110 Measuring Performance in Immersive Environments
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 24
AR & VR
Augmented reality, virtual reality, and similar technologies are useful for teaching complex skills. But how do you know if your users are getting the most out of these experiences? A benefit of these technologies is being able to measure the acquisition of knowledge and skills without needing smile sheets or paper tests. Performance data collected through these technologies can provide a more comprehensive picture of learning outcomes.
In this session, you will learn how to develop an assessment strategy for measuring learning and performance in immersive environments. You will examine the types of skills best suited for training using AR and VR, and how to measure those skills before, during, and after the learning experience. You’ll learn how you can use performance data to predict learner outcomes and evaluate the effectiveness of your training. As an example, you will hear about the speaker learning to play popular VR games in an inflatable dinosaur costume.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to choose between AR and VR platforms based on what you’re trying to teach
- How to design an assessment strategy to capture the learning process
- How to use performance data to evaluate training effectiveness
- How to use performance data to personalize the learning experience
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Augmented reality, virtual reality, and HTC Vive.
Chief Executive Officer
Quantum Improvements Consulting
Jennifer Murphy, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Quantum Improvements Consulting (QIC), an Orlando-based firm specializing in the application of emerging technology to training for complex skills. A cognitive psychologist by trade, her work focuses on how to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training technology for the Department of Defense and other clients. At QIC, she leads a growing team of learning science professionals. In addition to her many peer-reviewed publications, her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Pentagon Channel, and Signal Magazine.