What is the Metaverse?
The Metaverse is a largely misunderstood concept. There are a lot of questions left unanswered, but to put it simply – it is the transformation or evolution of the internet. Spaces are morphing from a two-dimensional space into a three-dimensional one. It will be as though the internet will come alive into a virtual amalgamation of cyberspace.
The metaverse is not actually the innovation of new tangible technology, rather, it is a concept that brings together older reality-altering technology (such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, as well as gamification) together with the internet, into a holistic umbrella, now known as the Metaverse.
The Metaverse is a virtual integration of the Internet as an immersive simulated world, which is facilitated by the use of VR and AR headsets. In simple terms, the Metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds, where people can interact, learn and play together from around the globe.
The Metaverse also yields great potential for education – this can be done in a utilising a new concept called the “Eduverse”.
The Eduverse allows students embark on an immersive learning journey like no other. The potential for this is endless, as it is only limited by the creator’s imagination. This concept has created a niche of its own, known as “Adventure Learning”, and can host a diverse range of topics. It can utilise multiple, varied methods of learning and will allow learners to have completely new experiences. Ultimately, this will make education more engaging, explorative, and enjoyable for the next generation.
The Metaverse/Eduverse does come with its limitations, however. In order to explore its potential, you’ll need a VR headset or an AR application which come at a cost (given that these are still new technologies). This will eventually become cheaper and more assessable with time and an increase in demand. In addition, economically efficient technology will increase its adoption and create an ease of access into exploring three-dimensional representations of our daily searches.
How is New Leaf Technologies Exploring the Eduverse?
At New Leaf Technologies, we are always striving to explore new approaches to education and have created a wide range of 3D virtual experiences to assist in learning journeys.
Our goal is to make more interactive experiences which will, in turn, aid in a higher knowledge retention. These immersive journeys assist in enhancing the consolidation of certain information – as immersion relates to a more memorable experience and can be a lot more relatable than generic content.
New Leaf Technologies aims to keep exploring innovations in this space, as well as coming up with new and innovative ways to enhance how we learn or experience content.
If you would like to learn more about our approach on the Eduverse as well as three-dimensional virtual realities you can reach out to New Leaf Technologies via any of our channels.