Being immersed is certainly beneficial for learning. Deeper learning is based upon action and reflection, and scenarios, simulations, and games are arguably the most effective approach. Thus, if we can maintain a true immersion, we’re facilitating the most effective learning. Hence, there are strong reasons to be enthused, from the perspective of learning. However, there are also reasons to be wary, as the conceptualizations vary. As with many terms, we need to be clear on what we’re talking about.
In our new position paper on Immersive Learning, authored by our Chief Learning Strategist – Clark Quinn, we explore the interpretation of immersive learning. We also consider the definition, the rationale, and the problems. We conclude with suggesting an optimum approach to design immersive learning experiences – based on our deep understanding of learning and technology.
You can download the position paper here or reach out to us at eLearning@upsidelearning.com to request a copy.