801 BYOL: Low-Cost, High-Impact AR Experiences

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, July 28

Augmented reality allows you to create an immersive experience for learners. AR can combine images, sound, movies, games, search engines, databases, social media, and the web and explode them across the physical world, revealing invisible stories around products, processes, and operations. But what makes a compelling AR experience that makes learning stick, and how can you get started creating AR content?

In this hands-on session, you’ll find out how to design and create low-cost AR learner experiences that pack a punch. You’ll explore a wide range of budget-friendly AR authoring tools, learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and identify how to design around them. You’ll also investigate which AR experiences work best across different learning solutions, allowing you to target the experience you create to the context and situation it will be used in.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which AR experiences are most likely to create sticky learning
  • About the functions and limitations of several current AR authoring tools
  • What current AR viewers are like through a live demo
  • Best practices of mobile AR design
  • How to prepare an AR experience design plan

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Layar, Playme, Zap, Aurasma, EasyAR, WakingApp, and ARToolKit SDK.

Technology required:
A smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) and a laptop.

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.

Myra Roldan

Instructional Designer/Program Manager


Myra Roldan is an instructional designer and program manager for Amazon with over 20 years of industry experience. She works with her clients to help them change the way they think about learning, to create and deliver learning solutions that drive performance change to prepare the organization for the next generation of learners. She advocates for the creation of learner-centric learning ecosystems that integrate new and emerging technologies along with a blend of learning methodologies. Myra holds a BS in computer science, an MSEd, and an MBA.

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