108 Virtual Reality in L&D: Are You Ready?
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, October 23
AR & VR
The virtual reality landscape is shifting rapidly as the main barriers to implementation—cost and content—are lowered. Investing in VR for learning is on the verge of being very affordable, but do you need it? The answer to that question depends on what you're trying to teach, and an evaluation of your alternatives. Convincing your leadership to invest in virtual reality can be challenging unless you can speak to its impact on organizational outcomes. How do you know you're getting your learning bang for the buck?
In this session, we'll look at market forecasts for VR and discuss where the technology is now and where it's going. Then, we'll review case studies from the military, government, and educational sectors where virtual reality has not just worked, but proven to be worth the investment. You'll understand the resources required to implement virtual reality, how the barriers to entry are shifting, and what to look for on the horizon. You'll learn about situations in which VR has proven value; and just as importantly, when it has not. At the end of this session you should understand how to make the case for virtual reality in your organization's L&D strategy.
In this session, you will learn:
- About market trends in VR and how they apply to L&D
- How VR has made an impact in learning settings
- What to look for in the future of VR
Developers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Quantum Improvements Consulting
Jennifer Solberg, 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.