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Mursion CEO Mark Atkinson and Other Thought Leaders Weigh In on Implicit Bias ­Training

[...] Reeling from an incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia that prompted accusations of racial bias, Howard Schultz, the company’s executive chairman, called the head of a nonprofit public-policy organization to discuss ways to prevent similar episodes in the future.

His idea: provide anti-bias training for his work force.

The next day, Starbucks announced that it would close its more than 8,000 stores in the United States on May 29 to offer anti-bias training for 175,000 employees...

New York Times
April 18, 2018

Walden University Wins Prestigious Online Learning Award for Project with Mursion

Beginning last spring, master's students in Walden University’s behavior management courses scheduled sessions with the virtual avatar program, operated behind the scenes by professional simulators from the virtual reality company Mursion.

Before they met real students, they could work on improving their behavior-management skills in a safe environment that mimics the real one - from the comfort of their own homes or work spaces...

Inside Higher Ed
April 11, 2018

Mursion Advisory Board Member, Jeremey Bailenson, Discusses VR for Corporate Learning

Researchers in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University focus on social dynamics and interactions in a virtual space and how virtual reality can transform education, training, empathy and more

The lab’s founder, Jeremy Bailenson, director of the Doctoral Program in Communication and professor of communication at Stanford University, recently published a book, “Experience on Demand,” which explores the uses and potential of VR based on his more than 20 years of research on the technology’s psychological effects...

CLO Media
February 23, 2018

Mursion Blog on Emerging Trends in L&D

In addition to hosting a panel on virtual reality (VR) with STRIVR Labs, Mursion unveiled a new set of avatars and learning environments for practicing and mastering complex skills.

This included our new platform for fully immersive interactions in the Oculus Rift. [...] We learned a lot from the powerful group of thought leaders at the event, including these three key takeaways...

LinkedIn Pulse
March 27, 2017

Mursion Customer East Carolina University Launches Simulation Program

Students within ECU’s College of Education are currently using a virtual reality program that simulates a typical classroom environment, giving students the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies.

Last spring, the College of Education launched a pilot program using Mursion, which features a classroom of virtual students that mimic real student behaviors...

The Journal
January 30, 2017

Blog on Importance of Authentic Practice for Inoculating Learners for Stressful Situations

Mursion is dedicated to the art of practice and we believe that it is the only way to master new professional skills. That is why I found Patti Smith's heart-felt and poignant note in the New Yorker about her "humiliating...failure" at the Nobel banquet honoring Bob Dylan and other laureates so thought-provoking.

Deciding on a song she had sung for decades, Mr. Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", she prepared for days in advance of her performance, rehearsing with the full orchestra and on her own backstage. Yet after just one verse, she was so "struck with a plethora of emotions, avalanching with such intensity" that she was unable to effectively perform...

LinkedIn Pulse
December 16, 2016

Mursion Customer Writes Blog About Mursion for Performance Coaching

Stacy sat across from me at my desk–she fidgeted, shifting in her chair and looking around. It was a bit disconcerting.

Meanwhile, I was on a video call with Brentt Brown, Director of Business Strategy for Mursion, a San Francisco-based company that creates virtual reality avatars for interpersonal skills training...

Newhouse Consultants
November 30, 2016

Mursion Featured in Britt Andreatta Lynda Course on Organizational Learning and Development

In order to attract and retain talent, organizations need to provide their employees with the opportunity to learn and grow their careers. As a result, learning and development programs (L&D) have become a critical talent management tool, helping leaders, managers, and recruiters build their talent pipeline.

In this course, expert and consultant Britt Andreatta shares how to build an L&D program for your organization..

November 5, 2016

Mursion and Best Western Partnership Highlighted in Hotel Management Magazine

These simulations are taking place over virtual reality, making Best Western the first hotel company to use VR to train employees for guest interactions.

As part of Best Western's "I Care, Every Guest Every Time" initiative, simulations are already being used in select properties...

Hotel Management Magazine
May 3, 2016