306 Learning with Augmented Reality and 3-D Viewers

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30

Emerging Tech


Three significant challenges L&D practitioners experience are in the ability to add context to their mobile learning and performance support, time and resources to experience the possibilities of new technologies, and having the ability to see real-world applications. 

In this session, you will first gain a basic overview of augmented reality (AR) and 3-D and discuss wearable technology (glasses and watches). After having the opportunity to brainstorm on how to leverage these technologies within your own projects, you will learn three real-world solutions with examples ranging from training medics using AR; the 3D mHealth Viewer for educating medical students on anatomy; and how mobile devices, including wearables, were used to respond to the Ebola crisis. At the end of the session, you will learn how to use the free tool Aurasma to begin experimenting with AR. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • How augmented reality can provide real-world context to your mLearning solutions
  • How augmented reality is being used as a performance support tool
  • How mobile 3D viewers are adding depth to learning
  • How wearables are being used aid in decision making/performance support
  • A three-step process for creating an augmented reality experience 

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers. 

Technology discussed in this session:
Aurasma from an AR development perspective, 3D mHealth Framework (3-D model framework used in healthcare applications), wearable technologies (glasses/watches), smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android).

Brenda Enders

President & Chief Learning Strategist

Enders Consulting

Brenda Enders is the president and chief learning strategist for Enders Consulting, a St. Louis, MO-based company. She is a consultant, author, and public speaker specializing in leveraging innovative technologies to improve employee performance. She has 19 years’ experience in the learning and development field. Brenda’s first book, Manager’s Guide to Mobile Learning, was published in 2013. Prior to founding Enders Consulting, Brenda was the chief learning strategist and learning services practice leader for a custom learning solutions provider for 12 years, where she led the design and deployment of innovative and award-winning custom learning solutions.

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