XR for Learning – March 17, 2021

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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.

Defining a Tech Cycle and Where Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Stand by Lyron Bentovim
When new technologies emerge, they follow a certain adoption path that leads to normalization – a path often referred to as a tech cycle. In this post by Lyron Bentovim, this journey is defined, and we look at where AR & VR currently stand within their own adoption.

Forget Oculus Quest 2 — Facebook just teased killer Quest 3 upgrades by Roland Moore-Colyer
While the latest updates of today’s VR technology are exciting, you need to look beyond today’s tech to see what the future of virtual reality looks like. This post by Roland Moore-Colyer looks at what can be expected in the next Oculus Quest device, and what those upgrades could mean to VR experiences.

How the Oculus Quest 2 made me fall in love with working out by Michael Andronico
One of the things that makes virtual reality so immersive is that it engages your whole body in an experience. This post by Michael Andronico looks at the potential for VR to be used in the context of fitness, as well as its ability to help us connect with a community even when we need to be physically apart.

The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic by Jeremy Kaplan
Augmented reality is often associated with smartphones and glasses, but contact lenses are quickly being added to the equation. This post by Jeremy Kaplan looks at the AR contact lens landscape. More importantly, it explores how contact lenses can augment your experience beyond just what you see.

Bone Vibration Brings Typing into VR by Lewin Day
New technologies are emerging seemingly every day that advance how we interact and engage in virtual reality. This post by Lewin Day looks at a new device that is able to detect the tapping of each individual finger. While the use case in the video on this post – typing on a virtual keyboard – isn’t overly compelling, the hardware powering that experience still works and has an infinite number of other use cases. It’s another example of how VR engagement is expanding.

The Learning Leaders Alliance community continues to grow, connecting learning leaders from around the globe who want to stay ahead of the curve and enabling aspiring leaders to build their skillsets.

Membership in the Alliance includes access to exclusive monthly digital events curated for today’s modern learning leader. Here’s just a few examples of what members have enjoyed so far this year:

  • A panel of Chief Learning Officers discussing how we support the entry into the new normal
  • A look at learning trends and how leaders can put them into practice
  • An informal discussion on what qualifies as a learning leader
  • An exploration of 5 pillars of learning leadership
  • A tactical look at the learning leader’s role in advancing diversity and inclusion
  • Research into what learning leadership looks like in 2021

In addition to monthly events, Alliance members also get free registration to the Learning Solutions Digital Experience in May, and our second Learning Leaders Online Forum in July. Join today to be a part of the community, and gain access to recordings from all the great gatherings that have already taken place in 2021.


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