Virtual Reality in Learning- Has the Time Come? – Online Discussion

Register for Learning Cafe WebinarThursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney




When it comes to emerging technologies, numerous tech companies including Facebook, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and Samsung are eyeing virtual reality (VR) as the next big thing.
While VR has been around for some time, a confluence of factors including lower costs and increased processing power is leading the way to rapid adoption by consumers. VR is predicted to grow from 2016 onwards.

While there are applications for VR in employee training including for healthcare and safety, adoption will be slower. VR is a precursor of the next generation technology that will open new delivery channels for Learning, that require a very different skill set to design and develop.

We discuss

  • State of VR (Consumer & Business)
  • Use cases for Business
  • How to develop a VR Learning solution
  • Opportunities and Challenges


Kain Tietzel-LearningCafe- Virtual Reality in Learning- Has the Time Come?Kain Tietzel – Founding CEO, Start VR    | Blog | Twitter |

Kain is a seasoned digital entrepreneur, growth hacker, hustler and content creator whose expertise is bringing new businesses to market, deploying the marketing and operational systems for cost effective and sustainable customer growth, and creating compelling experiences that are beautiful, engaging and (most importantly) get results. Kain was recently voted as one of the top 50 Growth Hackers to follow on Twitter and has successfully launched mobile apps, web applications and SaaS products for Fotomerchant, Meeco and The App Village.


Sid Banerjee-LearningCafe- Virtual Reality in Learning- Has the Time Come?Siddharth Banerjee – Founder & CEO, Indusgeeks  | Blog | Twitter |

Sid is the Founder of Indusgeeks – one of India’s pioneering Serious Games and Virtual Worlds Company. Sid founded Indusgeeks so as to contribute to better learning/training through simulations, games and apps. He helped Indusgeeks grow into a profitable company, winning multiple national and international awards for its innovative use of gaming technologies to solve complex learning and marketing problems. He also co-founded Simtabs a startup in the game and sim-based, healthcare training space with a team from Stanford University. Sid has been recently appointed as a Board Member of the NASSCOM Serious Games Special Interest Group (SIG) . The Board will oversee and direct all serious games and simulations related activities across different platforms all over India.


Jeevan Joshi-LearningCafe- Virtual Reality in Learning- Has the Time Come?

Jeevan Joshi  Producer, LearningCafe    | Blog | Twitter |

Jeevan is the producer of Learning Cafe and an experienced practitioner of technology-based learning and collaboration in Australia. He currently provides strategic Digital Learning advisory services to prominent Australian organisations such as Fairfax, Westpac and ARCS.


Who should attend

Managers and senior professionals from

  • Learning and Development
  • Organisational Development, People and Culture
  • Knowledge Management
  • Learning Innovators

Build your Virtual Reality Skills

LearningCafe conducts capability workshops to help learning professionals build new skills and enhance their performance. Watch this space for more details on the upcoming Virtual Reality in Learning Workshop.


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