We know the PwC study released last summer on learning in virtual reality shows us that it’s a dramatically better learning tool (thanks to Jeremy Dalton for leading this PwC effort).


(L to R) Dana Williams, Dr. Muhsinah Morris, Dr. Diana Clemons, Dr. Shirley Brown

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.


This week, Dana Williams and her team at American High School launched the first global virtual reality high school — and it’s pretty cool.

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 entrance to the Fisk University digital twin campus where the cadaver lab is housed.

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:

  1. Many colleges and universities don’t provide access to a full-time cadaver lab — now they can. For pre-med students…

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


Starter kits are an affordable way to begin.

OUTLINE

  1. A YARD DECORATION BUSINESS: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
  2. WHAT A YARD DECORATION BUSINESS MODEL COULD LOOK LIKE
  3. WHERE TO START- WHAT STARTER PACKAGES TO PURCHASE
  4. EXAMPLES OF YARD DECORATIONS
  5. THE CUSTOMER CONTRACT
  6. WHAT ABOUT BUSINESS INSURANCE?
  7. FREE MARKETING ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER METHODS
  8. CREATING A FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE
  9. LISTING ON YARDWOWZA.COM
  10. USING YOUTUBE
  11. INSTAGRAM AND HOW IT TIES TO FACEBOOK
  12. USING DRIVE-BY SIGN MARKETING
  13. WORD-OF-MOUTH MARKETING
  14. PAID MARKETING ON FACEBOOK AND OTHER MEDIA
  15. HOW TO PLACE SIGNS IN A YARD
  16. COMMON QUESTIONS
  17. MARKET RESEARCH ON YARD DECORATION BUSINESSES
  18. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDATIONS

CHAPTER 1

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.

This CNBC chart shows the battle was over 9 years after the fateful meeting.

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…


The Digital Twin Culinary Arts Kitchen on the VictoryXR Campus

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. …

Steve Grubbs

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