The University of Tokyo to Hold Lectures in the Metaverse

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The University of Tokyo will hold study programs in the metaverse later this year. As a result, high school to adult learners can attend lectures in the virtual space, according to The Asahi Shimbun.

The publication added that the Metaverse study programs would operate under Todai’s faculty of engineering and other engineering-related graduate programs. Successful students will also receive certificates after completion of the study program.

Todai’s project has been launched to address the lack of skilled personnel working on “digital transformation” and “advanced technologies.”

University officials also noted that studying in the metaverse will allow “anyone, regardless of age, gender, social standing and area of residence, to learn about engineering and information science.”

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Boosting Skills Via the Metaverse

To address the lack of skilled personnel working on rapidly evolving technologies in Japan, junior-high and high-school students will receive an introductory view of the space. They will also learn about the potential roadmaps to find work in engineering, science and other related fields and receive the content in a mixture of online and face-to-face lessons.

University students and those already in the workforce will be offered opportunities to reskill/upskill via related online courses focused on artificial intelligence (AI), next-gen communication tech and entrepreneurial education.

There will also be a push to attract more women to study the programs, as the lack of female representation in engineering has been identified as an issue.

Japan remains one of the leading countries to adopt the metaverse, especially in recent years. Therefore, integrating the educational sector into the metaverse will create an opportunity for more students and teachers to interact in a decentralised manner.

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