XR for Learning – July 1, 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.

Apple developing new augmented reality app for iOS 14, testing Apple Store and Starbucks partnership by Benjamin Mayo
Augmented reality continues to advance in ways that are increasingly seamless to everyday activities. This post by Benjamin Mayo looks at updates coming to the next upgrade in iOS software that will enhance the AR experiences provided by iPhones.

Virtual Reality Emerging As Effective Pain Management Tool by Marla Milling
The healthcare industry is one of the early adopters of virtual reality in the context of learning and education. Most of the attention is currently focused on VR use by medical professionals. This post by Marla Milling looks at how VR is being used in support of patients, both for education and pain management.

PwC’s study into the effectiveness of VR training
This post highlights research conducted by PwC measuring the effectiveness of virtual reality being used in the context of leadership, soft skills or other skills connected to human-to-human interaction. 

Consulting firms are betting on unproven VR diversity trainings by Nicolás Rivero
This post serves as a bit of a counterpoint to the PwC research post shared in an earlier post. I share it here not only as a commentary on the existing research but also for the points it makes about the important differences between measuring learner reaction to an experience and measuring the learning effectiveness of the same experience.

From Gaming To Theatre – Haptic Feedback Delivers For Surgical Training by Raimundo Sierra
When we describe the immersive nature of a virtual reality experience, we tend to default to the immersion delivered by the visual environment, but there are other elements that are arguably just as important. This post by Raimundo Sierra looks at the increasing role haptic feedback is playing in immersive VR experiences. 

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