602 Overcoming Barriers in Virtual Reality

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

Valley

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 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.

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

Director, Instructional Design Capability

GP Strategies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion with more than 25 years of industry experience. At GP Strategies she provides direction, connection, and upskilling for 120 learning practitioners and managers to keep the practice aligned to industry. She envisions modern learning solutions that incorporate blended, social, curated, and mobile components, and crafts the upskilling efforts for L&D leaders and teams of global organizations. In her spare time, she fills the role of docent and host of GP Strategies' Innovation Exhibition, which shares the promise of learning innovation to audiences globally.

Destery Hildenbrand

Sr Multimedia Learning Specialist

Collins Aerospace

Destery Hildenbrand is a senior multimedia learning specialist at Collins Aerospace. Destery has over 15 years of experience in training and development for corporate and higher education. His main focus is creating immersive experiences to engage learners using augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360 video. As an event speaker, Destery spends his time encouraging others to expand their use of technology and to share their own stories in learning and development.

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