The University of Tokyo unveils plan to offer Engineering courses in the Metaverse
The University of Tokyo, also known as Todai unveiled its plan to offer a range of courses to offer a range of study programs in the Metaverse. These courses will be offered to different levels of education from junior high school to even those already in the workplace to grasp the fundamentals of “metaverse” studies.
Addressing the shortage of personnel skilled to handle digital transformation and keep up with the rapid changes in advanced technologies was cited as the primary aim of the program.
While it’s in the earliest stage, the metaverse has had a lot of digital experts debating on whether its perceived value will actualize. Some believe it is a Trillion dollar opportunity while most believe it is just a passing fad.
Todai is just one of the many universities and learning centers across the world that have adopted the metaverse to make online learning programs more accessible.
Since you won’t need to be physically available to access the lessons, this program will allow anyone regardless of age, gender, social standing and location to learn about engineering and information science.
For those in junior and senior high school levels, metaverse study programs will be created to introduce them to engineering and information science films and provide information about possible career paths in search fields. Online and face-to-face classes will be offered to give them a taste of what college engineering courses feel like.
University students and those already in the workforce will be offered opportunities to upskill through related online courses focused on entrepreneurial education, next-gen communication tech, and artificial intelligence (AI). Students will receive a certificate after successful completion of the courses.
Due to the lack of female representation in engineering, it has been stated that there’ll be efforts to attract more women to the study program.
Students from other universities will also be given access to the Todai metaverse to look for opportunities in the engineering space. From the news, Todai seems to be preparing to engage their students in a full metaverse learning experience, and from what we know about Japan and their metaverse adoption so far, it seems to be a worthwhile learning experience.
Metaverse enthusiasts and students will have to wait until later this year to learn more about this amazing Metaverse learning opportunity.