Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tandem Partnering with Linda Hoopes for Change Management Experience

Tandem Learning has entered into a strategic partnership with change management expert and consultant Linda Hoopes to develop a game that helps individuals adapt to change more effectively.

Dr. Hoopes is an industrial/organizational psychologist, and co-author of Managing Change with Personal Resilience. She founded Resilience Alliance in 2007 to help organizations and their employees strengthen their resilience in the face of change. In her book, Hoopes describes the 7 facets of personal resilience, which are used as the foundation for the game experience currently in development.

Upon completion, the game will be marketed to organizations wishing to find a fast, engaging way to improve the resilience of their employees when dealing with change.

For more information about this game, please contact Jedd Gold at

For information on change management consulting engagements with Dr. Hoopes, please contact her at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tandem Learning Launches 2nd ARG for Learning - Que Syrah, Syrah for Constellation Academy of Wine

Tandem Learning, along with it's development partners at Hybrid Learning, are excited to announce the launch of another Alternate Reality Game (ARG). This game, designed by Tandem Learning and implemented for Constellation Academy of Wine, is being used to help Field Sales Managers understand the nuances of successful sales at customer sites.

Players in the game are tasked with creating a strategy to grow the sale of Constellation products in a fictional hotel. To do this, they must analyze reports, build relationships among hotel buyers, managers, and staff, and make appropriate recommendations of Constellation wines and other products for the various outlets in the hotel.
Game play will occur through online channels for two weeks, followed by live play at the Constellation Wine NSMM during the third week. "We are only 2 days in and there already seems to be an incredible amount of excitement around this ARG. We're seeing a substantial number of sign-ups and players already looking for ways to get ahead," said Kristen Cromer, Tandem Learning's Director of Product and Custom Design who was responsible for overseeing the design of the game.

Tandem Learning and Hybrid Learning previously launched an ARG at the E-Learning Guild’s DevLearn 2009, where conference attendees and online players were able learn about the use of social media tools while playing the Zombie Apocalypse ARG.
For information on how you can use an ARG for your own initiatives, please contact

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tandem Speaking at the 2nd Annual LEEF Conference

Tandem will once again be taking part in the The LEEF conference (Learning and Entertainment Evolution Forum) taking place June 17-18th at Harrisburg University in Harrisburg, PA.

LEEF is an interactive professional development event showcasing the convergence of learning and entertainment technologies and exploring the organizational, design, and technical challenges for adopting games and simulations for learning.

Koreen Olbrish, CEO of Tandem, who also sits on the Program Committee for the conference will be presenting 2 sessions at the conference and running an ARG.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Olbrish and Oehlert to Co-Present on Topic of Social Media

Koreen Olbrish, CEO of Tandem, and Mark Oehlert from the Defense Acquisition University will be co-presenting the opening and closing sessions at an eLearning Guild Online Forum on May 13th and 14th. The topic for the 2 day forum will be Incorporating Social Media and Collaboration into Your e-Learning.

The Forum will show different approaches for using the newest technologies to deliver engaging and meaningful learning to learners of all ages, and for a wide variety of topics.

For more information or to register for this Forum, please visit