HBCU Clark Atlanta University Receives $11.8M Grant For Knowledge Metaverse Hub
Clark Atlanta has announced that it has been awarded nearly $12 million in grant funding to establish a “Knowledge Metaverse” hub.
The Knowledge Metaverse, according to a school release, “amplifies access and engagement in learning by combining the real world with digital information and extended reality (XR) similar to immersive experiences that have become increasingly popular in arts, gaming, and entertainment.”
The grant was supplied by EON Reality, described by the school as “the global leader in augmented and virtual reality learning solutions.”
Clark Atlanta is the first HBCU to receive such an award, and the school said it would allow them to “offer training to their faculty and students augmenting traditional in-person and online instruction.”
“Partnering with a respected HBCU like Clark Atlanta University, whose graduates shape our world every year, demonstrates the impact EON-XR can have on the future of academia and the sciences,” says EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar.
“When a university with their commitment to social justice and deep focus on digital learning can utilize and add to the Knowledge Metaverse, the possibilities for reshaping our society are endless. I can’t wait to see how Clark Atlanta University incorporates EON Reality’s solutions into their curriculum.”