The collaboration will bring advanced EON-XR solutions to Bennett College
IRVINE, CA, May 17, 2022 – EON Reality, the international leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with Bennett College to bring the knowledge metaverse to Greensboro, North Carolina.
Founded as a co-educational institution in 1873, Bennett College became an all-women’s college in 1926. Today, Bennett College is one of only two all-women’s HBCUs in the U.S and, according to U.S. News, ranks number one among Top Performers on Social Mobility. The institution’s academic legacy in liberal arts, sociopolitical mission, robust STEM department, and institutional emphasis on the scientific method make it an extraordinary addition to EON Reality’s network of U.S. universities. Access to world-class XR solutions will move the university’s classrooms into the future of interactive teaching. Their vast knowledge base will expand the breadth of the knowledge metaverse in Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science while demonstrating how XR solutions can be incorporated into liberal arts classes.
“Bennett College was named a Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader, which is one sign among many of the university’s history of success and broader influence. Partnering with them will demonstrate EON-XR’s impact on liberal arts institutions and give more Black women the opportunity to contribute to and shape the knowledge metaverse,” says EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar. “I’m excited to see all of the innovative ways Bennett College uses EON Reality’s solutions and serves as an example to other HBCUs looking to join the metaverse.”
With the new additions to the knowledge metaverse and EON-XR, Bennett College professors can offer hands-on training to their students without needing to be present in the classroom at all times. Combining the institution’s world-class lessons and the immersive experiences and content will provide many students and faculty a distinct advantage, particularly if education reverts to remote learning again. Moreover, it will allow Bennett College students in the humanities to explore how they can adapt and integrate their work into the digital sphere.
As EON Reality’s latest partner in its mission to bring the knowledge metaverse worldwide, Bennett College’s relationship with the XR leader will be mutually beneficial. The initial partnership will provide EON-XR solutions for students and faculty to introduce them to the knowledge metaverse. Soon enough, though, experts in every field at Bennett College will become leading industry-specific contributors to the global project — creating and disseminating lessons and experiences in many academic disciplines for other HBCUs and institutions of higher learning worldwide.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s 23 years of success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and XR-focused devices. EON Reality’s global network of more than 1.4 million users is building the Knowledge Metaverse in more than 100 locations and has created the world’s leading XR library for education and industry with over 2.16 million 3D assets and counting. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.