Yonsei University in South Korea Unveils Metaverse Experience

The metaverse is continuing to expand into the realms of education. The South Korean telecom provider LG U+ recently teamed up with Yonsei University in Seoul to launch a metaverse experience for students, and according to reports, it’s being well-received.

The immersive experience called “Meta Yonsei” consists of a digital twin, or virtual recreation, of the university’s Sinchon campus in western Seoul. Users can visit the library and auditorium, take advantage of private meeting rooms for students and faculty, and gain tiered access to digital resources. While prospective students and visitors can stroll the campus to view its landmarks, only registered students have full access to the metaverse.

The metaverse auditorium permits up to a thousand attendees for virtual talks and discussions, which is an equal number to the real auditorium. There can also be supervised activities and scheduled check-ins between students and faculty. Through video and audio conferencing, virtual workrooms, and automated captioning and annotation, Meta Yonsei aims to be a functional metaverse students can use to advance their academic careers.

According to the report, LG U+ intends to host special lectures, welcome ceremonies, and joint events with Korea University in the future. One goal of Meta Yonsei is to help students prepare to enter the modern workforce, where real-time, cross-country collaboration among teams has become common.

The news comes about a month after Meta announced it’s bringing its ‘Quest’ VR headset into the education sector, releasing tools that enable teachers to control all the headsets in a classroom, as well as educational apps and features. As people’s understanding and the capabilities of the metaverse evolve, it appears many virtual worlds are pivoting from social and gaming features to focus more on education and training.

South Korea Continues to Take the Lead in Web3

The fact that one of South Korea’s top universities is leading metaverse innovation in education should come as no surprise. South Korea has been one of the most bullish countries on Web3 technologies. At Rarity Sniper, we’ve written dozens of articles about South Korean brands and companies launching projects in Web3.

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As the world’s most technology savvy country, South Korea continues to lead investments and innovation in Web3. While much of what we’ve seen so far has been focused on gaming, entertainment, and commerce, we wouldn’t be surprised if the education sector continues to grow.

After all, VR and AR technology, plus the ever-evolving capabilities of the metaverse, have the potential to revolutionize education as we know it. At Rarity Sniper, we’ll be on the lookout for any updates to the story.