November 13, 2022

Morehouse College Becomes 1st University to Offer Classes in Metaverse

Morehouse in The Metaverse

Morehouse in The Metaverse

Morehouse College in the United States is the first university to offer classes in the metaverse, a historical and distinguished step toward the latest technology worldwide. 

Students, who are interested in the virtual space, will get their lectures into their classrooms by putting on headsets, Afrotech reported. They can also enjoy the past using the college’s metaverse program. 

According to the college, students will experience unlimited levels of academic and social engagement. 

Students in Morehouse's University
Students in Morehouse’s University

Director of the Virtual Reality Project at Morehouse College Muhsinah Morris described the metaverse as the world’s largest playground, where several activities could be done, adding: “It is the next iteration of the web.” 

Morris compared the difference between getting information from books and experiencing what is happening in real-time or the past in the metaverse. 

“They can create. They can produce. They can market. They can create social events. They can create a place of belonging in the community,” Morris said. 

Chair of Africana Studies and History Department at the historically black school Monique Earl Lewis said the university’s metaverse will have a role in showcasing the Blacks’ contributions to the American fabric. 

Students of the Atlanta-based institution lauded the university’s move to the metaverse, saying it is a whole new experience, looking forward to experiencing everything directly. 

In light of expectations that the metaverse industry would be worth $1 trillion by 2030, Morehouse College seeks to take advantage of the opportunities existing in this captivating technology. 

According to a report released by Pew Research Center, 54% of technology experts believe the metaverse will be a regular part of daily life for half a billion people.

A metaverse is a network of three-dimensional virtual environments focusing on social interaction. It may be characterized as a digitally simulated world. It utilizes blockchain, augmented reality, and virtual reality (VR), combined with social media principles, to develop venues for extensive user communication that imitate the real world.

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