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WEBINAR

Reshaping Education with Metaverse Technologies

Live interview and education demonstration inside the metaverse with guest speaker Prof. Marc Santugini from the University of Virginia.

JAN 20 10-11AM HKT
ZOOM WEBINAR

About the event

We’re continuing our deep dive into exploring the world of the metaverse for education. In our upcoming webinar, we’ll be featuring a guest speaker who has taught entire semesters of university-level economics courses entirely in the metaverse with VR technology.

We’ll interview Prof. Marc Santugini about his teaching experiences and what led him to leverage VR tech in his teaching. To offer a more immersive experience for our audience, we’ll be conducting the interview from within the metaverse itself! 

Join us as we stream from the metaverse and watch a live demonstration of Prof. Santugini’s VR teaching techniques. 

This webinar is a must-attend for any teachers or students interested in immersive learning, virtual reality, online learning, or the future of education technology.

Event Details
Where: In the metaverse via ZOOM
When: Jan. 20, 10-11AM HKT

The metaverse is coming to education. The question is whether as designers, policymakers, educators, and parents, we can mold intentional and appropriate opportunities that are truly educational within this new and exciting context.
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Event schedule

The seminar will be hosted in two parts via ZOOM.

11:30 - 11:40
IntroductionBrief introduction to KEEP's metaverse-related projects.
KEEP
11:40 - 12:15
Main PresentationProf. Fingrut has pioneered the use of VR and other immersive technologies in his classrooms and will discuss how he uses these innovative techniques to elevate his students' understand of virtual and material spaces.
Prof. Adam Fingrut
12:15 - 12:30
Q&A SessionThe floor will be opened to any audience members with questions.
Audience
11:30 - 11:35
IntroductionBrief introduction to KEEP's metaverse-related projects.
KEEP
11:35 - 12:00
1st PresentationDr. Ervi Liusman will share about her explorations of using VR technology to offer immersive learning experiences to students of Hotel and Tourism management.
Prof. Ervi Liusman
12:00 - 12:25
2nd PresentationProf. SC Kong will share about his research on maximizing the effectiveness of blending physical and virtual learning through a metaverse platform.
Prof. Siu Cheung Kong
12:25 - 12:30
Q&A SessionThe floor will be opened to any audience members with questions.
Audience

Meet our speaker

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Meet our speaker

Prof. Marc Santugini is an Economics professor at the University of Virginia. He’s a pioneer in an emerging space where teachers are exploring ways to utilize the virtual world of the metaverse in their academic pursuits.

Since June 2020, Prof. Santugini has been teaching econ in VR. Spring ‘22 was the 3rd semester of teaching small econ classes in virtual reality. “Over the last three semesters we have learned what works and what doesn’t for ‘learning in the metaverse.’”

Join us as we interview Prof. Santugini in the virtual world and learn from his insights into how the metaverse is changing the way we teach and learn. 

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