The term Metaverse is more famous than the actual concept of Metaverse. People around the globe surely know about the Metaverse but not much clear about the working of the Metaverse. Metaverse is all set to change the working of the entire world. Metaverse is all set to change the gaming industry, real estate industry, e-commerce industry along with the business process; every startup to enterprise solutions is following in the current time. According to the reports, the total revenue of Web 2.0 Metaverse companies was around 14.8 trillion U.S. dollars as of October 2021. The figure for gaming and esports was 1.98 trillion U.S. dollars and for Facebook (now Meta) was 0.90 trillion U.S. Dollars.
Along with that, there is one industry that is going to adopt the Metaverse in a slow and steady manner – Education Industry. Metaverse in the education industry will allow students to provide immersive learning experiences that they might not experience in the real world. Metaverse can help us to feel the gap in the traditional learning experience. Let’s take an example, which one will be more accurate, learning through the videos or experiencing the learning lessons within the virtual environment where you can get an almost real-life like experience. Even though it seems unreal, there are various ways in which Metaverse development can enhance the traditional learning experience.
1. An Interactive Way to Present Documentaries
Let’s go back a bit to the past when we used to watch various documentaries or movies as classroom activities. We used to watch documentaries based on science or social issues that actually existed or used to exist. After watching them, we used to discuss them throughout the remaining lecture and some of our fellow students used to sleep throughout the sessions. Well, we can recreate these experiences through Metaverse, allowing students to have immersive experiences through AR/VR headsets. Taking it one step ahead, we can provide a real-life experience of nature through the Metaverse platform. How does the ecosystem work, How do marine mammals live, how the changing ecosystem affects them and many more.
2. Enhanced Traveling Experience
In the pre-covid world, the school field trips were used to give another level of experience. The field trip has always been an amazing learning experience. But the covid restriction changed the travel norms for every one of us. Well, we can change that through Metaverse platform development. We can arrange the field trip through Metaverse, where students can learn various things without even leaving their room and have fun the way they used to have throughout the trip. Isn’t it amazing that we can visit the Opera house Australia just after visiting the Eiffel Tower?
3. Art And Creative Lessons
Various industry leaders used to say no matter how advanced the world becomes, nothing will change in the Art and craft world as they demand creativity and effort. Well, NFT is breaking that stereotype already. And talking about Metaverse, the Art and creative students never had a chance to explore the art content in the three-dimensional virtual world. Top software companies are providing that opportunity to creative art students. Along with that, they can even explore the world of Art while staying in their place, whether it could be virtual learning lessons or exhibitions happening on the other end of the world. Metaverse development has opened up the gate for the artist and creators to give and get the inspiration to create their masterpieces.
4. Collaborative Learning
In the traditional learning approach, we invite the guest for the guest lectures where they give lessons on specific topics. Apart from that, we actually travel to the other end of the world to get further studies which we can’t get in our region. Metaverse development can change that by providing a virtual platform where students and teachers can be present through their digital avatars and have lessons as well as have interactions.
One of the most fascinating things about Metaverse is it never limits anyone through Geographical locations. In the near future, we will be about to attend our entire schooling through Metaverse platforms, where we will have communication and learning experiences through virtual platforms. Apart from that, we can even have collaborative learning sessions with students around the globe. This will enhance our communication skills. We can even have social or personal social relations with various students around the globe. Along with that, It will also allow us to know about various global cultures by interacting with them.
5. Improved Fitness
One of the things that people curse more about digital innovation is it has brought the world at our fingertips which makes us lazier. Well, not anymore. Metaverse app developers can help us develop virtual platforms that can encourage us to participate in fitness activities, and movements help students to focus more through meditation. Integrating AR/VR gadgets can help the students to exercise.
AR/VR gadgets can help the students to track their activities in real life, which can influence their digital avatar’s moments on the Metaverse platform. Students can have various fitness activities together on the Metaverse platform. Along with that, They can even participate in various outdoor games such as Volleyball, football and various others. Schools and colleges can even introduce interclass or inter-college competitions on Metaverse platforms, encouraging them to be fit and fine. Apart from that, there are various virtual platforms that allow users to meditate and do yoga sessions on their platform. It can help the students to focus more and concentrate on their studies more.
This is just the start of the Metaverse in the education industry. There are various ways in which Metaverse can enhance the education industry. No matter what we say or conclude, Metaverse is surely going to change our future in so many ways. Along with virtual gaming and virtual traveling, virtual learning is also going to be the new normal. What do you say? have we missed out on anything? Do let us know your thoughts on the impact of Metaverse in the education industry in the comment section below.