PolyU and EdUHK to establish Hong Kong’s first Research Centre for Immersive Learning and Metaverse in Education
The metaverse opens up new horizons to educators to deliver impactful immersive experiences to learners.
Scholars from PolyU and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) have joined forces to explore the possibilities. In February, the two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Centre for Immersive Learning and Metaverse in Education. The Centre will focus on how immersive experiences, including those from virtual reality and the metaverse in general, can enhance students’ cognitive processing, attention, memory, brain function and ultimately learning outcomes.
Under the agreement, the two universities will:
conduct both basic and applied research in immersive technologies and the metaverse
develop practical guidelines to shape the educational values of these technologies for students
promote immersive learning among teachers and educators through regular workshops, seminars and conferences.
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