Exploring the Potential of Metaverse in Education: A Case Study of MetaHKUST
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the popularity of virtual classrooms, but they are often less engaging than traditional in-person classes. To address this challenge, we have developed a virtual classroom and a virtual lab as our leading key components in the concept of MetaHKUST that leverages the power of the Metaverse to create more engaging and immersive learning experiences. In this talk, we will describe the technical architecture of MetaHKUST, which combines augmented reality, virtual reality, and social networking technologies to create a seamless and interactive Phygital environment. We will also discuss the pedagogical design of the platform, which incorporates principles of active learning and social constructivism to promote student engagement and collaboration. Finally, we will discuss the implications of our research for the future of education and the potential of Metaverse technologies in creating more engaging and immersive learning experiences. We will also highlight the challenges and opportunities of using Metaverse technologies in education and suggest directions for future research.
|Prof. Pan HUI|
Chair Professor, Computational Media and Arts, HKUST(GZ)
Chair Professor, Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas, HKUST(CWB)
Director, Center for Metaverse and Computational Creativity, HKUST(GZ)
Director, HKUST-DT Systems and Media Laboratory, HKUST(CWB)
Prof. Pan Hui is a distinguished academic and researcher, holding multiple positions at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is a Chair Professor of Computational Media and Arts and Director of the Center for Metaverse and Computational Creativity at HKUST (GZ), and a Chair Professor of Emerging Interdisciplinary Areas and Director of the HKUST-DT Systems and Media Laboratory at HKUST. Prof. Hui is an internationally recognized scholar, having been elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Member of the Academia Europaea. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Prof. Hui is a founding member of the INTERPOL Expert Group on Metaverse and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Metaverse. Prof. Hui obtained his PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, and has since made significant contributions to the field of computer science and engineering. With his extensive expertise in Metaverse and computational creativity, he is at the forefront of research and academic innovation.
|Date:||24 MAR 2023 (FRI)|
|Time:||12:30 – 13:45|
|Venue:||Online / Room 6558 (Lift 27/28)|
|Organized by:||Center for Education Innovation (CEI)|