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The Great Learning Mystery: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

Warning: Long, comprehensive blarticle ahead! Turmoil abounds in applying virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) in learning and development efforts in some corporations. Some industries throw money at these efforts and fail to produce the desired results; they deny the potential benefits and effectiveness of newer technologies in learning applications. This […]

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Gamification v Serious Games

  This article is dedicated to distinguishing between gamification and immersive games. In the most simplistic of terms, gamification is the carrot and the stick – if you complete this task, you get a reward (sticker, badge, download, etc.). Immersive games are exactly that: immersive. The most popular games are nearly pure discovery learning – […]

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Working with SMEs Effectively

  This is a short and practical article. When I work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), I immediately treat the approach as the instructional analysis of the project (reference:┬áDick and Carey, Instructional Systems Design). I approach the instructional analysis as follows:   What is the goal of the procedure or document being produced? What are […]

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