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Immersive Learning in the Metaverse Platform - Pedagogical Design and Practices in School and Higher Education

Abstract: In this sharing, the speaker first introduces the 3D metaverse platform – ‘Learningverse’ developed by her research team at The Education University of Hong Kong. ‘Learningverse’ includes the key features of an immersive learning environment with avatars that mirror the real users, rich social interactions, and a low threshold for users to join the metaverse on an ordinary computer with a webcam. Then, pedagogical design and practices in using the platform for immersive learning in both schools and higher education will be shared. Advantages and limitations of applying the platform for innovative pedagogical practices are discussed. Finally, future work is explored.

Guest Speaker: Professor Yanjie SONG (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong)

Biography: Professor SONG’s research interests include artificial intelligence in education, metaverse in education, multimodal learning analytics, and innovative pedagogy designs. She has led her research team developed two award-winning mobile apps of ‘VocabGo’ for vocabulary learning supported by augmented reality and virtual reality, and ‘m-Orchestrate’ for teacher orchestration of collaborative science inquiry in a mobile learning environment. Her research team also developed a 3D metaverse platform – ‘Learningverse’ which won ‘Bronze Medal’ in ‘Geneva Inventions’ 2023 (Switzerland). Professor SONG has published over 100 referred journal papers, book chapters and conference papers, and won a few best paper awards in different international conferences. She was listed on Stanford University List of World’s Top 2% most-cited scientists in 2020.

Co-organisers: Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), CUHK and co-organised by CityU, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU and HKUST.

Date & Time: 14 July 2023 (Friday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Venue: Online via Zoom

Target Audience: All university teachers and students

Medium of instruction: English

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