Session: VR Education / Training Use Cases

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: vCoaching

VR: An Anidote to Modern Education

Brendan Black, Owner/Creator, Gambit's Speech Project (YouTube)

Fear of public speaking is one of people's greatest fears. Brendan Black will discuss the application of Virtual Reality to reduce anxiety associated with public speaking. Black has researched public speaking in VR as a solution to overcoming the anxiety and phobia, and is compiling a comprehensive survival guide to public speaking with a theme around virtual reality and its effects on students.

Brendan Black is a sophomore in college studying agriculture education and communications with the goal of becoming a high school agriculture teacher embracing immersive technologies. Brendan explores virtual landscapes in education and is researching and compiling a comprehensive survival guide to public speaking with a theme around virtual reality and its effects on students, and to incorporate virtual lessons into traditional classrooms as well as inspire future generations to be active in their communities and stand up for progress.

Second Presentation

Track: Corporate/Enterprise

Validation of Use Cases for Training

Sam Watts, Director of Immersive Technologies, Make Real

Sam Watts will take a look at a series of successfully deployed use cases for immersive technologies around enterprise training and some surprise positive outcomes.

Sam Watts has been driving adoption of immersive technologies within enterprise and entertainment at Make Real for over 5 years, enabling businesses and customers to understand and validate use cases for implementation of Virtual and Augmented Reality devices and content. From EDF Energy to Vodafone, Oculus and Viveport, Sam has seen over 30 immersive applications deployed at scale, in offices, studios, museums, arcades and homes. Forging partnerships with all the key hardware manufacturers and building up the studio profile globally has seen Sam become one of the leading influencers in the VR and AR space.

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