Workplace Learning

02 Sep
2020

Bringing Design Workshops Online

blackboard reading "never Stop Learning"

We’ve just finished day one of our largest virtual design workshops to date.  Sixteen participants from multiple states, using Zoom breakout rooms and MURAL virtual whiteboards gathered to discuss a new training experience.  Though we have facilitated many design workshops, this is our first conducted virtually. We conducted introductory icebreakers

28 Jul
2020

Using Virtual Reality to “Teach” Empathy, Retain Learning Experiences

A new Stanford Study shows that virtual reality can make people more empathetic. Learners who underwent a short virtual reality (VR) experience, “Becoming Homeless,” became more empathetic toward the homeless to the point of taking action on their behalf. VR proved more effective in changing pro-social behaviors than reading or

01 Jul
2020

COVID-19 Makes Training & ReTraining More Urgent

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the issue of training and retraining urgent rather than just a future necessity. In 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that up to 375 million workers—or 14 percent of the global workforce—would have to switch occupations or acquire new skills by 2030 because of automation and