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Education meets the metaverse, is it just another beautiful gimmick?

Education meets the metaverse, is it just another beautiful gimmick?
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Imagine you are enjoying your coffee outside the Starbucks facing the sundial, the sun suddenly disappeared and the day turned dark. A terrible storm hits, soil and gigantic rocks rolling down the hill and destroying everything in the area. Suddenly, you are back in a classroom surrounded by whiteboards and populated with movable chairs.

Today, as the metaverse infrastructure is still under construction, researchers, educators, policymakers, and digital designers have a chance to lead the way rather than get caught in the undertow. To leverage the potential of the metaverse as a 3D, global, interconnected, immersive, and real-time online space, we need new ways to connect the physical world with augmented and virtual reality (VR) experiences.


Prof. Ben Y. B. CHAN
Director of Center for Engineering Education Innovation
Associate Professor in Engineering Education

Prof. Ben, Y. B. Chan is currently an Associate Professor in Engineering Education and the Director of the University’s Center for Engineering Education Innovation. Ben has worked extensively in Engineering Education related areas, including academic advising, experiential learning and teaching pedagogies development. Ben has been the recipient of numerous teaching excellence awards during his almost decade-long teaching at the University, including the finalist of the QS Reimagine Education Award 2018 (Global) organized by Wharton School QS Reimagine Education Award Committee; School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award in 2016 & 2020; the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 - Honorary Mention, the Nomination for the 2017 & 2020 UGC Teaching Award, etc. He also accumulated over HK$20M education related grants as a PI and has over 50 journal and conference papers published.
Date:13 APR 2023 (THU)
Time:12:30 – 13:45
Venue:Room 6581 (Lift 27/28)
Organized by:Center for Education Innovation (CEI)

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