Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer In The News!
Yesterday, Huffington Post published an article by Aaron Dubrow entitled "7 Cyberlearning Technologies Transforming Education," in which the Virtual Cultural Awareness Trainer (VCAT) was featured as a leading tool to teach cross-cultural communication through a virtual environment.
According to W. Lewis Johnson, co-founder of Alelo Inc., "We found in our military training that when soldiers use this approach, once they get into a foreign country -- let's say they're sitting down with local leaders -- they feel as if it's a familiar situation to them, even though they've never experienced it in real life before," Johnson said. "That degree of comfort is extremely powerful." Alelo's virtual role-playing tool gives one the ability to practice conversation and etiquette until you get them right.
Check out all the great VCAT Modules on Joint Knowledge Online.