Episode 10: With Sharon Sloane on Designing Educational Media for Kinesthetic Males
Topic: Kinesthetic males learn by doing. Traditional academic approaches tend to view these students as problems, but the military and entrepreneurial organizations look at them as their future leaders. How can we design educational media to speak their language? Guest: Sharon Sloane Recorded On: Tuesday, 3:00 EDT, August 8, 2018
Bio: Sharon Sloane, President and CEO of WILL Interactive, Inc. has 30 years of experience designing leading edge instructional systems for behavior modification and performance improvement. She holds a U.S. Patent for creating computer based interactive video games known as VEILS® (Virtual Experience Immersive Learning Simulations) to help improve human performance. Her work has been featured on NBC, CNN, Time magazine, Washington Post, Washington Times, and approximately 50 other newspapers; and has received over 30 awards, including the Woman of Vision award given by Women in Film and Video, New York Festivals "World Medals," Association of Education Publishers "Distinguished Achievements", and Software Information Industry Association’s "Codie." She has been a keynote speaker at multiple conferences including Revolutionary Learning, the American Medical Association’s annual meeting, National Reconnaissance Office’s Annual Conference on Visual Media, National PTA’s annual meeting, and Serious Games Summit. Her expertise has been referenced in several books including Scenario based eLearning: Evidence-based Guidelines for Workforce Training, Digital Game Based Learning, Learning by Doing, and Simulation and the Future of Learning. Ms. Sloane holds an MA in Counseling from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Education from Boston University.