809 Powering Next-Gen Learning with VR and xAPI
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 26
AR & VR
Virtual reality technologies have long been the promise of the future but just out of reach for the mainstream. Recent VR innovations, though, have allowed instructional designers and learning engineers to create and distribute custom VR content in ways that make VR a transformative part of training and learning programs across industries. When combined with xAPI, these futuristic technologies allow you to gain never-before-captured insights from next-gen digital experiences.
This session will take a look at how VR powered by xAPI is currently being used by instructional designers, learning engineers, and L&D professionals to gain new insights from next-gen learning experiences. You will explore case studies that demonstrate how VR interactions allow learners to explore and participate in engaging and intuitive 360-degree virtual environments designed to expand their vision and promote learning, impact, and retention. You will see case studies demonstrating how organizations are using xAPI-enabled VR content to enhance learning, from safety and compliance to onboarding and training.
In this session, you will learn:
- How organizations are creating their own xAPI-powered VR content for learning and training
- How advances in data and learning analytics provide insight into the value of VR learning content
- What the advantages and benefits are of adding VR content to your learning and training programs
- How modern VR tools make immersive content creation accessible for instructional designers and learning engineers at all levels
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
VR learning content platforms, including CenarioVR and A-Frame; xAPI; and xAPI-powered learning dashboards.
Chief Technology Officer
John Blackmon, the chief technology officer at Trivantis Corporation, is responsible for development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. John is the original developer of the company’s flagship Lectora product line. Previously, he was co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, which created various software utilities for the OS/2 operating system. John began his career at Electronic Data Systems and then spent time at IBM. He regularly speaks at eLearning events on topics ranging from xAPI to responsive design, and has a patent pending on his work for responsive course design. John received a BS in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
Sr. Learning Experience Designer
Melissa Milloway is a senior instructional designer at Amazon, where she specializes in designing and developing digital learning experiences. She was selected as a “30 Under 30” learning leader for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014 conference and is an avid blogger in the industry.
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Margaret Roth is the chief customer experience officer at Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based company that provides tools and solutions to improve learning and talent development. Margaret is interested in the development and design of connected learning environments that leverage xAPI and blended learning. Her background is in experiential education, curriculum design, teaching, and team development. She is the VP of community impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, a member of the SXSWedu Advisory Board, and a co-founder of EdTechWomen. Margaret received her BA in English and environmental earth science and her MA in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.