Understanding the bi-modal application of immersive learning

Extended Reality (xR), a blanket term for immersive learning technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality, is being increasingly used in corporate training and across a variety of industries. Although the technology itself is more than 50 years old, recent major breakthroughs have accelerated its adoption and application.

Extended Reality has proven its effectiveness as a learning tool because it increases learner engagement and information retention. In fact, these technologies can now be used to create different levels of immersion.

While xR can help immerse learners more deeply into the learning environment, the opposite is also achievable, wherein the learning object is immersed into the human experience. Here are examples of both:

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