ECEL Keynote Speaker Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECEL 2021.

Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality in Training Adults from Underrepresented Groups

Phil Ashford

This talk will tell the story of how training agency Enterprise Exchange developed augmented reality training materials in the welfare to work sector and an in-cell virtual reality training platform in prisons.   Both won awards for their innovation in adult education.   The talk will focus on the initial development,  proof of concept and commercialisation of the technology.  It will also discuss overcoming the barriers for training adults from hard-to-reach groups and the early stages of Enterprise Exchange’s metaverse training centre that is being developed for future programmes.  The talk will conclude with an overview on how we see the metaverse will develop in education and what opportunities and risks there will be in the coming years.