Serious Games for Serious Learning

Allan Hoving

The popularity of Facebook's Farmville, Nintendo's Wii and other social gaming platforms has resulted in greater acceptance of virtual and 3D platforms for organizational training and development. In this podcast interview, Barbara Sealund, founder and CEO of Sealund & Associates, a pioneer in eLearning through virtual training, simulation and games, discusses:

The evolution over the past 25 years from computer-based training (CBT) to today's eLearning

The importance of instructional design

The value of avatars for engagement and retention

The real ROI for "serious game" initiatives

Projects with Verizon, IBM, the U.S. Government, and others

What's ahead: vLearning, mLearning, virtual reality and beyond!