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Jisc Looks at the Use of the Metaverse in Education

Paul Bailey, who works in R&D at Jisc, posted the following for the company’s blog:

Let’s be clear: the metaverse (however you define it) is decades away. 

Which is not to say that it can be ignored in the meantime. It may seem like science fiction or over-inflated hype at the moment, but the fact remains that huge amounts of money and effort are being poured into making it happen.

Educators need to at least be aware of its possible implications. …

Educators really need to ask, ‘So what? What is it about immersion that leads to a better, more engaging learning experience? And what does “engaging” really mean?’

And how will this be different from our current use of VR?  

For more information, read the blog post.



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