XR for Learning -August 26, 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.

Manufacturers embrace AR for new way of working by Mark Dugdale
Augmented reality is seen as a technology that could transform how we support people in their work, improving efficiency and productivity. While still emerging, this post by Mark Dugdale looks at research and case studies from early adopters that show the promise of AR performance support in practice.

What the Tech? What is XR +How Can It Apply to the Workplace? by Marah Berezowsky
Augmented and virtual reality can be complex topics if you’re new to XR for talking with a stakeholder unfamiliar with the technology. This post by Marah Berezowsky provides simple and concise explanations not only about the technology, but of examples of how the technologies can be used to support learning and performance within an organization. 

How Augmented Reality Technology Streamlines Agriculture by Alexey Chalimov
Sometimes the best way to understand how augmented reality can be used as a training and performance tool is to explore examples of it being put into practice. This post by Alexey Chalimov looks at how AR is being used to improve the work of what may seem like an unexpected group of workers: farmers.

Will AR Enable Retail’s Touchless Era? by Mike Boland
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the way we live our daily lives, and some of the shifts in our behavior may stay with us long after the crisis has ended. One of the technologies being leaned into by retailers during the pandemic is AR, since it provides a relatively contactless immersive experience. This post by Mike Boland looks at the role AR is playing in supporting a touchless retail experience.

Report: Apple TV+ to Enhance Shows With Augmented Reality by Matthew Humphries
Apple TV+ is reportedly looking to augmented reality as a means to make it’s streaming service “sticky” with consumers. This post by Matthew Humphries looks at the details of the report and the role AR may play in engaging customers more with Apple TV+ content.

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