503 Building a Business Case for Immersive Technologies in Education & Training
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 26
AR & VR
While it’s become easier to find strong use cases for immersive technologies like AR and VR, it’s still a challenge to go one step further and build solid business cases for this technology. Like every industry, the education and training fields are looking for business models for adopting immersive technologies that make sense for our needs. But what should be the focus for building a business case in education and training: learning outcomes, learning engagement, both, or something else? What details do we need to build a strong business case for investing in these immersive technologies in our field?
In this session, you will get an overview of how to build a business case for investing in immersive technologies for education and training. You’ll start with an overview of what's happening in different segments of those fields regarding VR and AR. You’ll then walk through the factors you’ll want to cover when building your own business case for these technologies. You will also get a chance to practice your skills by working on building two business cases: one for education and the other one for training. You will walk away from this session with a better understanding of what makes a strong AR and/or VR business case, and how to customize this approach to meet your organization’s needs.
In this session, you will learn:
- Concepts for building business cases for immersive technologies in education/training
- What real business cases for AR and/or VR can look like, and strategies you can use to build them yourself
- What resources can help you build an AR and/or VR business case for education or training
- How to connect to community resources focused on VR and AR in education/training
Designers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Asia Pacific Executive Director & Global Co-Chair Education & Sydney President
VR AR Association (VRARA)
Pradeep Khanna is executive director, Asia Pacific, Sydney chapter president, and global co- chair education for the Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association (VRARA). Pradeep is also founding member of IEEE ICICLE X-Reality for Learning and Performance Augmentation SIG, and the CEO of Global Mindset. He has 30+ years of executive experience, has been a leader for IBM GBS Australia/NZ, and is adjunct professor at a number of institutions in Australia, Singapore, and India. He has an MBA from AGSM, a MSc (Computer Science) from UTS, and B Tech from IIT Delhi.