803 Learning and Development in the Internet of Things
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 27
For the past 30 years, L&D professionals have done everything they can to stuff the entire world into a computer screen. Building the perfect virtual environment for learners has been the “holy grail” for years and is still elusive. One wrong turn, and you’re leaving the Matrix and running straight into the uncanny valley! So why not use the real world already all around you?
What options are available? From talking to your students with Alexa to taking advantage of the smorgasbord of sensors available on smartphones, there are many to choose from. But they all come at a cost: costs like security, ease of use, and, obviously, financial costs. And the Internet of Things isn’t always the right answer. In this session, you will navigate the minefield that can be the IoT. You’ll look at how to assess the needs, the options, and the best ways to provide your learners the immersive learning environments they want.
In this session, you will learn:
- What the Internet of Things is
- How the IoT can help you create more immersive environments
- About IoT options that are available today
- How to assess whether IoT options will work for you
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.
discussed in this session:
Internet of Things application programming interface (API), Internet security, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Particle Photon, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, programming in general, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
IDIoT in Chief/xAPI Evangelist
Anthony Altieri is the IDIoT in Chief (instructional developer for the Internet of Things) and founder of Omnes Solutions, as well as an xAPI evangelist. Anthony has worked on multiple projects implementing global LMS systems. He is a maker, focusing on user analytics and bringing the virtual learning world and the real world together through the use of Bluetooth beacons and other IoT devices using xAPI. Anthony has lectured to audiences on topics ranging from the spread of HIV to network security, content development, why it’s important to learn to code, and, of course, xAPI.