‘Metaversities’ face virtual learning’s financial realities

From Inside Higher Ed: “Faculty and students are taking to learning in the metaverse, but universities wonder how they will pay for it once Meta’s two-year pilot program ends. … ‘The dilemma we have is the demand and interest is much higher than we can accommodate,’ said Daniel Mintz, department chair for information technology at the University of Maryland Global Campus. UMGC was one of 10 institutions chosen by Facebook’s parent company, Meta, for a metaversity pilot program in the fall of 2022. The initiative is part of Meta’s $150 million investment in immersive learning.”

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