Technologue.idJakarta – Atma Jaya Catholic University (Unika) Chancellor Dr Agustinus Prasetyantoko said the world of education must take part in the development of Metaverse Indonesia.
“Metaverse Indonesia itself will be launched at the G20 Indonesia Presidency at the end of next year. This is one of the three government priorities in the G20, namely a more inclusive global health architecture, digital transformation and energy transition,” said Prasetyantoko at the signing of the Metaverse project collaboration with PT WIR Asia in Jakarta, Monday.
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Metaverse Indonesia is included in the priority of digital transformation. According to him, this opportunity must be utilized as well as possible, including the world of education.
“The world of education must take part in the preparation of Metaverse Indonesia,” he explained.
Through this collaboration, Unika Atma Jaya will be the first campus in Indonesia to start lectures at the Meteverse or the fictional universe. Metaverse has been carried out by the younger generation in game and the campus must clean up to take part in these changes.
“Campuses must be able to prepare themselves, because in five or 10 years they will become students, and campuses must be able to prepare from now on,” he added.
For the initial stage, the cooperation will be applied to five to seven courses, including management, psychology, and courses in the engineering faculty. Previously, Atma Jaya had applied Augmented Reality (AR) technology to medical study programs.
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Chief Innovation Officer WIR Asia, Jeffrey Budiman, explained that the development of a metaverse ecosystem such as Metaverse Indonesia on a massive scale requires the support of various parties, including the education sector.
“Indonesia must be ready to take advantage of this Metaverse for future progress. Currently, there are many sectors that take advantage of the Metaverse such as banking, property and including education,” kata Jeffrey.
Jeffrey also added that campuses must also be able to prepare human resources (HR) who are ready to wrestle in the Metaverse world, by getting used to them since they were in college.