Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. Jane Hart wrote about ‘How to Create a Social Learning Environment’ in the November 09 issue of Inside Learning Technologies.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

This allows the learner to recognize and apply the concept in a variety of different environments. The process of side-by-side comparison allows learners to recognize and apply concepts in a variety of different environments. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

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Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

These are critical incidents and 3D learning environments can help people prepare and train for these events. The critical incident learning environment places learners into a situation similar to the real event, where they must use their prior knowledge to solve a problem.

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. To create the right environment, you need to ask yourself some questions. Should the learning be in a realistic environment? What do the learners need to do in this environment?

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal Learning Environment.

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

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. Next we went to a venue that seems to be taking off in virtual immersive environments, museums.

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

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

Kapp Notes

We got to witness a holodeck like feature with different environments and toured the virtual facility. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds Agenda for the Global Learning Forum Last night I had the privileged of presenting to the U.S.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

Formal Learning All the Way.Baby

Kapp Notes

The fidelity between the environment in which the performance is required and the environment in which it is trained and practiced is extremely high. So, if you want a highly trained individual capable of performing his or her job to the highest standard, you need formal learning conducted in an authentic learning environment. Do we really expect a person to effectively sell product in a retail environment without authentic formal instruction?

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.

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? Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen 2) How do I create the right environment for my organization's 3D learning space? Creating the right 3D learning space environment.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

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. Tags: virtual immersive environment

3D Slideshows and Interviews

Kapp Notes

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A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

The constructivist theory underlined the importance of “authentic” learning tasks that could replicate the actual complexity of the real world environment which learners would apply their learnt skills. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

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). Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

3 Barriers to adoption of Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations

Kapp Notes

Here is my answer to the second of a series of questions from a graduate student about serious games/immersive learning environments. Most people making decisions about how to craft instruction in a corporate or academic environment have never learned formally via a game or simulation.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. I've really been striking out.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new. Some are flash-in-the-pan, others stand the test of time and remain applicable to this very day. Some of them are controversial, while others have assumed the aura of conventional wisdom.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

A real opportunity for LMS to create learner-centric environments rather than centralized course delivery system. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

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.

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

Kapp Notes

Alice : Alice is a 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Not a 3D environment and mostly text-based but does contain some good branching and good for Role Play Games.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

Part of that mission is occasionally playing the role of insurgent in a video game-type environment. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

The game environment needs to be dynamic – nothing in the real world is static. If a player chooses not to do anything, the game environment must still change, and adapt to the ‘non-play’.

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Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The observation that games give the players new problems is particularly cogent; eLearning interactions don’t change the environment itself based on player actions, games constantly do. I stumbled across an interesting paper linked to in a post by Karl Kapp.

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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. What better place to start than in a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th to learn: Value of Social Learning for your organization The impact of Virtual Immersive Environments 3D Learning Experience Design Principles and Sensibilities Tony and I will cover key concepts from our new book and explain the impact that 3D environments, virtual worlds, and immersive learning spaces will have on society, business, and learning. The event is Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET Register HERE!

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