Fearless trailblazing is rare. I work with four leaders who have exactly that trait and the world will never be the same because they possess it.
During the pandemic, we saw most of the academic world stumbling through efforts to get Zoom up and running so they could remotely educate students. We now know that it was a necessary step, but clearly not the type of teaching tool that would change the world.
It all started one day when Dana Williams reached out to us (VictoryXR) to take a tour of our online VR academy. Now note, the VictoryXR Academy educates groups of students in VR with live teachers, but it is not a school. As our curriculum specialist, Rene Gadelha will tell you, we offer supplemental learning, not for-credit classes.
But with Dana Williams and American High School, the world changed. Those who have read the book or…
The fall 2021 semester will be marked by students at Fisk University returning to class on campus — which is important - but when they return to class, they will also be greeted with a new tool not available at any university in the world — a fully immersive virtual reality cadaver lab. In addition, it’s synchronous, meaning 20 students and their professor can be in the lab at the same time.
This is a big deal for five reasons:
The students stood surrounded by exploding cannons and Napoleonic soldiers as their professor calmly explained the causes and implications of this European war. In this moment it was clear: college classrooms would never be the same.
For roughly four years, classrooms have tried virtual reality education experiences; but in 2021, VR went from a learning experience to a subtle yet groundbreaking transition: rather than trying VR in a classroom, virtual reality became the classroom.
Early VR was asynchronous — meaning it was a sole experience for an individual student, without the possibility of being in a group setting with a…
In the battle for Internet wallets, Walmart knew they were behind and had to catch up.
By Steve Grubbs and Kerry Smith
“We’ve hired hundreds of incredibly talented people, in Silicon Valley and around the world,” says [Walmart CEO] Duke of his aggressive moves. “We are playing to win.” — Fast Company 11–26–12
Four years later, they tried again. This time they acquired Jet.com and their CEO.
Wal-Mart’s e-commerce sales last year reached nearly $14 billion, or 3% of its $482 billion in annual revenue. Amazon’s sales hit $107 billion last year, including its web-service business. -Wall Street Journal 8–8–2016
A YARD DECORATION BUSINESS: WHAT…
By Steve Grubbs
Virtual reality can be gimmicky and a fun parlor trick, or it can be an amazingly impactful learning tool that literally changes the lives of students. There’s plenty of the former out there, but here are five of the latter that you can integrate into your learning plan today.
ONE: Animal Dissection
Using Carolina Biological’s world-leading animal dissection curriculum, students can dissect a frog, cat, fetal pig, dogfish or a host of organs. This is a use case that makes sense due to students who refuse (and are protected by state laws) to dissect actual animals as well…
By Steve Grubbs
In 2000, Netflix approached Blockbuster about purchasing their fledgling company. Blockbuster was brick and mortar, and Netflix would be the online arm of the company taking them into the digital age. The price to buy Netflix at the time was $50 million. Blockbuster laughed at the price, and, as they say, the rest is history.
Today, Netflix is valued at more than $200 billion and there is one lone Blockbuster left in the world.
Most of us have lived the Netflix story: they shipped DVD’s through the mail with no late fees and then later, became the…
In this article you will learn:
- What it means to be on a digital twin campus
- How a digital twin is superior to to an atom-based campus
- How schools will be driving hybrid remote learning using a digital twin and Webinar learning like Zoom and Teams.
- How a digital twin campus opens up new revenue streams for schools and universities.
By Steve Grubbs, founder of VictoryXR
Digital twin campuses are all the rage, in light of Covid-19, anger of parents paying for a ‘Zoom’ education, and the advent of worlds built in virtual reality. …