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P05 Build Immersive Learning Experiences Using Augmented Reality

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 11

As learning and development professionals, we constantly look for better ways to create compelling and engaging experiences for our learners. One of the most potent ways to engage learners today is augmented reality (AR). Sometimes the biggest hurdle to incorporating technology like AR is knowing where to begin. The challenge we face is knowing where and when to use AR for the most effective learner experience. Good news: Getting started is easier than ever, and this workshop will provide what you need to make AR a part of your blended learning solution.

In this workshop, you will take a deep dive into the process of creating augmented reality learning experiences. We will discuss the steps needed to plan and develop AR experiences from beginning to end. You will explore how AR can fit as a blended piece of your training solution. You will be hands-on, designing and developing techniques to apply AR to your core curricula, staff meetings, special events, or new-hire orientation. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss what sets augmented reality apart from other tools. We will build out multiple AR examples for a variety of use cases. We will provide templates, resources, tips, and lessons learned to take back to your organizations and start building your own AR experiences right away. Our focus throughout will be on utilizing your existing L&D skills and teaching you how to make the minor adjustments needed to create a compelling and impactful AR experience.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Where using AR makes sense in your learning experiences
  • AR-specific approaches to storyboarding and ideating your AR projects
  • What software and resources are available for creating AR experiences
  • What you need to know about the future of AR and where to go from here
  • What 8th Wall is and how you can use it to create AR projects

Technology discussed:

 ZapWorks designer, ZapWorks Studio, Spark AR, Adobe Aero, 8th Wall

Participant technology requirements:

Laptop and mobile device

Betty Dannewitz

Founder, CEO, the actual Betty


Betty Dannewitz is an immersive experience designer with over 18 years in corporate learning and development. She is also a speaker, podcaster, and high-performance coach. Betty’s passion is to help people become better humans and she advocates that innovative technology, like augmented reality, has a HUGE role in making that happen.

Destery Hildenbrand

XR Solution Architect


Destery Hildenbrand is an XR solution architect with Intellezy. Destery has over 17 years of experience in training and development and seven years focusing on immersive technologies. Destery has spent time in corporate environments and higher education, working on how to integrate augmented and virtual reality for everyday use. Destery’s primary focus is helping organizations plan, design, and develop engaging learning experiences through Immersive technology.