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Blended Learning: Enhancing Training Through the Use of Virtual Reality


Dr. Matt Joiner, Executive Director, Education & Crystal Stromberg, Education Manager
  ENERGY worldnet, Inc.


Virtual and augmented reality are not just for video games anymore. Companies are increasingly bringing mixed reality into the work environment to build meaningful employee learning and training experiences. Mixed reality is changing the way we train and is enabling skilled workers the ability to step into real-life situations where previously impossible. Implementing an appropriate combination of these types of 21st-century educational experiences can be tricky. In this session, participants will explore the obstacles and opportunities associated with creating blended learning experiences that leverage the power of mixed reality at your organization.  After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the seven (7) components of the blended learning model.
  • Articulate the chief differences between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, and 360-Degree/Immersive Video. 
  • Identify the primary rewards and challenges associated with a blended learning model that includes extended reality.

This workshop will afford participants the occasion to expand their individual and corporate knowledge of the up-and-coming world of virtual reality. During the session, research-based information and first-hand knowledge and experiences will be shared, allowing participants the opportunity to enquire, grow, and make plans for future research and/or possible implementation.

Dr. Joiner is experienced in instructing K-12, higher education, and corporate learners, having spent five (5) years as a public-school teacher and thirteen (13) years as a higher education adjunct professor and dean. Matt has three degrees in education and possesses teaching and administrative certification credentials from the Texas Board for Educator Certification. He has addressed audiences of multiple sizes in multiple modalities over the course of his twenty (20) year career. Dr. Joiner has spoken at various industry-related events, most recently at the Texas Gas Association’s Operations and Management Conference in July 2019 in San Marcos, Texas.  Dr. Matt Joiner is the Executive Director of Education at ENERGY worldnet, Inc. in Decatur, Texas. Previously, Matt held positions at as the Region 11 Education Service Center in Fort Worth, TX from 2017-2018 and as an Instructional Dean at Weatherford College in Weatherford, TX from 2005-2017. Matt’s passion is in education, and he has been involved at many different levels of education. He also is highly active in the education industry, sitting on boards, and participating in various initiatives throughout the state of Texas.

Ms. Mayra Maese is the Senior Vice President of Education and Compliance at ENERGY worldnet, Inc., a Compliance Management and Workforce Development firm. She has over ten (10) years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry with a focus on the development of results-based training in alignment with industry standards and compliance of OQ Programs. Ms. Maese also actively participates and speaks at numerous industry associations.  

        November 15, 2019    

11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


OSU Tulsa Campus*, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106 

B.S. Roberts Room


The discounted, pre-registrations for the program with the meal must be made by Tuesday, November 12th.


*Oklahoma State University-Tulsa prohibit guns from being carried on campus. 





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