Hong Kong University To Inaugurate Mixed Reality Classroom In Metaverse

Hong Kong university is set to inaugurate a mixed reality classroom within the Metaverse. The university intends to create a learning environment that virtually unites the two campuses—in Hong Kong and Guangzhou—by constructing MetaHKUST.

Hong Kong University To Inaugurate Mixed Reality Classroom In Metaverse

On September 1, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will host the opening event for a virtual reality classroom on the Metaverse. The launch heralds the beginning of HKUST’s strategy to advance immersive learning by creating MetaHKUST, a digital campus inside the Metaverse.

According to a professor from the HKUST institution, the inauguration of the mixed reality classroom signifies the start of a new campus in the Hong Kong city of Guangzhou. At the Guangzhou campus, Pan Hui, chair professor of computational media and arts, added:

“A lot of guests might be overseas and can’t attend [the opening], so we will host it in the metaverse.”

The university intends to establish a learning atmosphere that virtually unites the two campuses—in Hong Kong and Guangzhou—by constructing MetaHKUST. The goal of HKUST is to assist students in overcoming geographic barriers to attending classes by virtually linking the campuses.

Considering that during the COVID-19 pandemic, universities all over the world switched to platforms like Zoom for delivering online classes, Hui thinks that studying in the Metaverse is a better choice for students as it encourages a higher degree of interaction, adding:

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“Through virtual reality, you can feel as if you’re there. How you interact with students around you will increase your learning outcome.”

The Metaverse is “here to stay,” according to Wang Yang, vice president for institutional advancement at HKUST, despite the fact that the technology is still in its infancy.

Singapore’s Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong offered his opinion on applying the developing technology to legal marriage proceedings, court case conflicts, and government services, adding to the extensive list of use cases the Metaverse has to provide.

Tong provided examples of private events, such as the solemnization of marriages, that had taken place in the Metaverse to bolster his claim, adding:

“It would not be unthinkable that, besides registration of marriages, other government services can soon be accessed online via the Metaverse.”

Tong asserted that the use of such technology would not preclude the holding of conventional offline hearings and instead proposed an “integrated platform” that might liven the dispute resolution procedure. He stated that “there can always be a hybrid element.”

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