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Keynote Resources from Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

Kapp Notes

Reaching the Engagement Horizon in Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Here are some additional thoughts when teaching in a virtual world and integrating Gamification into that experience. Immerse the learner in a 3D virtual world where they are part of the case study and “living” the events and actions taking place within that case study. Videos/Class.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space. Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. See my analysis of the recognition in What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design James A.

3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m always surprised when someone makes a sweeping declaration such as “No one’s using virtual reality in the workplace” I heard this very statement recently at an e-learning conference. Yep, an e-learning conference. Virtual reality can substitute the real environment. But I can visit a duplicated environment now, virtually.

3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds. Last night I had the pleasure of traveling to Randy Hinrich’s Virtual World Certificate Class for 2012 in their Winter Thinkfest. In a 3D virtual world, you are engaged. New Uses for Virtual Worlds.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. Clayton R. Private? Personal? What’s Next?,

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. As always, please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. Clayton R. Do Different.

10 Common 3D Virtual World Training Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Recently a number of folks have asked me some questions about 3D worlds that I think can be answered in some of my previous posts so here are some of those posts as answers to frequently asked questions about virtual immersive environments: 1) How do I get started in 3D? 4) How do I evaluate or measure the learning that occurs in a 3D virtual immersive environment? Looking for Ideas on How to Measure Virtual World Learning 5) Should learners be allowed to customize their own avatar or should we just give them generic avatars to get them started?

Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing

CLO Magazine

Virtual instructor-led training enables organizations to spend less per learner while delivering more training to more people. While it’s not the ideal learning format for every situation, it’s easy to understand why virtual instructor-led training has gained popularity in the learning and development world. Virtual training allows for obvious cost savings.

Virtual Worlds and Compliance

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. The companies have combined ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment (VIE) with Kaplan EduNeering’s ComplianceWire learning management system. With this integration, a company can now schedule, launch, and track ProtoSphere virtual meetings, conferences, and other learning sessions from ComplianceWire. Ability to launch ProtoSphere events from the ComplianceWire “To Do” List instantly brings learners into their virtual classroom with their peers. Here’s how.

The Virtual LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

However, there now is a new title to add to this diagram – The Anatomy of a Virtual LMS Administrator. What has become interesting about this role is that some associations are looking at the possibility of a virtual LMS Administrator. The virtual aspect of the job is also a benefit for the employee. Click to enlarge. Coordinate marketing and communications for events.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. This is the type of usage of 3D environments Tony and I wrote about in Learning in 3D As MS announced as they gave the award:“The companies that received awards are on the cutting edge of integrating life sciences and information technology to advance research and benefit patients around the world,” said Michael Naimoli, U.S. To learn, collaborate and exchange knowledge.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] January 14-16, 2011 World Universities Forum , 4 th , Hong Kong, China.

Interactive 360° video: A new world for learning

Sponge UK

Instead, he tried to mimic human sight and extend the observable world. More than 18 million people have watched the video on Facebook to experience what it’s like in the middle of a blizzard in one of the world’s most iconic locations. I’ll be talking about the experience of creating this at the Learning Technologies Conference and Exhibition at Olympia London (Feb 1-2, 2017).

2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference Announcement and Dates

Kapp Notes

The 2012 Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference will be held May 16 (workshops) and May 17-18 (main conference program) at the National Defense University in Washington DC. Registration fees for onsite participation is $75 per day ($75 for workshops and $150 for main conference program). Please help help out the consortium by sending this email to anyone you think would be interested in submitting a proposal or attending the conference. virtual immersive environmentRegistration will be available in January through pay.gov.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have written about the impact of various shifts and trends like globalization, work fragmentation, ubiquitous network and access to the mobile web, social media, and the economy of individuals on the way we work and learn in the following posts: Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World , Working out Loud and Serendipity and The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Virtual immersive environments come in all shapes and sizes even though many people tend to only think of Second Life when they think of virtual worlds. Last night the class ventured into VirtualU for a tour hosted by Jim and Steve Parker who have created a virtual platform build on Active Worlds. Then we began our tour of the virtual world.

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. They are looking for safer alternatives to meeting face-to-face and virtual worlds is an option. Other times business are seeking a virtual world solution to solve a business problem and not addressing underlying fundamental problems. Enter virtual immersive environments. S top, proceed with caution.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. > Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list. Petersburg Beach, Florida, USA.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Conference Website. Session Materials, Session Recordings, and Conference App. Pre-Conference Posts.

LUC 2016 Session Recap: Virtual Reality

Trivantis

At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Aldebaran Canacasco, Senior Manager of Learning Technologies, and German Gonzalez, Graphic Designer for Multimedia and eLearning, both from OPENTEC, talked about the bright idea of using virtual reality in a course. The post LUC 2016 Session Recap: Virtual Reality appeared first on. Blog LUC

Resources from Learning 3.0 Conference Presentation

Kapp Notes

Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments. See more research at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Virtual self-modeling: the effects of vicarious reinforcement and identification on exercise behaviors. The river cruise was a lot of fun and educational. Learning 3.0

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table. Jumping into a virtual world can be a fun but scary and daunting place for first timers. To that end, last night, I threw students into the 3D virtual world of Second Life. The class accomplished its goal of pointing out some difficulties in virtual worlds. Tags: 3D worlds

We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?

Kapp Notes

Sitting around a conference table for class. In a 3D world, the interaction with the students feels more intimate than with a 2-D distance learning application such as Centra, Horizon Wimba or Adobe Connect. Another question and this one is simple.why 3D? We've got plenty of great 2D platforms for communication, what does 3D add? Here is a short answer.

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas. What a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new friends and to stay informed of all the happenings in the world of learning. I started the conference co-facilitating a workshop with Sharon Boller of Bottom Line Performance. Play to Learn Workshop. Not even close. Presentation.

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5 Reasons to Join the Virtual Reality Learning Revolution Right Now

ATD Learning Technologies

By now you’ve probably heard about the recent emergence of consumer-ready virtual reality (VR) technology. Strap on the headset, grab the hand controllers, and experience the magic of going to another world. In a few years’ time, VR’s cousin augmented reality promises to transform performance support by overlaying visuals and other information over the real world.

How to Lead in a Virtual World

CLO Magazine

The number of employees working virtually grew by 61 percent from 2005 to 2009, and this percentage is estimated to grow to 69 percent by 2016 — meaning an estimated 4.9 million people will be working virtually. Moreover, 79 percent of workers in the survey said they would rather work virtually, and 61 percent would take a pay cut to do so. Additionally, Best Buy, British Telecom and Dow Chemical found that virtual workers are 36 percent to 41 percent more productive when working virtually. Here a few of the findings it has discovered in its research.

10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

Engaging breakout sessions with real-world case studies. Discover how to create a virtual reality course with Lectora® for mobile devices, use jQuery to create drag-and-reveal interactions, create learning games, and more—all included in your registration fee. Optional pre-conference training. Post-conference relaxation on Florida’s sandy shores…what else is there to say?

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. The environment supports creating multiple 'worlds' in a single application instance. Tags: 3D worlds

Interesting Virtual World News: 3D training for Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

just announced an entire new way of conducting training for clinical trials using virtual worlds as the backbone of the solution. Interesting development as the healthcare space seems to be a large mover in 3D virtual worlds and immersive environments. ProtonMedia and PPD to Introduce New Virtual Clinical Trial Training Solution. PPD will showcase ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere at the 20 th Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference on March 30-April 1. ProtonMedia and PPD, Inc. Here is the release below. LANSDALE, Pa., and WILMINGTON, N.C. industr

The Average Joe imperative

E-Learning Provocateur

There once was a time when I thought Second Life was going to take over the world. Well, the virtual world. For a start, if you wanted your own space, you had to buy your own virtual real estate. And so too, it would seem, was the rest of the L&D world. And so Second Life sailed off the edge of the virtual world. Second Life was different.

The 2017 Learning Technologies Conference and Expo Backchannel #LT17UK

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2017 Learning Technologies Conference & Expo being held February 1 & 2 in London. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Conference Website. Conference Programme. Pre-Conference Posts. Speakers. by Steve Wheeler.

Sharing Bright Ideas at the 2016 Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

The 2016 Lectora® User Conference kicks off this week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida! Attendees from all over the world are gathering at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for LUC 2016 to share bright ideas (the official conference theme, perfect for sunny Florida), network, and have a great time. First up are the great Lectora training classes going on today. Blog LUC

The Best of Both Worlds: Learning Through a Marketer’s Lens

CLO Magazine

The program is also focused on creating better leaders who can help grow our customers and help impact the world in which we live,” she said. The program also includes a discovery process for the leaders, spot coaching, and some targeted attention to building and developing teams using gamification, virtual technology and cohorts with peers as learning delivery vehicles.

What drives Social Media Learning?

Origin Learning

Users are connected by more than one type of relationship today – as sweeping changes are dictating the world of business. So, technology, tools, and virtual connectivity have made it possible for concepts such as“work from home”,“anywhere, anytime”, “bring your own device”, “mobile” and a host of other options popular. Can chunk-sized learning work? Source: [link]. v=BCjCbqYs_j0.