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Reality Learning nominated for national eLearning awards

Reality Learning is pleased to be nominated for the upcoming LearnX Awards across three categories for the second year running. Australia’s leading eLearning awards, LearnX , recognises excellence in digital training and eLearning models each year. With multiple programs spanning issues of domestic violence, professional development and entrepreneurship, Reality Learning’s nominations recognise the exceptional contribution...
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Reality Learning places for three LearnX Awards

Reality Learning is pleased to be nominated for the upcoming LearnX Awards across three categories for the second year running. Australia’s leading eLearning awards, LearnX , recognises excellence in digital training and eLearning models each year. With multiple programs spanning issues of domestic violence, professional development and entrepreneurship, Reality Learning’s nominations recognise the exceptional contribution...
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Sustainable cities

Reality Learning partners with RMIT Europe to regenerate urban spaces

Reality Learning is pleased to work with RMIT Europe to develop a suite of online courses late this year to foster more liveable and sustainable cities. Commissioned by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Urban Mobility, the courses will be delivered in 2022 to professionals working in the field of urban development as well as...
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Daniel Bury VR Emmy

Micro Monsters goes to the Emmys

Celebrating the incredible work of our instructional designer and film director, Daniel Bury, as the VR series he worked on in 2020, Micro Monsters, is nominated for the 42nd News and Documentary Emmys this year.  As Director of Photography (DOP) for the Australian unit in 2020, Daniel supported the series to capture the richness of...
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Reality Learning launches 3D Education Rooms in Prague

We’re incredibly proud to launch our first 3D Education Hub at the Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries’ (COTEC) second international Congress in Prague this September. Partnering with the World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT), the launch featured presentations by colleagues Dr Kit Sinclair and Occupational Therapist Theo Bogeas, Program Coordinator at HumanRights360, to...
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WFOT launches immersive training for therapists working with displaced persons

This July, World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT) launches the immersive online training program, Occupational Therapists: Working with Displaced Persons, to equip and inspire therapists’ working with displaced persons. Identified as a growing need internationally, Dr Kit Sinclair, World Federation of Occupational Therapists said the course is an important step for the industry. “Our network...
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New program supports domestic violence professionals across Victoria 

Funded by Family Safety Victoria, Reality Learning is pleased to have helped the transition of Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s intensive leadership training program into two 10 week interactive online courses for Victorian practitioners to once again join in 2021. The online course Fast Track, provides mid-career and senior practitioners with the leadership skills required to advance their career...
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Refugee Voices in Melbourne, Australia.

Refugee release to new life, Melbourne Australia.

A shout out to Farhad and Refugee Voices. We were pleased to be able, in our small way, assist the men who recently regained their freedom from eight years of inhumane detention, starting by us getting to know Farhad: I hope we can all do a bit to help with the start of new meaningful...
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Building back better: changing the bushfire story

In November we caught up with Australian Business Volunteers (ABV) as they worked beside Cobargo residents in developing a plan and seeking resources to build back better. By working together, this rural NSW community created their own story, a vision and the plan for a resilient and innovative future Cobargo. With ABV’s assistance, the plan...
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Launching a DIY guide for building better leadership and business

Reality Learning’s ‘Resilience for Entrepreneurs’ is for those looking to reboot leadership and business for success in 2021. This is edutainment at its best. Through our unique documentary mini series, participants learn from the highs and lows of an ambitious business venture. Participants learn to pivot leadership, business and partnerships in readiness for unchartered events and a new...
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New VR resource launched for Australian schools

Grade 5-10 students can now be immersed in the life of Sohail, a teenager living as a refugee in Greece. After receiving the LearnX Platinum Award for Best Video Design in eLearning for occupational therapists, we are now excited to launch our additional children’s VR-2D resource, ‘Sohail – the story of a refugee’. This program is based on the VR...
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Greek refugee camp fires flag urgent reality learning VR at LearnX

The wild fires in the Greek islands threatening thousands of displaced refugees highlights the need for meaningful learning about working and living with forced displacement. The 2020 program, Working with Displaced Persons, created from filming in a refugee camp in Athens, teaches innovative new ways that displaced people around the world are being assisted and...
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E-learning bringing resilience to occupational therapists and displaced persons

People displaced due to disasters, war, persecution and climate will benefit from Reality Learning’s ongoing work with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. This amazing collaboration has resulted in an award-winning online course, Working with Displaced Persons, which pivots around Night Becomes Day, Reality Learning’s immersive VR documentary on refugees seeking safety in Greece. “We...
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Premiere VR advocacy film ‘Night Becomes Day’

We are delighted to be inviting everyone interested in human rights, and the educational impact of VR, to the on-line world-premiere of our short film Night Becomes Day, on18th June, 6PM Australian Eastern Standard Time. Join Refugee Week around the world.   Book here: https://www.fanforcetv.com/programs/nightbecomesday18thjune   Night Becomes Day is the first virtual reality documentary which explores forcible displacement, immersing you...
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VR film on refugee crisis premiers at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival this March

Following the international production, not-for-profit production company Reality Learning is proud to premier its immersive VR experience on Athens’ refugee crisis at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece this March. The eight minute documentary, Night Becomes Day, was shot in urban Athens and refugee camp to provide an impressionistic experience of what it means to seek...
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Just published – A mini web-series

This is the end of the 3 year adventure as The Diplomat publishes the final episode of our DIY business guide for small-medium enterprises working with China. The publishing landscape for film makers is always changing and independent documentary faces particular challenges. Let’s know if you like the episodic format? and how else you think programs...
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Today is campaign launch day! VR for working with displaced people

Night Becomes Day is a behavior-change, virtual reality documentary. Designed for world-wide professional training and advocacy. Be immersed in re-envisaging meaningful living, in a world reaching tipping point in the number of people being displaced. Somewhere in the world, one person is displaced every two minutes and by 2100, 100 million are predicted to be...
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LearnX Summit 2018 – VR meetups

Fantastic summit thank you LearnX.  Met VR colleagues doing great work and jumping over the boundaries of the new technologies.             Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell (above) Global Frontline and Ravi Pratap Singh (above), Learnnovators and champions, including MaxArt, all sharing their own specific methods and approaches to how we can incorporate  mixed reality into...
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Doing business with China?

Learn first-hand with this worker’s guide to DIY international diplomacy. Filmed in China and Australia and the seas between, it’s a three-year adventure in four bite-sized weekly episodes. Produced by Reality Learning, documentary maker Ian Lang shows how small players are taking big risks that pay off. This mini-web series is our 2018 exploration into...
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The Video Department – do you need to increase your capacity to communicate digitally?

Are you having difficulty in producing sufficient video to compete against the din of online communication?. Responding to your requests, ‘The Video Department’ is now here to transform your in-house mobile filming into professional digital communications for your stories, messages, presentations. Australian Business Volunteers,working with IBM and NAB, are already benefiting from RL’s video service...
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Winning LearnX Impact Awards -RL says thank you

Thank you LearnX for a great 2017 summit, award event, and opportunity to celebrate winning the Platinum and Silver awards for eLearning. Wonderful to hear so many stories about how large, and small, business and services are embracing new training approaches and technologies. All to engage and motivate people, to create positive work cultures and wellbeing....
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A different kind of tolerance

Reality Learning Consultant, Emma Lang, discusses the impact of Germany’s national history in shaping its attitudes on asylum seeker policy today. The census came back five million people short. “That’s the size of some small countries. That’s the size of Denmark!” I’ve met with a friend in Berlin at a cafe in Kruezber, former East Germany....
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Bringing VR to healthcare training

Whether training university graduates, such as occupational therapists, or remote community workers, Virtual Reality (VR) is a step forward. It provides new insight into the  complexities that all health workers face. VR coupled with scenario training, provokes deeper personal and emotional engagement for a deeper learning experience.  It simultaenously engages multiple disciplines and technical expertise,...
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Announcing moves in senior consultants

Reality Learning farewells Dr Ian Lang and welcomes Karen Moloney.  Ian takes up the position of Director Curriculum and Registrar at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney.  Ian’s creative curriculum design in film communication using mobile technologies, has also led to a new mobile film production facility for Reality Learning. Ian has followed...
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VR in-action for social good

In exploring our VR capacity I discovered VR colleagues in the most unlikely places – even on a camel in the Sahara where I met Daniel Bury using his own personally built VR rig and having great success, creatively and commercially, as he travels the world producing VR travel films; and in Barcelona with ‘Bjork Digital‘ a...
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Reality Learning’s disaster response course awarded for excellence in field

The World Federation of Occupational Therapy‘s course for therapists working in crisis has been awarded for excellence in the field. Developed as a self-paced package in 2016, the course was designed and developed by Reality Learning to build the capacity of hundreds of therapists working in disaster recovery each year. With interactive features and online delivery,...
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Indigenous digital innovation takes a leap from Reality Learning’s early initiatives.

Congratulations D:HIVE.  As we look back to 2000, on our pilot of culturally appropriate digital rehabilitation training, delivered to remote Indigenous communities, we now want to spread the word about a new empowering initiative, D:HIVE. This is Australia’s first Indigenous-led digital social impact initiative, being launched May 3rd in Cairns. It will empower disconnected and disadvantaged communities and...
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WEConnect – a meeting of corporate members and women-owned suppliers

A Sydney meeting between WEConnect’s membership, (women-owned businesses), and corporate members, revealed the pragmatic barriers and the opportunities facing corporations when seeking to engage with innovative small women-owned companies. The meeting provided a positive discussion on strategies to assist women–owned businesses. Read more. However in terms of innovation, the pull-and-tug between corporation’s search for diversity,...
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VR in China

With our time-short working lives,  I give you the place to go right up front:  Beidouwan VR Town, the village will be built by Guian New Area, China’s state approved national-level new area in Guizhou mid-Western China. A whole village created for Virtual Reality. Read more
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PACmen success

Cinematographer, Adrian Price’s documentary,’PACmen’, was premiered at Toronto’s Hot Docs festival and will be at the Sydney Film Festival on June 17th. Written and directed by Luke Walker,‘PACmen’ takes us into the inside workings of a Super-PAC to answer one of the lingering questions of America’s strangest election: why did Ben Carson run for president?...
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VR in our training – continuing developments

We would like to connect for developing VR in training. A recent fairfax news report on the use of 360 videos scenarios for Occupational Violence training with Ambulance Victoria. You can see it here. http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-national-news/victoria-rolls-out-vr-ambulance-training-program-20170227-4r2rt.html or http://bit.ly/2lKZ6pW Please contact Judith Hewitson
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Evaluation of ADI health patrols in PNG

Supporting health service delivery in New Ireland, PNG: an evaluation of ADI health patrols  View ANU DevPolicy blog,  based on Dr Klara Henderson’s 5 year evaluation of ADI’s New Ireland work. Report by Liz Mackinlay, CEO ADI and Reality Learning Board member.
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Storytelling- more than a tool?

What we know about story: Delivering case studies as stories makes training memorable. Storytelling helps shape random information into useful knowledge. Story helps build an inclusive structure for all. Programs that harness storytelling motivate learners to higher learning retention. Story works, because the center of learning is the user’s own sense-making narrative. Curiosity, not obligation,...
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MOOCs’ failure: lack of social-belonging factor

We base much of Reality Learnings’ success on its’ high level of inclusivity.  It enables personal, empathetic engagement from all participants, even with  high levels of student diversity. This is integral to the total design. MOOCs’ new psychological mapping strategies aimed at increasing inclusivity,  may in the long run be perceived by students as generic...
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Reflections from the Australasian Aid Conference.

Why is process training so important rather than a focus on best information or teaching practices? Discussions at the conference at ANU, concentrated on aid and funding paradigms. Where to next? Data provided by Michael Woolcock, (Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank and Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University), demonstrated that funding has indeed successfully...
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