Online Education from the Inside Out

18 May 2020, Posted by Sarina Simon in Uncategorized

  As many of my readers already know, I have been making digital learning products and online courses for many years. And though lately my team has been focussed on Mixed Reality, I continue to follow the industry and consult for a variety of clients. I have to confess that I thought I was familiar with most of the best products on the market but as the Covid quarantine has gone on I have found myself helping to homeschool my grandaughter and have been introduced to a slew of new products – some good, some not so good. Today I’d…

Augmented Reality to Increase User Engagement

24 Oct 2016, Posted by Sarina Simon in Children's Media, Distance Learning, Edtech, electronic books, English as a Second Language, instructional design, kids' media, Learning Science, Mobile App Development, Uncategorized

For some time now my colleagues, most of whom are younger and hipper than me, have been extolling the virtues of Augmented Reality.  And they are not alone.  Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, recently stated that he felt AR would be bigger than VR. And most market analysts agree that AR is going to become a huge market opportunity, topping $120 B by 2020. The recent success of Pokemon Go with 100MM downloads worldwide, has made consumers more aware of AR but some would argue that Pokemon Go does not really use AR technology.  That’s an argument that I can’t…