Preparing Students for Emerging Careers in an Immersive World

Imagine teaching a history lesson in which students take a virtual field trip to the pyramids in Egypt and really experience the scale and detail—walk around and explore the site firsthand. What if the homework from this lesson had students create their own virtual history museum of Egyptian artifacts and share it with the class?

As technology advances, interactive 3D experiences like these are becoming the norm. Transcending what we are able to convey with text, images and video alone, this content is more accessible and easier to create than ever before. And this shift is already impacting the job market and the skills that will be required in this immersive future.

While interactive 3D was once solely the domain of video games, today the same tool that’s used to make “Fortnite” is used to create immersive experiences that can train surgeons, plan urban infrastructure, sell unbuilt real estate and even configure luxury cars. It’s also being used to craft award-winning films and television and to drive home the danger of impending weather events like floods and tornadoes.

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