Wednesday, April 19, 2023

2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Regatta A, Level 4
Emerging Technologies
Wellness/Mental Health

The Role of Social and Emotional Learning in the Metaverse

As the desire for meaningful and authentic virtual engagement gains traction, the need to explore new media in a thoughtful manner becomes increasingly critical. At National University, The MetaverSEL Group (TMG) is dedicated to exploring the role of Social Emotional Learning in the Metaverse. The goal of the group is to identify realistic and effective prosocial approaches to learning in the XR medium while acting as pioneers-with-a-conscience. As many institutions rush to create metaversities, TMG looks for ways to adapt what we already know about whole learner supports and SEL practices into this promising space. This session will present a snapshot of TMG and ask attendees to offer their questions, concerns and goals related designing and supporting learning in virtual realities.