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Simply put, augmented reality requires a device, content, a marker, and a software platform to use to overlay the content over the real space. For corporations, the challenges can be real: employees don't have company-issued devices, the content is private and shouldn't be accessed publically, markers can detract from the corporate brand, and custom AR software development can be expensive and hard to deploy. How can learning and development teams even approach the AR conversation without fraying nerves and breaking budgets?Read More
There's been substantial buzz around augmented reality as a tool for learning through interactivity, as well as for reaching colleagues who don't have access to traditional eLearning programs. New data has shown that doing so can potentially double the level of attention compared to TV and online learning, with 70% higher memory encoding when compared to traditional media consumption. Despite this, AR has only recently begun to garner mainstream attention. Many professionals still believe it's expensive and difficult to adopt, with uptake remaining conservative. What if we could dispel these myths and prove that not only are there simple, affordable tools to work with, but that the outcomes of making L&D more engaging and memorable are worth their weight in gold?Read More
While it’s become easier to find strong use cases for immersive technologies like AR and VR, it’s still a challenge to go one step further and build solid business cases for this technology. Like every industry, the education and training fields are looking for business models for adopting immersive technologies that make sense for our needs. But what should be the focus for building a business case in education and training: learning outcomes, learning engagement, both, or something else? What details do we need to build a strong business case for investing in these immersive technologies in our field?Read More
Creating an exciting experience in the VR headset is only part of the solution. How do you ensure it's instructionally effective? Even with new technology the basic principles of instructional design must still be applied: challenges, activity, reflection, and feedback, to name a few. In addition, you’ll want to consider the unique features you can leverage in VR experiences related to time, stress, and 3-D movement, as well as the user challenges of wearing a VR headseat. And because virtual reality is a large investment, you’ll need to be especially sure your solution is effective to ensure there's a strong ROI.Read More
How many times have you tried to explain to a new employee, visitor, or client how to find you in your complicated (or not so complicated building), only to have them get lost in an endless sea of corridors on their first visit? Maybe you have an environment you would like someone to see but they are not physically able to experience it for themselves, like a museum or art gallery? You can do all this and more with a series of 360 photos imported into an eLearning authoring tool to create a virtual interactive tour.Read More