XR for Learning – December 3, 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.

Five Best Practices to Make VR Training Safe and Sanitary by Dave Beck
The adoption of virtual reality in training and development hit a major speed bump in 2020 based on COVID-19. There are obvious concerns about transmission of the virus with a shared headset, but as this post by Dave Beck explores, there are ways to use VR in a safe and sanitary manner.

3 VR Marketing Lessons I Unexpectedly Learned in Real Life by Britt Schwartz
I find that the field of marketing has a lot of proven practices that have applications for learning and development professionals. This post by Britt Schwartz looks at some important lessons about creating VR experiences for marketing that come from everyday life.

Cornell stretchable sensor could redefine soft robotics and virtual reality by Shane McGlaun
Haptics are an important part of an immersive AR and VR experience. Today haptics are generally limited to vibrations from a handheld controller, but the possibilities for the future go much deeper. This post by Shane McGlaun looks at one such example.

How Will Spatial Computing Fare in a Post-Covid World? by Mike Boland
Like many things, the adoption of augmented and virtual reality has been impacted by the pandemic. This post by Mike Boland looks at how the pandemic has affected the continued adoption of AR & VR, for better and for worse.

Best VR Headset 2020: Quest, PC VR, PSVR & More by Harry Baker
If you’re considering buying your first VR headset this holiday season, it’s important to remember that all headsets are not created equal. This post by Harry Baker can help inform your purchasing decision as it does a good job of recommending headsets for different types of users and experiences.

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