The Metaverse of Educational Institutions, what is it?
It is not wrong to say that education was on a different level before the COVID-19 pandemic but after the COVID-19 breakdown, the education world was forced to opt for modern techniques that can promote online learning from home.
As we all know this disruption in education made it compulsory for institutions to opt for new technological platforms for seamless flow of education for students, but this digital revolution was not easy for institutions who were using a traditional form of teaching and learning from the decades. Things took time and a blend of both traditional and digital learning along with technologies like ERP, SIS, LMS, and various other applications like Zoom, Teams, etc., helped in dealing with quality education and operations.
Meanwhile, for now, it is becoming essential for institutions to adopt advanced technologies to survive in the modern and competitive educational world. Year by year… ops! Need to say, day by day, technologies are evolving and providing a new way of education for making today’s students more advanced and tech-friendly in any way.
In this way, do you know about Metaverse? What is it and how is it helping in the education sector?
Of course, as I think! On 28th October 2021, Mark Zuckerberg announced the new brand name Facebook to Meta. Here, it is important to note that it is not just a brand name but also something related to modern and advanced communication technology. Let’s discuss it more deeply in regards to education.
“The metaverse is a virtual world in which users, represented by an avatar, can interact, teach, learn, and communicate with each other.
In a recent presentation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained shortly about the metaverse that would supposedly change life in unexpected ways. He also added that education is a key focus with these VR technologies. Learning and teaching will become a surrounding and advanced experience. Using just a few gadgets; maybe a headset or wearing glasses, students and faculty could virtually attend any class at any place and time. They can transfer or share any object with their virtual body to learn about it. Amazing though!
However, the metaverse is on the extreme verge of advancement in the education sector now. It is a must for higher education institutions to opt for technologies that can take them towards automation and digital transformation. Developments like ERP, SIS, LMS, and AR, VR, and now Metaverse can revolutionize the student learning experience along with creating a new path for universities.
A powerful Technology-
Metaverse is going to be the most powerful and immersive technology that will promote the true digital transformation of the world, it will provide a real digital experience through which a single avatar of an individual can move to different spaces, such as an online shop and a classroom. Damn wonderful!
The metaverse will give students and faculty in higher education to have an increasingly “cyber-physical” university experience, which involves the merger of the virtual and real world. Although institutions have already opted for such types of substitutes to make learning proper and secure even in the worst pandemic situation.
Is this an end or start!
Being a bit sarcastic here! End of the article and absolutely a start to the absolute digital revolution and transformation of the education world, but it needs actual support of higher education institutions who now need to shift from those traditional techniques of operating the institute to the advanced techniques that promote automation and provide inclusive learning opportunities to students lowering down their academic and administrative burden. Let’s together opt for better technology that promotes good quality education along with success and profitability for the institution leading to the reshaping of future education.
Gaming in the Metaverse:-