The Now and the Future of VR, AR, and AI for Learning

Join us in this 5-week, online course to understand the drivers behind the acceleration of “emerging technologies” such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to corporate learning & development.
Course at a glance
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 1.5-2 hours per week. 100% Online. Complete on your own pace. Flexible deadlines.
  • Format: Video case studies. Curated content. Discussion forums. Networking.
  • Deliverables: Walk away with an Action Plan and Blueprint for your organization.
  • Credits: 8 SHRM and HCRI recertification credits.

The Now and the Future of VR, AR, & AI for Learning

Lead Faculty: Dennis Bonilla

Digital Learning & Emerging Technologies Infrastructure Transformation Strategist

Dennis specializes in the integration of adult learning neuroscience, digital learning platforms, emerging technologies, curriculum design, and data analytics, for corporate and higher education strategies tailored to the modern multi-generational workforce. Most recently, Executive Dean at the University of Phoenix for three of its largest schools and colleges and co-designed, developed and launched the Red Flint Innovation Experience Centers for the University, in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and provided strategic direction for the current and future technology infrastructure needed for adoption by high performing learning organizations. Dennis is experienced in delivering learning technology leadership and innovation spanning a variety of industries including higher education, technology, energy, manufacturing, medical, biotech telecommunications, energy and nuclear energy. He has worked for and consulted at Fortune 100 companies in all these vertical sectors.


What You’ll Learn:

In this course, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully understand and navigate the complex, broad market offerings of current and emerging technology formats and platforms (VR, AR, and AI) and the direction needed to implement a strategy for your organization.

The Current State:

Emerging delivery formats and platforms (VR, AR, MR, XR, AI) have been gaining global adoption in recent years, as: 1) offerings have become more widely available for both technical and power (soft skills), 2) the content development and infrastructure costs have dramatically decreased and become more user-friendly, 3) organizations have become convinced about the technology’s cost efficiency via scalability to a broader audience, and 4) there is an array of mechanisms for measurement of its effectiveness as a learning and behavioral change delivery medium.

IDC forecasts worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to be $18.8 billion in 2020, an increase of 78.5% over the amount spent in 2019. Worldwide spending on AR/VR solutions will be led by the commercial sectors, which will see its combined share of overall spending grow from less than 50% in 2020 to 68.8% in 2023. The commercial industries that are expected to spend the most on AR/VR in 2020 are retail ($1.5 billion) and manufacturing ($1.4 billion). These commercial use cases will account for nearly half of all AR/VR spending in 2020, led by corporate training ($2.6 billion) and industrial maintenance ($914 million) use cases.

Combine that momentum now with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the almost “over one weekend” transition of the majority of organizations to remote work and virtual learning, and you have created an environment of “a perfect storm” for accelerated adoption of these emerging technologies as people and organizations search for new ways to connect, learn and acquire new skills.

Audience for The Now and the Future of VR, AR, and AI for Learning is targeted to HR professionals with job titles in areas such as:

  • HR Generalist
  • Employee Experience
  • Leadership & Development
  • HRIS
  • Enterprise Learning
  • People Analytics
  • Talent Acquisition
  • HR Business Partner
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Management
  • Global Recruiting
  • Business Leaders


This Course Features Five Modules:

Each module takes about one hour of time which includes viewing videos, reading relevant articles, answering questions, contributing to the course and collaborating with other learners.

The Five Modules include:


Learners who complete this course are eligible for 8 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.

Future Workplace® is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Led by Top Learning Practitioners

This course is designed for HR practitioners and business leaders to learn the techniques to solve some of today’s toughest business challenges through the power of using VR, AR, and AI for Learning. Learn from experts in the field from a range of top organizations!

Video Case Studies Plus Live Interactive Session with Faculty

Half way through our course, we will conduct a one hour webinar with all learners to answer questions, share challenges and bring our community together. This session will run live, but will also be recorded and shared as a digital asset with all learners.

Five Week Online Course Building Your VR, AR, and AI for Learning Skills

This course was designed to help you embrace the power of using VR, AR, and AI for Learning. Whatever your role, this course will enable you to transform your learning function, driving results and impacting your organization!

Recertification Credits & Digital Badge

Upon completion of this course, you will also receive recertification credits and a digital badge to build your personal brand and document your new skills.

Course Design Principles

The Now and the Future of VR, AR, and AI for Learning was designed to be highly engaging using our Learn, Review, Apply format culminating in a digital badge detailing each learner’s achievements and shareable on social media.


  • Understand what VR, AR, and AI are and how they can be used
  • Assess and discuss how top companies use VR, AR, and AI to realize business results.


  • Reflect on the videos of top practitioners sharing why and how they use VR, AR, and AI
  • Review short knowledge check questions following your exposure to videos, articles and other content


  • Participate in discussion questions and exercises to apply your knowledge
  • Build an Action Plan to educate your stakeholders
  • Create a video on how to move forward integrating VR, AR, and AI into your workflows and processes