604 What's Your Reality? AR and VR for Learning
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Wednesday, June 26
AR & VR
In this session, The eLearning Guild’s director of research, Jane Bozarth, hosts an overview of The Guild’s most recent reports on AR/VR in learning and development efforts. Joined by Cindy Plunkett, co-author of the Guild's April 2019 report, “Augmented and Virtual Reality for Behavior Change,” and The Guild's David Kelly, the session will cover user data regarding popular tools and approaches, as well as current and planned use. It will also offer a review of the literature on leveraging these approaches to change behavior/improve performance.
In this session, you will learn:
- Ideas for implementing real-world uses of AR and VR in the workplace
- A model for thinking through behavior change interventions
- Research-based strategies for matching instructional approaches of AR/VR with desired outcomes
Designers, developers, managers
Director of Research
The eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The eLearning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
Executive Vice President and Executive Director
The eLearning Guild
David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.
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.