The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Metavism: A Unified Learning Framework for the Metaverse

Michael Goldrick, National College of Ireland (Ireland)

Steven Barnes, UBC Department of Psychology (Canada)


In this paper, the topic of learning in the Metaverse will be discussed in relation to a new learning framework known as Metavism. Metavism is a framework that underpins future learning processes within meta-ecologies of learning. Dependent on multiple learning theories in parallel practice within synchronous and asynchronous events, metavism is conceptualised to exist in a fluctuated continuum of learning. Leveraging examples from current, emerging and future technology-enhanced practices, the paper will argue that formal learning experiences are at the cusp of entering a new epoch. Anchored upon an acceptance that the metaverse will change the landscape of learning in its entirety, the author argues that future learning environments and learning effectiveness will be underpinned and supported by a combination of increased use of trends such as gamification, mixed realities and artificial intelligence. Through a framework such as metavism, the author argues that the future of learning in the Metaverse can help to realise technological, conceptual and pedagogic pluralism


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