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Published January 1, 2024

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Metaverse Basic and Applied Research

ISSN-L: 2953-4577

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2023-12-26 Original
Educational Horizons of the Metaverse: Vision, Opportunities, and Challenges

By Md. Alimul Haque, Moidur Rahman, Md. Faizanuddin, Danish Anwar

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a profound reconsideration of our approaches to teaching and learning. The metaverse, blending 3D digital realms with the intersection of reality and the virtual landscape, has emerged as a prospective frontier in education, offering substantial promise. Despite its potential, scant attention has been devoted in current research to examining the metaverse through the lens of education, marking it as a relatively unexplored domain. In this article, we commence by presenting the conceptualizations of the metaverse, delving into its inception, definitions, and common attributes. Subsequently, a precise delineation of the metaverse in an educational context is articulated, accompanied by an elaborate framework that undergoes thorough exploration of its distinctive features. We expound upon four conceivable applications of the metaverse in education, elucidating the rationale and providing illustrative cases for each: blended learning, language acquisition, competence-based education, and inclusive educational practices. Our primary discoveries indicate that the terms "education," "application," and "metaverse" appeared with the highest frequency and demonstrated interconnectedness. Upon analysis, it becomes evident that concepts like "challenge," "teaching," and "knowledge" have not received exhaustive research attention. Concluding our exploration, we put forth a spectrum of research topics that are pertinent to the intersection of the metaverse and education, serving as potential avenues for future scholarly investigations.

2024-01-21 Reviews
Ethical use of data in the metaverse for corporate social responsibility

By Samuel Ejiro Uwhejevwe-Togbolo, Ubogu Festus Elugom, Nelson Iguemedere Ofomaja

The study examined ethical use of data in the metaverse for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The study noted that Metaverse, is an emerging technology with vast potential for businesses, social interactions, and entertainment. Nevertheless, with the increasing use of data in this digital realm, it is crucial to ensure the ethical use of data and prioritize Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Thus, metaverse has garnered a lot of interest recently. It describes a group virtual shared environment that is produced through the combination of virtual, augmented, and physical reality settings. The metaverse can be conceptualized as an immersive, persistent, and networked virtual environment where users can explore different virtual environments, interact with one another, and take part in a variety of activities. Consequently, in the metaverses, CSR plays a crucial role. These elements consist of safeguarding user privacy and data security, battling false and misleading information, encouraging diversity and inclusion, addressing the impact on the environment, supporting moral business conduct, and enhancing stakeholder trust. The study concluded that Corporate social responsibility is crucial when it comes to the moral use of data in the metaverse. Companies can foster trust with their users and help the metaverse succeed as a whole by making sure that user data is gathered, stored, and used ethically. It was recommended that firms should consider the environmental impact of the metaverse and adopt sustainable practices to minimize negative consequences on the environment.

2023-12-26 Short communications
Emerging Technologies: Leveraging Digital Literacy for Self-Sufficiency Among Library Professionals

By Oyighan Diseiye, Sandra Ejiro Ukubeyinje, Bolaji David Oladokun, Venatus V Kakwagh

In today's rapidly evolving information landscape, library professionals are pivotal in helping individuals and communities access, evaluate, and utilize digital resources effectively. As technology continues to reshape how information is accessed and disseminated, library professionals must embrace digital literacy as a critical competency. This essay explores the importance of digital literacy in the context of emerging technologies and how library professionals can leverage it to achieve self-sufficiency in their roles. The paper concludes that digital literacy empowers library professionals to navigate the digital landscape, harness AI and data analytics, curate digital resources effectively, teach online information evaluation, and promote digital inclusion. Given the ever-evolving digital information landscape, librarians are entrusted with the critical task of providing access to knowledge and guiding patrons through a complex web of digital resources. From the paper, it is believed that leveraging digital literacy is the key to achieving self-sufficiency in these roles. As information navigators in the digital age, librarians must continue to cultivate their digital literacy skills and adapt to emerging technologies. The paper recommends that librarians should invest in continuous training and professional development programs focused on digital marketing, e-commerce, and content creation, libraries should allocate resources strategically to invest in the necessary digital tools and platforms for income generation, and libraries can implement change management strategies to address resistance to digital transformation and foster a culture of innovation.

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