Our guest today is Vriti Saraf. She is the CEO & founder of k20 Educators, a design studio that builds Metaverse spaces for learning. She is also a co-founder of the first decentralized autonomous non-profit organization for educators, by educators, called Ed3 DAO. Both organizations aim to reimagine education. Vriti has served as a teacher, a professor, a dean, & a director in public, private, & charter schools both locally & internationally across k12 & higher education.
Are you curious about how technology can change the way we learn and teach? In this episode, Joeri and Vriti Saraf explored the potential of the Metaverse in education.
So, what exactly is the Metaverse? According to both Joeri and Vriti, it's essentially a virtual world that we can inhabit and interact with in real-time. It's an immersive experience that enables us to connect with people and objects in a way that isn't possible in the physical world. While the concept of the Metaverse isn't new, recent advancements in technology have made it more accessible and easier to create.
But what does this mean for education? Vriti believes that the Metaverse has the potential to revolutionize the way we learn and teach. By creating virtual classrooms and spaces, students can interact with each other and with content in a way that's more engaging and memorable than traditional classrooms. It also allows for a more personalized learning experience tailored to individual student needs. This approach can provide access to education for people who may not have had it otherwise, helping bridge gaps between developed and developing countries.
Joeri agreed with Vriti, adding that the Metaverse can also provide access to experts and teachers from around the world. By creating virtual classrooms and spaces, teachers and experts can connect with students globally, providing a diverse perspective on education.
Of course, there are challenges such as infrastructure needs, technology requirements, privacy concerns, security issues that need addressing before implementing this technology fully into education systems. However, Joeri emphasized social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter as powerful tools for educators to connect with students while expanding their brand presence.
Vriti recommended using social media platforms like LinkedIn or Twitter to engage with others within Web3 space while sharing valuable insights.
In conclusion, as our world continues to embrace technological advancements at an exponential rate; it's exciting to see how they will continue changing our lives - especially when it comes to learning!
KEY HIGHLIGHTS (see clickable version on www.cmo-stories.com)
[00:36] Who is Vriti Saraf?
[01:21] How did your personal experiences shape your journey, and what inspired you to create K20 Educators and Ed3DAO?
[03:52] Can you share how your community connects in the Metaverse?
[06:43] Is there a technology that allows you to have different meetings going on while you're not hearing each other's meetings?
[07:51] What are the limitations regarding the number of attendees in a class or session?
[08:35] How do you manage large group conversations, especially when there are multiple individuals speaking simultaneously, and what solutions do you have to address this potential challenge?
[10:22] Can you share how you ensure inclusivity and accessibility for individuals in the event?
[11:55] Do you see any challenges in onboarding individuals to Web3 and the Metaverse, and how do you plan to address these challenges?
[17:14] Is there an option to record presentations or events within your Metaverse solution, and how does this work?
[18:19] How do you promote awareness of your Metaverse solution and engage with potential users?
[23:08] How do you effectively engage potential users and customers, and do you use social media or other channels to connect with them?
[29:37] If listeners are interested in learning more about your web-based solutions, what websites and social media platforms should they visit?
"You can't have a conversation if you're not online, and if you're not talking to people, then you're not learning and growing." - Vriti
"You can't just rely on one platform to do everything for you. You have to have a strategy and you have to have a plan." - Joeri
"Consider your profile not as a CV of what you did in the past, but what you're doing now is important. Consider it as a website in many websites so that people visiting your profile, you know what you are doing." - Joeri
"In Web 3, it's going to be about social connections, and people are going to be looking for authentic relationships and connections." - Joeri
"It's not just about having a website or being on social media. It's about having a brand and a story that people can connect with." - Vriti