A series of courses in engineering using metaverse technology will be offered by the University of Tokyo. Courses will begin later in the year.
University of Tokyo will offer Meta-Based Courses later in the year
Metaverse platforms are becoming more widely recognized by educational institutions as tools that can be used to enhance learning and instruction. Recently, the University of Tokyo in Japan announced plans to offer metaverse-based engineering classes.
While these courses in the metaverse won’t confer degrees, they will be set up by the engineering faculty of the university and will have two goals. High school students will be introduced to potential career options at University of Tokyo in engineering and information sciences fields. This second objective is to solve the problem of a shortage of digital tool- and technology-savvy personnel in academic institutions.
Although the university does not have details of the metaverse platform used in these activities, The new initiative will provide courses in artificial intelligence, entrepreneurial education and next-generation communications technology. The University of Tokyo will award certification to students who complete these courses. Additionally, they will be able to attend face-toface classes in addition online activities.
The university is expected to make efforts to hire women to these programs due to low participation in engineering courses.
More companies and institutions have begun to explore the metaverse, a place where many different activities are possible. A survey made in May by Globant, an Argentinian software company, found that 66% believe that virtual learning will be one of the metaverse apps that will change people’s lives in the next ten years. Some companies also use this type of environment to introduce remote work.
According to researchers from Coburg University and the University of Cambridge as well as Microsoft Research, metaverse technology might not be appropriate for such an application.
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