XR for Learning – July 15, 2020

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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 collects some of the best XR content that learning professionals can learn from.

Here’s this week’s recommended content.

The Business Value of Virtual and Augmented Reality for L&D by Bill Brandon
One of the first questions people ask when exploring XR for learning, is what value these technologies can drive. This post by Bill Brandon looks at how AR and VR can be used by training departments, and what value that use can drive for a business.

How could COVID-19 change AR/VR’s future? by Tim Merel
COVID-19 has disrupted almost every aspect of daily life. This post by Tim Merel looks at how the pandemic may be impacting the future of AR & VR, both in terms of how the disruptions may delay adoption, and in how it may also accelerate it. The factors looked at in this post not only affect XR, but just about every other aspect of work. 

Is Wearability the Next Mobility? by Mike Boland
Augmented Reality is linked to the broader concept of spatial computing, but the runway for delivering true spatial computing experiences could be substantial. This post from Mike Boland looks at what the stages of evolution towards spatial computing could be, using the evolution of the smartphone for context.

Top VR Media Players for Android and iOS
Virtual reality content is becoming more and more common as more and more options to consume 360 videos and other immersive content become available. This post examines a number of different apps you can use on your existing smartphone (in conjunction with an associated viewer) to view VR content.

Amazon is using AR to encourage employee social distancing by Brian Heater
Augmented reality’s potential isn’t in its content; it’s in its utility, and the ways it is used to solve problems and support performance. This post by Brian Heater focuses on an example of that potential, exploring how Amazon is using AR to support social distancing among its employees.

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