4. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
Disruptive technologies like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are set to change the way people learn in 2017. AR and VR put the learners into real-life settings through simulated and virtual environments and bring immersive learning experiences. Augmented learning is going to be one of the most sought learning and development strategies in the coming year. Many companies are yet to tap into the power of AR and VR.
Virtual Reality: As the name suggests, VR creates simulated or virtual 3D environment that helps learners to practice beforehand (For example: Flight Simulators). Requires VR devices such as Oculus and Samsung Gear VR to experience the virtual world.
Augmented Reality: AR superimposes or simulates computer generated artificial objects in the real environment and enables learners to interact with it.