"The Five Superpowers of Learning" with Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D.

  • 20 Mar 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Collindale Golf Course CB&Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Ft. Collins, CO

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The Five Superpowers of Learning

 

A new breed of game-savvy, socially-networked people are entering your work force, with little patience for the traditional doldrums of one-way, eLearning and webinar dronathons. They want to be engaged, in control, and part of the storyline, with learning that focuses on doing, simulating, socializing, playing, sharing, and collaborating. How are you reaching out and energizing a dispersed organization of digital nomads? In this session, we’ll discuss five design principles of the digital age:

  1. Tell a story: Hollywood-style, character-rich, story-centered learning simulations are redefining learning-by-doing.
  2. Play a game: Game concepts such as points, levels, time pressure, and cut scenes make learning engaging.
  3. Make it social: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and similar company internal social networks are embedding learning in every-day work processes and connecting people with each other.
  4. Make it immersive: A new generation browser-based, high fidelity 3-D virtual worlds are energizing learning.
  5. Make it mobile: iPads and smart phones are changing the paradigm from employees coming to the classroom to the classroom coming to the employees.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Collindale Golf Course CB&Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Fort Collins, CO
Costs: $15 NRC Members and Partners/ $25 Nonmembers
 

Speaker’s Bio

 

Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. (anders@gronstedtgroup.com) is the president of Colorado-based Gronstedt Group, which helps global companies like Coldwell Banker, Deloitte, Dell, HP, Jamba Juice, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, Eli Lilly and United Healthcare and government clients like the City of New York improve performance with innovative learning approaches, including next-generation digital simulations, podcasts, vodcasts, mobile learning, social media, gaming and immersive 3D virtual worlds; teaching people the skills they need in a context that's immersive and energizing. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and he is the host of the popular weekly virtual world speaking series “Train for Success” (http://www.facebook.com/TrainForSuccess)

 

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