101 An Augmented Reality Cookbook for Interactive Learning

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, June 26


In a highly technical or complex classroom, trainers struggle to pass knowledge to learners in a manner that is both impactful and engaging. Technical classrooms include elaborate and costly pieces of equipment that are not easily shared among all learners in the classroom at the same time. Technical classes may also include diverse learners of varying technical ability and comprehension. How can AR help in this environment?

This session will explore the use of AR in Aristocrat Technologies’ innovative teaching experience for casino games repair. You will be shown step-by-step how AR was used to turn a technical “Games 101” class into a learner-focused, interactive experience modeled directly after the employees’ daily work responsibilities. You will explore scenarios in which AR worked well or presented challenges to trainers and learners. Finally, you will learn how AR became a cost-saving tool for the learning solutions department.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to utilize AR to engage learners of varying technical skills and technical backgrounds
  • How to cut technical classroom costs using AR
  • How to take learners out of the classroom into real-time work environments
  • How BYOP (bring your own phone) can work in a technical classroom
  • How to incorporate AR into a technical curriculum
  • How AR and the instructor can work together in a technical training environment


Designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:

Zappar application, 360-degree digital cameras, smartphones, and tablets.

Cherie Cornelius

Senior Curriculum Developer

Aristocrat Technologies

Cherie Cornelius is a senior curriculum developer with Aristocrat Technologies. Several years ago, she shifted from technical support to the realm of training. A year into her training role, Cherie’s artistic flair in a PowerPoint presentation caught the eye of management, who suggested she join the curriculum development team. Cherie had no formal training in this field, but she was eager to learn and has since gone back to school for a master’s degree in instructional design.

Jerron Thornton

Curriculum Developer

Aristocrat Technologies

Jerron “JT” Thornton is a curriculum developer with Aristocrat Technologies. JT has over 10 years of instructional design and curriculum development experience, focusing on eLearning web and mobile development and human capital. He has worked in a variety of learning institutions, including the Florida Career College, Florida International University, Miami Dade College, University of Miami, and the University of Nevada¬–Las Vegas. JT holds a BS in computer information systems, an MS in career and technical education, and an MBA. He is working on his dissertation in pursuit of a doctorate in higher education learning technology.

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