XR for Learning -September 10, 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.

How could COVID-19 change AR/VR’s future? by Tim Merel
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost every aspect of our lives. This post by Tim Merel looks at how the adoption and advancement of augmented and virtual reality may be impacted by the continued affects of the pandemic.

I was skeptical about attending Burning Man in VR, but it’s great by Daniel Terdiman
One of the interesting things that has emerged during the pandemic is virtual reality emerging as a provider of “virtual experiences” that fill the gaps for the real-life experiences we are unable to enjoy due to social distancing. This post by Daniel Terdiman looks at one such example: A VR-based visit to Burning Man.

The ARPost Guide to 5G Internet and XR by Jon Jaehnig
The next generation of wireless networks commonly referred to as 5G has the potential to transform how we live and work in a digital world. This post by Jon Jaehnig examines how XR technologies and experiences will be enhanced by the addition of 5G.

Amazon rolls out a new AR shopping feature for viewing multiple items at once by Sarah Perez
Retail is one of the major industries practically applying augmented reality, usually in the form of allowing you to see something you want to purchase digitally presented in real space. It’s a very useful application, but up until now you could only see a single item within the space. This post by Sarah Perez looks at a recent upgrade by Amazon that enables shoppers to view multiple items in AR simultaneously.  

Facebook Wants to Build AR Glasses that Gives Users Hearing Superpowers via OVR News
When we think of augmented reality, we tend to default to thinking in terms of visual assets displayed in the context of the real world. But AR extends beyond just sight; we can augment the experience of reality through any of our senses. This post looks at work being done at facebook that focuses on how our reality can be augmented through the use of sound.

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