Metaverse and Education | Equality in Education
Metaverse and Education, How Metaverse Transform Education? The Metaverse is the next step in the evolution of the internet, and it’s this sense of being that makes it different. This includes virtual reality (VR) headsets that take you to all-new environments, augmented reality (AR) glasses that will one day project computer-generated images onto the environment around you, and mixed reality (MR) experiences that integrate physical and virtual environments.
The sense of being is important. For many of us, learning is a social activity, we learn from others and from each other’s experiences alongside others. Learning is as much about communicating as it is about getting the right information. Academic research shows that virtual reality positively affects understanding, remembering information, and student interest and motivation and learning. I think that’s something we all instinctively understand. It’s much easier to remember that we did something than to remember that something was told to us.
Metaverse and Education! Is it science fiction
This is not science fiction or a fantasy; it’s something that’s happening right now. At N and S, Japan’s largest online high schools, over six thousand students are trained in virtual reality with Meta Quest 2 titles. Their teachers state that this enhances the learning experience and allows students to improve their social skills, even if they are physically distant.
In a survey of students who met with classmates and instructors through virtual reality, the University of Maryland Global Campus found that for some, avatars reduced the fears they experienced when talking to faculty and peers. Special Students with Agoraphobia or Post-Stress Trauma Disorder reported feeling comfortable in the virtual classroom when they had difficulty communicating one-on-one or face to face.
Equality in Education!
When technologies appear, the task of ensuring their correct use in education systems falls on the state. Those who set good examples for others to adopt are forward-thinking education administrators who are creatively implementing these technologies in their schools and universities. Most of all, they are talented teachers who know how to best inspire their students. That’s why training teachers across the country should be a core element of every state management strategy; None of this would be possible without teachers who know how to make the most of these products.
Governments can begin to support this technology by bringing it together to drive it to the best effect, building digital literacy programs, infrastructure, and curricula. Critically, it should be up to the state to ensure that all schools have access to these technologies so that inequality does not increase because some schools can afford devices that others cannot.