Case Study: Training Aerial Work Platform Operators Virtually

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DevLearn 2017 Conference & Expo - October 26, 2017

Janee Molchan

Multimedia Developer

Rick Smith

Senior Director, Product Training
JLG Industries

Aerial work platforms provide access so people can work safely at high heights. You see these machines everywhere, and the operators are everywhere. Companies need skilled operators to ensure the machines are used safely. But learning how to operate the machines on the job site can put people at risk, both in the machine and on the ground.

JLG Industries solved this problem using virtual machines that operate in a virtual environment. In this session, you will learn how the team at JLG applied virtual reality technology to provide learning and practice opportunities in a perfectly safe virtual environment. You will learn about the business benefits of their approach, and explore ways you can leverage game theory and mechanics to increase engagement in a VR learning solution. You will examine, through JLG’s example, how VR can change the way training is delivered in an organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How VR can change the delivery of training
  • About some of the newest VR technologies available today
  • How VR can minimize travel requirements for trainers and participants
  • How VR training can be made into a game

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual reality immersive equipment trainer simulator, real-world controls integration with hand-tracking technology, and networked multiplayer VR with virtual instructors.



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