Innovations in Training: How to Be Strategic About Integrating Simulations, Mobile and Emerging Technologies


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Director, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, University of Central Florida
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Vice President, Chief Learning Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
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How can you strategically innovate your training so that your learners develop new knowledge faster, become more deeply engaged, and have a greater impact? Emerging technologies are providing many new and different approaches for designing and delivering training ... but where to get started?

David Metcalf, the founding director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at the University of Central Florida, will share the latest research and trends about how simulations, mobile, analytics, virtual reality and other emerging technologies are being adopted - now - to improve learning and human performance.

For several years, David has collaborated with a senior learning and development leader as she moved across three organizations to bring emerging training technologies into her programs. Now the chief learning officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Andrea Procaccino joins us to share some real-life integration examples from her work with David at Johnson & Johnson, Avon and NYP. Plus, discover how Andrea's intentional focus on learning innovations has fostered her own career growth.

Finally, this webinar will preview the types of people, technologies and concepts that will be featured in Training magazine's new Innovations in Training 2016, which David will host at the Institute for Simulation & Training at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on December 1 and 2. IiT16 will include a one-day gamification certification workshop on November 30, as well, with gamification guru Monica Cornetti.


About David Metcalf, Ph.D.

David Metcalf has more than 20 years' experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare.

Dr. Metcalf is Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. The team has built mHealth solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, U.S. military and UCF's College of Medicine among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home prototype and SignificantTechnology, a mobile-enabled online degree and eResource kit.

Dr. Metcalf encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process and has launched Moving Knowledge and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health.

Dr. Metcalf continues to bridge the gap between corporate learning and simulation techniques and non-profit and social entrepreneurship. Simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management and operational excellence are current research topics.

Dr. Metcalf frequently presents at industry and research events shaping business strategy and use of technology to improve learning, health and human performance. For more information see He is the co-editor/author of Connected Health (2017), HIMSS mHealth Innovation (2014) and the HIMSS Books best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (2012).

About Andrea Procaccino

Andrea G. Procaccino, CMT, is Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She is responsible for leading the talent development function in human resources and providing strategic direction and oversight for training and development, technology learning solutions, leadership development, organizational development, talent management, employee events, employee engagement, and awards and recognition programs.

Ms. Procaccino brings more than 25 years of learning and development and talent management experience to her role. Prior to joining the hospital, she was the executive director of global learning & development for Avon Products worldwide, and was responsible for staff and leadership training, high potential development, global talent management, and the design and management of innovative eLearning strategies. She also served as global business head of training for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, where she spent more than 20 years in various learning and development management positions with progressive responsibility.

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