Keynote :: Stylianos Mystakidis

VWBPE 2023 Keynote
Presented: March 24, 2023
Title: Metaverse: Pandora’s Pithos or Panacea for Education? 7+1 Uncommon Truths about the Edu-Metaverse
Presenter: Dr. Stylianos Mystakidis (Stylianos Ling), Hellenic Open University, Greece
Introduction: Lorraine Mockford / LoriVonne Lustre

Stylianos Mystakidis

This keynote session will tackle the following questions: What connects a deadly train crash with the Metaverse? What are the roots of the Metaverse and its status? What is the dark side of the Metaverse? Is the Metaverse suitable for all types of learning? What are the attributes of unforgettable learning experiences? Why is the Metaverse valuable for Education? What is the anatomy of effective learning experiences in the Metaverse?

SL: Stylianos Ling
Dr. Stylianos Mystakidis is an Innovator in Educational Technology and Researcher at the University of Patras and a Tutor Counselor at the Hellenic Open University, Greece. He has published over 90 works in peer-reviewed international journals, conferences and books on Virtual Worlds, Metaverse, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Open and Distance Education, Playful Design, Gamification, Storytelling and Serious Games. He has academic teaching experience for universities in Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Spain and USA. He has participated as certified project manager (PMI/PMP) and researcher in 14 international projects. His formal studies include a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä (Finland), MA in Education in Virtual Worlds at the University of West of England Bristol (UK), MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) and Postgraduate Certificate at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain).
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