About the course
For many the words augmented or virtual reality conjures up imagery of futuristic environments, virtual worlds where we are interacting with people and objects that are not really there. But the future is here. We have the capabilities to implement augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) learning experiences today.
It is a new reality for learning and development. The opportunities for creating engaging and immersive learning experiences are better than ever. In this course we will explore the possibilities and capabilities of augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) in learning and development.
What can the course offer me?
Understanding and implementing new technologies can be a challenge for many learning and development professionals. In this course we will examine the possibilities of augmented reality and virtual reality and how that can contribute to the optimization of immersive learning experiences.
How does the course work?
The course has a delivery period of 8 weeks. Within these 8 weeks, we offer a range of learning objects (blogs, videos, articles, etc.), complemented by several discussion questions. Through these discussion questions you can engage with each other in conversation, sharing tips, tricks, ideas and experiences through the learning platform Curatr. Don’t want to engage in conversations, rather view the learning objects and read the discussion points? That's fine. The level of social involvement is up to you. Do you have additional content in the form of new learning objects? Please contribute! In this way, we make this course a real 'Social Learning' Exploration.
What are the levels?
There are 6 levels of the course, which look at a range of topics including
- What is augmented and virtual reality?
- The application of AR & VR in learning
- Tools for creating immersive learning
- Designing AR & VR experiences
- Other realities (AI, beacons and wearables)
How much time is needed?
The time investment is dependent on your enthusiasm, with an expectation of at least 1 hour per level.
Who is this course for?
This unique MOOC is intended for educators, education experts, teachers, learning & development and HR professionals who want to deepen further their understanding of augmented and virtual reality. Step in and take the opportunity to deepen and share explore your own ideas with other participants.
Participation is free.
Who is facilitating this course?
This course is facilitated by Matthew Mason of Reality Creators, an innovative learning and development company, with a desire to improve the learning experience for all through the use of immersive learning environments. Matthew has nearly 20 years’ experience in training and education, developing training resources in a variety of industries.
About the platform
The MOOC will work through the latest version of Curatr, an innovative and engaging social learning platform. Through this platform, you can access a variety of learning objects, collaborate with your peers and contribute content to enhance to course.