It is a common understanding that learning is gaining knowledge or skill that can be used in real-life situations;it also helps find solutions to various problems. Traditionally learning took place only in classrooms which was more of theoretical learning, on the job through hands-on-approach. However, with online learning, immersive learning is being discussed a lot these days.
Immersive learning can blend well with e-learning. As the name suggests, immersive learning is the environment that allows learners to be completely immersed in the learning activity. It provides a simulated learning environment that provides learners with experiences that is close to what they encounter in real life. It may be in the form of game-based learning, drama, story etc. This not only enables learners to involve themselves fully but also helps to sharpen their technical, analytical and creative skills.
Immersive learning environment creates an enjoyable learning experience as the learner is completely involved into learning resulting in increasedknowledgeretention. Blending immersive learning techniques with e-learning brings in maximum impact;using various characters in the course, case studies, role plays enable effective knowledge transfer.
Here are 3 tips that can be used to create immersive learning in e-learning courses.
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