Luma Brighter Learning, an instructional design and learning company, announced Luma Immersion, which it said is a new type of learning experience for professional truck drivers and warehouse workers.
Luma Immersion allows users to create their own learning experience in an actual environment with the use of only their cell phone camera, according to the company.
It draws on the principles of immersive learning, an advanced form of a learning environment where technology brings the learner as close to the real environment as possible. This provides immediate relevance through exposure to learning in the simulated environment. It’s an experience that reinforces concepts, according to the company. And the program allows for a self-controlled pace in a personalized, controlled environment with interpolated assessments.
According to the company, this learning approach benefits the trucking industry because it saves training time and money. There are no additional technologies or skills required, and it give instructors a more impactful method to use.
"From a learning perspective, it is imperative to create educational experiences that meet the physiological needs of human beings,” explained Gina Anderson, co-founder and CEO of Luma Brighter Learning. “To align with physiological needs, learning must be engaging, relevant, meaningful, and applicable to the learner's specific needs. Not only does Luma Immersion support these needs, but it is also easy to use, as a cell phone is all that is required."
Luma Brighter Learning is an award-winning instructional design company in the transportation industry. It has created more than 1,000 libraries of eNuggets on a variety of topics for fleets. Luma focuses on all formats of learning — online, blended, and face-to-face — and builds customized learning solutions in its eNugget Learning Management System.
For instance, one of the modules tank carriers use is the Interactive Emergency Guidebook for Hazardous Materials Training. Besides reading about and getting tested on the different types of hazmat classifications, drivers use a game element to see how fast they can match the correct classes for select examples of materials.
For fleets with less resources, Luma created Luma Emerge, which incorporates the same learning principles with a cost-effective, out-of-the box program.
Luma also supports new drivers going into the industry with Entry-Level Driver Training Programs.