203 From Immersion to Presence: How AR and VR Will Revolutionize Your Learning

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 26


VR and AR are here. Apple ARKit and Google ARCore are turning two billion phones into a magic lens that can arm your workforce with superpowers. Full-body VR offers a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that learners feel they are actually there. How are Fortune 500 companies driving business results by leaving the glowing rectangular screens behind to step into the virtual and augmented reality of the future?

The new-generation phone-based AR can make the real world the canvas of any number of learning activities, from scavenger hunts to performance support. Meanwhile, VR is used as a “flight simulator” for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive, or inconvenient to practice in real life. It is also hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training. In this session, you will learn how industry leaders from healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning with mixed reality.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How a large number of enterprise-scale organizations have already demonstrated dramatic performance improvements with VR learning
  • How to leverage the cost of developing for VR and AR by deploying the same simulation to any flat-screen device, including desktops, tablets, and phones
  • How to develop VR and AR learning programs, along with typical timelines and budgets
  • How to make the business case for virtual and augmented reality learning


Managers and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:

ARKit, ARCore, Unity, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Anders Gronstedt


Gronstedt Group

Anders Gronstedt, PhD, is president of the Gronstedt Group. He is an author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He is an advocate of using next-gen learning tools to advance real-world skills through virtual and augmented reality training, game, and simulation-based learning. The Gronstedt Group has been instrumental in helping global companies like Walmart, KPMG, Novartis, Google, HP, DaVita, and Kimberly-Clark improve performance with innovative learning approaches. Anders is a former faculty member of the University of Colorado's Boulder School and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

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