Clark Atlanta University is looking to bring augmented teaching both in person and online thanks to a new grant totaling almost $12 million. Get more information about this historic grant in the Clark Atlanta release below.

EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality learning solutions EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality learning solutions for industry and education, awards Clark Atlanta University a $11.8 million grant bringing the Knowledge Metaverse to the HBCU community.

The Knowledge Metaverse amplifies access and engagement in learning by combining the real world with digital information and extended reality (XR) similar to immersive experiences that have become increasingly popular in arts, gaming, and entertainment. Created through a global network of users, the Knowledge Metaverse is a digital grassroots movement. The EON-XR solutions provided through this grant enable Clark Atlanta University, the first Historically Black College and University to receive this award, to offer training to their faculty and students augmenting traditional in person and online instruction. 

“Partnering with a respected HBCU like Clark Atlanta University, whose graduates shape our world every year, demonstrates the impact EON-XR can have on the future of academia and the sciences,” says EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar. Clark Atlanta University is an invaluable addition to EON Reality’s network of U.S. institutions. The university brings its rich social justice history and research-intensive instruction to the Knowledge Metaverse. “When a university with their commitment to social justice and deep focus on digital learning can utilize and add to the Knowledge Metaverse, the possibilities for reshaping our society are endless. I can’t wait to see how Clark Atlanta University incorporates EON Reality’s solutions into their curriculum.”

“Clark Atlanta University remains dedicated to our scholars and equipping with the best resources and innovative technologies,” said President George T. French Jr., Ph.D. “As we accelerate our momentum, these essential partnerships support our efforts to step into the future of interactive teaching and learning through relevant and future-focused innovations.