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How Will the Metaverse Change Future Educationby@celineelise
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How Will the Metaverse Change Future Education

by celine_eliseAugust 27th, 2022
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Metaverse is a virtual world that exists parallel to the real world, where AR and VR tools support users to explore, experience and interact. Education industry focuses primarily on integrating immersive technologies into the curriculum that make learning fun and engaging. Education sector can take advantage of the features to improve the quality of teaching for lessons and arouse students' interest and curiosity in learning (virtual 3D classes, digital learning, virtual campus activities, virtual tour, events & people, etc.) Some subjects that can apply applications of Metaverse in lectures include: History, science and art.
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Compared with the traditional education method, the education industry has made breakthrough changes after the Covid-19 epidemic in recent years. The education industry focuses primarily on integrating immersive technologies into the curriculum that make learning fun and engaging.


Nowadays, the metaverse is part of a digitally connected world with cutting-edge features, enhancing the experience and sparking interest in learning.


What is Metaverse?

The Metaverse is a virtual world that exists parallel to the real world, where AR and VR tools support users to explore, experience and interact. Metaverse is an always-on ecosystem that transcends geographical boundaries to provide valuable services to users.


The application of the Metaverse in education

The education sector can take advantage of the following features to improve the quality of teaching for lessons and arouse students' interest and curiosity in learning (virtual 3D classes, digital learning, virtual campus activities, virtual tour, events & people, etc.). Some subjects that can apply applications of Metaverse in lectures include:


  • History

Metaverse can create a virtual space, allowing users to recreate historical contexts, glorious battles, and trenches of heroes. There, students can witness, role-play or immerse themselves in combat with soldiers.


  • Geography

Metaverse opens up adventures, discovering the most authentic way about planets, different layers of the earth, countries, climates, geography, etc., through super realistic images.


  • Science

Metaverse facilitates laboratory activities, allowing students to conduct experiments, anatomy, or research.


  • Art

Students can explore, explore, and analyze outstanding artworks in the metaverse virtual world for inspiration and create their digital works.


  • Literature

Metaverse opens up contexts and situations in famous literary works so that students can role-play and watch scenes to help them understand and relate to the characters in position in a better way.


Metaverse’s Applications in Education

3. Benefits of Metaverse for Education

  • Increase the learning experience

Education in the metaverse opens the door to spark curiosity and excitement into the world of 3D images, like a real physics classroom. Whether recreating the past or simulating the future, the metaverse provides an enjoyable and unforgettable experience for each student. From there, increase interest and excitement in learning. In addition, teachers can incorporate lesson content into mini-games to increase student engagement through teamwork.


Viewsonic applies metaverse in education.

In addition to digital images in virtual space, metaverse helps users to interact more physically through virtual reality devices (glasses, gloves, headsets, etc.), opening a super learning environment diversity is waiting for students to discover. In addition, educators have complete control over student interactions in the metaverse, limiting school violence and distraction in learning.


  • Improving learning speed

According to PwC research, students in VR-enabled courses learn four times faster than in actual classrooms. Immersive, exploratory experiences through games, digital images, and 3D elements. In addition, learners in the metaverse feel less distracted because the topics are simulated in 3D to draw attention to the lesson.


  • Increased hands-on experience interspersed with theory.

Metaverse redefines current education limitations by engaging students in hands-on activities interspersed with theories. Students can experience and understand the lesson theory profoundly and clearly. Not only that, teachers can create lesson simulations in digital form for students to discover the content on their own.


Summary

In conclusion, the term “metaverse” is gradually becoming familiar and being invested, exploited, and developed by some famous companies (Meta, ViewSonic). With the many benefits of the metaverse, it will undoubtedly significantly improve the education industry, accelerate learning and restructure the current system to be more innovative and relevant.