The concept of the metaverse is overtaking all industries. It’s not just a buzzword… billions are being poured into related web3 technology. And education may be most transformed by it. As an educator, here’s how to stay in the loop:
First, learn: understand what the metaverse actually is. No, it’s not just AR/VR. No, it’s not just the internet. Think of it like this: the metaverse is a virtual version of the free-world. It is interoperable, accessible by 100% of people, & owned by no one. And it’s not even here yet. The entire ecosystem relies on powerful decentralized technology that enables everyone on the planet to use it. However, parts of the metaverse are taking shape in the form of tools on web2 & web3 for AR/VR, gaming, decentralized economies, smart contracts, & more. And the metaverse, just like the world, can be distributed & monopolized.
Second, do: identify what your place in the metaverse & web3 could be. Experiment. How can educators, students, & any human in between leverage this emerging technology to learn more, earn more, & thrive? The metaverse itself may be far off but the concepts behind it are already driving the future. If education doesn’t keep up, our kids will not be ready for the workforce. The more informed you are as educators, the better chance education as an industry has to evolve as rapidly as other sectors.
So, we’re excited to debut our k20 Educators newsletter, Metaverse for Education.
This newsletter serves as your bridge from the real world to the advancements of web3 & the metaverse, specifically contextualized for education.
Twice a month, you’ll receive a curated, bite-sized list of content to help you access the knowledge & opportunities to stay ahead of the curve. We’ve (the k20 team) actually read & listened to everything we share! Check it out :)