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New Mexico State University is working with EON Reality, a leader in augmented and virtual reality-based knowledge and skills transfer, to bring the technology to classrooms across the NMSU system.
The EON-XR platform will first be integrated into selected courses at NMSU’s Doña Ana Community College and later expand to NMSU’s main campus.
“We are so pleased to work with EON Reality and to begin deploying technology that will increase capacity in the communities we serve,” said NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu. “The EON-XR platform offers significant instructional support of critical industries in our region – including manufacturing, aerospace, construction, health, agriculture, education and entertainment. This technology promises to transform learning and teaching in ways that will enhance regional workforce development and will provide our students with skills that will accelerate their social mobility.”
The collaboration will provide opportunities for students and teachers to incorporate the technology into their daily education routine, while also learning more about developing and creating augmented and virtual reality content as a part of the rapidly growing industry.
“It is important for higher education institutions to explore emerging teaching and learning strategies in order to engage and prepare students for careers in a 21st century world,” New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez said. “I applaud NMSU and Doña Ana Community College for their innovation and look forward to seeing how initiatives like this can expand and enhance educational opportunities right here in New Mexico.”
“New Mexico State is one of the two largest universities in New Mexico, so of course we are very excited to be working with them,” said Dan Lejerskar, Founder of EON Reality. “We know that this is how we can bring EON-XR to the most possible people in the state and hopefully positively influence thousands – or even millions – of students, faculty, and citizens of New Mexico. EON Reality is built on the foundation of democratizing access to XR solutions, and I believe that’s exactly what we are doing in New Mexico.”
EON Reality’s global development network, with more than 20 locations worldwide, has created a vast AR/VR library for education and industry with over 8,000 applications and over 40 million users worldwide.
For more information about EON Reality, visit www.eonreality.com.
Author: Justin Bannister – NMSU