XR for Learning -August 5, 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.

New HoloLens 2 App Helps UK Doctors Train To Identify COVID-19 by Jamie Feltham
Augmented reality is increasingly being used to support the training and performance of healthcare workers. This post by Jamie Feltham looks at one example of an AR application that is being used to train healthcare workers how to identify symptoms of COVID-19.

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Train Firefighters? by Gergana Mileva
One of the primary use cases for VR-based training is to provide the ability to learn and practice life-and-death skills in a safe environment. This post by Gergana Mileva looks at how VR is being used to provide training for one such profession: Firefighting.

Niantic: “AR is a Technology, Not an Application” by Mike Boland
Too often, we allow the experiences we build to be driven by the features and benefits of the technology we are building it on. Augmented reality is currently working through this challenge as it emerges into mainstream use. This post by Mike Boland explores lessons learned by one of the earliest AR success stories, Niantic, makers of the popular game Pokemon Go. 

The AR/VR ecosystem — Are we there yet? by Tim Merel
One of the drivers of enterprise usage of AR and VR is how deeply the technologies normalize into mainstream consumer usage. This post by Tim Merel looks at recent research into how AR and VR usage is developing within the consumer marketplace.

‘Bright future’ for AR and VR in 2021 and beyond, says Strategy Analytics by James Bourne
AR and VR are still emerging within the consumer and enterprise markets. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted that emergence. This post by James Bourne looks at recent research that shows a positive long-term outlook for AR & VR adoption once we are able to get through the short-term setbacks of the pandemic. 

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