In 2016, educator Hla Hla Win got selected to join the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University in the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. The Global Solutions Program selects 80 students out of 8000 applicants each year and the participants learn about new technologies, and intensively work together over the summer to start companies. It was then that a solution to Myanmar’s current education system was born: 360ed Myanmar.
Hla Hla Win and her two co-founders, Laurent Boinot, and Perttu Pölönen saw this potential for teacher training with the use of a new virtual reality (VR) technology. It has always been Hla Hla Win’s dream to send Myanmar teachers to the best classrooms around the world and learn from the best teachers. They were able to achieve this by teleporting teachers through utilizing immersive technologies.