Bringing Learning to Life through Immersive Experiences

| November 22, 2018

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Interested in learning about prehistoric life? Just put on a headset, open an app on your phone, and start strolling next to a dinosaur in Jurassic Park, seeing and experiencing its history, anatomy and behavior in real time. Your observations and insights will stay with you long after a trip to a conventional museum of natural history would. This type of immersive experience is the future of learning and the shape and sights and sounds of things to come.With the growing sophistication of advanced digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), immersive learning is coming to life (see Quick Take, page 4). The combination of these technologies is moving the learning experience into the virtual world, in which learners can interact through gesture recognition and voice interfaces. These rich learning experiences are set to disrupt the field of education, whether it’s university course content, a human anatomy lesson for a medical program or a virtual courtroom experience for budding lawyers.

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Arapahoe Community College

At Arapahoe Community College, we offer both quality and value at our Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock campuses. Our instructors are experts in their respective career fields, and our students prosper from the attention and interaction they enjoy with the College’s dedicated and knowledgeable faculty.At ACC, we can help you as we’ve helped thousands of others. Our students believe in themselves because ACC believes in them. You can do anything if you put your mind to it, and ACC can help you every step of the way.A vibrant community college serving over 22,000 credit, non-credit and online students, ACC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs and over 200 online classes. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees and the community.

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At Arapahoe Community College, we offer both quality and value at our Littleton, Parker and Castle Rock campuses. Our instructors are experts in their respective career fields, and our students prosper from the attention and interaction they enjoy with the College’s dedicated and knowledgeable faculty.At ACC, we can help you as we’ve helped thousands of others. Our students believe in themselves because ACC believes in them. You can do anything if you put your mind to it, and ACC can help you every step of the way.A vibrant community college serving over 22,000 credit, non-credit and online students, ACC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs and over 200 online classes. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees and the community.

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