Dario Lombardi, Luigi Traetta


The Metaverse is an immersive digital environment in which physical reality merges with virtual reality. Its applications in the world of education are constantly growing and there are several studies analysing its effects in learning contexts. There is a dearth of studies in the literature on the effects of the Metaverse in teaching people with special educational needs, which is why in this contribution we intend to conduct a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on the possible advantages and disadvantages of the Metaverse in the learning of students with intellectual disabilities. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) will be used to conduct the SLR. The collected evidence will be discussed in the meta-synthesis phase with the aim of denoting which scenarios and future perspectives will concern the application of the Metaverse in special education.


Metaverse, Disability, Virtual Reality

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