Teaching Problem Solving in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a virtual world learning experience to teach problem solving, consider the following: Make them part of a case study —This strategy involves helping the learners to identify patterns within the cases by placing them in a case. It helps them with their understanding of the underlying factors influencing the outcome of the case and developing alternative solutions. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving.

Virtual Reality Training: Pros and Cons

Roundtable Learning

What is Virtual Reality? Through a VR headset , learners enter a virtual world created with video or through a fully simulated environment. VR is a more immersive technology than AR , as it takes away your view of the real-world and any distractions in it.

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Keynote Resources from Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

Kapp Notes

Reaching the Engagement Horizon in Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Here are some additional thoughts when teaching in a virtual world and integrating Gamification into that experience. It helps them with their understanding of the underlying factors influencing the outcome of the case and developing alternative solutions. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving. 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d virtual immersive environment vwbpe

OpenSim and virtual worlds

Moodle Journal

Apart from my work here at Bromley Colleg with Moodle and all that that involves, some time ago, I think it must be about 7 or 8 years now, I discovered 3DML and started to do some developing with buidling 3D worlds or Spots as they were called back then. But then the world moved on, which is when Second Life appeared; if you look down the left side bar you will see the link or slurl to one of my sims.

Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is a list of alternatives to Second Life. The company offers private, secure virtual worlds with tailored solutions based on industry and customer specific needs. The flagship product of Forterra is OLIVEâ„¢ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). OLIVE is an open, distributed client-server platform for building private virtual worlds. The company offers private, secure virtual workspace and meeting application.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’


Real World Consequences. Analog World: Some of the most ideal feedback replicates what happens in the analog world. In simulations and virtual worlds, learners are given a chance to explore, manipulate and practice so they can learn in a safe environment. Digital World: Then again, sometimes our simulations replicate the digital world, as in a software simulation. With more flexibility, the feedback simulates the real (digital) world.

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again)

Kapp Notes

Here is a companion post to two previous posts on the topic: Alternatives to Second Life Alternatives to Second Life Continued If you know of more, please feel free to add in the comments section. web.alive is an enterprise ready, network secured virtual world platform designed to solve business problems of working together over distances in real time and the costs associated with travel and training on complex equipment or in hazardous areas.

What is Virtual Reality Training? Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

What do you think of when someone talks about Virtual Reality ? But the future is now, and Virtual Reality (VR) is not only existent, but VR is used for gaming, cinema, and even company training. In this article, we will get back to the basics of virtual reality, including, what virtual reality is, how it’s used for training and development, along with the advantages and disadvantages of virtual reality training programs. What is Virtual Reality?

18 Key Trends to Realign Remote Workforce Training Strategy in the Post Pandemic World

EI Design

As a result, Rapid Virtual Training Transformation needs to be undertaken to provide online training for remote learners. Face-to-face trainings must move to a predominantly Online/Self-paced/Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)/Blended mode that can be consumed remotely.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems


We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. All of the open source systems use Flash player and Java applet for desktop sharing, which allows them to work on all the browsers supporting Flash, but will cause problem on iOS & various versions of Android. Research Tools & Technologies VCR Virtual Class Room

Alternate Reality Games Part 1 – A Good Fit for L&D?

Janet Clarey

Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., text, phone, Internet, print, and others) within which players must participate interactively and work collectively to solve “real worldproblems the story presents. ” I don’t know about you but just a few years ago if you said “serious games” to me I’d think about simulations in a 3D virtual world.

How to Grow Your Community and Niche Network through a Virtual Summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit


Learn how to grow your community and niche network through a virtual summit with Jan Koch from WP Agency Summit in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. In this episode he breaks down his process for running virtual summits to generate leads and network.

Virtual (Learning) Reality

CLO Magazine

In-person learning should remain a significant part of any development program, but virtual learning is slowly becoming the new normal. Virtual learning may help in combating these challenges. With virtual learning, content can be consumed anywhere, any time and on any device. Virtual learning is more convenient, interactive and engaging for both learning leaders and trainees. million through its virtual management training program.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? It turns out that the mechanics of videogames can transform the world—making even the most arduous tasks pleasant and rewarding. While games like these provide a fun alternative to boring quizzes, they do not provide context. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Crazy Eight

E-Learning Provocateur

25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality – Yes, VR is being used in the real world. The best of both worlds – I love Design Thinking because it’s evidence based and it delivers. Figure it out – Instead of being the expert who knows the solution, be the one who solves the problem. I’d be delighted if you were to add a comment to one or two of the above, either in support or offering a constructive alternative point of view.

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. It's important to provide attendees with basic steps on how to login to your meeting and how to move around in the world they are using. The first problem that new users in 3D environments tend to face is navigation. Out-of-World Experience Make sure your materials are working correctly not only within the virtual world, but outside of it as well.

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6 ways executive education will never be the same

CLO Magazine

In a world where in-person strategy sessions, weekend retreats and immersive seminars have long been the status quo, alternatives for distance learning suddenly became necessary overnight. Virtual executive education prepares learners to meet the moment.

Cool Second Life Happening:UW VIBE Future InfoExpo Recruitment

Kapp Notes

Need to solve a problem, but don’t know how to organize the information? Researchers from the University of Washington Information School are conducting a research study investigating exciting and useful alternative capabilities for Second Life. Additional information is available on the University of Washington Virtual Information Behavior Environment project website: [link].pdf. Second Life Second Life 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

All the World’s a Stage for Learning

CLO Magazine

To help make the connections between theory and practice, some learning leaders are taking top talent out of the office and into alternative leadership development arenas. The idea is to take them out of their comfort zone and teach communication and coaching skills that Stephen Burnett, professor of management and strategy and academic director for the advanced executive program at Kellogg, said can’t be developed from classroom or virtual learning.

VR is it on Life Support for L&D?

eLearning 24-7

The problem with CenarioVR is that it isn’t 100% true VR. This is where the market is heading and this is for now the best of both worlds. And perhaps an alternative to MR. . Which again leads back to the problem of mass adoption – headset and cost. . Folks in L&D and Training have enough problems budget wise to land a learning system. AR L&D training Uncategorized Virtual Reality VR virtual reality

ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

Then there’s a host of impactful digitally powered solutions, like virtual instructor-led training (VILT) , eLearning , and video learning. Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) . Let’s address some popular digital alternatives to ILT, starting with its closest cousin — VILT.

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The 3 Best (And 3 Worst) Glasses for Virtual Reality Training


The fast-emerging concept of virtual reality has opened the door to training opportunities that were thought impossible just a few years ago. So without further ado, here are the top three best and worst virtual reality glasses for your VR training courses. The Three Best Glasses for Virtual Reality Learning. Think of it as a more budget-conscious alternative to the Oculus Rift VR glasses. The Three Worst Glasses for Virtual Reality Training Courses.


Wonderful Brain

CMDK: Alternatively, we could examine an individual who is relatively unskilled or less knowledgeable. They use whatever real power they have to push you off your working methodology and accept theirs – doubling your efforts by forcing you to learn new ‘formats’ while you are simultaneously solving problems. A consultant is hired to resolve a communications problem the senior executive has neither the time nor skills to complete. Yes, they are all around you.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning Welcome to stop #3 of The Karl Kapp Games, Gadgets, and Gizmos Virtual World Book Tour. Lots of practical ideas and examples for turning basic teaching points into learning games -- from casual games to teach facts and concepts, to detailed simulations that teach procedures and problem solving. These are actual objections Ive heard from clients when Ive tried to discuss some alternatives.

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Developing Immersive Technical Training

Origin Fractal LXP

An immersive learning ecosystem allows the learner to make errors while learning experientially, through simulated experiences in the assurance that the mistakes will not hamper or damage anyone/anything in the real environment, as it is being done in a ‘safe’ virtual space.

5 Amazing Digital Education Trends to keep an Eye on in 2020 and Beyond

Your Training Edge

These statistics indicate that the world of education has already embraced digital learning as a significant force fuelling all endeavors effectively. No wonder, the domain of digital education is already helping students with online assignments, virtual classes, data banks, digitally archived case studies and more. AR in education offers the following benefits: Helps students perform in virtual practices.

Senses working overtime

Learning with 'e's

alternatively, a man walks into a bar and, seeing a horse serving drinks, he realises he is dreaming. alternatively, a man walks into a bar and sees a horse serving drinks, and knows he is in a virtual reality (VR) environment. The 'dream world' he is experiencing inside his head is an artefact of the images being rendered by the visor he is wearing. It is this psychological blend of real and virtual that causes the user to believe in the experience.

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses. A scenario can be described, where the learner needs to make quick decisions and think on his toes – often what is required out of them in the real world. Alternatively, an audio-visual can be shared and the learners encouraged critiquing it through a series of questions that follow the clip. They can thus be better prepared to handle and solve the problems effectively.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

PT: How to Transform Face-to-Face Training Toward Impactful Digital Training (Free for ATD members) In a new working environment, where face-to-face training has had to be abandoned, many companies are looking for online training alternatives that deliver similar results.

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What Is the Difference Between Hybrid and Blended Learning?


We live in a world of on-demand services and internet-connected devices, so focusing on a lengthy lecture probably isn’t a suitable way to learn for most. With technological advances, a new alternative is now available. This does not mean that remote students are merely watching an online lecture; rather, live classrooms incorporate interactive, virtual components. Online classrooms and virtual training are more than just watching college lectures on YouTube.

Missed our Webinar on 5 Best Practices for Remote Training? Here are Your Highlights!


Almost overnight, many software companies have had to work out how to roll with the punches, and get strong training solutions in front of their users, wherever in the world they might be. Training is changing.

April Dunford and Obviously Awesome

Spark Your Interest

If you make the best bread in the world, you’re not an artist, but if you bake the bread in the gallery, you’re an artist. And offered through a blended model with some on-demand eLearning , and some live, or virtual instruction. Competitive Alternatives in the April Dunford Process. Often our clients struggle to identify the problem it is they are solving with their product. In the example of revamping a school program, what are the competitive alternatives?

Simulations in Online Learning

Your Training Edge

Let’s look at some ways to use simulation concepts with virtual training. Online learning has changed the way we impart knowledge to participants all over the world, but it has also created some unique problems. First of all, consider the types of virtual interactions that may be literally at your fingertips. Now consider how you can use virtual simulations to reinforce learning. Alternatively, you can use the online simulation as the learning experience itself.

Free L&D webinars for October 2020

Limestone Learning

PT: A Futurist's Guide to Complexity (Free for ATD members) The pervasive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how ill-prepared our organizations and leaders are for the increased systemic risk of our globally connected world.

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Recruiters weigh in: The impact of COVID and what the future may hold


At the same time, the remote work migration has proven it’s not only a viable alternative, the cost savings can be dramatic. So, we created a vetting and interview process – virtually – that mirrored the traditional approach and accurately reflected a day-in-the life at the school. We used a virtual whiteboard for the candidates to lead a problem-solving exercise with the interview team, conducted a panel interview with 10 participants and incorporated many other “touches.”