A Philosophy of Technology and Education in the Metaverse

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Abstract

Experience and education in the metaverse is, without fail, mediated by technology at some point. As we move further into a pervasive and ubiquitous metaversal landscape, it is crucial we consider these experiences as experiences, filters, and knowledge-generating moments in time that, while virtual, have real-world impacts. In this session, Dr. Ryan Straight, honors professor and lab director at the University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology will discuss the ways in which understanding these mediations leads to better teaching, better learning, and a more equitable experience for all.

Date
Sunday, November 13, 2022 09:30 AM — 10:30 AM
Location
Virtual (UTC-07)

The director of the MA{VR}X Lab, Dr. Ryan Straight, will be giving a talk at the first annual Ed3 Conference.

The conference is run on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04).

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Full Abstract

Experience and education in the metaverse is, without fail, mediated by technology at some point. As we move further into a pervasive and ubiquitous metaversal landscape, it is crucial we consider these experiences as experiences, filters, and knowledge-generating moments in time that, while virtual, have real-world impacts. In this session, Dr. Ryan Straight, honors professor and lab director at the University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science and Technology will discuss the ways in which understanding these mediations leads to better teaching, better learning, and a more equitable experience for all.

Ryan Straight
Ryan Straight
Associate Professor of Practice in Applied Computing and Cyber Operations

Dr. Ryan Straight is an award-winning educator, writer, and researcher. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona in the College of Applied Science & Technology teaching in the Applied Computing and Cyber Operations undergraduate programs. He also teaches an annual freshman seminar, Life in the Metaverse, in the Honors College. As of summer 2021, he is the director of the MA{VR}X Lab.