June 19, 2020

Why Visualization is Better

I learned a lot from the Pandemic, mostly from the epic educational fails I’ve observed. I’ve seen parents at their wit’s end, teachers pushed beyond their capacity, and technologies that don’t quite have the ‘umph’ to get the job done. I’ve also seen Zoom fatigue set in, lessons shortened to make weak learning experiences a bit more palatable, and student boredom reign supreme.

Isn’t there a better way to do remote learning / online teaching / blended learning or whatever other form of classroom learning we can expect to wrestle with in the coming school year? Isn’t there a better way for educators to prepare for the unexpected? There certainly is. One answer rests in using visualization as a powerful teaching method. John Medina, the author of the bestselling book, Brain Rules, explains it this way: “Vision trumps all other senses... We learn more, faster, and retain learning longer if we use image rich content.” According to Medina, this “phenomenon is so pervasive, it has been given its own name: the pictorial superiority effect, or PSE.

One of the new learning technologies now coming on to the scene—the expansive 3D visualization library from CubeDigiCo—enables such a richly visual learning experience. For example, imagine a science animation that conveys through rich animation the process of photosynthesis in glorious 3D.

More than words that are spoken or still pictures in an ebook, this delightfully visual and animated 5-minute video vignette can convey complex concepts to children in a way that registers with the way they truly learn. And it conveys the information quickly, so that learner attention spans are not strained. (My experience is that these 3D animations are so visually appealing that students will not mind watching them more than once. See this example vignette.)

The quiet explosion these 3D visualization technologies in K12 schools enable a richer learning experience, magically ushering the learning at hand into the “mind’s eye.” Let’s reduce repetitive drill and practice programs, dull e-book readings, take-home packets, and uncomfortable Zoom sessions and move forward using a more richly visual canvas.

April 18, 2020

XR Summit

The XR Immersive Enterprise: Global Online Edition is coming in May...

Join thousands of online attendees for Reuters Events’ premium online strategy summit and unlock the value of VR and AR for enterprise. It’s taking place on May 5-7, Eastern Time, and it’s totally free of charge!

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5 reasons to join XR Immersive Enterprise: Global Online Edition…
  1. Plan your 2021 strategy with expert speaker keynotes sharing insights on the XR market, the impact of Covid-19 and the future of remote working
  2. Takeaway valuable lessons from the live panel and Q&A sessions on the hottest topics for XR: Training, design, collaboration, integration and scale
  3. Learn from example with confirmed case studies from huge enterprise names such as Volvo, UPS, Anglo American, SAP, Thomson Reuters and Raytheon
  4. Don’t miss a thing – your registration gives you access to all the sessions on-demand, and make sure you connect with leading XR solution providers in the digital exhibition
  5. Stay safe at home with all these business insights free of charge to view at your leisure and help you plan for the immersive future
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January 20, 2020

Be there! See my unique VR presentation at SXSWedu entitled: 

This session is scehduled for March 9 at 3:30 p.m. I'll see you there.

January 14, 2020

Another interesting Webinar!

This is a free webinar, yet the content can be highly valuable for people both working and interested in the field. You’ll learn about the different approaches and lessons learned, as well as the best ways to prove the value of XR to management and peers.   

Here's the link to register : https://bit.ly/2QRAyOJ