Incorporating Immersive Learning

When (learners) can see, touch, and feel what they are learning about, it becomes much easier for them to understand and remember it.
Buljan, 2022

Learning First, Immersion Second

Immersive learning can improve student success by engaging in practice-based learning. It's a distraction free method of bringing learning to life. There are a multitude of methods to personalize learning through curating immersive content and integrating it into your curriculum. There are three main subgroups of immersive learning: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality. These can be integrated into a curriculum to increase engagement.

Following a guide or checklist of best practices for immersive learning design (Barnard, 2022) can help direct you to success and increase your productivity and performance of your training. Some best practices could include:
  1. Determine a need.
  2. Set SMART Goals and Learning Objectives.
  3. Research and choose appropriate hardware or software for the training.
  4. Integrate the VR or AR hardware/software selected to existing materials or curriculum.
  5. Build an immersive experience that encompasses as many learning styles as possible.
  6. Prepare learners and facilitators.
  7. Roll out the training and collect evaluation data.
Example: Using Immersive Learning in a Science Classroom
The below slideshow highlights the use of AR and VR within a science classroom environment.
Immersive Learning Design by Alyssa Mulvihill


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