Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
All of your game's prompts or "missions" should be identical to real-world skills/learning objectives. As virtual classroom design techniques evolve, it is natural for organizations to want to include the newest design trends in their programs. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Virtual Classroom Facilitation Engagement Virtually There Gamification
Implementing a Virtual World
JANUARY 13, 2009
Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? Below are a few tips from a interesting whitepaper by Forterra Systems , a company that provides private, virtual world technology for the corporate, healthcare, government, education, and the entertainment industry. Tags: 3D worlds Branded facilities.
3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing
MARCH 16, 2012
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.
Awesome Virtual World Program: Sign Up Today
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
My friend, Randy Ran Hinrichs, of 2b3d who has a wonderful motto of “Move Photons, Not People” is offering a program that you need to take advantage of if you are involved, interested or curious about 3D virtual worlds. Here is Randy talking about 3D Virtual Worlds with Ron Burns of ProtonMedia. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
It’s clear that the L&D world is still moving apace. As the world around us. to preoccupy the learning and development world year. We live in a fast-paced world. interactive video and virtual reality. produced a virtual reality version as. collaboration, both online and off, communities of practice and virtual buddy. imagination of the L&D world.
Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor
APRIL 27, 2009
Successful projects start by aligning virtual world needs with your organization’s goals. Whether the goal is to reach out to alumni through a shared virtual space or creating a virtual machine shop to teach safety to mechanics, the underlying purpose and business objective must be articulated to the vendor. Visit the virtual space yourself.
Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
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.
Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event
JANUARY 24, 2008
One mistake organizations make when first creating a virtual world for learning is failing to script the instruction. When designing instruction in a virtual world, the basic tenants of instructional design still apply. You need to create a method to evaluate their ability to apply what they learned in the virtual world to similar real world situations.
Skills for the Networked World
MARCH 6, 2015
".learning is ubiquitous in ongoing activity, though often unrecognised as such - Jean Lave (1993)" Recently, I read a series of posts and articles related to digital literacy, 21st Century Skills and the behaviours and practices required for working and learning in a connected world. I should have actually called it "mindsets for a digital and connected world".
Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend
JUNE 12, 2014
The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. Virtual classrooms have emerged as the bridge between classroom-based trainings and self-paced e-learning – bringing together the accessibility and effectiveness of classroom-based trainings as well as ease of use of e-learning. Audio chat can also be conducted within a virtual classroom.
Baseball and your Learning Organization
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Baseball and your Learning Organization. As an admitted Cleveland Indians fan and gracious World Series loser, I thought long and hard about how I could somehow link America’s Pastime to this unique blog. In the age of post “Moneyball,” everyone is looking to leverage their data and do something uniquely beneficial for their organization, regardless of industry.
Virtual Worlds and Compliance
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. ProtonMedia and Kaplan EduNeering recently integrated their respective technologies to create a new way for life sciences organizations to meet regulatory and compliance regulations. 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.
What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization
MAY 19, 2014
You, the members of the corporate workspace may be looking askance, wondering why we in the working world are blowing this social learning trumpet where learning is to a large extent still circumscribed by the training circumference. You may be asking yourself – can it be replicated, effectively , in the corporate world? And what happens to good old instructor-led training?
New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning
JANUARY 1, 2010
While creating products, working on deliverables and collaborating across organizations on a large scale in virtual worlds seems like science fiction, the truth is that 3D environments for working, learning and collaborating are the not-too-distant future. Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) will soon allow data visualization not previously possible and applications for learning and collaboration not yet considered. To not be left behind, organizations need to evolve and begin working and learning completely within these spaces.
Developing Global Leaders Using Virtual Instructor Led Training
JUNE 7, 2016
GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute is legendary as the world’s first corporate university and a central hub for innovation, ideas and learning. While many GE leaders still visit Crotonville for advanced learning and development, the Crotonville organization today supports leadership training at multiple campuses and through a variety of technology-based modalities.
Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications." How do we help organizations see that social and informal learning is not a new and fancy way to learn but an essential requirement in a complex, rapidly changing, and uber connected world?
Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World
APRIL 20, 2015
A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. The ability to leverage these strengths will be the source of one organization’s superiority over another. Ref: [link].
Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
In many organizations, people need to receive training for unlikely but possible events (such as a blow out on an oil rig or the blow out of two engines on an airplane because of bird strikes.). Example As an example of how effective a virtual world can be for teaching how to respond to a critical incident, witness the life saving heroics of a gentleman named Paxton Galvanek.
Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World
JANUARY 28, 2015
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.
8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds
DECEMBER 1, 2009
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. Cost Cutting With the recent economic meltdown, even organizations that aren't in dire straights have put the breaks on travel. The same thing happens in organizations. S top, proceed with caution.
Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. The ability to leverage these strengths will be the source of one organization’s superiority over another.
Intra-Organization Learning: How E-Learning Can Help
APRIL 1, 2016
An organization usually consists of multiple verticals and groups, who work in close collaboration with each other. Intra-organization learning provides the opportunity of different teams within the organization learn about each other to work together more effectively. For new recruits, it is an eye opener in how the two teams works within the organization.
Why Every Healthcare Organization Should Implement an LMS
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
Most people are unaware of the impact learning management systems (LMSs) have on healthcare organizations. The fact that the healthcare industry is beating software companies in the use of eLearning systems is quite telling – LMSs are not only greatly beneficial to healthcare organizations; they are vital to their success. LMSs Facilitate Healthcare Training that Works for Everyone.
Blended Virtual Training Takes Leadership Development to New Level
JANUARY 5, 2015
CorpU seeks to go beyond developing individual leaders to improving an organization. Through use of the virtual platform, the group or “cohort” can be located all over the world but focused on similar challenges. The post Blended Virtual Training Takes Leadership Development to New Level appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Corporate Training
Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU
JULY 20, 2010
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.
World of Learning Conference Review
OCTOBER 6, 2014
Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning. Decision makers at the show – I go to a lot of trade shows around the world, and I can honestly tell you, I haven’t seen this many high level decision makers since my days at ASAE (American Society of Association Executives). It is at the NEC in Birmingham which is close to virtually nothing. I am sending out a coded message to every e-learning vendor in the world.
Virtual Instructor-Led Training: The Best of Both Worlds
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Virtual learning can help organizations connect with employees while avoiding hefty fees. But lately, the learning management community has introduced virtual instructor-led training (VILT). Although the classroom may be the ideal learning environment for many, implementing instructor-led training can become costly for organizations — especially those that were hit hard during the economic slowdown. The firm’s research also revealed “signs that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces.”
How to Lead in a Virtual World
JANUARY 30, 2013
The way organizations train and develop employees must keep pace with the increasing number of them working away from the office. Moreover, with the impact of globalization, organizations have expanded outside of the traditional corporate office. 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. The following is a list of things to consider when working or leading virtually. Pamela L.
What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design
JUNE 21, 2010
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.
Interesting Virtual World News: 3D training for Clinical Trials
MARCH 31, 2011
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. The solution will integrate ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere virtual collaboration environment with PPD ® Adaptive Solutions, PPD’s innovative suite of data and information technology solutions. ProtonMedia and PPD, Inc. industry
Virtual and Augmented Reality : The Future of E-learning
JANUARY 11, 2017
Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual reality or VR is the term for a three dimensional, computer generated environment which a person can explore and interact with. Augmented Reality or AR is similar to virtual reality in the sense it provides learners a simulated environment.
The Best of Both Worlds: Learning Through a Marketer’s Lens
AUGUST 22, 2016
She uses marketing both to raise the learning organization’s profile, and as a tool to engage learners with the same high spirit retailers use to create the bells and whistles they sound to attract prospective customers. Every learning organization already has a brand, just like every business has a brand,” he said. Marketing and learning share many similarities. A Learning Spark.
Improvisational Theatre Can Breathe Life Into Virtual On-boarding
MARCH 21, 2016
Virtual collaboration has become popular in the recent years, especially at the workplace, due to immense technological advances. workers prefer to work from home and are comfortable holding a job where at least part of the time they work within a virtual workplace. Keeping this in mind, many forward-looking organizations adopt different approaches for efficient group work and best practices of collaboration into virtual settings. But just like face-to-face meetings, meeting in virtual workplace has its advantages and challenges.
Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class
JULY 31, 2012
In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. Dom showed us how, with a feature called, “Build Your Own World”, administrators and virtual session organizers can choose their own immersive rooms and spaces and monitor permission and access to meet their specific needs on demand.
What Makes a Great Training Organization?
APRIL 7, 2014
Plus, there are lots of awards programs giving credit to training organizations for exceptional performance. Seven years ago, Ken Taylor, Training Industry’s chief operating officer, and I, sought to understand what high performing training organizations truly do differently from those that do not perform at a high level. Learn more about “What Makes a Great Training Organization?”
6 Industries that can benefit from Virtual Reality Training
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Virtual Reality headsets are a dream come true for global gamers, but eLearning professionals should also be excited about this futuristic tech. In this article, we’ll highlight 6 industries that can benefit from virtual reality training, so that you can determine if it’s a good fit for your corporate eLearning strategy. Virtual Reality Training: 6 Industries That Can Benefit Most.