Learning from experience: creating leadership capabilities through computer simulated leadership challenges
by Alice C. Stewart, Sylvia Sloan Black, Karen Smith-Gratto, Jacqueline A. Williams
International Journal of Learning and Change (IJLC), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007

Abstract: Leadership is often described as something that is learned from experience. However, experiences do not often occur within a controlled environment where learning and its impact can be evaluated. In this paper, we investigate the efficacy of two types of learning experiences. University students received leadership training of equal length through either Virtual Leader™, a game-based computer simulation, or traditional lecture and case-based training. We examine the performance of the two groups as they participated in the Looking Glass, Inc.® simulation and draw conclusions about learning and leadership associated with each type of training.

Online publication date: Wed, 13-Feb-2008

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