Knowledge Factory DES161
Designing Immersive Learning on a Budget
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Rook
This Knowledge Factory will provide examples of frictionless immersive digital learning that engages learners for action, from students at school to adult learners in corporate training environments. We will discuss innovative processes and readily available tools and methods available to ensure that you will be able to think through how immersive learning spaces may be developed in your environment, too. In addition, you will gain insights into data that shows the effectiveness of this active learning model for teaching and learning.
University of West Florida, USA
As a Research Scientist at UWF’s Innovation Institute, Dave Dawson integrates emerging technologies into collaborative instructional design and development processes for online professional development, performance support, and immersive learning projects. He serves as special consultant for the Institute on human performance and systems design for government and industry clients.
Dr. Dawson's recent projects include working with a large and diverse multinational corporation to integrate responsible stewardship of the environment into the culture of their workforce using technologies like 360 degree video, developing curriculum and providing instructional oversight for the fully immersive STEM program of the National Flight Academy, deploying BLE beacon technology to create awareness and generate interest in STEM disciplines near centers of STEM actvity on campus, and serving on the program committee of the regional annual iTENWIRED IT conference in Pensacola.