513 Low-cost Virtual Reality Solutions for Learning

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, November 17

Emerging Tech


Are you designing training for people who need to experience situations firsthand, but struggle with how to do that effectively and efficiently? Is your workforce widely distributed, so in-person training is just too expensive? What if you could bring a situation to your audience anywhere and any time you needed to with a solution that was both immersive and cost-effective? While this sounds like a training option from the future, it’s actually something you can launch right now using Google Cardboard and 360 degrees of virtual reality.

In this session, you’ll learn about the technology that’s available today to create low-cost virtual reality videos and how you can leverage this groundbreaking technology in your training. You’ll find out more about the websites and apps that are available to support VR videos, which cameras you can use to capture footage, and which cardboard viewers are compatible with smartphones. With these affordable tools, you can easily create immersive experiences that do things like put your new remote employees in the office to meet the team on their first day, put your sales force in a car for a ride-along without the cost of travel, or send your employees on a tour of a facility across the world without impacting anyone’s daily routine.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create your own 360-degree virtual reality videos
  • Which websites and apps support 360 VR videos
  • How to use Google Cardboard with a smartphone
  • Ways to implement VR into your training program

Novice designers, developers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Ricoh Theta and Google Cardboard.

Joe Pellegrini

Vice President for Talent Management


Joe Pellegrini is a vice president for talent management at Stryker. Joe and his team are responsible for leading the enterprise talent management strategy—attracting, developing, retaining, and aligning Stryker’s 28,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Stryker, Joe held roles of increasing leadership responsibility in learning and development and talent management at global consulting and Fortune 500 organizations. Most recently, Joe led global talent management for the medical device sector at Johnson & Johnson. Joe is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio with a degree in organizational behavior and marketing. Joe has a BS in Organizational Behavior from Miami University, is a Certified Herrmann Brian Dominance Practitioner, and an adjunct faculty member at Miami University and the Joy Outdoor Education Center.

Kerri Bishman

Manager, Virtual Learning & Development


Kerri Bishman is a manager of virtual learning and development at Stryker. With a master’s degree tailored to L&D and 10 years of experience in the field, Kerri has designed eLearning solutions and created the training department for the Stryker endoscopy division, and she was responsible for virtual learning for a Fortune 500 company.

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