809 Powering Next-Gen Learning with VR and xAPI
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 26
AR & VR
Virtual reality technologies have long been the promise of the future but just out of reach for the mainstream. Recent VR innovations, though, have allowed instructional designers and learning engineers to create and distribute custom VR content in ways that make VR a transformative part of training and learning programs across industries. When combined with xAPI, these futuristic technologies allow you to gain never-before-captured insights from next-gen digital experiences.
This session will take a look at how VR powered by xAPI is currently being used by instructional designers, learning engineers, and L&D professionals to gain new insights from next-gen learning experiences. You will explore case studies that demonstrate how VR interactions allow learners to explore and participate in engaging and intuitive 360-degree virtual environments designed to expand their vision and promote learning, impact, and retention. You will see case studies demonstrating how organizations are using xAPI-enabled VR content to enhance learning, from safety and compliance to onboarding and training.
In this session, you will learn:
- How organizations are creating their own xAPI-powered VR content for learning and training
- How advances in data and learning analytics provide insight into the value of VR learning content
- What the advantages and benefits are of adding VR content to your learning and training programs
- How modern VR tools make immersive content creation accessible for instructional designers and learning engineers at all levels
Designers, developers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
VR learning content platforms, including CenarioVR and A-Frame; xAPI; and xAPI-powered learning dashboards.
John Blackmon brings decades of engineering and management expertise in the eLearning industry to his role as CTO of eLearning Brothers, a global provider of templates, custom design, authoring and learning management tools, and training for professionals everywhere. Previously CEO of Trivantis, John has worked with a variety of brands, and was involved in development and strategy for Trivantis, BocaSoft, Electronic Data Systems, and IBM. He led the development of the leading authoring tool Lectora and the virtual reality course builder CenarioVR. His efforts led to the filing of two separate patents in software and responsive course design. John holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
Sr. Learning Experience Designer
Melissa Milloway is a senior instructional designer at Amazon, where she specializes in designing and developing digital learning experiences. She was selected as a “30 Under 30” learning leader for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014 conference and is an avid blogger in the industry.
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Margaret Roth is the chief customer experience officer at Yet Analytics, a Baltimore-based company that provides tools and solutions to improve learning and talent development. Margaret is interested in the development and design of connected learning environments that leverage xAPI and blended learning. Her background is in experiential education, curriculum design, teaching, and team development. She is the VP of community impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, a member of the SXSWedu Advisory Board, and a co-founder of EdTechWomen. Margaret received her BA in English and environmental earth science and her MA in teaching from Johns Hopkins University.