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Virtual Duality

E-Learning Provocateur

Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it. Impressive indeed. Less impressive, however, is the fact that barely a dozen people shared an experience.

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

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

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. Instead the in-world training should be " Go to the corner store and purchase a trade magazine from the clerk." Why invest in 3D learning spaces?

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

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.

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.

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. Sure, VR is an emerging technology, but as 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality can attest, early adopters are indeed putting it to use in the workplace.

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.

Virtual College Tour at Air Force Academy

Kapp Notes

Here is a great 3D tour created in a virtual world of the Air Force Academy. 3D worlds virtual immersive environmentI really like the mini games.

COMPILATION OF 45 GAME-BASED LEARNING JOURNALS: PART 4

Learnnovators

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Awesome Virtual World Program: Sign Up Today

Kapp Notes

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.

Virtual World Presentation

Kapp Notes

Last night I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at the University of Washington Virtual Biodome. And, last night wearing the hat of professor teaching at University of Washington in a Virtual World Certification program. I also met up with some great old virtual world and real world acquaints and made some new virtual friends! Nice job.

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. Good examples and overall design strategies are outlined in a new, free online publication by the Masie Group called VR Learn: Virtual Reality and Learning.

Death and Dying in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband. I wonder if virtual CSI solved the crime. Here is an intriguing story about killing another person's avatar.and going to jail for it. if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. A metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra.

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?

Another 3D Virtual World Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

There avatars wave good bye as the virtual world closes on March 9, 2010. Another consumer-based 3D virtual worlds is closing down in a few days. The well-known virtual world called There is closing on March 9, 2010. While our membership numbers and the number of people in the world have continued to grow, there has been a marked decrease in revenue, which, in these economic times, is no surprise. But, at the end of the day, we can't cure the recession, and at some point we have to stop writing checks to keep the world open.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

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. Know what to expect.

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Virtual dorm room, just hit "reset" and it automatically cleans itself. The first tour they created and launched was a 3D virtual campus tour for The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) utilizing the award-winning Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D. Designing Digitally, Inc.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce. I think this sends a signal to both large consultancy firms that they also better get onto the virtual immersive environment opportunity Here is the press release: FORTERRA SYSTEMS ACQUIRED BY SAIC Forterra Systems is pleased to announce that effective today, all assets of the company have been acquired by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

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.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

Notice, however, that virtual worlds are now right in the middle of the trough of disillusionment which means people are still pretty down on virtual worlds but they are closer to actual productive use. At this point, I don’t agree with Gartner on Virtual Worlds, from what I have seen, they are clearly starting up the hype cycle area of Plateau of Productivity.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. Inform your participants very early that the virtual class will be happening, when and where. The Model. Stage 2: Online socialisation.

Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event

Kapp Notes

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.

My Interview on Making Money in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

At the end of last year, I was interviewed on the topic of “Making Money in Virtual Worlds&# and spoke at the University of Washington Virtual Worlds Program 2011. 3D Book 3D Book Tour 3D worlds lrn3d Avatar Content Guide virtual immersive environmentIt was a lot of fun and the questions were very thought provoking. Here is the interview.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

".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".

Speaking at Penn State University Park on Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

This upcoming Tuesday, I will be speaking close to home in State College PA.home of Penn State on the topic of "Why 3D Worlds for Learning?" The group is pretty savvy about 3D worlds and how they function so I will focus on the pedagogical aspects of 3D worlds and some considerations in desgining and developing virtual learning experiences for distance learning.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

G-Cube

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.

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Another question about virtual worlds and learning. abstraction; synthesis; evaluation; experimentation; reflection) in a virtual world? Virtual worlds are ideal for placing a learner into a problem solving situation. As mentioned before, another activity is to give students money in a virtual world and let them run a virtual business.

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. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

Web Courseworks

This was a virtual reality experience called “The Cubicle” (check it out here.) What I experienced stunned me and completely changed my views on virtual reality. What I thought was a gimmick turned out to be an immersive experience into a variety of different worlds. This blog post isn’t intended to be a primer on virtual reality (VR). (If I glanced up at the clock.

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.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I had the privilege of touring a fascinating project in the 3D virtual immersive environment of Second Life. It is called The Virtual Worlds Story Project with the tag line "Weaving the Narrative Threads of Our Lives." What better place to start than in a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds Second Life 3D worlds

Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space

Kapp Notes

First, Metaplace announced it will be closing its virtual doors on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. This means that a user created "portal" into a virtual world can be accessed from web location. Now we are seeing it in the Virtual World space. LAYOFFS REPORTED.

New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

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. While virtual worlds might seem like a fad or a passing technology, they are not. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Sneak Peak at Virtual World Images for Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

One of the exciting things about working on the Learning in 3D book is that we are going to have a space for the book and some of its content in a 3D world. Tags: virtual immersive environment Here are some sneak peaks at the concept. It is in its early stages but we are looking forward to the unveiling in January along with the Blog book tour that starts on January 11th. The introduction area and place to meet.

Experience is the New Learning

Origin Learning

Butter-knife, scissors, and sticky tape are all you need to join the conversation around virtual reality (VR) – is Kellogg’s take. With the world now digital, social, visual, and viral, heavy-duty, power-guzzling, and aesthetically unappealing technology products are a thing of the past. Are you really traveling if you just have the virtual sensation? Puzzled? Curious? MUSIC.