The rising trend of Metaverse in education: challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations
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PeerJ Computer Science
Metaverse is invading the educational sector and will change human-computer interaction techniques. Prominent technology executives are developing novel ways to turn the Metaverse into a learning environment, considering the rapid growth of technology. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, people have grown accustomed to teleworking, telemedicine, and numerous other forms of distance interaction. Recently, the Metaverse has been the focus of many educators. With Facebook’s statement that it was rebranding and promoting itself as Meta, this field saw a surge in interest in the areas of computer science and education. There is a literature gap in studying the Metaverse’s role in education. This article is a systematic review following the PRISMA framework that reviews the role of the Metaverse in education to shrink the literature gap. It presents various educational uses to aid future research in this field. Additionally, it demonstrates how enabling technologies like extended reality (XR) and the internet of everything (IoE) will significantly impact educational services in the Metaverses of the future of teaching and learning. The article also outlines key challenges, ethical issues, and potential threats to using the Metaverse for education to offer a road map for future research that will investigate how the Metaverse will improve learning and teaching experiences.
Literature review, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Education, Network Science and Online Social Networks, Social Computing, Internet of Things
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Kaddoura, Sanaa and Al Husseiny, Fatima, "The rising trend of Metaverse in education: challenges, opportunities, and ethical considerations" (2023). All Works. 5752.
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