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immersive learning environments

Immersive learning environments may become the norm in training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Immersive learning environments mix the worlds of leisure and work or informal and formal learning and have the potential to function as a professional learning treat, making learning fun. As the available immersive technology improves, and high speed Internet is everywhere at a very small cost, immersive learning environments should begin to play more of a role as a supplement to or major component of professional learning.

e-learning outside the box

E-Learning outside the box: tips for instructional designers

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Whenever putting out a hiring ad, companies ask for innovative people who can think outside of the box. Creativity seems to have become the number one prerequisite for pretty much everything. The ‘box’, with its implication of rigidity and squareness, symbolizes constrained and unimaginative thinking. So how exactly can one think outside the box? And what can instructional designers do support this kind of thinking?

Training environment vs. simulations

Training environment vs. simulations for IT training — and how to get it right

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When designing training for new software users, a question that will inevitably arise is: Should you go for simulations or for the training environment? The knowledge achieved by a learner who can test the software will always trump that of a simulation training experience, but simulations provide a highly cost-effective means to create scalable, repeatable training.

The role of AR technology in making learners imagine


AR technology works just like the power of imagination: it helps create imaginary learning scenarios by adding an extra tech layer to reality. Three popular and already interesting training methods that can largely benefit from the AR technology are case studies, simulations and scenario-based learning.

simulations in training

The practical use of simulations in training

E-learning, Managers

A lot of learning on the job happens through trial and error. But some jobs can’t afford that. One single mistake could have enormous costs, both material and human. In critical situations where data is incomplete or unreliable, failure is not an option. Even the best people need to be trained in making the right decisions, and training simulations provide the best solution for this.