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Immersive Learning

Designing for Authentic Practice

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GetAbstract\_100Use immersive learning design to train others using new technology.

Numerous studies have shown the same results: Virtual practice is often as effective—or more so—as real-life practice. Why is this? Immediacy of feedback—corrective feedback at the time of error—plus the ability to control the training environments to ensure the most common or most difficult scenarios are experienced and navigated by learners. The most useful training allows learners to actually practice skills in a safe environment.

In immersive learning, you can control what experiences learners have, the feedback they receive, and the opportunities they have to see both short-term and long-term consequences. Imagine the possibilities that new technologies can bring for training design! Doctors, salespeople, managers, emergency first responders—all can benefit from technology-enabled training. But how do you do it? Immersive Learning walks you through the process of designing and building immersive learning environments using the framework of the familiar ADDIE model.

In this book, you will learn how to:

  • Discover a framework for thinking in terms of immersive learning design.

  • Outline the process of designing for immersion.

  • See real examples of organizations that have applied these principles to solve learning and performance challenges.

Book Details

  • ISBN: 9781562868215

  • Pages: 192

  • Publication Date: December 2013

  • Formats: Paperback, PDF

  • Product Code: 111316

About the Authors
Koreen Pagano

Koreen Pagano, senior product manager at lynda.com, is passionate about helping people learn more effectively. Koreen advocates new ways of using technology for organizational learning, with an emphasis on performance improvement and behavioral change. She has strong ties to education, having received her MS in curriculum and instruction from Penn State University. She helped start Freire Charter School in 1999, and founded Tandem Learning in 2008 to demonstrate the untapped potential of immersive learning design. An internationally recognized speaker and organizational consultant, Koreen has taught graduate courses at Harrisburg University and writes the blog Learning in Tandem.


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