Harnessing VR for immersive learning: Judith Hewitson and Daniel Bury
Judith Hewitson | Founding Director, Reality Learning
Daniel Bury | VR Film Director, Reality Learning
Published on 14 February 2024
In this video, 360ed.tv chats with Founding Director Judith Hewitson and VR Film Director Daniel Bury from Reality Learning, about the power of virtual reality in facilitating immersive learning experiences.
As a social enterprise steeped in ethical values and a mission to empower marginalised groups through meaningful learning experiences and support capacity-building, Judith and Daniel explain how Reality Learning works in partnership with not-for-profits, government, and higher education bodies.
With backgrounds in filmmaking that anchor storytelling and narrative, they illustrate their guiding principles for VR and immersive learning design that champion presence and connection, sharing real-world examples from their portfolio including refugee, health, and sustainable city projects.
Bringing learning to life through pathways that honour the lived experience of learners, Judith and Daniel address accessibility and inclusivity in VR. They also discuss their approach to blended VR that integrates different immersive formats like traditional eLearning modules according to community needs, and how they are managing the phenomenon of VR fatigue.
Further, Daniel unpacks their volumetric video work to provide a 360 degree perspective and how breaking of the ‘fourth wall’ can elicit intellectual and emotional investment from the learner. He also anticipates how future technology will improve the adaptability of VR headsets and lend itself to a truly seamless learner experience.
In conclusion, Judith speaks to the element of ‘unlearning’ to affect real change in learners’ attitudes and behaviours, and how Reality Learning’s efforts to craft increasingly immersive and interactive experiences are poised to realise VR’s potential in driving a new generation of thinking.
How can we conceive and deploy VR technology to set new standards in immersive learning? Watch the video to learn more.
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