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How Could the Metaverse Impact Education?

Metaverse Education

How Could the Metaverse Impact Education?

The buzz around the metaverse has reached a fever pitch. This is a unique opportunity for the emerging world to leapfrog stale eLearning programs into an “always on” universe of new experiential learning opportunities.

Industry watchers are now suggesting that the third era of computing is upon us. Flat static pages on the PC and phone will be replaced by a metaverse of digital 3D spaces, where we interact as lifelike avatars. The metaverse is “always on” and affords social interactions with peers. This transition has profound implications for capability-building and learning.

The new generation of virtual reality (VR) headsets is the portal to the metaverse. Head-mounted VR displays engulf the senses and offer an unrivaled sense of embodied presence. Users can move freely through a 3D scenario and interact with the world around them with their hands, just like real life.

VR engages the brain’s motor system and builds muscle memory. Just like a flight simulator prepares pilots for emergency landings, VR can train anything, from farming skills to fire fighting. Skills that play to the unique strengths of the metaverse include spatial training, such as involving the hands and body for tasks that are too dangerous, expensive, inconvenient, or simply impossible to practice in real life. All metaverse training is in a safe and controlled environment that can then be repeated until it becomes second nature.

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