How We Describe Immersive Learning Experiences

Interviewing teaching faculty about the pedagogies they use in their courses has been one of my primary methods of collecting data for my exploration of immersive learning practices in higher education. With each interview, I learn more about the range…

What Dr. Kutulas so wonderfully describes in her writing is what a really good class should be (and hopefully often is) like: an immersive journey into the subject matter of the course. 

Immersion is a Structure, and a Construct

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed, but not stopped, my investigation of immersive learning practices in higher education. In particular, my plans to conduct in-person interviews of university teaching faculty about their experiences with immersive learning have been delayed. However, due…

Defining the Characteristics of Immersive Learning

Attempting to fully define the characteristics of immersive learning is a distinct challenge. What pedagogies count and which ones don’t? Is there a specific line in the sand that demarcates what is and isn’t immersive learning, and if so, where…

Immersive learning isn’t one pedagogy or intervention; instead, it represents a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that share certain characteristics such as direct engagement with impacted communities, practice and application of disciplinary knowledge by inhabiting professional roles, or chances to work and learn in authentic environments.

Immersive Learning at ISSOTL

by Phillip Motley My previous two blog posts on immersive learning have touched on experiences that I am directly involved with at Elon University. While I feel strongly that both approaches to teaching and learning are clear examples of immersive…