VictoryXR Announces Collaboration with Meta to Launch Digital Twin University Campuses in 2022
VictoryXR announced it is working with Meta Immersive Learning to launch digital twin campuses, replicas of existing campuses constructed in fully spatial 3D, at colleges and universities in the United States in 2022. This includes the construction of digital twin campuses where students can move about, socialize, learn and compete in activities, as well as live classes that students can access remotely.
Steve Grubbs, CEO of VictoryXR commented on the plan, “Universities are looking for better ways to deliver labs and learning for remote students. Beyond the capabilities of 2D screens, VR can help enhance the learning experience for students studying biology, chemistry, history, and other subjects by offering a more immersive learning environment.”
Victory XR worked with Morehouse College to launch the first digital twin “metaversity” in the spring of 2021 as a way to improve remote learning during the pandemic. Students check out a headset at the beginning of the semester and return it at the end. On the digital twin campus, students can attend class, meet after school in the student lounge, or play chess in the Queen’s Garden. Since that time, they have doubled down on metaverse education and offered more classes for the fall semester.
Dr. Muhsinah Morris, director of Morehouse in the Metaverse, said “Our digital twin campus is integral in making the metaverse come to life for Morehouse. We are adding precious historical sites like King Chapel and the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. This is a transformational experience for students, faculty, staff, and administration.”
Victory XR, with support from Meta Immersive Learning, will construct ten additional digital twin campuses in 2022. Meta Immersive Learning is providing universities and colleges with Quest 2 VR headsets, the most advanced all-in-one VR system available today popular with consumers since its launch in 2020.
VictoryXR is based in Davenport, Iowa, and is a leader in delivering the education metaverse to K-12 and higher education in the United States.