Designer of the Year shares insights on 360° video and VR

Posted on Jan 17, 2017

360°, VR & AR

NEWS: Award-winning designer, Kate Nicholls will be sharing the findings of a year-long project on the learning applications of interactive 360° video and virtual reality (VR) at Europe’s biggest learning technologies event.

Head of Learning Innovation at leading learning company, Sponge, Kate Nicholls is delivering a seminar at Learning Technologies 2017 (London Olympia, February 1-2) about her exploratory work with immersive technologies.

Kate, who was named Learning Technologies Designer of the Year at the Learning Technologies Awards in November 2016, said: 

“My starting point for the project was a question: Can 360° content aid learning, and if so, how? With my team at Sponge, I’ve spent 12 months playing with this technology and assessing the possible learning applications. By combining elearning tools with the latest 360° filming techniques, we’ve been able to add an interactive layer to 360° video.  I’m looking forward to sharing our discoveries at Learning Technologies and explaining how 360° experiences are becoming more accessible for organisations.”

Kate’s talk, Say hello to interactive 360 video: what it is and when to use it, takes place in Theatre 5 in the main exhibition hall on Wednesday, February 1 from 12.30-13.00pm.

The session will feature a live demonstration of interactive 360° video for desktop along with a VR cardboard version. People attending the seminar will learn:

  • How to align interactive 360° video to real world challenges
  • What to consider when implementing interactive 360° video
  • How learning interactions are enhanced by interactive 360°
  • How to move from interactive 360° video to VR

There’s also a chance for people to take a closer look at interactive 360° video and experience the content for themselves using a VR headset at Sponge’s stand at location C10 in the main exhibition hall.

More than 7,500 L&D and HR professionals are due to attend this year’s Learning Technologies, which is the largest and most popular event of its kind in Europe.

Entry to the exhibition and seminars is free for those who pre-register via

Session: Say hello to interactive 360 video: What it is and when to use it

Speaker: Kate Nicholls, Learning Technologies Designer of the Year  

Venue: Learning Technologies Seminar Theatre 5, London Olympia 

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Time: 12.30-13.00

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Kate Pasterfield, Head of Innovation, Sponge

Kate leads the innovation department at Sponge, bringing the latest learning technologies and strategies to international clients from a variety of sectors.

Awarded Learning Technologies Designer of the year, it's clear that great learning starts with bright ideas, if you want to explore an innovative learning solution with Kate, get in touch.

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