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Student avatars collect diplomas in VR graduation ceremony


Student avatars collect diplomas in VR graduation ceremonyAs the coronavirus pandemic put the kibosh on in-person graduation ceremonies, the faculty and graduating students at one of the top technical universities in India still found a way to earn (and showcase) their technical stripes.

On Sunday, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) held a “virtual reality” convocation ceremony for over 2,000 graduates. This wasn’t your normal virtual occasion: The university created avatars for each student, faculty member, and speaker. 

Student avatars walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, and later even got to schmooze with classmates and colleagues as they virtually explored campus. Read more…

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