The leading provider of augmented and virtual reality tech for schools and educational institutions, VictoryXR, is collaborating with The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to create a nationwide metaverse education program.
The plan was announced by Zane Lightbourne, the Minister of State, Education, Technical & Vocational Training for The Bahamas. The island nation aims to provide better access to education for its citizens through a ‘metacampus’ powered by web3 technology.
“We have students spread across the islands in The Bahamas. The only way we can bring them together in one common classroom is to build a metacampus that is accessible to all,” stated Lightbourne.
It is a first-of-its-kind initiative undertaken by any government worldwide and can put the Bahamas on the map for leading the rest of the world in finding a solution to equity in education. As per a release from VictoryXR, the goal is to launch a multi-island summer program in 2022 before a broader rollout this fall and a complete national rollout in 2024.
The virtual campus will be created using web3 technologies on the company’s Engage Platform to allow synchronous access to virtual reality classes.
Jason Beneby, Director of The Bahamas Virtual School and COO of American High School, a Florida-based education company, will lead the summer program. It will be run as an extension of the American High School VR initiative, a program that aims to deliver virtual education pathways to countries and institutions across the globe.
A chosen group of students in grades 9-12 will get their hands on a Meta Quest 2 VR headset and gain access to high-speed Internet connectivity.
“Equally important, every student will learn from a Bahamian teacher, certified in virtual reality education through the VictoryXR micro-certification program,” said Steve Grubbs, CEO at VictoryXR.
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