This Autumn, students at Fisk University will attend in-person classes at one of the first virtual reality (VR) campuses in the world.
Fisk University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the top ranked HBCUs in the country. This new model of learning combines the in-person classroom experience with 5G-powered VR technology, enabling students to explore the complete skeletal structure, muscle structure and the eleven human organ systems while still engaging in-person with their classmates and instructors. The company behind this great technology is Waterford’s own – Immersive VR Education.
Dr. Vann Newkirk, President, Fisk University, said:
“We’re combining the best aspects of virtual and in-person learning, and this is the future of education. Fisk University is emerging as a tech leader among colleges, and our effort to bring a virtual reality cadaver lab to campus exemplifies our commitment to provide students with a state-of-the-art education.”
Inside the lab, students will examine the internal organs of various human systems, and the professor can even remove certain organs from the body and pass them around for students to hold and open up. Students will have the ability to enlarge the organ to a size large enough where they can even step inside to better learn how it works. In addition to organ systems, the cadavers will also include complete skeletal and muscle structures.
In the past, Fisk University has not purchased cadavers due to the very high cost and overall maintenance. But with a virtual cadaver lab, the university can offer state-of-the-art scientific learning that is affordable and easy to maintain.
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