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What is the Metaverse?

The metaverse isn’t just for gamers or developers,
it will be for everyone.
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What is the metaverse?

About this Course

In this free course from the experts at Meta, you’ll learn what the metaverse is, what it means for our world today and into the future, and the opportunities it presents for both professionals and businesses. 

By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the fundamental knowledge of the metaverse to determine future areas of interest, learning, or professional growth.
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Understand the metaverse fundamentals

Experts will guide you through a broad range of topics spanning the metaverse ecosystem, from communication and collaboration to NFTs and cryptocurrency, from avatars and devices to platforms and game engines. You’ll learn about augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), extended reality, NFTs, blockchain, web3, cryptocurrency, and more. 

Discover new ways to connect, learn, and work 

The metaverse provides new ways to connect people, websites, platforms and realities. You’ll explore how it will enhance online social experiences, the future of work and learning. 

Opportunities for professionals and businesses

The metaverse will be built by everyone, with creative and practical applications being developed every day by imaginative people. Learn how the metaverse will be applied in areas like healthcare, education, city planning, art, and more—and how you can start creating these experiences today. You’ll also learn how the metaverse can make the world a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive place.

Course Syllabus

What is the metaverse?

In this module, you will take your first steps into the metaverse, exploring what it is, how to interact with it, and how to communicate and connect with others within it. You'll also examine the ecological ramifications of the metaverse, and the role of decentralization in making the metaverse more ethical, inclusive, and accessible.

Who is creating the metaverse?

In this module, you will explore how the metaverse will be made by identifying the architects of the metaverse, as well as the devices, platforms, and game engines they will use to build it and you will use to interact with it. You will also explore how extended reality (XR) is used in the metaverse, and the role of the creator economy.

Metaverse verticals

In this module, you will explore how the metaverse will impact various verticals, including education, healthcare, city planning, and civic engagement. You will also examine what communication, marketing, and design will look like in the metaverse, and what it will mean to engage with art, entertainment, and sports in the metaverse.

Money in the metaverse

In this module, you will define blockchain and crypotcurrency as you examine how commerce will work in the metaverse, explore the implications of a decentralized metaverse economy, and discuss economic trends and opportunities in the metaverse.

Metaverse responsibility

In this module, you will explore the ways in which the metaverse can—and must—be built with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind, how to build a safe and secure metaverse, and protecting intellectual property in the metaverse. You will also discuss the importance of centering ethics when building the multiverse.

How will we build the metaverse?

In this module, you will explore the possibilities of the metaverse, focusing on research and development opportunities, how university and enterprise partnerships will help the metaverse evolve, and the infrastructure changes needed to support the growth and development of the metaverse.

Our students love us

I enjoyed this course very much. This course provide a very simple to understand content.
This course is easily the most important course anyone should take before they venture into the metaverse!
S Sam
This course is really good. It has taught me of the fundamentals of metaverse and added just enough for me to build on it to continue my learning.
Meet the instructor

Meta Experts

Meta builds technologies that help people connect with friends and family, find communities, and grow businesses. The Meta Professional Certificates create opportunities so that anyone regardless of education, background or experience can learn high-quality skills to land a high-growth career—no degree or experience required to get started. Meta also offers training courses on the metaverse to educate people, brands, businesses and professionals on the opportunities it presents and what it means for our world today and into the future.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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