Learning Expeditions REIMAGINED.
Designed to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. Our platform is a fully immersive, interactive experience that allows students and teachers to engage with educational content in a way that was never before possible.
With our platform, students can explore virtual classrooms, museums, and historical landmarks, bringing lessons to life in a way that textbooks simply can't. Teachers can create customized virtual environments that complement their lesson plans, and guide students through interactive activities that promote critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving.
Our platform also allows for real-time collaboration and communication, allowing students and teachers to interact with each other and with virtual objects in a seamless, intuitive way. And because our platform is fully customizable, it can be tailored to suit the needs of any classroom, regardless of size or subject matter.
Where Online Learning Meets Fun
Travel back in time to Independence Hall in Philadelphia to learn about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Discover the magic of space and the first moon landing from a spaceship’s launch pad. With our online field trips, learning is not limited or bound by where you can travel by bus or air. Optima Independent has ‘hacked’ time and space—harnessing the power of virtual reality to make previously impossible learning opportunities just a few clicks away. Our VR Expeditions provide powerful ways of engaging users on a whole new level while providing learning experiences that help you see the relevance of what you are learning.
We offer an annual subscription to our VR Expeditions. During your subscription period, you have unlimited access to our VR Expeditions and Tutorial Video. Each of our ten expeditions has its own theme, learning experience and adventure. Each experience can be either single- or multi-user with Expeditions rotating monthly.
Explore Some of our Popular Learning Expeditions
Everest Expedition NEW!
Join a team of climbers on an expedition to conquer Mount Everest. From navigating treacherous terrain to collecting vital weather data, you’ll face thrilling scenarios that test your knowledge, decision-making skills, and resilience. Explore the Khumbu Icefall, repair weather stations, monitor glaciers, and brave the summit push.
Artemis Launch Experience NEW!
Embark on an awe-inspiring adventure through the Artemis program, a groundbreaking mission to establish a sustainable colony on the Moon and explore the vastness of space. Join the astronauts as they navigate the challenges of deep space travel and witness the incredible technology behind the Artemis missions. From the powerful Space Launch System to the human-rated spacecraft Orion and the lunar station Gateway, get an up-close look at the components that make these missions possible.
An Immigrant’s Tale NEW!
From a humble tenement in the Bronx to the chaotic protests in the old country, and finally to Ellis Island, students will encounter the challenges and triumphs of the immigration process. Explore a passenger ship, engage in interactive activities, and navigate the checkpoints of Ellis Island, all while gaining a deeper understanding of the factors that shaped the immigrant experience. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and emotions of this transformative journey to America.
The Power of Light
Life is dependent on a balance between photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Known as the short carbon cycle, this mechanism transfers energy through a food chain. Join us to discover the complexities of energy transfer within an ecosystem.
Explore Ancient Egypt
A fun and interactive lesson giving students the opportunity to experience firsthand one of the most fascinating parts of ancient Egyptian history: mummies. They will learn about the mummification process and help a kind, but unfortunate mummy who has lost his organs and needs wrapping.
The Da Vinci Experience
The journey begins with a self-guided exploratory space introducing students to some scientific advancements,
artwork, politics, and philosophy which defined the Renaissance period. Then, students learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions before visiting his workshop in 15th century Florence, Italy. There, they complete several building challenges. The last leg of the journey takes students to a beautiful garden setting to learn about Renaissance art. There, they try their own hand at painting.
Vikings, Castles and Plagues Oh My!
This journey begins with a Viking invasion on the shores of early 9th-century England followed by a lesson in castle construction. Students then visit the throne room of King John in 1215 where they learn about the limits of royal authority before traveling to Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta. The journey ends in a 14th century Medieval village where students save the community from the bubonic plague.