The World Is Open – Curtis Bonk

8. Alternative Reality Learning

  • Entertainment and communications technologies have become our learning technologies. Virtually all content is available in digital format and the power of smart phones, computers, and connections allows you access anything from almost anywhere. Learning media also contains videos and simulations (games if you will) in addition to text as still photos. Games can offer a sense of strategic thinking. Nearly all teenage children play video games. We are in the midst of a major shift in how people learn. The medical field, fitness training, education and business are all increasing their use of simulations.
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