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How to Develop a Metaverse Platform for Educational Purpose: A Focus Group Study

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2022, 27(9), pp.253-265
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2022.27.09.253
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : July 26, 2022
  • Accepted : September 14, 2022
  • Published : September 30, 2022

Hee Chul Kim 1 Myoeun Kim 2 ILJUN PARK 3

1한림대학교
2(사)디지털리터러시교육협회
3이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to make recommendations for developing a Metaverse platform for educational purpose by utilizing focus group interviews with elementary, middle, and high school teachers having experience on metaverse in teaching. 10 teachers participated in the study, and data was collected for two months from January to February in 2022, and two focus groups were formed and interviewed. Data was analyzed by applying content analysis. The results showed that there were 17 sub-themes derived from 6 main guiding questions(What are the advantages of using Metaverse platform in education? What are the advantages of utilizing Metaverse as one of educational software? What are the possible and appropriate classes utilizing Metaverse in future education? What are the possible problems when using Metaverse in education? What are the essential functions which Metaverse should have in education? and Could you provide us with policy recommendations in building Metaverse platform for educational purpose?). Finally, based on the results, recommendations for building Metaverse platform for educational purpose are suggested and limitations of the study and possible future study are discussed.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.