A British start-up will bring virtual reality learning to students at 100 higher education institutions in collaboration with Meta Immersive Learning.
LONDON, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bodyswaps today announced an exciting partnership with Meta Immersive Learning to provide 100 higher and further education institutions with access to virtual reality hardware and software across the UK, North America, France and Belgium.
The London The based startup is working with Meta to make soft skills learning experiences more accessible to everyone.
Bodyswaps will provide each institution with unlimited, free access to its comprehensive soft skills learning library. Meta will support with hardware donations from Meta Quest 2 VR headsets.
Institutions will be able to select a variety of courses, including modules on public speaking, job interviews or anti-racism training, to enable their students to develop soft skills that may have been hindered in due to the pandemic.
The grant will double as a research project, leveraging data collected from students and staff, to demonstrate the potential impact of metaverse technologies in education.
In a statement from the CEO and co-founder of Bodyswaps, Christophe Malletadded
“Every student deserves a fair chance to succeed in life. XR, as a learning technology, has the potential to level the playing field when it comes to learning life-changing soft skills. By working with Meta, we have a unique opportunity to start the metaverse revolution in education.“
Meta’s Immersive Learning Initiative
Thanks to Meta Immersive Learning, Meta invests $150 million to help develop the next generation of metaverse creators, fund high-quality, immersive experiences that can transform the way we learn, and increase access to learning through technology.
“To understand the true value and potential of immersive technologies for learning, we must first increase access and opportunity for nonprofits, educational institutions and key communities. We are excited to partner with Bodyswaps to break down barriers to immersive technologies, empower educators and learners, and unlock new opportunities in the education sector.” said Leticia Jaureguiglobal head of meta-immersive learning.
Meta is proud to work with global partners to increase access to learning in immersive technologies.
Wider access to technology-enhanced learning experiences
Together, Bodyswaps and Meta Immersive Learning inspire people by demonstrating the learning possibilities in the metaverse.
Bodyswaps is an award-winning VR platform that brings realistic simulations and AI-enabled feedback to soft skills training. Students can safely practice and fail without repercussions while developing the communication, teamwork, and leadership skills needed for career success.
The program is open to higher and higher education institutions located in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, France and Belgium.
Applications are open from November 16, 2022 – December 20, 2022.
For more information, visit www.bodyswaps.co or follow us: Linkedin (Bodyswaps) and Twitter (Bodyswaps_VR).
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