London UK 2024


Dates and Venue


17-18 April 2024 | ExCeL London


17 - 18 April 2024 | ExCeL London

T1S5 - AR and VR


T1S5 - AR and VR

Thursday 18 April 2024
Conference Theatre 1
Skills, talent and learning , Tools and technologies , Future L&D
They’re no longer the stuff of technological dreaming. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are here today in learning and development and being put to good use. In this session, we explore the strengths of each and the practicalities behind implementing them to support learning for a range of applications. Oh, and guess what? It’s never just about the technology. Good communication is an essential part of any implementation.

Virtual, augment and extended - the new realities being put to practical use for learning

The journey from novelty to practical tool didn’t take long, and in this session, we explore the very practical uses of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in workplace training in a range of different contexts. We’ll examine VR's capability to simulate authentic scenarios, enhancing both learner engagement and practical skills. We’ll also look at where AR has the edge, leveraging computer interactions overlaid on the real world.

And as well as the technical side of things, we’ll consider effectively deploying these technologies – how do people react? How can you ensure a positive first reaction to something that most people haven’t used before, and may well be wary of?

  • The impact of VR and AR in training methods
  • When each reality is best used
  • Overcoming training challenges innovatively
  • Simulating real-life scenarios for effective learning
  • The crucial importance of culture and communication
Stella Collins, Chief Learning Officer - Stellar Labs
Sodi Kakouris, Digital Learning Manager - ScotRail

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