Corporate training systems often fail to improve performance. Educator Koreen Olbrish Pagano, author of the Learning in Tandem blog, says that’s because organizations have abandoned the one-on-one apprenticeship model – along with its emphasis on practice and feedback. True apprenticeship is impractical today, but you can recreate its best features with immersive learning in computerized virtual environments. Pagano details the design process for computer games, simulations and other virtual worlds. This beginner’s guide avoids the technical nitty-gritty while offering a plethora of real-life examples. getAbstract recommends this excellent introduction to human resource managers, training specialists, game designers and likely investors.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why training programs often omit the most important step for improving performance,
- How immersive-learning programs can improve employees’ skills and behavior, and
- How to design or buy and implement an immersive-learning experience.
About the Author
Speaker and organizational consultant Koreen Olbrish Pagano cofounded the Freire Charter School, taught at Harrisburg University and created the blog Learning in Tandem.