Emerging Technologies

Aug 16, 2017

5 Reasons Virtual Reality Learning is Worth Considering

Another year, another learning trend, am I right? This year everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, another trend that will eventually burn itself out, right? Actually, no. Virtual Reality is definitely getting a lot of attention, but unlike a lot of learning trends, VR has some solid research behind it and some interesting proof points. What is Virtual Reality?                                                        Virtual Reality (VR) is a number of different technologies that are designed to create experiences that mimic real-life experiences. For a while “virtual worlds” were popular, where you piloted a character called an avatar around a 3-D environment. Modern VR, however, is very focused on sight and sound. VR users typically wear headsets...

Another year, another learning trend, am I right? This year everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, another trend that will eventually burn itself...

Dec 20, 2016

A Pragmatist’s Guide to Innovation, Part 1

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....

The Big Picture Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious....

Jan 10, 2014

Secrets of Simulation Design

As mentioned in our last blog posting, I had the pleasure of co-authoring the recent book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction...

As mentioned in our last blog posting, I had the pleasure of co-authoring the recent book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction...

Jul 30, 2012

The iPad Eats the Smartphone and Mobile Learning Becomes Real

I’ve been following the so-called Mobile Learning revolution for some time now. The reality is, Mobile Learning was something that a lot...

I’ve been following the so-called Mobile Learning revolution for some time now. The reality is, Mobile Learning was something that a lot...

Jun 7, 2011

Mobile Learning is SO 10 Minutes Ago…

Imagine going out and buying a shiny new sports car. Now imagine hitching up a horse to it, and having the horse...

Imagine going out and buying a shiny new sports car. Now imagine hitching up a horse to it, and having the horse...

Dec 14, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 6: It’s a Poor Craftsman Who Blames His Tools

I’ve been a musician for most of my life, and over the last several years I’ve focused my energy on the mandolin....

I’ve been a musician for most of my life, and over the last several years I’ve focused my energy on the mandolin....

Nov 17, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 5: Encouraging Adoption

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

Oct 5, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 4: From Virtual Reality to Virtual Worlds

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

Jun 23, 2010

Affordances in Virtual Immersive Environments (or, When is a Chair not a Chair?)

A few months back, I interviewed Chuck Hamilton about the way Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) are used at IBM. One of the...

A few months back, I interviewed Chuck Hamilton about the way Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) are used at IBM. One of the...

Apr 5, 2010

How to Talk Learning To Business

Does your business value learning? A lot of smart people have asked that question. A Gallup Management Journal article from a couple...

Does your business value learning? A lot of smart people have asked that question. A Gallup Management Journal article from a couple...

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