201 What’s Really Happening in Virtual Reality?

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 26

Virtual reality has exploded over the past year, extending to conversations in the mobile, gaming, and video landscape. There’s a rapidly rising interest in how to use this new technology for learning and performance. With “VR” now one of the hottest buzzwords, how much is hype and how much is substance?

In this session, you will explore the current state of virtual reality in 2017. You will see examples of virtual reality in practice in both the consumer and enterprise markets. You will examine what’s working—and what’s not—and how you can apply those lessons to learning and development.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the critical components of a virtual reality experience
  • How early adopters are using VR for L&D
  • About common mistakes to avoid
  • What questions to ask to determine whether VR is right for your organization
  • How consumer-led VR is shaping VR’s use in training

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

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

David Kelly

Executive Vice President and Executive Director

The eLearning Guild

David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.

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