April 4, 2019
Learning Thursday #9 – Immersive Learning Experiences in Real Life
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April 4, 2019
Learning Thursday #9 – Immersive Learning Experiences in Real Life
Katrina Marie Baker works for Adobe as a Senior Learning Evangelist. Her independently operated consulting firm has advised organizations in aerospace, construction, healthcare, legal, retail, technology, and transportation. Katrina facilitates keynote sessions and master classes for learning professionals. She also maintains YouTube channel Learn Tech Collective. She has authored books LMS Success (2018), The LMS Selection Checklist (2018), and Corporate Training Tips & Tricks (2017). Katrina is a former Director of Technology with the Association for Talent Development. She has worked in people/project management and global training capacities for Fortune 500 retailer Whole Foods Market, and Global 100 law firms Cooley LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. Previously, Katrina worked in music and video production for clients such as Disney Channel and Adult Swim.
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Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points.  Read and then share your own ideas by commenting below!  Check out the last Learning Thursday here.

What does the term immersive learning experience mean to you?  Check out the below video of students learning Mandarin in an immersive learning environment, with the help of artificial intelligence.  This project is taking place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

This simulated experience allows students to practice foreign language skills in a restaurant, garden, or class.  There are tools within the experience that allow the learner to compare their pronunciation and pitch tone against what is ideal.

Please comment below:

  1. Other than teaching foreign languages, what other subjects do you think would be interesting to teach in an immersive environment?
  2. In what ways can simulated learning environments benefit the student?

If you’re interested in developing your own 360 degree learning environment, check out Adobe Captivate 2019.

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2019-04-12 01:47:06
2019-04-12 01:47:06

  1. Flight training, obviously. We’re already there.
  2. Student get to practice dangerous situations without the danger!
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2019-06-30 16:50:08
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I agree, this is an incredible use of this type of technology.  I also saw a geology teacher use this to take students to a beach which wasn’t accessible because of tide dangers.  They made the environment for the students and they could do a ton of comparisons and data analysis.

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2019-04-05 16:48:43
2019-04-05 16:48:43

I’m impressed. That’s a fantastic idea.

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