Think of a Metaverse that can serve as a platform to deliver direct education and customize instruction based on the learning style
As technologies are advancing, Web 3.0 and the metaverse are expected to have a massive impact on human lives, just as web 2.0 and the internet did when they first burst onto the scene. Through Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and other related technology, the metaverse can bridge the gap between the physical realm and the virtual world. As experts say that the metaverse have huge potential in the near future, each and every sector is showing interest in the metaverse including education. This article features how education in the metaverse will look like and what are the advantages of this expanding technology.
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Metaverse, like the Internet or even the smartphone, is revolutionizing the way we access information and interact with others. In a world where artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual realities are empowering students from every part of the globe to acquire advanced skills, knowledge, and understanding while reducing their dependence on physical infrastructure.
This is further setting the stage for a dynamic and exciting future in which people can get together socially on a virtual platform and exchange ideas with one another.
Think of a Metaverse that can serve as a platform to deliver direct education and customize instruction based on the learning style and individual ability to grasp content.
The Edtech market is one of the fastest growing of its kind. According to Future Market Insights’ recent study, revenues of the Edtech market are expected to surpass US$288.4 Billion by the end of 2031 at a staggering 14.5% CAGR (compound annual growth rate). Top tech companies are investing in the Edtech market to gain early mover advantage and promote learning through the metaverse.
For instance, Facebook Reality labs will be investing US$150 million for educational programs to improvise training and tech development. The company is partnering with Coursera and EdX for leveraging learning by offering the Spark AR curriculum of META that will use virtual reality and augmentation.
Students can share their experiences based on their views and cultural backgrounds. They can learn to bridge cultural differences by sharing and seeing the world through the perspective of their classmates from other countries.
Advantages of using Metaverse in education
Metaverse can transform the education sector and offer numerous benefits to the students. To know the top three key advantages, read on.
- Interactive curriculum and practical application of concepts
Metaverse can bring an up-to-date curriculum with interactive experience embedded in the real-time world. For example, it would be practically impossible for students to witness a rocket launch or track a satellite movement in space. Through Metaverse, students can get the complete experience of what happens in a launch room, the minutes prior to the launch, the rocket’s phase-by-phase separation, and finally, the orbit. The experience also has information about every stage of a rocket launch.
Everyone deserves a quality education and metaverse is the next step in that evolution. It will help students learn concepts virtually in real-life situations and provides access to more students. Important and practical tasks such as performing advanced medical surgeries and conducting astrophysics experiments can be taught using Metaverse or Virtual reality.
Metaverse have the potential to make learning fun. Learning gets more engaging when students have an objective or target to reach. Focused learning by introducing elements of gamification like badges and quests will motivate students to complete tasks, stay focused, and finish work.
The best thing about studying in the Metaverse is that it can gamify learning. To put it another way, the Metaverse’s virtual, collaborative, and task-oriented character will allow students to learn without even realizing it. When learning is enjoyable, it is most effective.