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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