Extended reality (XR) technologies come in two major forms: virtual reality (VR), in which the learner is immersed in a virtual environment, and augmented reality (AR), in which the learner is in a combined real and virtual environment. The learning science—the marriage of psychology and brain science—is clear: XR technologies have the potential to provide cheaper and more effective healthcare training than traditional approaches. In this webcast, we’ll review the psychology and brain science of medical training and show how XR technologies reduce the cognitive load associated with learning and recruit learning systems in the brain that are not activated with traditional healthcare training. Taken together, this speeds learning and strengthens the memory for learned information. In this webcast you will learn about: -the emerging technologies of virtual and augmented reality -the psychology and brain science behind these technologies -the potential for these technologies to revolutionize medical training -some current use cases of these technologies.
The Learning Science of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies and How They Will Accelerate Healthcare Training