Northlands College, a post-secondary educational institution in Air Ronge, Canada, has taken a step into the metaverse with the introduction of its virtual campus, “Northlands College Metaverse Campus.”
The core of this initiative revolves around the concept of time and accessibility. The virtual campus enables learners from around the world to attend recorded virtual lectures — erasing the barriers imposed by geographic location and time zones.
This flexibility allows individuals to access educational resources and services at their convenience, catering to the diverse needs and schedules of students, faculty, and staff.
In the words of Karsten Henriksen, President & CEO of Northlands College, “The launch of our campus in the metaverse is not just a milestone for Northlands College but also offers opportunities for members of our communities across Northern Saskatchewan to learn, grow, and excel in an area of Industry 4.0.”
The College is currently accepting online applications for its metaverse campus through its official website.
Northlands College is not the first educational institution to embrace Web3 technologies. In a similar move, back in July, South Korean company LG UPlus joined forces with Yonsei University to establish a metaverse campus.
In 2022, Nanjing University rebranded its Department of Information Engineering to the Department of Metaverse Engineering. During the same year, Todai University in Tokyo also made headlines by introducing metaverse courses, thereby preparing students in innovative fields such as artificial intelligence and next-generation communication technologies.