The University of Glasgow is partnering with EON Reality, a global tech leader in the augmented and virtual reality domains, to set up a new on-campus EON-XR Centre.
The center will be situated at the University’s James Watt South Building and explore new ways to enhance the learning experience using novel technologies for the students at the university and its other branches.
Furthermore, the students will access augmented reality (AR) software on their mobile devices and virtual reality (VR) headsets for attending lessons. For instance, the engineering students can visualize and interact with the inner workings of machinery in a virtual environment, or the medical students can view the functioning of internal organs up close.
The University teachers can develop their immersive lessons and access EON Reality’s ‘knowledge metaverse,’ an online repository of several learning tools developed with other partners. The learners would also get the opportunity to build custom experiences through the software.
Professor Frank Coton, the University’s Vice-Principal (Academic Planning & Technological Innovation), stated, “We are delighted to be partnering with EON Reality on the establishment of this new Centre. Despite being an ancient university, Glasgow has always embraced the opportunities that new technologies offer to enhance student learning. XR technology will become a significant feature of the future global learning landscape, and this partnership will allow us to help shape that future.”
Dan Lejerskar, the founder of EON Reality, said, “It’s an honor to partner with an institution like the University of Glasgow, as they helped to set the standard for what high-level education means both today and in years past. Now, we can help launch them into the future with EON-XR and our other solutions. The University of Glasgow is an absolutely legendary academic institution and will make an incredible addition both to our global network as well as the knowledge metaverse.”
Additionally, the students at the University’s partner campuses at the Singapore Institute of Technology and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) can also reap benefits using the XR system.
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