RIVR May Meetup – Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Learning

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Join us May 23 to learn about how Immersive Technologies are used in Learning and Training. There will be plenty of opportunities to try demonstrations as well.

Learning and talent development professionals are always seeking ways to motivate and engage learners and the buzz around virtual, augmented and mixed reality is huge. Pamela Hogle, in a November 8, 2018 Learning Solutions Magazine post stated, “AR and VR can help L&D teams drive behavior change by building empathy, putting learners in touch with their future selves, allowing them to practice safety drills or technical repairs, or helping them rehearse responses to difficult workplace situations.”

In this meetup, RIVR members will learn about dynamic examples of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) and discuss their applications for learning. We’ll provide peer-reviewed and institutional evidence of learner outcomes and offer best practices on when (or if) it can best be applied. We’ll explain the benefits and constraints of various deployment strategies. Finally, we’ll examine the implications for the future of VR, AR and MR in learning and development.

About the Speaker:

Brian J. Boyle is a training designer/technologist and founder of CrossTrainer®, B. Boyle Design, Inc., and is co-founder of CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality. Brian brings a unique perspective and nearly 20 years of experience with a wide range of training technologies. In recent years he has focused most of his efforts on helping clients transition from traditional eLearning to mobile responsive eLearning and most recently on designing mixed reality products for use by trainers and marketers that add value and improve learning experiences.

Grab Your Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rivr-may-meetup-virtual-augmented-and-mixed-reality-for-learning-tickets-61550523272

Additional Note: Upon arrival please press the NEMIC buzzer to be let in.

5:30pm – 6:00pm Sign-In + Demonstrations
6:00pm – 6:50pm Introductions + Speaking (Brian J. Boyle, training designer/technologist and founder of B. Boyle Design, Inc., CrossTrainer, and is co-founder of CrossTrainer® Mixed Reality)
6:50pm-7:30pm Q&A
7:00pm-7:30pm Social Time + Demonstrations

Light refreshments will be served.

Come as you are. We gather to learn and connect with each other, problem solve and brainstorm, drink and eat.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!

These meetups are free and open to the public.


May 23


05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Click to Register: https://www.meetup.com/RIVirtualReality/events/261187884/

Rhode Island Virtual Reality (RIVR)

Website: https://www.meetup.com/RIVirtualReality/

116 Chestnut St

116 Chestnut St

Providence, RI, US, 02903