Excellence at Work Episode 236: ETU & IBM Consulting- Learning Personalization at ScaleShea Salvato
Speakers: Kelly McCrory-Lynch, Learning Strategist, IBM Consulting
Dr. Thomas Lewis, Director, Learning Solutions, ETU
- IBM’s consulting training program
- Why personalization is so important
- How can simulation enable personalization
- How ETU collaborated with IBM Consulting
- What impacts have been seen from the use of simulation and personalization in the learning program
- What are some of the challenges and lessons learned?
- What’s next?
- Insights from each speaker’s journey
- And more!
To read the Executive Interview from the podcast with Kelly McCrory-Lynch and Dr. Thomas Lewis, download the pdf here: https://go.brandonhall.com/ETUandIBM_EI_226
Kelly McCrory-Lynch leads the learning design for global consulting at IBM Consulting. She is responsible for the learning effectiveness of the newly re-imagined Consulting Academy program and collaborates with business and learning stakeholders globally to implement innovative and personalized learning experiences that have business impact. With over twenty years of experience in business consulting and learning development, Kelly focuses on delivering learning solutions that advance the organization’s goals and the learner’s needs. Before joining IBM, Kelly’s initial career as a teacher specializing in early years education formed her passion for learner-centered training which has now become the cornerstone of the programs she designs and leads. She is now back at Queens University Belfast, completing the final year of her Doctorate in Education, where she is researching the area of learner engagement within an online learning platform.
Thomas Lewis leads the design and implementation of ETU simulations. Whether built by ETU or in assisting client authors, Thomas strives to ensure that ETU solutions are immersive and engaging while adhering to robust architecture that will lead to powerful data insights. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in designing and delivering learning and training products for corporate clients and national cultural and education stakeholders. He holds a Ph.D. in multimedia education from Dublin Institute of Technology (now Technological University Dublin) where he was a fully-funded, inaugural GradCAM scholar.
IBM Consulting is a new partner for the new rules of modern business. We embrace an open way of working by bringing a diverse set of voices and technologies together. We collaborate closely, ideate freely and swiftly apply breakthrough innovations that drive exponential impact to change how business gets done. We believe open ecosystems, open technologies, open innovation and open cultures are the key to creating opportunities and the way forward for modern business and our world. We want to work together, create together, grow together and rethink what’s possible together.
ETU helps the world’s leading companies upskill employees digitally at scale. ETU’s solution provides immersive simulation-based learning that delivers breakthrough improvements in the application of skills. Unlike other vendors, ETU’s solution uses a proven Learning Simulation Platform (LSP) to co-create and deliver the immersive training along with skills data you need. The platform combined with expert services allows you to:
- Design & build transformative digital learning & development programs
- Deliver immersive, job-relevant learning experiences at scale
- Objectively measure the impact of L&D initiatives (on learners and the business)
Learn more at etu.co
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