Japanese city of Toda introduces metaverse schooling to combat absenteeism

The growth of metaverse use cases is on the rise worldwide as of now. For example, the United Arab Emirates previously allowed legally binding documents in a virtual space, and many others, like Apple, have built their own metaverse strategy.

In this slew, Japan is building an educational and therapeutic process based on the metaverse to encourage students who cannot afford to attend the institute daily. Toda, the Japanese city in Saitama Prefecture, solves the problem of increasing absenteeism by using metaverse tools. Students away from school can attend classes every day and explore their campus from their comfort zone. To activate Metaverse Tuition and complete attendance sheets by participating in Virtual Classrooms, applicants must first obtain approval from the respective institution.

While commenting on this innovative development to combat rising absenteeism in the scheme, Toda’s Head of Education, Sugimori Masayuki, expressed his vision that the initiative will make metaverse students independent and growing.

Mainly, specific interface designed according to educational needs with easy to use user interface will make the learning session more interesting and exciting. In addition, pre-determined subjects or exercises will make it easier for teachers and students to conduct a learning session more adequately.

According to report Released by Japanese state-run media NHK, data from the ministries shows that 244,940 primary and primary school students were reported missing for 30 days in fiscal year 2021.

Moreover, the research revealed that a fifth-grader today prefers to chat online instead of going to school for long courses. Even children who hadn’t attended the class for more than two years also expressed interest in accompanying friends to play outdoor games.

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Metaverse schooling makes learning more interesting

Nevertheless, metaverse technology, in this sense, does not require the learning material to be translated into a 2D book, which speeds up the process. Moreover, besides the edge of the learning material to remain original, the provision of the images helps in remembering and understanding the process more effectively.

Japan is fast becoming a center of Web 3. Recently, Fukuoka City Mayor Soichiro Takashima unveiled his plan to turn the city into a virtual place. The mayor has just publicly announced his intentions while partnering with the country’s hardware manufacturer, Astar Network. He added;

We are delighted to invite the city of Fukuoka to Astar Japan Lab. In the United States, some cities like Maimi and New York have a positive attitude towards Web3 and crypto. We will work closely with the city of Fukuoka to attract more developers and more entrepreneurs to Astar Network. Besides, Fukuoka is also known as the National Special Strategic Zone. We plan to work closely with the government and use Web3 use cases from Fukuoka to all of Japan.

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