505 Augmented and Virtual Reality Reach Full Bloom

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, July 27


Over the past two years, augmented reality and virtual reality have started to bloom in the consumer marketplace. These technologies enable all types of learning and education experiences across all of the outcomes in Bloom’s Taxonomy. In other words, AR and VR are poised to break into the mainstream of education and learning.

In this session, you will explore the key reasons that virtual reality and augmented reality have value for learning and performance. You will learn why an enterprise-wide approach to AR and VR maximizes the value and benefits of investing in these technologies. You will also discover the unique ways in which AR and VR can improve learner outcomes compared to other technologies.

Mike Mathews

VR Evangelist


Michael L. Mathews is a VR evangelist for TalentQuest and CIO of Oral Roberts University. He has 25 years of experience as a senior-level IT executive bringing creative solutions that value the end users of technology and business process management. Mike has held positions as a chief information officer, general manager of CIOs, chief strategist for innovation, business development officer, trainer, teacher, and vice president of academic services for leading corporations and higher education. In 2012 and 2013, he led a major national initiative that earned him invitations to the White House, national educational conferences, and a summit on US academic policy.

Jeff Baumohl

Vice President of Product Marketing & Alliances


Jeff Baumohl is a vice president of product marketing and alliances at TalentQuest. He has over 20 years of experience in human capital management (HCM) and talent management, driving strategic growth in organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Driven by the desire to disrupt markets with innovative products and solutions, he has held leadership roles spanning product management, product marketing, and strategic alliances. Jeff has a strong track record leading product strategy and innovation and launching new solutions. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Delaware and is an active participant in the HCM community.

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