Getting Started with Interactive 360 Video for Learning


Kevin thorn2
Chief NuggetHead, Nuggethead Studioz
Webinar Details
  • Date and Time
    Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 hour
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Virtual Reality (VR) can be argued that it is a fad and many learning professionals are suffering from “shiny object syndrome.” VR has been around a long time mostly in the entertainment and gaming industries. Only recently has the hardware and software costs come down where the barrier to entry is not much of a concern today. Unfortunately, L&D professionals often discard the idea of using VR for learning as it is still an emerging technology and it is very early to prove any lasting performance impact. 

Describe how attendees learn and benefit from this session:
With the costs low enough where just about anyone can begin exploring learning applications with VR, the next step is what to do now? In this session we’ll discuss the differences several topics to get started with VR including the differences between 360 degree photos and video and 3D spatial environments. Photos and video are the easiest to get started with VR because the cameras cost less that most smartphones and most of the software is open source to prepare media for distribution. There’s more to getting started with VR than acquiring hardware and software and we’ll look at instructional design approaches for immersive learning and other applications. 

At the end of this session, learners will:
• Learn the difference between 360 degree photos and video and 3D spatial environments
• Learn about available hardware and software to produce virtual reality experiences
• Understand the differences between headsets from full immersive experiences to smartphone ready headsets
• Learn about instructional design approaches for immersive learning applications

About Kevin Thorn

Chief NuggetHead, NuggetHead Studioz. Kevin Thorn is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 20 years’ experience in the training industry. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for visual design along with his experience in training, he founded NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. The Studioz is a custom design and development company providing services in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, Articulate Storyline training, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning and comics.