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Engagement in a 21st Century Classroom - Learning with SMARTboards at FM Global

12 Nov 2013 6:00 PM | Deleted user

Keynote Presenter: Bernd Boettger | Chief Learning Specialist - Engineering | Enterprise Learning FM Global

As we all know, more learning content is moving online, mobile, and virtual. In addition to those trends we have challenged ourselves to create 21st century classrooms that provide engaging and connected learning environments as well as leverage state-of-the-art technology. One key component of this classroom is the interactive whiteboard – in our case SMARTboard – something that many of our new employees have already experienced at universities.

Take a tour of the SimZone:
After the Keynote presentation by Bernd Boettger attendees had the opportunity to experience the SimZone, FM Global’s 12,000 sq. ft. hands-on learning facility where they could simulate a wide range of property hazards and scenarios. The SimZone is used to supplement other learning methods and is a great place to focus on skill and behavior change rather than pure knowledge transfer.

Bernd Boettger is the Chief Learning Specialist for Engineering at FM Global. Bernd is responsible for the technical accuarcy of learning content and he works on continously evolving training methods in order to create and maintain a true 21st century learning environment. Bernd joined FM Global in 1995 and held a number of positions in engineering and management before joining Enterprise Learning in 2010. Bernd holds an MSc in mechanical engineering from the University for Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany and a B.Eng. (hons) in engineering from the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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