An Experiment Teaching African American History in the Metaverse

Historians in the News
tags: African American history, technology, teaching history, virtual reality



Morehouse College history professor Dr. Ovell Hamilton is taking his students through Black history in the Metaverse. His course places students on a slave ship, in key moments in the Civil Rights movement and other moments in Black history which they can interact with in unprecedented ways.

Dr. Hamilton says this gives a new appreciation for history and entices his class like never before. He feels the future of education in the Metaverse will see a lot of growth in engaging students at every level. He joins Here & Now's Scott Tong.

This segment aired on December 1, 2022.

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