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eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces a countless number of resources all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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Conferences

The Guild produces several conferences, including DevLearn, Learning Solutions, and Realities360. Learn more.

Learning Solutions

eLearning industry’s oldest and most trusted source for information on eLearning. Learn more.

Online Conferences

Online conferences take an in-depth look at contentious topics in our industry. Learn more.

Guild Research 

Guild Research produces reports and resources to help you understand the depth of our field. Learn more.

Webinars

Connect directly with learning experts and discover ideas, tips, and techniques to help you improve your skills. Learn more.

Newsletters

Insider and Update newsletters are quick-reads designed to keep you updated on Guild news and important industry topics.

Guild For Good

This program celebrates those in our community who go above and beyond to create a better tomorrow for all. Learn more.

Job Board

Post your resume, find a great new job, or a great new employee using The eLearning Guild Job Board. Take a look at the Job Board.

Other Benefits

Annual Salary & Compensation Report, conference handouts, networking opportunities, and more.

Sessions in Block 4

4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Augmented Reality

Learning to program using a new software development kit (SDK) requires a time commitment large enough to discourage new AR developers. This is compounded by the fact that there are multiple AR SDKs to choose from. Understanding the features, pros, and cons of Vuforia will help you determine whether it’s the right platform for you and will serve as a frame of reference for comparison if you explore other SDKs.

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is “new,” but it’s already stuck in a rut. Games and entertainment abound, simple marker-based AR experiences are getting attention, but where are the truly groundbreaking applications? Join this session to explore some of the more advanced things that are possible when you add computer vision and machine learning to AR in order to bridge performance and learning.

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Virtual Reality

You can have the best trainers possible, but the fact remains that most effective learning happens on the job. The ideal situation would be to immerse new employees into the job right away while minimizing the risk of mistakes. Virtual reality training has the potential to make this a reality. VR training immerses participants into a fun and engaging environment that closely simulates actual work situations.

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Virtual Reality

In today’s workplace, one-size-fits-all onboarding methods won’t fit. There is a need to optimize the time-to-contribution metric: the time it takes employees to be productive. Role-specific and realistic onboarding becomes imperative. Ericsson’s multi-path learning platform, Jumpstart, is undergoing an extreme makeover. The original platform allows for role-specific onboarding experiences using multimedia content. Version 2.0 amplifies the learning by recreating real-life scenarios using 360 VR experiences, anchored in a multi-path environment.

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Simulations

You’ve heard the proverb, “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” How can this be accomplished quickly, scalably, and effectively using simulations, both as team-based and self-directed learning activities?

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

 

Augmented and virtual reality technologies are exciting. They offer new opportunities to support learning and performance, which is why training and education professionals are so interested in these emerging tools. While the technologies themselves are becoming more affordable, it’s still a significant expense to add AR and/or VR to your organizational learning strategy. How can you make sure you allocate your spending wisely?

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4:00 PM Tue, June 26

Focus: Augmented Reality,  Virtual Reality

There’s fast-growing interest in the usage of AR and VR for education and training. According to SuperData Research, investments in AR and VR technologies will grow from $1.6 billion in 2017 to over $3.1 billion in 2020. Much of that investment is being funneled towards projects built with education and training in mind. AR and VR are emerging quickly, but what does it mean for today’s learning organizations?

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