602 Overcoming Barriers in Virtual Reality

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27

Valley

Moving your organization forward with new approaches to learning and development can be challenging—especially when the new approaches involve nontraditional ideas or technologies. Our Overcoming Barriers sessions bring together people who have already walked this path to share what they have learned. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how you can overcome the most common barriers to incorporating virtual reality into your training and development programs.

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers, and executives.

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual reality platforms, including multiple types of hardware and software.

Mark Britz (Host)

Director of Event Programming

The Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Wendy Farrell

Manager, Content Solutions

Lionbridge

Wendy Farrell is a manager of content solutions at Lionbridge, where she helps define client learning programs and prepare teams to implement content projects. Wendy is a leader in corporate global training, documentation, support, and media solutions. She has presented at numerous conferences, and her award-winning work includes two Brandon Hall gold medals. Most recently, Wendy has focused on the use of 3-D, AR, and VR for customer support and training; this work, in conjunction with HP, won a Brandon Hall gold medal. Wendy has a master’s in instructional design and educational technology and over 25 years of industry experience.

Ann Rollins

Chief Solutions Architect

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon to see how to improve and effectively scale the learning experience for her clients. As chief solutions architect at The Ken Blanchard Companies, she takes a practical, design thinking approach to support her clients as they transform how leadership development happens and what their learning ecosystems look like today and tomorrow. She consults with clients on innovation in leadership, learning and development, design thinking application, curation, VR, AR, chatbots, learner experience design (UX/UI), and MOOC/blended learning solutions across many industries.

Destery Hildenbrand

Senior Learning Experience Producer

Motive.io

Destery Hildenbrand is a learning experience producer at Motive.io. He has over 15 years of experience in training and development for corporate and higher education, focusing on engaging others through technology and immersive reality experiences. Destery helps organizations design and develop engaging and effective virtual reality experiences in his current role.

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