How to Design Instructionally Effective Virtual Reality Experiences

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Realities360 Online Conference July 2020 - July 23, 2020

Bill West

President & Founder
RegattaVR

Creating an exciting experience in the VR headset is only part of the solution. How do you ensure that the experience is instructionally effective? Most VR experiences barely scratch the surface of what we can produce. They are often passive documentaries and video with little, if any, interaction. The user is merely a bystander and not part of the experience. An effective VR learning solution goes much further to become a realistic and immersive experience that is based on sound pedagogy.

In this session, you will gain an understanding of the instructional design principles that work in a VR environment. You'll learn the techniques that are instructionally effective in VR and how to blend VR learning experiences with other instructional modalities. You'll learn how to create scenarios and activities that leverage the full 3-D world within VR. You'll learn techniques for scripting and storyboarding the learning experience. You'll learn when to mix video with CGI in the virtual space to enable practice and rehearsal that reinforce learning. The key takeaway for this session is to learn about an instructional framework, specifically crafted to leverage the potential of VR.

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