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Hello from ISTE 22: Issue #14 of web3🤝education

Dagan.Eth (📚,🌐)
Dagan.Eth (📚,🌐)
Aloha frenz to another week of learning in web3🤝education. I greet you this week from the beautiful city of New Orleans where I am attending the annual ISTE conference, my first ISTE experience! As a board member of the Hawaiʻi chapter of the ISTE organization I am excited to dig in and learn about how “educators around the world use technology to solve tough problems.”
If you are not familiar with ISTE, it is a massive education technology conference. According to the ISTE 2019 conference website, 16,000 people attend each year. It’s a wide range of people in the education field–classroom teachers, administrators, industry leaders, consultants, policymakers, educational technologists, etc…
Here are some stats for you as it relates to web3. If I enter “web3” in the program search box two sessions appear: “Where Does Education Fit in an Emerging Metaverse?” and “Future Forward, emergent technologies impact in education.” If I enter “NFT” four sessions appear. Two of these are the ones I mentioned before, but also “Crypto Art to Support Needy Communities” and “3 Ways That NFTs Will Define the Future of Tech.”
Finally searching “metaverse” triggers five sessions, three of which are new–"Ready Player One? Augmenting Digital Game-Based Learning", “What’s Happening to Chinese Edtech? The Online Teaching Ban, Metaverse Hype and More”, and “Building the Eduverse: A Metaverse for Education.”
If we tally this up, on the search page it says that there are 1,010 total searchable items. With seven sessions that mention web3, NFTs, and or the metaverse this would equate to about .7% of all the programming.
For a quick comparison “augmented reality” has 15 search results. And “virtual reality has 18 search results. Apologies but I didn’t have the time to aggregate all of that data to see which sessions are appearing multiple times.
So my question for you as you read through this newsletter is to ask is .7% of all the sessions a good sign? Is it a sign of progress? Is it not enough? I leave that up to decide. In this newsletter, I have some resources to share to complement the sessions happening at ISTE related to web3, NFTs, and the metaverse that might help guide your answer to those questions.
This week you can check out an EdSurge article about what web3 means for education, listen to a podcast with Vriti Saraf about the metaverse in education, or read this New York Times article about AI and music.
There are more detailed descriptions of these resources below. If you’re not subscribed yet, go to my profile and enter your email address to get this newsletter delivered right to your inbox.

What Could Web3 Mean for Education?
Breaking Educators into the Metaverse
From Jingles to Pop Hits, A.I. Is Music to Some Ears
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