The Emperor's New Clothes - Fooling Ourselves about Training Impact

  • 21 Apr 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Virtual Event
  • 25



The Emperor's New Clothes - Fooling Ourselves about Training Impact

Session description: Two hundred years ago, Hans Christian Andersen showed in his short story "The Emperor's New Clothes" how easily people can fall prey to something that is not true. Over the last 30 years, research into how we learn has proved that many things we take for granted in L&D don't hold up to scrutiny and that it is time to radically rethink how we teach people. In this thought-provoking session, we'll explore three key learning science concepts and how recent developments in learning technologies can use this science for dramatically better learning outcomes.

About the presenter, Nick Howe

Nick Howe is an award winning chief learning officer and business leader with a focus on innovative education technologies and learning science. He is the Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Lyceum - one of global leaders in adaptive learning technology, a Strategic Advisor to the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida, and board advisor to EdTech startups.Nick Howe headshot

For twelve years Nick was the VP of Training and Development at Hitachi Data Systems where he built and led the corporate university and online communities serving over 50,000 employees, re-sellers and customers. 


8:00 - 8:15 am

Registration and Networking
(Continental Breakfast Included)

8:15 - 8:30 am

Announcements and introduction of Presenter

8:30 - 10:30 am Program





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