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. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

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? Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

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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. Tags: 3D worlds

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. SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, health, and select commercial markets.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

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. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

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. Then we began our tour of the virtual world. Checking out the virtual exhibit hall.

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

With virtual worlds, we can expand the use of storytelling. In a 3D virtual world, the learner is not just observing a story or scenario, the learner becomes a character within the story. To create an effective story within a virtual world, you need to create the following elements: Characters -This would include the learner or learners. Adding these elements together in a virtual world learning event creates an effective story for learning.

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

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.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Here are the great stops for week 4 of the blog book tour. Tour Stops Day Sixteen 02/01/10 Gordon Snyder's blog Information & Communications Technology Blog Day Seventeen 02/02/10 Koreen Olbrich's Learning in Tandem Day Eighteen 02/03/10 Bart Pursel at Virtual Learning Worlds. Day Nineteen 02/04/10 Clive Shepherd(already posted due to a vacation) Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour Day Twenty 02/05/10 Tom Werner who has a Brandon Hall Research blog.

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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. Tags: 3D worlds

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. Results measured after the poster session demonstrated that the virtual environment was effective for scientific meetings and was well accepted by the current generation of scientists, suggesting that these environments can be used to deliver immediate value.

Three Lessons Learned from a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Implementation

Kapp Notes

Here are three "lessons learned" in from an actual 3D virtual world implementation. And for tips on piloting a virtual world implementation see blog entries Diffusions of Innovations and Implementing New Learning Technology? As clients mature in their use of and experience with Virtual Immersvie Environments, you can move them from less sophisticated platforms to more elaborate ones. Learning in virtual worlds is more experiential, action oriented and social.

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. Now we are seeing it in the Virtual World space.

Presentation Recap for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Learning Forum

Kapp Notes

GLF represents a collaborative group of educators from across government and private universities and organizations exploring and prototyping the use of open 3D worlds in support of learning. Then, we had the privilege of touring the virtual campus of the SOC.

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3D Slideshows and Interviews

Kapp Notes

Slideshows Learning in 3D Learning in 3D: Examples, Samples and Models Learning in 3D: Postcards from Learning in 3D (Presentation to Best Practices in Virtual Worlds) 3D Learning Archetypes Why 3D? Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds Here is a list of the 3D Slides I've posted on Slideshare and some interviews about 3D. all in one place).

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Exploring the Concept of Learning Archetypes as tools of Cybergogy with Light Sequent

Kapp Notes

What I like about Lesley's presentations about Cybergogy are that they are informative from the perspective of thinking about teaching in a 3D environment but that they also incorporate aspects not possible in the 2D world. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

It was the first ever public session for Placeware - a virtual meeting software company that was much later acquired by Microsoft and became Microsoft Live Meeting. After that experience, I vowed to try to stink up virtual presentations less in the future. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. Books By going to one of these on Amazon – you can easily find a TON of additional books.

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Creating the Right Environment for Your 3D Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

An important element in creating effective learning in a 3D virtual world is to create the right environment. Since virtual immersive environments are, by definition, immersive, the environment plays a critical role in the training process. A 3D world can be realistic like putting a person in a sales situation and asking them to perform or it can be more surreal like having a doctor walk through a giant heart to gain another perspective on human anatomy.

More Random Web 2.0 Statistics

Kapp Notes

In January 2010, over 75,000,000 people visited Twitter.com representing 1,100% growth over January 2009. Day 4:Blogging Revenues, Brands and Blogs: SOTB 2009 In January, trade e-book sales were $31.9 The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1

Three Approaches to Overcoming Objections to Learning in 3D

Kapp Notes

In Learning in 3D, we asked Steve Mahaley, of Duke Corporate Education for some ways he overcomes objections and resistance from executives and others to using 3D virtual immersive environments (VIES) for learning and collaboration, here is what he said. To address this with our clientele, I usually refer to some of the research and writing on games for learning, including works by Gee , Squire , Johnson , Beck and Wade (who published the provocative book Got Game.)

3D Video Game Revolution is Close

Kapp Notes

While venturing into a 3D world is interesting, exciting and opens all sorts of possibilities, it is equally as exciting to have a 3D world surround you. And while some people believe that the 3D and virtual world "bubbles" have popped , I'm not one of those people. Tags: 3D worlds There are too many happenings in and initiatives in 3D gaming for me not to believe that a 3D-revolution is very, very close.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

My presentation with Tony O'Driscoll at the Virtual Worlds's Best Practices in Education conference is available on Treet.tv Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D."

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Players become committed to the new virtual world in which they will learn and act. 1981): 5-8. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

Adventure Maker is suitable for the creation of picture-based adventure games, virtual tours, educational software, presentations, and interactive visits. people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.

A peak at “Learning in 3D”

Janet Clarey

I was happy to be asked to participate in a Blog Book Tour for the newly released book Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration by Karl M. In addition to this a completely new tone of voice and learning style in Vestas World was introduced.

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Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

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. Also See Encourage Avatar Customization in the Virtual World.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

This was also the time when "virtual reality" was getting a lot of press. Your book, "Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning" highlights an often overlooked fact about video games and other technological devices: their educational value. In your book you mention the importance of workplaces adopting technology to suit their needs for training, organizational development, etc. As the world moves and changes so should education.

Seeking Some Assistance and Advice

Kapp Notes

As you may know in January 2010 (around the 19th or so) my new book co-authored with Tony O'Driscoll is being published. The book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration is about using 3D virtual immersive environments for learning and collaboration. Learn more about the book here. Leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" we am seeking your input and ideas on how to conduct a viral marketing campaign for the book.

e-Learning Glossaries

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e-Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world. E-Learning Essentials Common e-learning terms used in online education including accreditation, virtual classroom, community, university, college, etc. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

The Metaverse Journal's 2010 Virtual World Predictions

Kapp Notes

Here are ten predictions about virtual worlds in Australia and beyond made by The Metaverse Journal in an article simply titled Virtual worlds predictions for 2010. Here is one of the interesting predictions Australia will have its first government funded virtual environment – a proposal is already underway to see this come to fruition. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

Another Virtual World 2010 Prediction

Kapp Notes

Here is a number of interesting predictions for virtual worlds done in a nice and interesting SlideShare presentation Virtual Worlds 2010+ View more documents from KZero Worldswide. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tags: virtual immersive environment