About The
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 on Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

Read More

7:30 AM Thu, June 28

 

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences.

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Augmented Reality

Augmented reality allows you to create an immersive experience for learners. AR can combine images, sound, movies, games, search engines, databases, social media, and the web and explode them across the physical world, revealing invisible stories around products, processes, and operations. But what makes a compelling AR experience that makes learning stick, and how can you get started creating AR content?

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Simulations,  Virtual Reality

Virtual reality offers a promising new strategy for teaching, engaging learners in a realistic and 360-degree environment. However, while the instructional possibilities are extraordinary, there have been two major challenges facing most classrooms: technology cost and instructional relevance.

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality simulations can be hard to get right, and many VR authoring solutions require slow re-configuring processes to make changes. This can make prototyping slow. At the same time, really knowing that you’ve got the right elements, the right words, the right sequence is hard for a new medium like virtual reality without actually experiencing it. A means of quickly testing and tweaking is needed.

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Augmented Reality,  Virtual Reality

What if we could infuse the power of social learning into virtual reality or augmented reality? While they offer deeply immersive experiences for individuals, both can be primarily a solo experience. Learn how Visa is using connected mobile devices in concert with VR hardware and AR triggers to create collaborative experiences for teams of learners both inside and outside the classroom.

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Simulations

Behavioral video-based simulations are perfect for altering sales, coaching, customer service, assessment and selection, leadership, and other related behaviors. The only problem is that designing simulations is not easy. To further complicate the design process, adding in video can be daunting.

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8:30 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is rapidly gaining acceptance as an exciting technology for learning. But once we get beyond the hype, we need to ask: Can learning in a virtual world really transfer to the real world?

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Simulations,  Virtual Reality

In many companies, all of the most important data and technologies sit inside high-security locations that most employees can’t ever access. But this data and equipment represents a direct link to the customer experience, and it’s important for employees to understand what is inside these centers and what it means for their services. How can you give employees a realistic and immersive view inside what is typically unseen?

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Virtual Reality

Virtual reality provides an opportunity for engaging and immersive learning experiences for students in higher education. Much of its development for educational purposes has been in settings with direct contact with students, like classrooms and labs. However, given all the considerations for designing online courses for students across the world, does VR add pedagogical value (and enough return on investment) in an online learning context?

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Augmented Reality,  Virtual Reality

If you got the chance to walk around experiencing the world as a retired person, would that change your financial planning in the present? If you got to have firsthand experience of being a patient, could that change how you treat patients? If you were able to experience the results of a major safety catastrophe, would that make you safer in your daily work life?

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Virtual Reality

VR and 360 video can be daunting. You may think you need to become a developer and learn complex code to create a real VR experience. Or maybe you are not even sure where to start.

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

Focus: Augmented Reality

Moving your organization forward with new approaches to learning and development can be challenging—especially when the new approaches involve nontraditional ideas or technologies. Our Overcoming Barriers sessions bring together people who have already walked this path to share what they have learned. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how you can overcome the most common barriers to incorporating augmented reality into your training and development programs.

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10:00 AM Thu, June 28

 

You don’t have to look very long to find reports and studies that say there is widespread dissatisfaction with the learning function inside organizations around the world. Ninety-one percent of learning and development professionals believe new learning technologies are needed. Enter virtual reality, which is the solution to corporate learning’s problems. Still in its infancy, VR has drastically improved the way individuals learn and retain information—and corporate learning has taken notice.

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