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eLearning SIG: How Virtual and Augmented Reality are Disrupting Learning
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When: Wednesday March 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: CUNY and virtual
119 W. 31st Street, 4th Floor (Room 403)
New York City, New York  
United States
Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., President, The Gronstedt Group
Andrew Sellon

Registration Information
Online registration is available until: 3/20/2018

 Following his insightful article in the February issue of TD Magazine, we're delighted to have Anders Gronstedt PhD to speak on the the following hot topic:

From immersion to presence: How virtual and augmented reality will disrupt learning
The virtual and augmented reality revolution has arrived. Room-scale virtual reality offers a digital rehearsal space of such convincing verisimilitude that learners feel they are actually there. Two billion phones have been turned into AR-powered magic lenses that can arm your workforce with superpowers. How are Fortune 500 companies driving business results by leaving the glowing rectangular screens behind to step into the virtual and augmented reality of the future? This session will deliver the answer with a number of case studies and demos.
Learn how industry leaders are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning. AR makes the real world the canvas of any number of learning activities, from scavenger hunts to performance support. Meanwhile, VR is used as a “flight simulator” for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive or inconvenient to practice in real life. It is also hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training.
In this interactive session you'll watch real demos and learn: 
* How to leverage the cost of developing for VR and AR by deploying the same simulation to desktops, tablets, and phones.
* How to make the business case for virtual reality
* How augmented reality is used for everything from new-hire orientation to performance support
* How VR is used for everything from customer empathy and safety training.

We are excited to announce that effective immediately, ATD NYC will be using Zoom as our webinar platform. If this is your first time using Zoom, please watch this 1 minute video to see how to join a Zoom meeting:

Please be sure to join us at least 5 minutes before the meeting to be sure you have enough time to get set up.
You can also use this link to test your equipment in advance: 

Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., President of The Gronstedt Group, is an author, public speaker and entrepreneur. He is an advocate of using Next-Gen Learning tools to advance real-world skills through virtual and augmented reality training, transmedia storytelling, game and simulation-based learning.   The Gronstedt Group has been instrumental in helping global companies like Google, Walmart, KPMG, HP, DaVita, and Kimberly-Clark improve performance with innovative learning approaches. Anders is a former faculty member of the University of Colorado–Boulder School and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review. 

5:30pm -- Meet & greet (in-person only)
6:00pm -- Presentation (virtual and in-person; Anders will be virtual)
7:30pm -- Meeting end


Register by 12pm on Tuesday, 3/20. We must have the list of registrants to send to CUNY security before 5pm on 3/20. 

SIG Co-Chairs:
Mark Cassetta,
Andrew Sellon,


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