XR for Learning Weekly – December 4, 2019

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Augmented, Virtual, and other mixed reality technologies are rapidly emerging and advancing, creating new and exciting opportunities for training and education. XR for Learning Weekly collects some of the week’s best XR content that learning professionals can learn from.

XR for Learning is curated by the team that brings you Realities360, the premier AR/VR event for education and training professionals.

Here’s this week’s recommended content.

How Science Fiction Ruined Smart Glasses by Matthew Reyes and Victoria Song
Augmented reality headsets have a number of unique cultural obstacles to overcome before mainstream adoption can be achieved. This post by Matthew Reyes and Victoria Song does a good job of examining some of the hurdles that need to be addressed in smart glasses industry.

Oculus & Unity Release Free VR Development Course with 20 Hours of Content by Scott Hayden
Interested in learning how to develop content for VR? Check out this new course being offered free by Oculus and Unity.

5G Is The Technology That Will Push AR Into The Mainstream by Jason Yim
Quite often it’s a single technology that transforms the future; it’s when different technologies collide and create a new experience that could not be possible otherwise. The next generation of networks – 5G – is one such technology that will enable innovation in a host of other spaces. This post examines how 5G will power the full emergence of AR in our culture.

The future is now: Winerytale augmented reality app targets tech-savvy wine drinkers by Kristiana Lalou
Augmented reality is a great tool to learn more about a physical object. This post examines a new app that does just that. While it’s positioned as a marketing and sales tool, the underpinnings of learning more about the wine extend to other possibilities for broader learning applications.

California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires by Presley West
Virtual reality continues to emerge as a valuable tool for enterprise training, especially in situations where the risk of failure can literally mean the difference between life and death. This post by Presley West examines how fire departments in California are using VR to better prepare recruits for the challenges and dangers of dealing with wildfires.


The full program for next year’s Realities360 Conference and Expo are now online. Check out the highlights in the video below, and visit the Realities360 website to see all the details.

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