303 Making the Case for Virtual Reality in Learning and Development
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, June 25
Virtual reality is gaining traction in learning settings, but implementing it is resource intensive. Convincing your leadership to invest in virtual reality can be challenging unless you can speak to its impact on organizational outcomes. How do you know you're getting your learning bang for the buck? And how do you know if you really need it?
In this session, we'll take a research-based approach to discussing when and where virtual reality is most effective for learning. We'll review case studies from the military, government, and educational sectors where virtual reality has not just worked, but proven to be worth the investment. You'll understand the resources required to implement virtual reality; the situations in which it's most appropriate; and just as importantly, when it's not. At the end of this session you should understand how to make the case for virtual reality in your organization's L&D strategy.
In this session, you will learn:
- What resources are needed to implement VR for learning
- What situations are most effectively addressed by VR
- What research says about VR for learning
- How to make a case for VR in your organization
Technologies that will be discussed:
- Virtual reality
Designers, managers, senior leaders
Chief Executive Officer
Quantum Improvements Consulting
Jennifer Murphy, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Quantum Improvements Consulting (QIC), an Orlando-based firm specializing in the application of emerging technology to training for complex skills. A cognitive psychologist by trade, her work focuses on how to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training technology for the Department of Defense and other clients. At QIC, she leads a growing team of learning science professionals. In addition to her many peer- reviewed publications, her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Pentagon Channel, and Signal Magazine.