By now, we’ve already seen plenty of projects in the metaverse that have dealt with gaming, socialization, remote work, and creative creation. Therefore, it is not surprising that education decided to get involved in the game and set out to explore ways to introduce education into the virtual world.
Optima Classical Academy, a school in Florida has embraced the new technology and announced its intention to establish a virtual school that will admit tuition-free students starting August 2022. The school will equip up to 1300 students with Meta Quest VR glasses so they can participate in virtual classes.
Students will be able to choose for themselves the subjects, projects and assignments in which they wish to participate. Classes will take place via live VR glasses. This kind of teaching has many advantages. For example, in history classes you can visit ancient Rome or the pyramids of Giza, and then in the next hour from astronomy you can take a closer look at the planets of the solar system. A typical school day will be divided into four hours of live lectures in the metaverse and another four hours of self-study and solving additional tasks.
Optima Classical Academy, which claims to be the world’s first virtual school, says they have decided to address the need stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and its many waves and variants, to create alternative ways of reaching students and passing on knowledge.
In the video, you can see what it actually looks like.
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