In Ep. 198 of My Metaverse Minute, Kieron Allen discusses how officials in Toda, a city in Japan, have launched a Metaverse schooling service to combat absenteeism.
00:28 — The aim of the Metaverse schooling service is to combat absenteeism by providing students with the virtual space to carry out classes as well as campus tours and other social, interactive spaces.
00:41 — The overall goal is to incorporate students who are absent back into the physical education setting. Absenteeism is an issue in Japan, where 245,000 students spent at least 30 days absent from school in 2021.
01:25 — This type of approach champions the power of virtual worlds and targets a new demographic — digital natives. Officials understand the issue at hand within the context of the people to whom they are aiming their initiative. Toda officials are using the Metaverse to provide a virtual solution, but the aim is to encourage more interactions in the physical world, making this another example of innovation in Metaverse technologies.
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