For many, the Metaverse is an abstract concept. One that may still be just as confusing as it is prolific in its surrounding buzz and popularity. Many wonder: how will this actually impact my life and work, and when will that be?
Despite the plethora of outstanding questions about the Metaverse, tangible applications for its promise of more immersive, impactful digital experiences are here today. And one that is rapidly gaining momentum is education. Learning experiences that leverage the technology of the Metaverse are delivering real impactand proven efficacy in the form of immersive learning.
To shed light on this emerging Metaverse use case, we polled some of the most prominent experts in the space – executives from companies working to enable the educational experiences of the Metaverse, like Accenture, HTC, Meta, The Ken Blanchard Companies®, and Unity – to provide their thoughts on its implications and potential.
Through their responses, they simplify the Metaverse, discuss their experience exploring its use cases, highlight areas where immersive learning will be most impactful, and help separate the signal from the noise.
Let’s dive in.
Experts Weigh in on Learning in the Metaverse
To get a sense of how education is taking shape in the Metaverse, we spoke to a sampling of experts from organizations across facets of the previously niche, and now maturing immersive learning ecosystem. This ecosystem brings together organizations from multiple fields and specializations to enable the user experiences that learners consume via immersive technology and content. This includes:
- Organizations Creating and Delivering Immersive Learning Programs: These learning content creators and training providers are designing and delivering immersive learning content for learners to experience, and for enterprises to adopt.
- Learning and Workforce Talent Platforms: Platform providers are taking on the challenge of determining how immersive learning content and technology are integrated into the enterprise software landscape.
- XR Hardware and Software Providers: Technology companies that provide XR hardware and software products are solving the technical aspects of enabling the development, distribution, and consumption of immersive media.
Organizations Creating and Delivering Immersive Learning Programs
Education Design Lab
The Ken Blanchard Companies®
Learning and Workforce Talent Platforms
XR Hardware and Software Providers
Key Takeaways From Across the Immersive Learning Industry
Education in the Metaverse is Becoming a Reality