The XR rollout will deliver the solution to students across 17 Caribbean countries and territories
EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with The University of West Indies Open Campus to launch a brand new EON-XR rollout across the Caribbean.
The EON-XR rollout will span all of The University of West Indies’ campuses and be the first of its kind in the Caribbean, which will impact students across a multitude of countries and territories. It also shows The University of West Indies’ commitment to bringing the best technology available to its students regardless of location or the ability to enter a classroom.
As the top public university system in the Caribbean, The University of West Indies, through the Open Campus provides an opportunity for EON Reality to reach the next generation of students throughout the entire region rather than focusing on one location at a time. It’s the perfect setup for the company’s flagship solution to bring XR content to as many students, teachers, and faculty members as possible all at once.
“Partnering with the University of West Indies has been an absolute no-brainer for us, as it allows us to maximize our reach within the Caribbean all while working with a top-notch institution. We want to bring the best XR solutions that we possibly can to as many students and workers as possible, and this partnership allows us to do exactly that. I look forward to seeing how The University of West Indies through the Open Campus working with the other campuses will put EON-XR to use over the years.”Dan LejerskarFounder of EON Reality
The EON-XR rollout will provide a new depth of opportunity for students and teachers to incorporate XR into their daily education routine while also learning more about developing and creating XR content as a part of the rapidly growing industry. Additionally, it will provide local businesses at each location with an opportunity to learn about the possibilities of the technology, which they can then seek out for modern solutions for all of their training and performance needs.
“The Open Campus is excited about this new project with EON Reality and its potential to position the Campus and The UWI at the cutting edge of technology-enabled education across the Caribbean. As the online Campus of The UWI, the Open Campus is perfectly positioned to introduce this high-end technology to both students and faculty while improving the quality of education experience it delivers.”Dr. Luz LongsworthPro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s 21 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 has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global development network — with more than 20 locations worldwide — has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide.
About The UWI
For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport.
As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked The UWI among the top 600 universities in the world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018 and 2019.The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.