Avoiding Virtual World Mistakes

Kapp Notes

A group of avatars in a corporate virtual world wondering what is going on? Organizations seem to rush into virtual worlds with little planning or forethought and then wonder why their virtual world experience was a failure.

Where is Everybody?

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting article called Virtual World Marketing: Lots of Companies, Few Vistors (So Far). and because of the head start/lessons learned they are betting they will be in a position to benefit from getting involved now.

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Virtual Hospitals Protocol

Kapp Notes

In an article titled Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? Partridge's online likeness bears an eerie resemblance to his real-life appearance. All these steps are designed to reinforce lessons about responsibility and hospital protocol.

Staying in a Hilton Next Week and the Training Involved

Kapp Notes

Once again, I will be presenting with Matthew Monahan (see Second Life Training Presentation ) The description of the presentation is below. Learning in 3-D: Using the 3-D Web to Create Online Learning Karl Kapp and Matthew Monahan This informative full-day workshop examines the 3D world of Second Life from the perspective of a learner in Second Life. This great article, Hospitality Training Takes on Virtual Feel at Hilton.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com)

Mark Oehlert

This article correctly takes to task people who will vehemently oppose a game having never played it. The hard lesson is that people do learn in games but what they learn mainly comes from a personal place - a place constructed by their own experiences, background and mental states. So for me a really telling point in the article that kicked off this little rant, is this: "Blaming video games meant that the shooters were set aside from other violent youth.at

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

He ran Michael Milken’s Knowledge Universe Interactive Studio before he became VP, Platform & Technology for Second Life at Linden Labs. You talk about the lessons. Joe described an elite group of engineers at IBM that replaced their bi-annual face-to-face sessions with meetings in Second Life. Second Life became a great equalizer. When a disrupter intrudes on purposeful activity in Second Life; they’d be dealt with.

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

Kapp Notes

There have already been s tories of terrorist armies attacking residents in Second Life and of terrorists using these spaces for practice of physical world attacks. Recently Newsweek ran an article titled Educating Elite Hackers.

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Training - Performance Support - Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching Science with Immersion and Excursion - eLearning Acupuncture , July 16, 2009. In the previous article, Reality eLearning , you can find some ways to get a sense of your audience’s workplace reality through interviews and observations.&#. eLearning Development: Instructional Design Lessons from a Sales Trainer - Upside Learning Blog , July 11, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. July 10, 2009 to July 17, 2009. Top Posts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

These two resources came to mind: For more on the spacing effect, be sure to read this 2006 article by Lars Hyland: Less Learning More Often. Dan Roddy recently shared a link to a great article on tips for writing in a more conversational tone.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Let me second "Dont Make Me Think." The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

See the article in the New York Times: Online Schooling Grows, Setting Off a Debate Despite enthusiastic support from parents, the schools have met with opposition from some educators, who say elementary students may be too young for Internet learning, and from teachers, unions and school boards, partly because they divert state payments from the online student’s home district. All the projects provided standalone, asynchronous lessons.

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“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

Twitterization overload In a Newsweek article (February 27, 2011), (link) Sharon Begley reported a study conducted by Angelika Dimoka, director of the Center for Neural Decision Making at Temple University on “combinatorial auctions.”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Overall, I thought this article was a good read, although I found the title a little misleading. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen). And I promise to go back and read your original article again!) Can they give the image life?