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UMGC is going to hold VR classes

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A virtual metaverse allows students and faculty to meet and walk around virtual spaces. UMGC will test virtual and augmented reality learning environments during the fall 2022 semester using Oculus Quest 2 headsets, which have spacial audio and the ability to feel the presence of other avatars nearby in the virtual area, according to Johnson.

Classrooms, an auditorium, a museum, and meeting rooms are among the virtual places. According to Johnson, the virtual metaverse also allows users to visit to other key sites outside of campus, including the moon.

According to Daniel Mintz, associate professor and chair of the Department of Information Technology at the School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology at UMGC, the university offers about 90% of its classes online and asynchronously.

Mintz believes that offering a virtual area for students and staff to engage will promote student-faculty ties because UMGC serves people from all over the world online.

UMGC aims to use virtual technology in 15 class sections

UMGC plans to deploy virtual technology in 15 class sections in the fall 2022 semester, thanks to a relationship with VictoryXR, a global pioneer in building learning environments through immersive technology, according to Mintz. VictoryXR has formed a cooperation with ten universities.

According to Mintz, some educational experiences are better done in a virtual setting than in any other context.

Students will be more efficient in biology programs that include dissection and criminal justice classes that need students to examine evidence and question prospective witnesses if they can complete homework in a virtual reality, according to Mintz.

“Instead of having to do it once and screw it up and be done,” Mintz added, “you can do it over and over again.”

Johnson described the efforts to create the pilot for fall 2022 as a “mad race,” despite the fact that he began study on creating a virtual campus around a year earlier.

Students in the selected class sections will get headsets at no additional cost at the start of the semester. The students are expected to return them at the conclusion of the semester, but Johnson noted that many of the technicalities are still being ironed out.

“I believe we had to persuade the [university] leadership that this was not a video game,” Johnson explained. “The components may resemble those found in a video game… As a result, we’ll have to reintroduce it and rename it.”

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USHD builds region’s first metaverse properties

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This year, Union Square House, a real estate brokerage in Dubai that has handled transactions totaling multiple billions of dirhams, will introduce the MENA region’s first Metaverse mansions. The initiative is being carried out at a time in Dubai when Web3 is being embraced by both the public sector and the private sector.

Non-fungible Tokens, also known as NFTs, are enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity in Dubai

One of the first industries to reap the benefits of Web3 applications, which are founded on blockchain technology and operate on decentralized, peer-to-peer networks, is the real estate sector.

According to recent market data, the total value of real estate transactions in the Metaverse reached UAD500 million in 2021, and it is anticipated that the volume will double this year. The market for real estate in the metaverse is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent between the years 2022 and 2028.

Utilizing Dubai’s savvy investor community and a relatively young population, which is characterized by high levels of familiarity and comfort with the concept of virtual worlds and its prospects, USH intends to develop and sell ultra-luxury digital properties as NFTs. These properties may or may not have their physical twins. USH will leverage these factors to their advantage.

MetaIncubator, the first Metaverse incubator in the Middle East, was recently launched by Dubai World Trade Centre. In the Metaverse, the Ministry of Economy hosted the world’s first ever economic summit, the Investopia Investment Summit. The Ministry of Health and Prevention has also created a new Metaverse platform that allows people to virtually access medical care and support. Eikonikos, a Dubai-based metaverse startup, recently received USD2 million in pre-seed funding from the private sector.

Customers who purchase digital mansions not only gain ownership of the properties but also have the ability to interact with other users and digital neighbors by viewing their properties in augmented reality.

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Tezos engages in the metaverse with new release

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Tezotopia Battles could change the Tezos ecosystem’s metaverse outlook. This gaming metaverse, which has been abstract for a while, is finally becoming functional. Tezotopia Battles’ ambitious roadmap will provide web3 use cases.

Tezos users who are interested in GameFi and the Metaverse are likely to participate in Tezotopia Battles. GameFi was initially conceived of by Joab Garza, who is also the founder and creative director of Gif.games. A metaverse ecosystem has been built as part of the Tezotopia Battles project by GameFi.

Tezotopia has battle strategy-like gameplay. Players select and send into battle various units in order to earn rewards. A game that can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes has cool features and an engaging user interface

After launch, it was noted that there was no matchmaking system for battles. To fix this, the Tezotopia team has assigned battle values and limits to the units. It balances games by matching equal-value opponents for fair play.

However, the gameplay in this game is not the only standout feature. The Pay-to-Win model of the game features loot boxes that contain collectibles and tokens from the real world.

Because the team has listed some assets at their initial price, players will be able to purchase these assets at a reduced cost. Additionally, the project provides rad artworks that you can use to represent yourself in Tezotopia.

Participating in the project is more profitable than ever thanks to several giveaways. Work on the project began months before the demand-driving date. After a month, Tezotopia’s secondary market is busy.

The new project, Tezotopis, does have a few minuscule drawbacks. Joab Garza, who works for Gif.games, believes that blockchain will have a significant impact on wait times. The group is working on a new feature to speed up the process of entering games and lock down large units.

The gameplay in Tezotopia is not given much importance because the primary goal of the project is thought to be improving the metaverse functions of the Tezos ecosystem.

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Fatburger unveils new exclusive NFT collection

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Fatburger, the iconic all-American burger brand, is commemorating National Hamburger Day by handing out 500 limited-edition non-fungible tokens to guests. Each complimentary NFT will grant access to a free delicious, made-to-order Original Fatburger, thanks to a collaboration with Supper Club, a Web3 eating community that supports restaurants.

On National Hamburger Day, May 28, 500 NFTs will be minted and distributed to fans

Guests will be able to access their specialty NFTs through their Solana blockchain wallet beginning June 1 and continuing through the end of the month. They will also be able to redeem a coupon for a free Original Fatburger with any online purchase they make during this time. If a user has an NFT stored in their Solana wallet, the Fatburger online ordering website will register that fact, and once the user has linked their wallet to their browser, the coupon will be automatically applied. Coupons have a one-time use limit per NFT owner, and their scope of coverage does not extend to add-ons.

According to Taylor Fischer, Director of Marketing for FAT Brands’ Fast Casual Division, “Fatburger’s foray into the NFT space with Death Row Records was a huge hit with our fans.” Fatburger entered the NFT space last year with Death Row Records. According to the statement made by the company, “We are excited to offer a fun and innovative way for our fans to score a free Original Fatburger while also owning a piece of the blockchain with this limited edition, one-of-a-kind NFT.”

FAT Brands is a global franchising leader that acquires, markets, and develops fast casual, quick-service, casual dining, and polished casual dining concepts. Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses are among the company’s 17 restaurant brands, which it franchises and owns.

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