LG Uplus companions with college to create metaverse campus

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SEOUL — Focusing on younger college students conversant in non-face-to-face actions, South Korea’s cell provider LG Uplus will construct a digital college campus the place college students can take lessons and obtain career-related recommendation. College students can take pleasure in varied occasions corresponding to entrance ceremonies, festivals and video games within the metaverse world.
Cheongju College in Cheongju, about 112 kilometers (69 miles) south of Seoul, partnered with LG Uplus (LGU+) to interrupt the boundary between offline and digital studying environments by means of the metaverse campus known as “Meta-Life.” Utilizing avatars, residents also can go to the metaverse campus, which is to open in February 2023. College students can be taught English in a particular zone based mostly on New York Metropolis’s main crosstown road known as “forty second Avenue.”

The college would create an atmosphere the place two-way communication is energetic, corresponding to making use of video games developed by college students to the metaverse platform. “As the event of digital convergence know-how will increase a want to expertise and be taught in digital house, our metaverse platform will function a catalyst for the mixing of offline and on-line campuses and the revitalization of pupil communities,” Hong Younger-ki, a college member in command of training innovation, stated in an announcement on November 18. 


A video exhibiting a digital entrance ceremony at Soonchunhyang College that was held in collaboration with Okay-pop lady band aespa in February 2022 has gained recognition on YouTube, surpassing 11 million views. The four-member lady band welcomed new college students by means of their particular efficiency within the video the place many amenities together with the college’s gate and road have been actualized. 


Soonchunhyang college held South Korea’s first non-face-to-face entrance ceremony amid a coronavirus pandemic in 2021, permitting freshmen to satisfy professors and colleagues utilizing avatars. Welcome packages together with VR headsets, quarantine kits and USBs have been handed out upfront.

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