Simulation learning company 3Dsolve has announced that its chief operating officer Frank Boosman has been selected to speak at the Online Educa Conference, opening today in Berlin.
As part of his presentation, titled “Beyond Forward: The Flight Simulation Model of Task Training,” Boosman will address recent advances in the use of complex, highly detailed simulations for training in a wide variety of occupations.
The Online Educa Conference, which takes place from November 29-December 1, is positioned as a major global hub for information sharing and presentations concerning topics involved with e-learning. According to event organizers, the conference is expecting attendance from over 1,900 participants from more than 73 countries, and will feature more than 480 speakers covering a variety of topics.
Boosman has over 19 years of experience at a variety of technology firms. Prior to co-founding 3Dsolve, he served as vice president of product marketing for audio firm QDesign, as well as vice president of marketing communications for Be Incorporated, a vendor of software platforms for Internet appliances. He was a co-founder of Red Storm Entertainment, where he served as vice president of product development.
“Three key trends are driving the adoption of simulation learning for task training,” commented Boosman. “First, workers are expected ‘learn, unlearn, and relearn,’ as Alvin Toffler put it, on a nearly continuous basis throughout their careers. Second, the advent of what some have called the ‘digital native’—a generation of people raised on video games and the Internet—means that new workers are able to learn rapidly from rich, interactive worlds. Third, as the price-performance ratio of computers and displays continues to rise, the quality of the worlds we can create rises. Taken together, these trends have led to more and more organizations adopting simulation learning, and the results achieved by these organizations are incredibly encouraging.”