Miami, April 18, 2023 – Today, Miami Dade College (MDC) launched its Metaversity, a digital twin campus created by VictoryXR to enhance learning and academic support for students. This hyper-realistic 3D model of the College’s physical grounds and buildings will serve as a complementary tool to its state-of-the-art facilities, allowing students, faculty and visitors to join classes, take campus tours, attend events and more in the metaverse.
“As online classes continue to grow, MDC’s metaverse campus will provide students with real classroom interactive experiences, as well as the tools to help them succeed,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “This project offers a unique opportunity for students, faculty and staff to explore and create immersive virtual environments, fostering innovation and transformative learning outcomes. We want to continue offering educational resources that prepare our graduates to thrive in a digital world where technology evolves by the minute.”
MDC’s Metaversity features the College’s iconic buildings and facilities, providing immersive and interactive experiences to boost engagement, increase collaboration, innovate in teaching and learning, and expand accessibility to MDC’s offerings.
MDC plans to offer Virtual Reality (VR)-enhanced courses and academic labs in the metaverse as early as Fall 2023. The goal is to have VR support labs with the required equipment at each campus to help students improve skills.
Tour MDC’s Metaversity at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUMM4erc_g.
Learn more at https://www.mdc.edu/metaversity.