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 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 got to speak on the business end of virtual worlds.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

The learner can then get behind the wheel of a virtual car and see and feel the effects of trying to drive while "drunk." For example, there is a location in Second Life that shows what the world looks like from the view of a schizophrenic.

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.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

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. 13 Tips for Virtual World Teaching Preparing Teachers to Teach Online Tips and Tricks for Teaching Online: How to Teach Like a Pro!

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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.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months. Tags: 3D worlds industry

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.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Yes, I know you can embed real interactivity into courseware via games, branched simulations, virtual worlds etc, but hardly anyone does that. The best of both worlds. If you are keen on creating interactive tutorials, games or virtual worlds, now you can go for it!

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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. The January 2010 sales surpassed December 2009 sales of 19.1 Estimated number of iPads sold as of April 11, 2010 821,000. Here are some more random Web 2.0

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. Tags: 3D worlds

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.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Other Top Posts Around Open Source dimdim - World’s FREE Virtual Classroom (Open Source)!

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."

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.

Good Games and Good Learning

Kapp Notes

Players become committed to the new virtual world in which they will learn and act. James Paul Gee, who writes prolifically about video games for learning, has a paper out titled Good Video Games and Good Learning.

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Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

From We’ve Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint where the article discusses perhaps the worlds most challenging PowerPoint slide. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army.

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

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. Here are the great stops for week 4 of the blog book tour.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. Dom provides an explanation of how ProtoSphere is deeply integrated with Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 29-31, 2009 e-Activities (e-Learning, e-Communities, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Marketing, e-Governance, Tele-Working), 8th, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa. World, Austin, Texas, USA.