New study – Helping individuals practice and perform

by | Apr 18, 2012 | Articles

How can online learning help us build practical skills that translate to real world goals & needs?

Traditionally, technology-enabled learning has been useful for merely presenting and assessing information and instructions in a “sage on the stage” type delivery… even though digitally delivered.

Increasingly, organisations are looking for ways to create truly meaningful learning experiences for individuals that empower “practice and perform” authentic online immersive learning experiences. This new experiential digital learning supports the development of creative and critical thinking skills and newfound knowledge that transfers into personalised real world success.

There are many options for encouraging a deeper online learning experience that is both immersive and meaningful to the individual  – the use of purposeful games, thought-provoking scenarios, consequential simulations and even 3D worlds.

But are we making the most of the opportunities  possible in today’s technological worldavailable?  What is holding us back?  How can are we designing learning that takes full advantage of the opportunities available to us?  Also, what can we learn from each other in the process?

These are the themes we are investigating in our short study, supported by our ambassador Toolwire,  & we will be sharing the results in the autumn

Keep in touch with the findings here.

We are interested in:

•    The experiential learning environments* currently being used in your workplace to support skill development
•    The types of skills we are currently building and those we are hoping to build
•    The benefits that you expect to achieve
•    The barriers you hope to overcome?

Definition

In this study we are looking specifically at tools such as purposeful games, thought-provoking scenarios, consequential simulations and even 3D worlds . For the sake of convenience in this short questionnaire, (rather than the desire to introduce another term) we refer collectively to these tools as Experiential Learning Environments.

Who should take part?

If you are investigating any of these environments or if you have had experience of using them, we’d love to hear from you!

This quick study is aimed at those responsible for implementing technology- enabled learning for the staff in their own workplace and in the workplaces of their customers who have got 5 minutes and are interested in sharing their experience and learning from others!

How long will it take?

With only 8 questions in this survey, it should only take a few minutes of your time. However there are comment boxes provided if you have further time to share hints and tips from your exerience that you think might be helpful to others.

Confidentiality

As always, this study is being conducted in accordance with our confidentiality policy. Towards Maturity are conducting this study in partnership with our Ambassador, Toolwire, this support means that the results can be shared freely to promote effective practices.

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