography in the classroom, zSpace‘s free webinar with education partner CyberAnatomy “Teaching in Depth: Why 3D Labs Work in the Classroom,” can be found at http://zspace.com/webinars. This webinar discussed education opportunities beyond the classroom allowing attendees to explore 3D models of lifelike dissections of natural and mechanical structures across a number of courses including Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Human Anatomy, Mechanical, Microbiology, Paleontology, and Zoology. Attendees also learned how interactive 3D desktops can be used for delivering customized lesson plans and educational simulations to enable students to quickly visualize complex structures and gain a deeper understanding of difficult subjects.
zSpace is a leading-edge technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery through its flagship product, zSpace®. Targeting markets including manufacturing, biotechnology, architecture, engineering, government, medical and research, zSpace aims to accelerate design and development processes and increase productivity through 3D visualization. Join the Developer Community that is leading the way in 3D innovation by visiting http://developer.zspace.com. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, CA, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://zspace.com.
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