This educational metaverse welcomes students from the start of the school year in September 2022. This technological innovation is set to revolutionize higher education.
Presented by architect Manal Rachdi, the quintessential campus resembles the Palm Islands, this man-made archipelago in the shape of a palm tree in the United Arab Emirates. Glass domes, underwater parks, expandable amphitheaters. This is the new world, the disruptive project in higher education that digital brings.
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This is the essence of Metawark, educational metaverse, a 3D and immersive virtual universe in which users, represented by avatars, interact with each other. It welcomes students from September 2022. Presented in Paris on Tuesday, April 5, this project is led by the company Kwark Education, Manzalab (Metakwark’s technical designer) and the architect Manal Rachdi. The project in the current experimental phase is already bringing together several partners: major business schools such as theESC Paul.
Branches open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Specifically, an establishment will be represented in the form of a 3D universe in which students can take classes (on the same principle as a distance learning course), communicate with each other, take master classes or even work in groups. They will approach this universe directly on the Internet or through virtual reality glasses. And this, every day, 24 hours a day. For example, thanks to partnerships, the student of a French branch can take the cyber courses of a school in India.
“Architecture evokes positive emotion and creates a state of well-being, serenity and stimulates creativity, depending on the chosen environments and colors.”Alban Miconnet, President of Quark Education
What is the difference from online courses, which appeared during the first incarceration? “Metakwark is more immersive and the role of architecture is key. It makes it possible to arouse a positive emotion and create a state of well-being, serenity or stimulate creativity, depending on the chosen environments and colors., explains Alban Miconnet, chairman of Kwark Education. And to add: “It is a permanently open environment, you can walk, meet people, stroll…” A kind of replica of The Sims, this 3D life simulation video game.