Metaverse for Engineering Education and Training
Metaverse is primed to find its applications in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, social events, etc. Education, in particular, engineering education is expected to benefit from the metaverse to provide immersive, collaborative and engaging learner experiences. The studies have proved that student retention time and the learning rate is improved through the use of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality. The element of social connection through the metaverse is supposed to further enhance student learning and experience. In this tutorial, we will present the background knowledge about the metaverse, the elements that make a metaverse, and the applications of the metaverse. The highlight of this tutorial will be the presentation of a case study in which we will present how we are using augmented reality, virtual reality and metaverse to train our students and researchers on state-of-the-art multimillion-pound equipment that has enabled remote and mass accessibility of these facilities. Towards the end, we will present some of the challenges faced by today's metaverse and
share our vision for the future.