Virtual Training and Towards Metaverse Mobilizes Well-known Startups and Courses

Last week, launched LinkedIn Learning Reports, based on training and developing business leaders. The Covid-19 pandemic has two conclusions. The first is the growing demand for these professionals. Second, there is a growing demand for training and courses, especially online and in the workplace. Even before talking about a word that has come up at many conferences lately: Metaverse.

This year, a survey conducted by the Brazilian Association for Training and Development (ABTD) in partnership with Integração Escola de Negócios noted that three out of every training course in the country are already live (69%). Two years ago, before the pandemic, that number was just 29%. ○ Online education market or e-learning continues to grow And, according to Global Marketing Insights, it is expected to double in size to $500 billion by 2027, mostly from functional support.

The market already has specialized educational solutions in the pipeline. Edtechs, an initiative to use technology to create differentiated solutions for teaching, grew by 26 percent in two years, according to the Centro de Inovação para a Educação Brasileira and Associação Brasileira de Startups do Brasil. One in every 20 national startups with the most resources or fame is dedicated to this space.

But what does the metaverse have to do with this? It’s a digital environment that, with high-speed internet and augmented reality, has reached a higher level of immersion and interaction.picture stadium This month showed that the Metaverse is back in the spotlight after Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, rebranded his holding company Meta and said it would be his next bet. This mix of characters from the Matrix universe and the video game The Sims has opened a new classroom at the FIA ​​Business School that literally begins teaching in the Metaverse.

Teachers teach using virtual reality glasses, while students who don’t yet have devices can join online spaces via video calls. “It was an incredible experience for them. We’re not talking about a ‘high’ world, but a different universe.

Mark Zuckerberg shows how new VR glasses work

Photo: Facebook/Publicity/Estadão

Students can participate at home, in bed, while being transported to the classroom.There, he walks, talks, claps and interacts with colleagues, while I write on the blackboard, give presentations and ask questions,” he said. stadium Alessandra Montini, Director of the FIA ​​Laboratory Data Core.

China, the US, Mexico and parts of Europe have invested in training and courses dedicated to teaching virtual reality. This year, USP became the first public university to “buy land” in this online space.

unifying trend

For many, Metaverse will help leverage the concept of ESG. NRF Retail’s Big Show 2022, the world’s largest retail event, put these two words at the center of the future at the beginning of the year.

Bill Gates, the historical founder of Microsoft, believes that in a few years, all work meetings and professional training will be in the Metaverse. If this happens, only the value added by immobility will have benefits in terms of both environmental and social and governance.

Even before this, it has been possible to prepare for free cooperation with the so-called ESG pillar. One way to learn about the subject is to take free and fast-track courses that give you insight into the day-to-day activities of those involved in ESG practice (see below).

Eight online options to learn more about ESG:

– ESG (Overview)

1. 1 hour ESG overview course

2. 8 hours training at Brazilian Institute of Sustainable Development with digital certificate

– Environmental management

1. Veduca Licensing, Certification and Environmental Auditing, Environmental Impact Assessment and Integrated Management Systems courses, 45 hours

2. Coursera 10-hour course at the University of Copenhagen, with Portuguese subtitles, brings a historical perspective on sustainable development and the SDGs –

– Social

1. Introduction to the concept of gender, 5 hours, from FGV

2. 30-hour Race Policy Course by Escola Virtual.Gov

– Governance

1. FGV 5 Hour Organizational Social Responsibility Course: Basic Concepts

2. 17-Hour Data Governance Digital Transformation Program


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