Andy Nock – Augmented and virtual reality in learning

Posted on Jul 26, 2016

360°, VR & AR

Andy Nock is a Director at the Elearning Network and has worked with augmented and virtual reality in learning.

Andy explains the differences between the two technologies as well as the opportunities that they offer for L&D professionals.

Follow Andy on Twitter: @AndyNock83

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject:

  • 00:34 - Can you define augmented and virtual reality?
  • 01:50 - What opportunities exist for using these technologies in L&D?
  • 03:08 - Have you seen any real examples of use of Virtual and augmented reality yet?
  • 04:57 - Are there any tools you recommend for L&D people to try out the technologies out?
  • 06:18 - How long do you think it will be before we're seeing these technologies more regularly in the L&D industry?
  • 07:01 - What do you find most exciting about AR and VR?

Andy recommends the following apps and hardware for L&D professionals looking to experimenting with augmented and virtual reality:

  • Layar - an augmented reality app for smart phones and tablet with a desktop creator studio
  • Unity - a 3d games engine for creating interactive 3D environments for AR and VR
  • Ricoh Theta S camera - a 360-degree camera

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