Arizona State University Plans to Jump on Metaverse Bandwagon

Alex Dovbnya

Arizona State University plans to dive into metaverse space

Arizona State University has filed several metaverse-related filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to: a tweet posted by trademark attorney Josh Gerben.

The educational institution plans to launch non-replaceable tokens for event tickers, the landmark artwork on display on campus, banners, gonfalons, and even college degrees.

In addition, the university also wants to offer NFTs for videos of sports highlights and other activities.

The recent filings also show that Arizona State University plans to deliver lectures, workshops and meetings in a web-based virtual environment. Apart from that, the university plans to host sporting events, music concerts and art exhibitions in the metaverse.

Virtual reality is gradually becoming more attractive to educational institutions as the technology helps enable more immersive digital experiences. Due to the growing popularity of distance learning, students need to find viable alternatives to Zoom, and the metaverse can be an attractive option.

Last month, Brazil’s University of Sao Paulo announced its plan to build a virtual headquarters in the metaverse, allowing students to interact in a virtual environment.

Meanwhile, the Italian University of Bari Aldo Moro recently launched an initiative to promote local culture using NFT, metaverse and virtual reality.
Despite gradually becoming part of mainstream culture, there is still a lot of confusion about the meaning of the latest tech buzzword.

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin recently said there was no coherent definition of “metaverse.”

For now, it doesn’t seem easy to replace teachers with avatars.

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