Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities in the United States
Seeing the digital development in this era,
The Arizona State University may have a plan to launch virtual classes in the Metaverse in the future.
Metaverse is a place for anything
Not only for the company or work place,
But education field can also take a part in the digital world
According to records submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or USPTO, on June 7 and June 8,
The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University filed seven applications
It is for variations of its name
— ASU, Arizona State, Arizona State University —
Besides, their football team, the Sun Devils, to be used in a virtual environment.
The trademark filings included the university’s name as well as the Sun Devils’ pitchfork symbol
And logo for use in “virtual environments in which users can interact for recreational, leisure or entertainment purposes”
That’s all fit to their educational purposes.
Arizona State University also consider some reason to enter the digital world
In fall of 2021 semester, ASU reported 77,881 students enrolled at physical campuses in the U.S.
While 57,848 people attended through “digital immersion.”
Even though there is no official statement about the reason
Maybe the prompted by having more than 42% of its enrolled students in online classes is one of the reason to enter metaverse
ASU senior director of strategic learner and program mobilization Casey Evans said
Digital immersion coursework was the school’s “best tool to enable students to continue learning during this time of physical separation,” likely referring to the ongoing pandemic.
Moreover, the trademark filings also suggested ASU to be exploring the use of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs,
They can use it to authenticate many documents, from diplomas to tickets for university events.
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