04:40 PM - 05:30 PM
Cerilenne Menendez Mendoza | T-Mobile
Muhsinah Morris | Morehouse College
The Metaversities Project is a groundbreaking initiative to bring college campuses and classes into Virtual Reality. Spearheaded by VictoryXR and Morehouse College, which began offering courses in VR in 2021, the Metaversity Project has expanded to include 10 institutions of higher learning in 2022.
A Metaversity is a digital twin of a college campus where students can gather from any physical location as avatars to attend classes conducted by their professors in real time. Each offers a virtual replica of the campus that provides a sense of belonging and connection with the school. But each campus also opens up into worlds of possibility, classrooms that may be nothing like those in the real world but instead might be oceans, planets, cellular organisms, or fictional locations.
At a Metaversity, students can conduct chemistry experiments without danger, perform dissections repeatedly to gain a deeper understanding of anatomy, and experience historical events in a visceral way.
A Metaversity brings all the promises and affordances of virtual reality to actual higher education courses. Education in the metaverse is here, now.
This panel will delve into what a Metaversity is, how it works, outcomes and success stories, and the implications of this pioneering model for the future of higher education.
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
While the Metaverse is exciting, building a better physical world is critical. Learn how holographic collaboration can drive productivity and sustainability for companies building everything from sneakers to satellites. You’ll hear about customer use cases in apparel, retail, and aerospace that allow hybrid teams to collaborate using CAD models and 3D scans. Jay will also reveal a new addition to the Campfire system.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
The rise of the metaverse has ushered in a new age of digital work and with it have come challenges and opportunities. In this session we will explore how XR technologies are merging our physical and digital worlds and the impact this new reality is having on training, collaboration, and co-presence. We will also explore the differences between AR and VR and take a look at some of the newest wearable AR solutions and use cases under development.
01:25 PM - 01:50 PM
A presentation on Toyota Material Handling’s deployment of VR Training for Dealerships. Measuring return on investment as well as the power of multiplayer/collaborative virtual reality training courses
01:55 PM - 02:20 PM
Join HP for an overview of XR solutions and the best ways to enhance Collaboration, Training, and Education. With groundbreaking technology and manageability tools, is powering the most desirable immersive XR ecosystem that naturally empowers all people to better themselves.
02:25 PM - 02:50 PM
With augmented reality, teachers are able to stimulate their students' sense of sight, hearing and touch, heightening the level of engagement and motivation the students have for learning. Sara Smith, CEO and Cofounder of MARVL, and Murewa Olubela, CBO and Cofounder of MARVL, will share insights on how using immersive technologies, in particular AR, leads to increased interactive experiences with coursework, collaboration between students, improved motivation, and increased learning gains for students, and why it would benefit the XR industry to create solutions that enable equity in education.