Prospects And Challenges Of Educational Metaverse In Higher Education

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Dr. Aysha Khalil (Corresponding Author) , Dr. Ummara Saher , Dr. Ambreen Haqdad


One of the modern technologies with the most promise is the metaverse, according to technologists but there aren't many discussions on opportunities and challenges of the metaverse for higher education. Metaverse is defined by many educationists as the next generation of internet-based education. Since its creation, the metaverse has been viewed as a shared virtual area where simulations may work together. Users may produce material and engage in interactive experiences in the fully immersive, permanent metaverse. Educational Metaverse performs with four distinctive classes i.e. avatars, AR/VR/MR. AI, & lifelogging. Higher Education Students may have the chance to practice different skills in the metaverse, be placed in an intellectual or competence-practicing environment, be encouraged to develop and learn things that they are unable to do in the real world, and be able to collaborate and communicate with other students in the virtual world. Immersive learning experiences, personalized learning, augmented collaboration and enhanced accessibility are some of the benefits of using metaverse in higher education. Whereas, the challenges of educational metaverse in higher education include regarding nature of immersive learning experiences, Quality of teaching-learning content, virtual immersive environment, interface and interaction, and challenges regarding security and privacy of users, data, hardware and software. Students can be provided with unique and valuable learning experiences that prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of the future by utilizing the cutting-edge technology of metaverse in higher education.

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