Performance Improvement

Nov 17, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 5: Encouraging Adoption

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last entry, I wrote about Keysha’s experience implementing Virtual Reality solutions in secondary education. In this entry, I wanted to share some of the conversations we had on the effectiveness of Virtual World platforms and the acceptance (or lack thereof) that we’ve seen in organizations. As Keysha works mostly with government and military, she brings a unique perspective (I work almost exclusively with corporations). Generally speaking, government and military have had a higher adoption rate for 3D learning than the business world. What are they finding effective about the virtual...

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

Oct 11, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 5: The Goal-Based Scenario

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s...

So what’s the goal of this story? Okay, so there’s a question you don’t often get when discussing novels or plays. What’s...

Oct 5, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 4: From Virtual Reality to Virtual Worlds

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

May 27, 2010

How to Train an Executive: Quick, Relevant Content and Meaningful Conversations

55 and Older Execs Don’t Like Training Reni: I read an article on The Economist titled: Executive education and the over-55s: Never...

55 and Older Execs Don’t Like Training Reni: I read an article on The Economist titled: Executive education and the over-55s: Never...

May 24, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 4: Keeping it Real

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

Is there such a thing as too much reality? In my first post on this topic, I said this: “So how do...

May 11, 2010

The Science of Simulation: Mirror Neurons

I was first exposed to the concept of mirror neurons when I attended the NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association) Conference...

I was first exposed to the concept of mirror neurons when I attended the NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association) Conference...

Apr 29, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 3: The Predictable Unexpected

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Stories are compelling when you think you know what’s going to happen next, and then the story throws in a twist. You...

Apr 26, 2010

Attributes of Effective Coaching: Coaching Appreciatively

Coaching is one of my favorite topics to research and discuss. That might surprise you since I’ve written the majority of my...

Coaching is one of my favorite topics to research and discuss. That might surprise you since I’ve written the majority of my...

Apr 22, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 2: 7 Tips for Effective Storytelling

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

In the first post in this series, I provided an overview for integrating storytelling into learning; now, in the spirit of translating...

Apr 20, 2010

Using Storytelling in Learning, Part 1: Yelling at the Movie Screen

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

Storytelling is one of the most effective yet underused methods for enhancing adult learning. Ever heard someone yell at characters on a...

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