Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coming in 2012: Immersive Learning Design (my first book!)

It's official!

As I type this, my book contract with ASTD is in the post and I'm mentally preparing for the next few months of writing my first book to be published next year: Immersive Learning Design.

I've been blogging since starting Tandem Learning, I've written articles about the many shades of immersive learning (games, simulations, virtual worlds), and I've presented at more conferences than I could easily count. But a book is a different level of reflection for me and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on the challenge of documenting what I actually *do.*

The goal of the book is three-fold:

  • define immersive learning as a category of design that incorporates elements of games, simulations, virtual worlds and other immersive technologies, 
  • describe the design process for immersive learning experiences and differentiate immersive design from traditional instructional design, and
  • detail examples of how organizations have been applying immersive learning design to address business issues and corporate learning needs.
I'm sure as I get deeper into the weeds of writing, I'll be posting more about the book, asking questions of others who specialize in immersive learning design, and recruiting organizations who are willing to share their stories of immersive learning design implementations. In the meantime, I'm gonna start limbering up my typing fingers!


  1. Congrats! Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Congratulations, Koreen. This is going to be a great experience. I can't wait to read it.

  3. Congratulations! You are the perfect person to write it. I'm looking forward to reading it and chatting with you at DevLearn. Cheers!

  4. Sounds like a great tie together topic for thinking about learning experiences.

  5. Thanks all! Really appreciate the support!