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Blog|News|USP to Study the Metaverse for Academic Research
Published May 29, 2022|1 min read

USP to Study the Metaverse for Academic Research

Why is USP Conducting this Research?

USP is conducting this research in order to understand the potential of the Metaverse for education. USP believes that the Metaverse has great potential for education, and wants to understand how it can be used effectively. USP hopes that this research will help to improve the effectiveness of education in the Metaverse.

Some of these projects include exploring how avatar customization can facilitate learning, and how virtual reality simulations can be used to teach complex concepts. USP is also working on ways to assessment learning in the Metaverse, so that educators can gauge how well students are understanding material. Overall, USP is very excited about the potential of the Metaverse for education. The university is working on various projects to explore how the Metaverse can be used for learning, and hopes to be at the forefront of developing educational applications for this new technology.

Data will be collected through surveys and interviews with students, educators, and people who use the Metaverse in their everyday lives. The results of the research will be used to improve the Metaverse platform itself and to develop new applications that can be used for education.

USP professor Marcos A. Simplicio Jr. highlighted that this is the first time USP had received a nonfungible token (NFT) via partnership. The token in question is a rare piece of land in the United States of Mars (USM) metaverse, which is being built in collaboration with other universities.

"USP is the first university in Latin America to have a partnership with USM to support the construction of its metaverse," said Simplicio.

The University of São Paulo and USM, recently rebranded from Radio Caca, have announced they will work together to research the technical, economic and legal aspects of the Metaverse.