Think back to the summer of 2016, everyone including your grandmother was playing the smartphone game, “Pokémon Go.” Due to its augmented reality (AR) format, and the blending of real-world interactivity with an immersive video game, the concept of merging AR into L&D didn’t seem like a crazy notion.
Fast forward to 2022. Augmented reality is still one of the hottest topics in learning and development. Plus, now with the availability of super-charged smartphones with top-quality cameras, the technology is literally in the palm of your hand. Only the limits of your imagination hold you back from making use of this incredibly useful piece of technology. Augmented reality (AR) offers affordances that can take the learning into a new context, provide key information, and greater engagement in the content to be learned.
Join Debbie Richards, who was the earliest of early adopters of AR in learning as she shows you how Instructor-led training doesn’t have to be confined to the space or platform you’re provided. In this month’s, “Learn Something New Wednesday” you will see how to build an interactive augmented reality experience using an off-the-shelf development tool. Specifically, you will be able to experience an augmented reality activity. Then, you’ll learn how it was created and be provided step-by-step directions so you can recreate it back at your office.
In this session, you will learn:
“Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionize learning more than any other technology has done in the recent past,” reports the New Jersey Institute of Technology. “… Several studies published in the last four years have shown that it enhances learning and interactions.”
Like all technology in L&D, augmented reality is a tool that can best be put to practice with a little planning and a bit of imagination. Consider creating performance support or learning reinforcement that uses augmented reality to enhance learning applications. Not only is AR an exciting way to deliver performance support and learning reinforcement to your business, but one with solid efficiencies. In the workplace, AR can enhance the learning and comprehension of both trainees and seasoned workers. Additionally, AR can boost employee engagement and safety awareness, alleviate training costs, and lower learning curves. And who doesn’t want that?
Jump on board and “Learn Something New”!
Simply by registering to attend the coffee chat you will receive:
A follow-up email with resources and extra goodies
Copy of the video recording
Copy of the chatbox transcription
Copy of the full session transcript
Debbie Richards is a learning architect, self-proclaimed geek, and early adopter of learning technologies. A learning architect ensures a clear vision with a clearly defined roadmap, bringing together tools, platforms, and content into a form that is easy to use, scales, and delivers a great user experience. Passionate about working with and mentoring other talent development professionals, Debbie is the past president of the ATD Houston chapter and a past national advisor for chapters.