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P19 Getting Started with Immersive Learning

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 28

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Organizations typically strive to achieve one or two objectives: making the world better and/or making money. The path to becoming a learning organization must also coincide with the path to an organization’s success, and learning professionals have struggled to bridge those two concurrent goals. Immersive learning design is an opportunity to help organizations shift their training focus from knowing to doing.

In this workshop you will design your own immersive learning solution, with an eye on moving your organization further along the continuum of becoming a learning organization that focuses on performance improvement and business success. While designing your solution you will learn how to infuse the design with features that help your entire organization to evolve and grow. You will leave the workshop with a draft design of an immersive learning solution and a plan for how to incorporate immersive design features throughout your training curriculum to focus on practice, performance improvement, and developing the characteristics of a learning organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How immersive learning can help your organization evolve into a learning organization
  • The basic principles of immersive design
  • The steps in designing an immersive learning experience
  • What technologies are available to deliver your immersive learning experience
  • How to infuse immersive learning elements into your existing training to support the shift to a learning organization culture

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors with at least a basic knowledge of instructional design.

Technology discussed in this session:
Games, simulations, storyline-driven training, virtual learning environments, mobile learning, augmented reality, and alternate reality games, video.

Koreen Pagano

Product Management Director


Koreen Pagano, a product management director at D2L, is passionate about technology for organizational learning, with an emphasis on performance improvement and behavior change. She holds an MS in curriculum and instruction from Penn State University. In 2008, Koreen founded Tandem Learning, where she pioneered immersive learning in organizations by leveraging virtual worlds, games, and simulations. As director, enterprise product at and LinkedIn, she led the product vision for self-directed learning. Koreen is on the advisory board for emerging tech companies SilVR Thread and HelloYello. She is author of the blog Learning in Tandem and the book Immersive Learning.

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