Although still at the very beginning of the road, the metaverse universes, which create great expectations, seem to open the doors of new experiences in many areas in the future. Education is one of the most important areas to be adapted to metaverse universes. How metaverse technology will shape the future of education was discussed at the “Metaverse Era in Education” conference held at the Near East University Grand Library.
In the conference that started with Near East University Educational Technologies and Informatics Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Dr.Gülsüm Aşıksoy’s presentation of metaverse universes and developments in the metaverse world, information about platforms that are considered to be the predecessors of metaverse universes such as Second Life, Zepeto, Roblox, Minecraft, and Fortnite were conveyed. In the continuation of the conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy discussed the topics of “Education-Oriented Use of Metaverse”, “Metaverse Roadmap”, “Is Every Virtual Reality a Metaverse?”, “Metaverse Technologies Used in Educational Environments” and “Contributions of Metaverse Technologies to Educational Environments”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy: “The training contents to be implemented on Metaverse platforms can offer opportunities to complement the traditional education system.”
Emphasizing that Metaverse technologies will create significant opportunities in the world of education, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy said, “While metaverse technologies are developing, hundreds of startups are preparing educational content with the software they use metaverse technologies. An important race has started in this area and those who produce the fastest will take the lead.”
Emphasizing that it is the right time to invest in this field, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aşıksoy said, “Entrepreneurs who will invest in this field in Turkey and the TRNC can quickly become the world’s largest educational content producer.” Stating that 3D teaching, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and game technologies stand out in the field of education, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülsüm Aşıksoy said, “The educational content to be implemented on Metaverse platforms can offer opportunities such as permanent learning with the perception of reality, creating interesting learning spaces, personalized learning by integrating the traditional education system.”