Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The gist of this story is that while schools are traditionally slow to technology, which is often criticized, they should nonetheless be cautious in embracing the metaverse, because "much of what we see marketed as the metaverse from education technology companies isn't actually the metaverse." Specifically, the metaverse isn't simply virtual reality. "In a true metaverse experience, your digital identity travels between the physical and virtual worlds... With the help of blockchain technology, that identity - your preferences, your achievements, your educational records, other elements of who you are -€” is maintained across platforms and applications."

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