Metaverse and Teaching. What will change in learning?

Oct 19, 2023 | Virtual reality and immersive experiences | 0 comments

We’ve become accustomed to remote learning—DAD, online courses, webinars, and Zoom punctuated by phrases like ‘are you there?’ ‘can you hear me well?’ ‘is everyone here?’ ‘mute your microphones!’ This is undoubtedly the direction education is taking, but is that all? No.

Innovations are always around the corner, and what we’ve known as ‘online training’ will become ‘virtual training’ in the metaverse. As a valid alternative to traditional offline learning, online education is carving out its own position—parallel and complementary, especially effective with gamified learning strategies.

Metaverse and eLearning – a perfect combination that creates significant value.

Elearning into metaverse

Here, the metaverse comes into play, activating gamification mechanisms and bringing people together through virtual reality. Shared virtual spaces, classrooms where avatars sit at desks during lessons, and individuals (represented by avatars) to share the learning experience.

What are the advantages for teaching in the metaverse? What changes in practice?

The significant advantage: distances are eliminated. Students from anywhere in the world can sit in front of you for lessons, experiencing interactive scenarios challenging to replicate in the physical world. Imagine taking philosophy students to Raphael’s School of Athens, discussing theories on the Hyperuranion while strolling between Aristotle and Plato. Teaching methods could be entirely different. Lectures are just one of the countless e-learning possibilities.

Experiential learning teaches us to have an educational approach that places students at the center of the learning experience. It is based on acquiring knowledge through practical experience, exploration, and critical reflection, promoting a deeper, applicable understanding of concepts. How much more challenging is it to create practical experiences and exploration amid books, documents, and paper? How much easier is it to structure them within an interactive and cooperative space? The possibilities are endless.

How much would these situations stimulate the interest of any learner? A lot, I assure you. That’s why learning in the metaverse could be more effective than a traditional online lesson.

Education must not miss this valuable opportunity. We’re not just talking about universities, which will undoubtedly open their campuses in the metaverse. We’re also talking about trainers, coaches, and edupreneurs in any field who must be ready to leverage this for unique and engaging online courses, acquiring the necessary skills to face the future of education optimally.

Is your company already using online courses? But more importantly, is it open to experiential learning?

It would be a mistake to think that the tool creates the content. The metaverse, online platforms, video courses—they are tools and channels. While ‘the medium is the message,’ in learning, content is king. And it’s the content that must change from one approach to another. If your company is open to an experiential and cooperative learning approach, contact us at [email protected]