Where Does Education Fit in an Emerging Metaverse?

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Dr. Greg Heiberger  
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek  
Jeffrey Young  

Talk of the metaverse is suddenly everywhere, but what does that mean for edtech? Join this live taping of the EdSurge Podcast as we go beyond the hype of buzzwords like NFTs and Web3 to explore the potential pros and cons for education of a next-generation immersive internet.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac
Topic: Emergent technologies
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The goal is to educate attendees about the new issues and challenges raised by this new proctoring technology and its new use in education.


The format will be a live on-stage interview with a guest, with time for audience Q/A.
We expect 2/3 will be interview and 1/3 of time will go to Q/A.

You can listen to an EdSurge Podcast episode for a sense of what they are like.

Supporting research

Here is an EdSurge story about the issue that we'll discuss:

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Dr. Greg Heiberger, South Dakota State University
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
Jeffrey Young, EdSurge

Jeffrey R. Young is managing editor at EdSurge, leading a team of journalists covering the future of learning and hosting EdSurge’s weekly podcast. He previously spent 20 years at The Chronicle of Higher Education as a reporter and editor. In 2014 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he was also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Young has written for national publications including The New York Times, Slate, and The Wall Street Journal. Young has also taught classes and workshops on digital journalism, including at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota.

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