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513 Designing for Virtual Reality

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 13

Tracks: AR & VR

Speaker TBA

Nafiza Akter

Training Development Lead, Associate Director


Nafiza Akter has an EdD in adult learning and leadership from Teachers College Columbia University. She has 13 years of experience working in online course design in higher education, working across academic disciplines on graduate/undergraduate courses, executive education, and non-degree programming. She served as the associate director of instructional design at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2021, she joined Pfizer’s Global Product Development team as an associate director, training dvelopment lead. Her work involves creating inclusive, innovative, and evidence-based practices in eLearning design.

Vanessa Alzate


Anchored Training

Vanessa Alzate is the founder/CEO of Anchored Training. She received a BA in communication & political science from Rutgers University, and an MS in corporate & organizational communication from Northeastern University. For over a decade she has consulted with many mid-large organizations in a variety of industries ranging from pharmaceutical sales to fashion to develop training strategies.

Vicki Anderson

Technical Training Manager


Vicki Anderson specializes in digital literacy, technology integration, distance learning, eLearning, and innovation in teaching and learning. After teaching high school English for many years, Vicki moved to a district position as a K- 12 instructional technology coach. She earned her master of education degree in educational technology from Arizona State University, where she now teaches EdTech courses. Vicki currently works as technical training manager and LMS admin for Netwrix, a cybersecurity solutions company. She is a Google Workspace for Education Certified Trainer, Articulate 360 super user, and an SAP Litmos administrator.

Megan Barnash

Sr. Technical Training Designer


Megan Barnash, senior technical training designer for Netwrix, taught for five years in Illinois before leaving the classroom to become an instructional technology coach in Arizona. In her current position she helps develop internal and external training for “Netwrix University.” Her bachelor’s degree is in middle level education, and her master’s degree is in educational technology.