Immersive Learning: Designing for Authentic Practice

Immersive Learning: Designing for Authentic Practice
By Koreen Olbrish Pagano

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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.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #943290 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-12-31
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.03" h x .40" w x 6.95" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 192 pages

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About the Author
Koreen advocates new ways of using technology for organizational learning, with an emphasis on performance improvement and behavioral change. She 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. Koreen has taught graduate courses at Harrisburg University, writes the blog Learning in Tandem, and is currently working in product management at Koreen lives in Carpinteria, California.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5this book is a great inspiration and how-to guide
By A.Camerer
If you're trying to break out of the page-turner course building mentality, this book is a great inspiration and how-to guide. I especially liked the interview questions for beginning an immersive design, and the adherence to the helpful aspects of the ADDIE model while acknowledging it's limitations (ala Michael Allen's SAM). Easy to read style and tasteful graphic design are also what makes this book appealing.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Must Read for Learning Professionals
By James Farrell
Koreen's book should be on the shelf (or desk with post-it notes sticking out) of every instructional designer and learning technologist out there. She does a wonderful job of framing how immersive learning fits into the current workplace and how to implement. Her Learning Continuum (on page 24 when you buy the book) is extremely helpful to have posted above your desk. This book is extremely helpful in moving from what Cammy Bean calls "Clicky, Clicky, Bling, Bling" learning to authentic practice that truly creates behavior change in organizations.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Fantastic book. This is about learning today
By Lynnjaw
Fantastic book. This is about learning today. A don't miss.

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