808 The Facilitator's Role in VR, AR & MR: Skills Needed for Success
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 25
AR & VR
There's an explosion of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality applications in corporate training, and some of these training programs need facilitator support. What's the facilitator role in VR, AR, & MR training? And what skills do facilitators need in order to be effective in the VR/MR/AR classroom? Whether it's a facilitator guiding participants through a fully-immersive simulation, using mixed-reality applications in a learning event, or simply guiding people through a blended learning program with VR components, we have to address the new and updated skills needed for effective facilitation in these environments. Facilitators need to figure out which traditional classroom facilitation skills apply, and which ones don't.
In this session, you’ll learn how to adapt facilitator skills to these new environments. You’ll investigate which types of VR, AR, and MR learning programs require facilitator support, and then compare the similarities and differences of the traditional classroom trainer role to the new learning experience facilitator role. You'll explore five facilitation skills needed to be successful in these new environments: mastering the technology, supporting participant learning by creating comfortable learning environments, engaging a virtual/remote/distributed audience using available platform tools, enhancing your voice and virtual presence, and debriefing online simulations for learning transfer. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of facilitator support needed to make VR, AR, and MR learning programs a success, and also be able to determine how and when these skills could be used.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to identify the types of VR, AR, and MR learning programs that benefit from facilitator support
- The differences between traditional classroom facilitation and learning experience facilitation
- What skills are needed to be an effective facilitator in an immersive VR environment
- When to use MR/AR tools available in traditional virtual classroom platforms
- The five skills you’ll need to build to be an effective learning experience facilitator
Designers, managers, virtual classroom facilitators
Cindy Huggett Consulting
Cindy Huggett, the principal consultant at Cindy Huggett Consulting, is a speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. Cindy has published three books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014), and Virtual Training Basics, 2nd ed. (2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.