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Stephen Downes

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"Meta is searching for a killer app for its Quest headsets, which today are primarily used for gaming," writes Jennifer Kingson. "Could it be education?" Um, no. At least, not as the headsets are currently designed, and not for (as illustrated) simulating a meeting across a table (we really don't need more than Zoom for that, or possibly, just a table). As this story makes clear, the real problem being addressed here is Meta's desire to sell more units. That's not a problem education needs to solve. Via Doug Levin, who comments, "it is apparently silly season in edtech."

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