Corporate learning drives competitive advantage. Think about the history of companies like Nokia who lost their market to new competitors like Apple, or the many search companies who lost the search market to Google. These companies don't fail to innovate. They simply fail to learn. Learning on a corporate level has become one of the priorities for modern businesses. Today learning strategies are highly aligned to business goals and L&D spending now is more likely to be controlled from the C-suite than by HR and by business unit leaders.
What’s the catch?
Viar360 in use as a VR Education Publishing Platform
Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) at NC State University is using virtual reality in Introductory Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (BIO 181) to immerse students in field-based experiences where they find and observe organisms in their natural habitats. The goal for this project is to develop interactive field trips using 360 videos to give students experiences in various ecosystems in North Carolina. DELTA chose Viar360 as a rapid-development tool to explore the creation and implementation of the virtual reality field trips in online, blended and face-to-face classroom settings.
Authors: Manja Munda (@manjamunda) & Dejan Gajsek (@dgajsek)
Manja and Dejan are VR evangelists who believe in the power of immersive storytelling.
The Virtual Reality train is accelerating and if you haven’t caught the bug yet, you’ll miss out on a lot of cool things. The industry is gaining so much momentum it’s impossible to neglect the possibilities. Now that billion-dollar-headsets hit the market you have no excuses to scratch the VR curiosity itch.
When we’ve first done the research about the major players in Virtual Reality, we’ve found the expected bunch of heavy hits - the Palmer Luckeys and Tony Parisis of VR. So we've made a men only list. What a mistake. However, since then we’ve started researching deeper, and a lot of female names have been popping out. Actually, because media is so inclined to boast male creations, the ink is drained when they get to women.
Because AR and VR is such a young technology, women have been able to participate in it from the start. There are a lot of activists and organizations that support and encourage women to join the VR circles, for example the Women in VR platform. Jacki Morie, a VR scientist at NASA, has researched the creative VR experiences between 1985 and 2007 where as much as 70 % of those creators were women.
So here is a list (in no particular order) of some of the most innovative, creative and capable people alive! We sincerely apologize is we left anyone out. Be assured – there is so much talent out there that we are bound to create another list soon!
This is a guest post article by Mark Metry from VU Dream. Find him on Twitter at @markmetry
I like honesty. I like the brutal truth.
I don't like sugar coating issues.
The Education System in America is broken.
..and I think new technology can help solve the problem.
I only mention America because it is the country I was born in, went to school in, and currently live in. I can't speak for other countries but I assume the situation is the same.
This post was contributed by Real Estate Unlimited, an agency serving clients in the Los Angeles area.
Imaging and streaming technology have advanced to the point where video tours, floor plans, and other interactive exploratory tools are standard on most real estate websites. These technologies allow real estate agents exploring digital media to expand their client base without sacrificing firsthand experience and personal connection.
Virtual tours are the latest interactive feature to appear on real estate websites, and in this post we’ll take a look at some of the unique benefits of this new technology.