Education in the metaverse: beyond virtual classrooms 2023078W
Sep 6, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
Full course description
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Date and time
Wednesday 6 September 2023, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
Teacher, Leader, Principal
The term 'metaverse' has been in the media a lot in recent years. Facebook has changed its name to Meta, and both Apple and Google are investing millions into technology such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence. Universities and schools around the world have begun experimenting with virtual classrooms and even entire campuses in the metaverse. In this session you will learn about the origins of the metaverse, the current state, and the future implications for education and our students.
“Here, then, is what I mean when I write and speak about the Metaverse: A massively scaled and interoperable network of real-time rendered 3D virtual worlds that can be experienced synchronously and persistently by an effectively unlimited number of users with an individual sense of presence, and with continuity of data, such as identity, history, entitlements, objects, communications, and payments.” ― Matthew Ball, The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything
understanding of the term 'metaverse' and the implications for education
awareness of how to help students safely navigate these online spaces
strategies to apply this knowledge in the classroom
better understanding of how the metaverse may support, augment, or improve education.
Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is author of ‘Practical Reading Strategies’ and 'Practical Writing Strategies', and a VCE assessor. Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, literacy, and digital technologies.
Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly Director of Learning and Teaching at Monivae College Hamilton. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers.
His PhD is focused on Artificial Intelligence in education, and particularly the impact large language models like GPT will have on writing.
Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards
Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment