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Education Metaverse: Innovations and challenges of the new generation of Internet education formats

Xuesong Zhai, Xiaoyan Chu, Minjuan Wang, Ziwei Zhang, Yan Dong

Abstract


In the post-epidemic era, the shape of education has undergone significant changes, evolving continuously towards large-scale, digital, virtualised and intelligent. The metaverse has been described as the third Internet revolution, a virtual society and social network that mirrors real scenarios through a decentralised architecture. Education is the main industry scenario and innovation channel of the metaverse, and conducting research on the education metaverse is an important way to seek the path of high-quality education development, reshape the relationship between education subjects, and solve social issues such as educational equity. However, the future of the metaverse, the challenges it will face and the social implications it will have need to be considered in the light of the “hot hype”. From the perspective of technology-society interconstruction, this study analyses the background and theoretical foundation of the educational metaverse, its characteristics and application cases, with the aim of clarifying the ecological structure of the educational metaverse. The study concludes with a critical reflection on the challenges posed by the education metaverse in terms of data maintenance, digital copyright and capital coercion, in order to explore the laws of education under the new Internet education model.


Keywords


educational Metaverse; virtual society; mirror subject

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