EMT204 Case Study: Training Aerial Work Platform Operators Virtually
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, October 26
Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage
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.).
in this session:
Virtual reality immersive equipment trainer simulator, real-world controls integration with hand-tracking technology, and networked multiplayer VR with virtual instructors.
Senior Director, Product Training
Rick Smith is the senior director of product training for JLG Industries. He is responsible for the company’s training group in McConnellsburg, PA, which handles all of JLG’s product training globally. Rick holds an MS degree in instructional and performance technology from Boise State University.
Janee Molchan is a multimedia developer at JLG Industries. As part of the training department, Janee is responsible for developing multimedia projects and video production to complement JLG’s training programs. She uses creative and technical knowledge to design engaging content for the end user. Additionally, she performs research and develops methods for incorporating new technologies into JLG’s training initiatives. Janee’s professional background is in multimedia design and audio engineering. She completed formal education at Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts and Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts, and she holds a BA in graphic design and media arts from Southern New Hampshire University.