Masterclass Webinar

Increasing Human Connection in Digital Learning through Coaching

Join Alessia Messuti (Learning Innovation Programme Officer at the International Training Centre for the ILO) and Atish Gonsalves (Founder of Gamoteca) for a webinar on increasing human connection in digital learning through coaching.

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Moderator Jo Cook | International Speaker & Director | Lightbulb Moment
Moderator Jo Cook | International Speaker & Director | Lightbulb Moment

Speaker Alessia Messuti | Learning Innovation Programme Officer | ITCILO

Alessia Messuti ensures ITCILO’s in-house capacity to use and mainstream learning technologies in capacity development projects. She is graduated in Foreign Languages for International Communication, with a special focus on the use of new media and web radio for social inclusion and local development. Before joining the International Training Centre of the ILO in 2016, she worked as a training specialist in both the private and development sectors in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and The Netherlands where she gained experience in instructional design and quality assurance for e-Learning, facilitation of online and face-to-face training, applied research methods, mobile learning, MOOCs and gamification. As a certified international facilitator (IAF) she is actively involved in training facilitation with a focus on participatory learning approaches.  

Moderator Jo Cook | International Speaker & Director | Lightbulb Moment

Speaker Atish Gonsalves | Founder | Gamoteca

Atish Gonsalves is a social technologist, entrepreneur, and the Founder of Gamoteca, a collaborative platform for trainers to easily create and publish micro-learning experiences that use human interaction, mixed reality, and game-based activities. Atish also leads research & innovation in education at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). With a background in software engineering, AI, and human-computer interaction, Atish’s experience includes leadership roles at technology and international non-profit organizations including the United Nations. Atish has consistently implemented successful ed-tech solutions that have helped democratise learning for thousands of learners in difficult contexts.

Moderator Jo Cook | International Speaker & Director | Lightbulb Moment

Increasing Human Connection through Coaching

The session will show how to slow down and record real-time interactions in a way that promotes reflection, levels the playing field, and helps learners develop important digital relationship skills. It will also show how to create opportunities to practice new skills in a safe space through small group coaching that can enhance valuable leadership skills, including listening, getting comfortable with others’ perspectives, asking insightful questions, giving and getting direct feedback, and helping people find their own solutions.

The session will highlight the importance of human connection during the learning process and will include real-world examples of simulations and peer-to-peer online learning experiences used by organizations like the United Nations to train their staff and partners. ITCILO will share its approach to game-based learning and showcase its new gamified coaching & mentoring experience.

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