404 Moving Forward Faster with VR
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Tuesday, June 25
The frequency with which virtual reality is being deployed continues to grow in both enterprise and academic environments. However, there are still barriers that need to be overcome in implementing and expanding the use of these technologies in the context of learning and development.
In this panel discussion you will learn from individuals and organizations that have encountered and overcome these challenges. You will learn how we can accelerate the usage of VR by having productive introductory conversations about using the technology, and by taking our initial efforts and scaling them for greater organizational impact.
Designers, developers, managers, directors
Sr. Manager of Programming
The eLearning Guild
Bianca Woods is senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she's passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. When she's not crafting learning projects, she can often be found obsessing about new tech, live tweeting industry events, and searching for the perfect cupcake.
Manager, eLearning and Educational Technologies
Baycrest Health Sciences & the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
Cindy Plunkett is a project manager of eLearning and educational technologies at Baycrest Health Sciences and the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation. She is also an executive director of finance for the eACH Conference, a lecturer in the graduate studies programs for family and community medicine at the University of Toronto, and a sessional lecturer in the education faculty at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Learning Design Innovation Manager
Maikel Alendy is currently the learning design innovation manager with FIU Online. With degrees from the University of Florida and Florida International University in the fields of cultural anthropology, healthcare, and business; his main research interests and publications are in cardiovascular molecular biology, aging, social media, anthropology, and online pedagogy. Maikel teaches the fully-online course Digital Fairytale and he is also the instructor for the hybrid course Power of Play. Maikel currently serves as the online experience consultant for FIU's Honors College and the CTO for a digital consulting company based in Miami.
Learning Technology Manager
Susan Spark is the learning technology manager at Schlumberger. Along with her exceptional team, she is focused on bringing L&D into the fold of the corporate strategy toward digital platforms, big data, and innovative technologies. Susan is responsible for the development of emerging learning technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as implementation of a modern, adaptable, learning ecosystem. She effectively integrates 14 years of Schlumberger experience across diverse roles in data management, recruiting, HR compliance, and training center management.