Multi-award winning learning and talent solutions provider Kallidus is turning the spotlight on virtual reality (VR) at the upcoming Learning Technologies Exhibition. VR guru Tim Drewitt will be running a free seminar on how to add VR to your 2017 learning strategy and, back by popular demand, Kallidus will be giving away Google Cardboard VR headsets and its handy new pocket guide to VR at stand B1.

Tim Drewitt, Product Innovator at Kallidus, will be presenting his “Adding VR to your 2017 learning strategy” seminar in Theatre 1, at 11.00-11.30, 2 February 2017, Olympia London.

With 2017 set to be the year of VR for learning, Tim will share insight into the how and when to use VR as part of your learning blend. He’ll explore the reality behind the hype and will examine how VR is being used by organisations today and what scenarios it works best in. Tim will also share research-based evidence about how effective it really is for immersing and engaging learners.

Key areas to be covered in the seminar include:

  1. The key components that make an effective virtual reality experience
  2. The five styles of VR that can be used in L&D
  3. The wide range of scenarios organisations are currently exploring or using VR for in L&D
  4. Getting started – practical considerations and how to overcome key barriers

Philip Pyle, Sales and Marketing Director said: “Last year we conducted the largest study into the use of VR in learning and we found that over 90% of L&D professionals plan to use VR for learning in their organisation. With more than half saying VR is at the top of their list of new modes of learning they most want to implement, LT 2017 is the ideal platform to share our expertise and help organisations understand all the benefits that immersive VR delivers as part of today’s modern blended learning mix.”

Kallidus will be giving away branded Google Cardboard VR headsets at stand B1. These went like hot cakes at Learning Technologies Summer Forum, so anybody looking to reserve a headset in advance of the show can do so by visiting:

Kallidus will also be giving away its new pocket guide to VR, “Power-up your learning with VR”. The guide distils all the information anybody looking to get started with VR will need into a fun and easy to digest read.

Tim Drewitt, Product Innovator at Kallidus added: “I’m delighted to be speaking about VR at the LT show this year. My seminar will draw on both Kallidus and academic research and will help anybody considering using VR for learning to understand the five different styles of VR and to take away lots of ideas of how to get started.”

Kallidus has lots of exciting activities planned for the show and will be showcasing for the first time Kallidus Learn, its new cloud-based learning platform. Kallidus Learn offers a refreshing approach to learning for today’s modern learners, enabling organisations to deliver a more engaging and effective learner experience seamlessly across multiple platforms and devices.

Delegates can see just how impressive and easy to use Kallidus Learn is and discover Kallidus’ range of transformational solutions including Kallidus Perform, Kallidus 360, and Kallidus bespoke e-learning and curated content packages at stands B1/A5.

As well as Tim’s VR seminar, Kallidus is also running two additional free seminars in Theatre 1 on the exhibition floor:

Gamification RIP: 2017 is the year of Gameful Design (12.30-13.00, 1 February 2017)

Kallidus’ award-winning Senior Instructional Designer Joshua Roberts will challenge traditional approaches to gamification and will share how to create a learning experience that is truly fun and behaviour changing and doesn’t rely on the gimmicks that plague the industry’s current understanding of gamification.

UX: your secret weapon for engaging learners (13.15-14.00, 2 February 2017)

Today’s modern learners are more impatient, distracted and overwhelmed than ever. Dan Healy, UX Designer at Kallidus and Kallidus Product Manager Ian Threadgold will share their knowledge on the secret power of User Experience (UX), how it can revolutionise the learner experience and why finding a course on an LMS should be as easy as finding a film on Netflix.