Event – 14 September 2012

There is no spoon: technology, presence and ethics in online coaching

Held at i-coach academy, Central London

In this presentation I was interested in the role of neuroscience when it meets virtual reality and how we define our identity in a fast changing ethical code.

It started off with the impact I could see films were having on our understanding of technology. Then I noticed how much we were missing out in the way we use technology in the workplace. And, now, this work forms part of my inquiry into how technology impacts our digital relationships and my continuing exploration of being human in digital spaces.

In this talk I reviewed the strengths of the traditional face to face training, facilitation or coaching with the opportunities of working in a completely new way. This might include on-line collaborative communities, webinars, m-learning, e-learning, movement tracking, sound/bio-feedback response systems and virtual worlds.

Also, I presented some results from my findings where I asked other coaches about their solutions to this new world of opportunity. You are welcome to add your thoughts and ideas to this blog post