Pleasanton, CA and London, UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2012
Toolwire, a global leader in Experiential Learning* solutions, today announced that Sarah Frame, EMEA Director at Toolwire and a Senior Lecturer from the University of East London will be co-presenting at the Innovative Learning Exhibition at the Barbican, London, 27th June 2012.
The presentation entitled, ‘Bringing Learning to Life with Virtual Internships’ will take place at 11.00am GMT on Wednesday 27th June within Stream 2 (Improving Learning Outcomes). The discussion will help HR, L&D professionals and senior managers understand how Experiential Learning is being used to bridge the gap between learning and gaining practical experience.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to watch demonstrations of Immersive Learning Environments and find out how Experiential Learning can help Higher Education institutions and corporate training environments.
Sarah Frame, EMEA Director at Toolwire, comments, “Experiential Learning, the process of learning new skills by doing, is still a relatively new concept in Europe. Toolwire’s Experiential Learning solutions allow organisations to provide virtual internships across a broad range of subjects such as Business, Health and Social Care, Legal, and Call Centre Training. In addition, these immersive experiences enable learners to gain practical skills in an authentic and safe virtual environment, which provides both automated and managerial feedback. It’s only by applying what’s been taught that students can see firsthand if they understood and acquired new skills.”
Frame adds, “Working with organisations such as the University of East London, we are aware that students are under immense pressure to digest and retain complex information, which they will later have to apply in real life situations. The most critical part of the learning process is experience. Relevant experience enables learners to convert short-term understanding to long term memory. Lessons learnt through Experiential Learning can also help to reduce the risks of bad decisions – and this is particularly important in roles that involve legal advocacy.”
To register for the event visit http://bit.ly/JdYh46.
Notes to editor
*What is Experiential Learning?
Experiential Learning is the process of learning new skills or acquiring critical knowledge by doing. Experiential Learning supports students by placing them in context of what is being taught. This is done through a virtual online environment which replicates ‘real world’ settings such as a court, hospital, or a call centre. The integration of theory, practice, and contextual reality gives relevance to the tasks which the learners are asked to perform and provides them with the opportunity to demonstrate their capability to use the knowledge gained. Experiential Learning can be applied in a corporate and academic situation.
Toolwire is a learning solutions provider specialising in products and services for Experiential Learning. Toolwire empowers Higher Education and corporate training institutions to deliver immersive "virtual internships" across a broad range of subject areas including Business, Health Care, Legal, Applied Science, and Information Technology. Enabling "learning by doing", Toolwire Learnscapes, StudentDesktops, Scenarios, and LiveLabs provide the quickest, most effective way to develop skills, improve knowledge retention, and enhance student success. Toolwire’s award winning solutions “bring learning to life”. For more information, please visit http://www.toolwire.com.