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.
Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers, and executives.
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 Sr. Manager, Programming for the eLearning Guild. Prior to joining he had worked over 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. His regional consultancy, ThruWork, helps businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected & collaborative. Mark regularly presents and writes on his The Simple Shift blog about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.
Manager, Content Solutions
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.
Director, Instructional Design Capability
Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion, published author, and instructional design leader. She has spent her career consulting and leveling up learning in the aviation, automotive, financial, telecom, insurance, and national security spaces. She leads learning strategy and innovation work for Fortune 100 companies, and guides and crafts the upskilling efforts for L&D teams of global organizations, including her own. One of the best parts of her job is to collaborate with technology and learning leaders in GP Strategies' Innovation Kitchen, a dedicated learning innovation lab where the team explores, tests, and pilots the technology that enables tomorrow's learning.
Learning Technology Specialist
Destery Hildenbrand is a learning technology specialist with Rockwell Collins and an adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College. Destery has over 14 years of experience in training and development for corporate and higher education and is a champion of technology in learning. He spends his time developing experiences that use engaging technology such as augmented reality and 360-degree immersive video, along with other, more traditional development tools. As an event speaker for the past three years, Destery travels the country to engage, share, and encourage other learning professionals to expand their use of technology in development.