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.

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

Answering Some Virtual World Questions

Kapp Notes

The metrics or measurements we need to use in 3D virtual immersive environments must be the same we use in physical environments. We must tie virtual world training events to real world outcomes and that requires pre- and post-test measuring with a comparison to gage impact of the 3D virtual world intervention. We can’t use paper and pencil assessment to measure virtual world outcomes, instead we must.

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

Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds

Experiencing eLearning

How does the instructional design process change when you’re working with virtual worlds and 3-D environments? For all the impressive visual and technical feats possible in virtual worlds, a foundation of good design is still critical.

Reflective Learning in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

A critical element in virtual world learning is the opportunity for the learner to reflect upon his or her experience. As a designer of a 3D virtual learning experience, you need to design part of the learning experience to include time for the learners to re-envision what they experienced and add meaning to that experience. Tags: 3D worlds

What to Wear to a Virtual World Job Interview

Kapp Notes

You have probably been wondering what you should wear in case you ever went on a virtual world job interview. As stated in the article "virtual worlds are very lacking in bald, old, overweight avatars. In other words have a virtual portfolio ready to show.

Get Your Local Government into a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

If you are a local, state or even national government official interested in virtual worlds, you can get your own piece of digital realestate at GovGrid. A virtual immersive environment constructed strictly for governments. As the site says: GovGrid is a 3D, multi-user virtual world created to connect government and engage citizens. World Plan–This plan is open to anyone working in or for government.

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 3D World for Teacher Training

Kapp Notes

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) launched an online resource for potential and current educators in West Virginia called Teach West Virginia and as part of the initiative, a 3D world is playing a key role in the process. According to the article West Virginia looks to Second Life As part of the program, they have developed a unique and groundbreaking virtual world on the internet’s largest 3D virtual community, Second Life.

Happenings in the Corporate Virtual World Space

Kapp Notes

Here are some emerging events happening in the corporate virtual immersive environment (VIE) space. Aggressive and Targeted Integration with enterprisewide applications: Teleplace just announced that it is now fully integrated with MS SharePoint and now joins ProtoSphere as players looking to meld enterprise applications with virtual immersive environments. Market Research Media in its recent research report “Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2010-2015“.

Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

Here is a press release about one big virtual world event where Tony and I will be speaking about Learning in 3D. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). Presenters at VWBPE10 are at the forefront of capitalizing on advances in new technologies and a broad range of disciplines related to virtual worlds.

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

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

In the meantime, I’ve been invited to do a virtual presentation for ASTD DC on this topic. Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. What will be similar kinds of key issues that we need to be aware of in 2010? I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. That will be coming out shortly.

Eight 3D Virtual World Design Principles

Kapp Notes

To avoid the perception that virtual immersive environments are a fad or inappropriate for corporate learning, make sure you design the virtual immersive experience around these eight principles: Instructionally Grounded. Virtual immersive environments are about doing, not about observing. Tags: 3D worlds Your competitors are leveraging the power of 3D learning environments to encourage collaboration, exploration and genuine competitive advantage. Are you?

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.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true. At the end of the year, we will be saying: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” by Bill Brandon , January 27, 2010 The iPad and its impact on m-learning.

Looking for Ideas on How to Measure Virtual World Learning

Kapp Notes

I have a couple of ideas, about measuring virtual world learning but would love to have input from others to learn how they are assessing the learning taking place in virtual worlds, please comment on your blog and then link in the comments of this blog any ideas or examples of how you are assessing learning in 3D Virtual Immersive Environments. Rubric One way to construct a rubric for assessing in-world activity is to create a hierarchy of desired skills.

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.

Overcoming the Objection: 3D Virtual Worlds Look Too Much Like a Game

Kapp Notes

Here is her advice when someone says that 3D worlds look too much like a game. For many business users, their experience with virtual worlds has been as consumers- they, or their children, have used game platforms, either on line or on machines in their homes.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment Role Plays

Kapp Notes

A 3D Virtual World role play provides a realistic environment in which two or more people act out a scenario. In a virtual immersive environment, some of the traditional obstacles and barriers of conducting face-to-face role plays are eliminated.

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."

Encourage Avatar Customization in a Virtual World Class

Kapp Notes

When first introducing learners to a virtual immersive environment (VIE), it might seem like a waste of time to allow learners to customize their avatar. Don't ignore or "brush off" the fact that personalizing an avatar is a big part of the 3D virtual immersive environment experience.

3D Virtual Scavenger Hunts

Kapp Notes

Creating a 3D virtual scavenger hunt helps students better learn to navigate through a virtual world. Abbott Bundy (Karl Kapp) on a virtual scavenger hunt to learn about LEED points. Tags: 3D Book 3D worlds 3D Book Tour

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education: Learning in 3D Presentation Now Available

Kapp Notes

Tony and Karl discuss their ground breaking book, "Learning in 3D" The recording of Tony and Karl's presentation from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference is now available on Treet.tv Tags: 3D Book 3D worlds lrn3d 3D Book Tour

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

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.

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.

A Question about 3D Virtual Worlds that makes me Crazy

Kapp Notes

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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

Learn to Drive Safely–Leveraging a Virtual World for Immersive Driver’s Ed

Kapp Notes

There are many creative ways to leverage virtual world platforms from conducting job interviews over a distance to conducting training on critical incidents to machinima to teaching new military recruits.

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.

Resources for "Enterprise Learning and Collaboration in 3D Virtual Worlds" Webinar

Kapp Notes

Dan Bliton of Booz Allen Hamilton asked Tony and Karl to present a webinar entitled "Enterprise Learning and Collaboration in 3D Virtual Worlds." It is a great opportunity to you to check out a "corporate" virtual world and to try out some of the learning archetypes first hand.

Predictions for 2010

Clark Quinn

Several technologies are poised to cross the chasm: social tools, mobile technologies, and virtual worlds. Virtual worlds are a little bit more still in flux (while Linden Labs’ Second Life is going corporate as well, some of the other corporate-focused players are in some upheaval), but the value proposition is clear, and there are still plenty of opportunities. Tags: mobile social strategy technology virtual worlds

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? Certainly this is the scenario that will have been played out in many private sector organisations across the world, less so at this point for the public sector.

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

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.