What Is Immersive Multimedia in Education?

Immersive multimedia in education refers to learning using digital media tools that require a student to navigate a virtual environment and engage in multiple tasks while working through a digital simulation. These learning environments may require a student to use 3-D glasses, headphones or specialized controls to move an avatar.

This form of digital media, also known as virtual reality, has been used in different training and learning settings from primary to post-secondary education. Benefits of using these tools for learning include the ability to collaborate in real time from a distance with others while also physically interacting with shared objects.