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Rethinking Safety Culture With Virtual Reality: Utility Locator Training

08 Feb 2022
Emerging Technologies
Manager , Instructional Designer , Trainer/Facilitator
This session will explore a case study in virtual reality training for the Salt River Project in Phoenix, Arizona. Virtual reality (VR) training is a scalable, safe, and adaptable modality best used for dangerous, expensive, or hard to recreate environments. Utility companies have many job roles that put themselves in harm’s way multiple times each day, including utility locator training. This session will walk through the development of utility locator training in VR and discuss the processes used in ideation, design, development, delivery, and evaluation. You will leave this session with an insight into the successes and challenges associated with a project of this depth and breadth in virtual reality.

Application on the Job:

  • Explore where virtual reality makes the most sense for a learning experience in the form of a well-documented use case.
  • Discover a process to use for VR projects and the roles, responsibilities, and tools needed for success.
  • Recognize where VR makes the most sense in your learning ecosphere, what use cases fit VR best, and how you can get started.

Track: Emerging Technologies

Destery Hildenbrand, Senior Learning Experience Designer -
Ben Nickels, Training Analyst - Salt River Project