XR Experience for Glasgow Students
The University of Glasgow opens EON-XR Centre.
11:44 07 October 2021
The University of Glasgow is set to open the EON-XR Centre, a new facility developed in partnership with XR specialists, EON Reality.
The centre offers students an extended reality experience, which is a merger of virtual and augmented realities that supports immersive learning experiences, allowing them to interact with computer-generated 3D images and simulations.
Professor Frank Coton, vice-principal of the university, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with EON Reality on the establishment of this new Centre. Despite being an ancient university, Glasgow has always embraced the opportunities that new technologies offer to enhance student learning. XR technology will become a significant feature of the future global learning landscape and this partnership will allow us to help shape that future.”
“The benefit of exploiting XR technology goes beyond the pandemic needs of enabling learners to learn from their homes,” said Professor Muhammad Imran, dean of the University of Glasgow UESTC. “It will enhance the learning experience even in face-to-face classroom teaching by helping learners to have better visualisation and the ability to repeat the experience of learning/training of specific skills in [a] functionally safe environment.”