Justin Brusino, the Association for Talent Development's learning technologies content manager, summed it up in an ATD blog: "Clearly, with AR and VR technologies becoming more mainstream, learning professionals should consider how they can use them in their organizations.”
In January 2019 TD at Work issue AR/VR contributor, Debbie Richards agree that technology can be daunting, and will require, "L&D professionals to ask the questions as part of their learning program's design and development; therefore, there is no time like the present to find a business use case and start a pilot.”
Immersive Learning (VR/AR) for the ATD Professional is a primer on VR/AR technologies. This interactive presentation will show how these technologies are bringing value to organizations today, and best practices on how to apply the technologies in your organization.
- Get a broad understanding of VR/AR technologies including VR/AR devices and software tools used to build VR/AR experiences.
- See very specific use cases in an enterprise where VR/AR technologies are being used for Immersive Learning.
- Be exposed to a set of best practices for how to apply these technologies in developing Immersive Learning applications for their own organizations.
- As a bonus, attendees will have an opportunity to try first hand VR experiences in a functional VR arcade. There is no better way to solidify training than through experiential learning!
ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports: Performance Improvement, Training Delivery, Learning Technologies, Managing Learning Programs, Coaching, Knowledge Management
Chad Modad is a technology executive with an entrepreneurial spirit and long-time fan of all things science and technology. As a self-taught C++ programmer, Chad got hooked on software engineering as a 15-year-old intern at NASA working on VR simulations for astronauts. Since then Chad has worked at start-ups, small companies, and Fortune 100 companies in a diverse set of industries including oil & gas, computer hardware, residential and commercial automation, telecommunications, and defense.
Today Chad wears many hats. He is a Sr. Manager in the Technology Consulting practice at Accenture, helping large companies transform their businesses through the Digital Technologies, and is currently the XR Champion for Accenture’s North America Extended Reality (XR) Practice in the Resources industry vertical. He is the founder and operator of Omniverse VR, a Virtual Reality Arcade in Houston. Chad also heads up the Houston Chapter of the VR/AR Association which is focused on bringing VR/AR technologies to the enterprise.
Chad holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from Rice University. He has been happily married to his wife Jessica for 20 years and is actively engaged in the lives of his 18yr old son and 14yr old daughter. In his spare time Chad is an active member and contributor to many technology Meetups in Houston, volunteers in his community, serves on the Technology Advisory Board at the Houston Zoo, and is an avid Crossfit athlete and coach.