How will the Metaverse impact the way of teaching in companies?

Way before everybody, in 2003, Second Life created a virtual world where people could hang out, learn and experience different scenarios. In 2017, there were almost 1 million active users. 

Have you ever been in a virtual world? This will impact the future. How will you be part of it? 

Since Mark Zuckerberg started mentioning the Metaverse – and renaming his company from Facebook to Meta – there has been a lot of discussion about the topic. 

Indeed, in 2020, there were several major companies offering “a metaverse” and many more creating blockchain-based ones. For example, you might have heard of Decentraland or The Sandbox which are very interesting projects.

Quick note: There are different views on what a Metaverse is, but we will use here the definition of the Metaverse being composed of different virtual worlds. The analogy could be: While the Internet – or rather the World Wide Web – contains websites, the Metaverse contains virtual worlds. 

All this shows that there is a renewed interest in virtual worlds, whatever the technology behind them might be.

In our experience, learning in a virtual world opens a whole new range of possibilities compared to regular Learning Management Systems (LMS) or Learning Experience Platforms (LXP). Virtual worlds can be extremely immersive and help learners experience use cases rather than read about them or watch videos. 

Do you know how the Metaverse will influence your own reality, and specially your own business, clients and way of training your employees?

Would you like to be among the first ones? 

Let us know, we can help you. ? 


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The Metaverse: a revival of Second Life?

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The idea of a second virtual world has been around for some time. With Second Life one of the biggest projects started in 2003. But the project did not achieve real success. Now Facebook is also trying to take the step into the VR worlds with Facebook Horizon. But Facebook is not alone. There are also some other approaches to create new worlds in VR. All about it in this video. What do you think about these VR worlds?

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Second Life

Training in virtual worlds? Second Life, does this still exist? Wasn’t it a fade 10 years ago?

Virtual worlds have been used for training for quite a while by now, but never have they reached this level of engagement, speed and design. Students from around the world can feel as if they “were there”.



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How to learn thanks to virtual worlds?

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Philippe Séjalon demonstrates how to use a virtual world to learn languages at the Polyglot Conference in Berlin.

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