C-Level View :: April 26, 2006

Executive View

Immersive Learning Environment or Time Machine?

By Mary Grush

An interview with Chris Dede, Harvard University (MA)

CT asked teaching and learning scholar Chris Dede about the adoption of immersive learning technologies in higher education, and what CIOs can do to prepare their campuses.

Where are we today with the adoption of immersive learning technologies on higher education campuses? Are we missing an opportunity?

I think we are missing an opportunity to immediately begin using immersive learning technologies on campus. If we look at what college students do outside of class, we see that they are using immersive technologies in a variety of ways. Many of them are playing different kinds of online games, from The Sims, to America’s Army, to EverQuest. Many have smart cell phones and are out in the real world using their smart phones or personal digital assistants to bring in the virtual world through text messaging, sending pictures to one another, or surfing the Web...

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