Saturday, September 20, 2008

Innov8: Workplace Immersion Training for Developers

A video game is helping university students prepare for careers in business and information technology. At the San Mateo IBM Innovation Center on Thursday, San Francisco State University student Andrey Lyubimov played a simulation on a large screen in which he came across various "co-workers" at a call center -- some helpful but others not so much, including a character more interested in getting coffee than addressing a crisis. In an interactive way, the program teaches students how to make decisions and gather information when they face various obstacles in the workplace.

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