What is the Metaverse?
Over the past year, we’ve built a learning platform and a social network for K-12 students. The next step is the BrainSTEM metaverse. The BrainSTEM metaverse is a gamified virtual reality, 3d world available on smartphones, VR headsets, game consoles, and Chromebooks. Students create their own avatars and show up to an online classroom that looks a lot like a video or computer game. Instructors and students can communicate in real time, and instructors have all the same presentation tools as live meeting sites, but in a setting that is more interactive, engaging and even game-like for the students. We also incorporated a point system that rewards students for learning. They can use the points they earn to buy things that they want like gift cards or STEM toys. We see our Metaverse as the future of online learning.