Learning and Unlearning in the Age of the Metaverse

Ze Gao, Anqi Wang

The pervasive impact of digital technologies requires us to rethink notions of knowledge and learning. The current pandemic and the forced shift to online teaching are just the latest examples of an ongoing trend of digitizing learning through online classrooms, MOOCs, videos, and interactive tutorials. Digital technologies affect how we learn, what we need to learn, and what is doing the learning. With constant and instant access to information, traditional ways of learning focused on reproducing information are no longer valid. The project reflects on the impact of media ecologies on the blurring of digital and material learning environments, questioning the role of educational institutions and infrastructures.