801 BYOL: Low-Cost, High-Impact AR Experiences

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, July 28


Augmented reality allows you to create an immersive experience for learners. AR can combine images, sound, movies, games, search engines, databases, social media, and the web and explode them across the physical world, revealing invisible stories around products, processes, and operations. But what makes a compelling AR experience that makes learning stick, and how can you get started creating AR content?

In this hands-on session, you’ll find out how to design and create low-cost AR learner experiences that pack a punch. You’ll explore a wide range of budget-friendly AR authoring tools, learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and identify how to design around them. You’ll also investigate which AR experiences work best across different learning solutions, allowing you to target the experience you create to the context and situation it will be used in.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Which AR experiences are most likely to create sticky learning
  • About the functions and limitations of several current AR authoring tools
  • What current AR viewers are like through a live demo
  • Best practices of mobile AR design
  • How to prepare an AR experience design plan

Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Layar, Playme, Zap, Aurasma, EasyAR, WakingApp, and ARToolKit SDK.

Technology required:
A smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) and a laptop.

Ann Rollins

VP, Custom Solutions and Chief Solutions Architect

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion with nearly 30 years of industry experience helping form and execute learning and leadership development strategy for Fortune and Global 500 companies. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon and helps clients consider how the technology in our hands outside of work today may have a place inside the learning ecosystem tomorrow. She takes a practical, design thinking approach to support clients as they transform what leadership development (and learning in general) happens in their organizations, and help drive plans to innovate to prepare for what's next.

Myra Roldan

Program Manager, Technical Curriculum

Amazon Web Services

Myra is an L&D thought leader who brings a unique mix of technical, business, and adult education expertise to the game. She is a TEDx speaker, author, and technical designer who has won awards for her learning designs. Her superpower is her natural ability to make complex technical subjects easy to understand by breaking them down in a way that makes it easy to consume and move forward with action. She strives to evoke transformation by doing her part to decolonize technology. Myra works at Amazon and she has earned a Bachelor of Computer Science, MSEd, and an MBA.

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