602 Overcoming Barriers in Virtual Reality

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27

Moving your organization forward with new approaches to learning and development can be challenging—especially when the new approaches involve nontraditional ideas or technologies. Our Overcoming Barriers sessions bring together people who have already walked this path to share what they have learned. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how you can overcome the most common barriers to incorporating virtual reality into your training and development programs.

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers, and executives.

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual reality platforms, including multiple types of hardware and software.

Mark Britz (Host)

Sr. Manager, Programming

The eLearning Guild

Mark is the senior manager of onsite learning events at The eLearning Guild. Prior to joining The eLearning Guild, he had worked over 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, and Aspen Dental Management. His work and writing have been highlighted in the books Revolutionize Learning and Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age and The Social Learning Handbook. Additionally he is a Service Partner for the 702010 Institute where he works to advance organizational learning strategies. Mark regularly presents and writes on his blog, The Simple Shift about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Wendy Farrell

Manager, Content Solutions

Lionbridge

Wendy Farrell is a manager of content solutions at Lionbridge, where she helps define client learning programs and prepare teams to implement content projects. Wendy is a leader in corporate global training, documentation, support, and media solutions. She has presented at numerous conferences, and her award-winning work includes two Brandon Hall gold medals. Most recently, Wendy has focused on the use of 3-D, AR, and VR for customer support and training; this work, in conjunction with HP, won a Brandon Hall gold medal. Wendy has a master’s in instructional design and educational technology and over 25 years of industry experience.

Ann Rollins

Learning Strategist

GP Strategies

Ann Rollins, a modern learning champion and instructional design leader, is a learning strategist for GP Strategies. There she designs award-winning learning solutions, conducts enterprise learning needs assessments, leads learning strategy and innovation for Fortune 100 companies, and guides and crafts the upskilling efforts for L&D teams of global organizations. She creates ILT, VILT, eLearning, and blended solutions that incorporate curated mixed reality and social components.

Destery Hildenbrand

Learning Specialist

Rockwell Collins

Destery Hildenbrand is a learning specialist with Rockwell Collins and an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is always exploring useful and effective ways to incorporate technology into learning and development. With over 12 years in the training and development industry, Destery’s main areas of focus are learning technology integration, instructional design, and augmented reality solutions.

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