Latest Articles

Peyton’s Immersion Grid: A model to compare immersive media experiences

What causes immersion? As the digital revolution rages on, technology has been both blamed and lauded for capturing more and more of our attention. We have been given the tools to tell stories in new and exciting ways, access to data that has never been available before and the ability to connect to a fully […]

Living and Learning: Potential of immersive technologies in education

Advances in digital technology and communications are radically changing the way we live. Can they change the way we learn? YES! One of the areas digital technology has the potential to make the biggest impact is education. I’ve been a teacher for over a decade and currently teach both online and offline courses. I’m excited […]

#AR Augmented Reality or Augmented Brands?

Augmented Reality or AR is the process adding a digital layer over our real world environment with the hopes of adding value to the experience. During my journey researching some AR projects, I was impacted by two very different areas of exploration. The first included multiple stores and experiments demonstrated on the Augmented Reality Overview […]

User Generated Content and #VR: A VIRTUAL world experiment in Second Life

In the final chapters of his book, Convergence Culture, Jenkins (2006) outlines the characteristics of a paradigm shift to a ‘participatory culture’. He cites many examples of the tensions that are arising between the old mass media and the new media revolution. The digital tools that have allowed the average consumer to find a voice […]

Lectures May Be Dead But Do We Still Need Teachers?

  Technology has DISRUPTED education, to use a popular phrase from the valley. Most traditional institutions are clinging to their linen cardstock degree certificates fearful that a shift to online learning will render them worthless. The paradigm shift underway due to the marriage between technology and education has many innovative thinkers questioning the need for […]

eLearing: How instructors can help provide students with a safe and positive online learning experience

  In his 2009 Ted talk, Alain de Botton, discusses our propensity for career anxiety and blames exceedingly high cultural expectations and the perception of equality as the cause. He encourages everyone to define their OWN definition of success and not believe the false credo that ‘we CAN do it all’. This anxiety that many […]

Online Learning Strategist, Kate Pinner, 'Educators are curators of content'

  “The attainment of knowledge is readily available by almost anyone with an internet connection. Educators are curators of content, providing access and opportunities for discovery of content, rather than the people who just structure and deliver it.” – Kate Pinner, Learning and Content Strategist Learning and Content Strategist, Kate Pinner, stumbled across my website […]