2) Content remains king
Personalised, immersive and engaging content holds the key for a robust education system. Whether it is the emergence of a multidisciplinary system of education or increasing focus on life skills and well-being of learners, great content will be critical to future-proof education. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 proposal of free-flowing crossovers between subjects, courses, and streams has already laid the building blocks to cultivating a cohesive, well-rounded education system. Through this, learners will have more freedom to explore multiple disciplines ranging from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to liberal arts and social sciences, even as they focus on a particular specialisation. At the same time, learners will be able to develop life skills such as analytical thinking, creativity, and collaboration, expanding their prospects to explore 21st century career paths. What is very exciting are the ways that this content will be consumed by learners, especially with the emergence of AR/VR technologies. It is not difficult to imagine education and learning in the Metaverse.