Genius Group Limited, a leading entrepreneur EdTech and education group has recently announced a joint venture agreement to develop the Genius Metaversity’Life Campus’ with RetreatVR, the founding team of GeniusX and developers of Retreat App, a virtual reality education app on the Meta VR Store that hosts classes featuring top Metaverse experts.
Life Campus will be the newest addition of learning content to the four current virtual campuses on Genius Group’s EdTech platform, GeniusU, serving its 5.4 million students worldwide. The current campuses (Entrepreneur Campus, Investor Campus, University Campus and School Campus) each deliver freemium and premium courses to their particular audience of students digitally and via micro-schools at locations with GeniusU’s 14,000 partners globally. Life Campus will complement these campuses by delivering courses on health, mental health, relationships, communication and life skills provided by leading experts.
The joint venture aims to combine the strength of GeniusU’s current platform, students, and partners with RetreatVR’s courses and partners, including those already developed in virtual reality on the Meta VR store with Retreat App, which features experts in creativity, careers, wellness, mindset, relationships, financial well-being, and entrepreneurship.
Speaking about the development, Chief Executive Officer of Genius Group, Roger Hamilton, said:
We have been working with the RetreatVR team to develop our Genius Metaversity 2.0, and we believe that their VR development team is world-class. We are excited to bring their courses and mentors within RetreatVR to GeniusU, and our students have requested the topics we will cover in Life Campus for all ages.
The collaboration will build Life Campus initially on Genius Metaversity, accessible through PC and laptop via GeniusU, and then build it to also be accessible with the next generation of VR headsets in a combination of 2D and 3D as an app on the Meta Store and Apple Vision Pro platform. The Company and RetreatVR will also work together to transform Genius Group’s Genie AI into an interactive AI teaching assistant in VR that is personalized to each student, combining RetreatVR’s 3D avatars with GeniusU’s Genie AI, which advises each student based on their talents, passions, purpose, and learning goals.
GeniusX, formed by Nick Janicki, Lyle Maxson, and Joe Polish, developed RetreatVR. GeniusX is an XR development startup providing one-of-a-kind, interactive, and immersive learning experiences for the future of education. RetreatVR has been released as a Retreat App on the Meta VR Store, a virtual reality education application that hosts classes with renowned Metaverse professionals. With photo-realistic backgrounds and real-life videos of educators, students get to choose their virtual reality adventure through interactive learning worlds, customized group classrooms, and exquisite immersive environments.
CEO of GeniusX and the RetreatVR team, Nick Janicki, added:
Retreat App was one of the first learning apps on the Meta VR Store, and we have been grateful to have the support of Meta, including receiving a Meta grant for the development of our app. Metaverse tools and interest in the Metaverse has accelerated tremendously. This joint venture with Genius Group enables us to use the VR assets and development team we have built to reach a wider audience and to integrate our mentors and experts with GeniusU’s courses and community. We’re incredibly excited to be pioneering this new world of learning with GeniusU and Genius Metaversity.
Genius Group’s mission is to develop an entrepreneurial education system that prepares students for the 21st Century. The firm believes that the current global education system needs a more relevant, upgraded, student-centred, high-tech, and high-touch curriculum. Its curriculum includes programs ranging from school camps to entrepreneur accelerators, events, and online courses. The platform connects each individual to a network of fellow students, expert mentors, and teachers best positioned to help them achieve by discovering their essential abilities, interests, and purpose. Its personalized, passion-focused, purpose-based, flexible system immerses pupils in a high-tech, high-touch learning environment.