Exploring the Emergence of Virtual Human Resource Development(VHRD)<br />A Conversation with the Editors and several Autho...
VHRD Editors & Authors<br />      Rochell                  Elisabeth “Liz”      <br />  McWhorter                    Benne...
Meet the Editors<br />Elisabeth “Liz” Bennett, PhD<br />Assistant Professor, Medicine at Tufts University<br />Director of...
A Definition of Virtual HRD <br />A media-rich and culturally relevant web[bed] environment that <br />strategically impro...
Table of Contents of Advances 12(6) Issue<br />Foreword:  Reflections on Virtual HRD from a Scholar-Practitioner<br />Darr...
“Measurement of Outcomes in Virtual Environments”<br />Diane D. Chapman and Sophia J. Stone<br />Diane Chapman, Ed.D.<br /...
Our Interest in VHRD <br />Interest in immersive, more engaging learning for students<br />Work with military and allied h...
About the Article<br />Need:  no consensus on what or how to evaluate learning in Virtual Worlds<br />Purpose: address met...
Significance to VHRD<br />Capturing learning that measures performance<br />Evaluating in context: performance based learn...
“A Study of Adult Learning in a Virtual World”<br />Donna S. Mancuso, Dominique T. Chlup and Rochell R. McWhorter<br />   ...
Adult Learning in a Virtual Environment(A 2008 Innovative Session)<br />Rochell McWhorter<br />Donna Mancuso<br />Andrew H...
Initial Clusters Emerging from Data <br />45 Qualitative Interviews (approx. 1 hour duration) in Second Life™<br />Enabler...
Initial Clusters Emerging from Data <br />Barriers to Learning in Second Life:<br />Glitches in Technology reduce effectiv...
“Managing Employees’ Motivation, Cognition, and <br />Performance in Virtual Workplaces: The Blueprint of <br />A Game-Bas...
“The Ecology of Virtual Human Resource Development”<br />Elisabeth E. Bennett and Laura L. Bierema<br />“The Coming Paradi...
Organization Learning Transfer Heuristic for VHRD(Bennett, 2010)<br />
Discussion Question:How are you extending your work in Virtual HRD?<br />      Rochell                  Elisabeth “Liz”   ...
Q&A<br />Questions from our Audience<br />
For more informationOn joining the Virtual HRD SIG or Reviewing Papers for VHRD Track at Academy of HRD Conference:rmcwhor...
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This presentation was given to the Academy of Human Resource Development on May 12, 2011 by Editors and several authors of the Special Issue of Advances in Developing Human Resources, Volume 12, Issue 6, 2010. Presenters included Editors: Rochell R. McWhorter, and Elisabeth E. Bennett, and Authors: Diane Chapman, Sophia Stone, Donna Mancuso, and Wen-Hao David Huang

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  • From the 12(6) Issue, December 2010, Advances in Developing Human Resources
  • See Page 736, Advances in Developing Human Resources 12(6)
  • Exploring the Emergence of Virtual Human Resource Development

    1. 1. Exploring the Emergence of Virtual Human Resource Development(VHRD)<br />A Conversation with the Editors and several Authors<br /> of the Special Issue on VHRD<br />Advances in Developing Human Resources, 12(6), 2010<br />Presented to the Academy of Human Resource Development<br />May 12, 2011<br />
    2. 2. VHRD Editors & Authors<br /> Rochell Elisabeth “Liz” <br /> McWhorter Bennett <br /> Diane Sophia <br /> Chapman Stone<br /> Wen-Hao David Donna<br /> Huang Mancuso <br />
    3. 3. Meet the Editors<br />Elisabeth “Liz” Bennett, PhD<br />Assistant Professor, Medicine at Tufts University<br />Director of Education at Baystate Health<br />Rochell McWhorter, ABD<br />Senior Lecturer<br />The University of Texas at Tyler<br />
    4. 4. A Definition of Virtual HRD <br />A media-rich and culturally relevant web[bed] environment that <br />strategically improves<br />expertise, performance, innovation, <br />and community building <br />through formal and<br />informal learning <br />(Adapted from Bennett, 2009)<br />
    5. 5. Table of Contents of Advances 12(6) Issue<br />Foreword: Reflections on Virtual HRD from a Scholar-Practitioner<br />Darren Short<br />* Exploring the Emergence of Virtual Human Resource Development<br />Rochell McWhorter<br />* The Ecology of Virtual Human Resource Development<br />Elisabeth E. Bennett and Laura L. Bierema<br /> Harnessing and Optimal Utilization of Human Capital in Virtual Workplace Environments<br />Fredrick M. Nafukho, Carroll M. Graham and Helen Machuma A. Muyia<br />* Measurement of Outcomes in Virtual Environments<br />Diane D. Chapman and Sophia J. Stone<br />* A Study of Adult Learning in a Virtual World<br />Donna S. Mancuso, Dominique T. Chlup and Rochell R. McWhorter<br />* Managing Employees’ Motivation, Cognition, and Performance in Virtual Workplaces:<br /> The Blueprint of a Game-based Adaptive Performance Platform (GAPP)<br />Wen-Hao David Huang, Seung-Hyun, Un-Yeong Park and Jungmin Jamie Seo<br />Systemizing Virtual Learning and Technologies by Managing Organizational Competency and <br /> Talents<br />Seung Won Yoon and Doo Hun Lim<br />* The Coming Paradigm Shift: Synthesis and Future Directions for Virtual HRD<br />Elisabeth E. Bennett<br />
    6. 6. “Measurement of Outcomes in Virtual Environments”<br />Diane D. Chapman and Sophia J. Stone<br />Diane Chapman, Ed.D.<br />Teaching Associate Professor<br />North Carolina State University<br />Director of Training & Development Online M.Ed. and Certificate Programs<br />North Carolina State University<br />Sophia Stone, Ed.D.<br />Teaching Associate Professor <br />Research Associate for<br />Friday Institute for Educational Innovation<br />Coordinator of Graduate Certificate <br />Program in E-Learning <br />North Carolina State University<br />
    7. 7. Our Interest in VHRD <br />Interest in immersive, more engaging learning for students<br />Work with military and allied health in virtual simulations<br />Previous research in instructional design, online learning, virtual worlds, and evaluation<br />Used Second Life for virtual office hours starting 2007 <br />Used Active Worlds in course projects in 2008<br />2008, 2009, 2010 AHRD presentation about using Virtual Worlds in HRD<br />UNC-TLT presentations in Second Life<br />Dissertation research<br />
    8. 8. About the Article<br />Need: no consensus on what or how to evaluate learning in Virtual Worlds<br />Purpose: address methods and assessment techniques for measuring learning outcomes in VWs<br />Qualitative case study investigating evaluation practices in VWs & their relevance to VHRD, & literature review on evaluation and virtual worlds<br />
    9. 9. Significance to VHRD<br />Capturing learning that measures performance<br />Evaluating in context: performance based learning, authentic assessment, social learning, group learning artifacts, peer evaluation<br />Developing formalized evaluation plans & strategies for VHRD<br />Reducing barriers for HRD practitioners<br />
    10. 10. “A Study of Adult Learning in a Virtual World”<br />Donna S. Mancuso, Dominique T. Chlup and Rochell R. McWhorter<br /> Donna Mancuso, M. S. Rochell McWhorter, ABD<br /> Graduate Teaching Assistant Senior Lecturer<br /> Texas A&M University The University of Texas at Tyler<br />
    11. 11. Adult Learning in a Virtual Environment(A 2008 Innovative Session)<br />Rochell McWhorter<br />Donna Mancuso<br />Andrew Hurt<br />Texas A&M University<br />Copyright 2008, 2011 Rochell McWhorter, Donna Mancuso & Andrew Hurt<br />
    12. 12. Initial Clusters Emerging from Data <br />45 Qualitative Interviews (approx. 1 hour duration) in Second Life™<br />Enablers to Learning in Second Life:<br />Variety of Educational Topics Available<br />Provides Opportunities for Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration<br />SL Facilitates Collaboration across geographical boundaries<br />Emergent/Immersive Environment and Presence replaces old technologies<br />Stimulates Life-long learning<br />Health/Emotional Benefits reported by participants<br />Cost savings (eliminating travel expenses/phone calls, etc.)<br />Copyright 2008, 2011 Rochell McWhorter, Donna Mancuso & Andrew Hurt<br />
    13. 13. Initial Clusters Emerging from Data <br />Barriers to Learning in Second Life:<br />Glitches in Technology reduce effectiveness<br />Addictiveness of SL<br />Newbie/Learning Curve<br />Funding Issues <br />Requires Self-Directedness<br />Copyright 2008, 2011 Rochell McWhorter, Donna Mancuso & Andrew Hurt<br />
    14. 14. “Managing Employees’ Motivation, Cognition, and <br />Performance in Virtual Workplaces: The Blueprint of <br />A Game-Based Adaptive Performance Platform (GAPP)”<br />Wen-Hao David Huang, Seung-Hyun, Un-Yeong Park <br />and Jungmin Jamie Seo<br />Wen-Hao David Huang, Ph.D.<br />Assistant Professor<br />University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16. “The Ecology of Virtual Human Resource Development”<br />Elisabeth E. Bennett and Laura L. Bierema<br />“The Coming Paradigm Shift: Synthesis and <br />Future Directions for Virtual HRD”<br /> Elisabeth E. Bennett<br />Elisabeth “Liz” Bennett, PhD<br />Assistant Professor, Medicine at Tufts University<br />Director of Education at Baystate Health<br />
    17. 17. Organization Learning Transfer Heuristic for VHRD(Bennett, 2010)<br />
    18. 18. Discussion Question:How are you extending your work in Virtual HRD?<br /> Rochell Elisabeth “Liz” <br /> McWhorter Bennett <br /> Diane Sophia <br /> Chapman Stone<br /> Wen-Hao David Donna<br /> Huang Mancuso <br />
    19. 19. Q&A<br />Questions from our Audience<br />
    20. 20. For more informationOn joining the Virtual HRD SIG or Reviewing Papers for VHRD Track at Academy of HRD Conference:rmcwhorter@uttyler.eduelisabeth.bennett@bhs.orgContact other Authors at:diane_chapman@ncsu.edusjstone@gw.ncsu.edudonnaman@tamu.eduwdhuang@illinois.eduAnd, we’re all on LinkedIn too!<br />

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