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707 Preparing Your Company for an Immersive Learning Program

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday, April 21

Tracks: AR & VR

Immersive learning is a powerful tool that can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. But within the L&D field, there’s a lot of misunderstanding about what exactly AR/VR can do and how it can be implemented. This can make it challenging to get everyone at your organization—or even just your team—on board with what you need to know to make a successful immersive learning program.

In this session, you’ll explore the steps needed to successfully launch an AR/VR program at your organization, including how to get buy-in and acceptance from various business units. You’ll find out how to create a solid business case for using AR/VR and why. You’ll then learn how to match the AR/VR use case with your business’s core values and ensure that stakeholders understand how this new technology could benefit the organization. You’ll discover strategies for finding appropriate business cases and how to work with an internal team to plan, build, implement, and maintain an AR/VR project.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A step-by-step process for designing successful AR/VR learning
  • To understand why launching a pilot is a great way to get started
  • To identify key players and successfully work with them on an AR/VR project
  • How to measure your results and iterate

Technology discussed:

AR, VR, immersive learning, equipment

Debbie Richards


Creative Interactive Ideas

Debbie Richards, the president of Creative Interactive Ideas, was named one of the most influential people in corporate eLearning. She works with organizations to design, develop, and deliver immersive learning programs with measurable impact. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is the president of the ATD Houston Chapter and a past ATD national adviser for chapters. She is the author of Seeing the Possibilities With Augmented Reality, an ATD TD at Work publication.