Morehouse College Starts VR Classes With VictoryXR
The following article was originally published on Forbes.com on March 9, 2021.
Morehouse College is teaching three classes in VR using the Victory XR platform (based on Engage), with support from Qualcomm, which provided an Oculus Quest 2 to students. The Quest utilizes the Qualcomm’s XR2 chip set, as does every other mobile VR headset with the exception of Magic Leap (for now). Using this headset, remote students meet on a virtual Morehouse campus to attend their virtual classes.
VictoryXR has created over 240 VR & AR experiences covering over fifty different learning units such as anatomy, molecular biology, astronomy, paleontology, ancient history, and rooms for other immersive learning. Using the Engage platform from VR Education Holdings, Victory XR provides classrooms, 3D VR objects, and professional development for educators.
Morehouse College, the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and Senator Raphael Warnock, offers two classes in VR this spring. The first three classes to be taught on the digital twin VR campus will be Biology 105 focusing on men’s health, taught by Dr. Ethell Vereen, History 112, world history, taught by Dr. Ovell Hamilton, and inorganic chemistry with Dr Musinah Morris. The professors gave the press a demonstration last Friday that illustrated the many creative tools VR offers.