How Sellers Can (and Should) Adapt to a Virtual World

Allego

This article appeared originally in Forbes. Virtual selling—working a deal remotely when you can’t be there in person—is the new normal for B2B salespeople. But being a great virtual salesperson doesn’t mean simply conducting every meeting via video conference.

Virtual Worlds in Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

This month’s topic is cool new technology in training. The first few posts will be about how virtual worlds are being used. As the month progresses, we’ll delve into some other cool-technologies like augmented reality and gaming, and talk about how they can be used in training and communication as well. The cost-benefit calculation for using those sorts of tools changes significantly depending on how familiar your audience already is with the technology.

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Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book 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.

Worlds on Top of Worlds: Augmented and Virtual Reality in Training

Coreaxis

This article was published on TrainingIndustry.com. Augmented and virtual reality are hot buzzwords right now, and they aren’t limited to consumer industries. Businesses are starting to explore their use as well, and training is one area where these technologies could have a major impact. Augmented vs. Virtual Reality What’s the difference between augmented reality (AR).

How To Use Technology For Warehouse Training: 5 Examples

Roundtable Learning

Did you know that integrating technology into your warehouse training program can improve your organization’s productivity, safety, and training costs? Now might be the perfect time to consider investing in technology for warehouse training.

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. In fact, according to the technology analyst firm Gartner , nine out of 10 virtual world projects fail within 18 months. See my post Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event.

Ready? Set? Go! Seven articles that will help you hit the ground running in the post-pandemic world

Cloudshare

The brave, new world of work is finally upon us as we all get ready to emerge from our socially-distant cocoons and head back to the office. IT Trade Shows Go Virtual: Your 2020 List of Events (InformationWeek) – The show must go on! Events have moved from the physical to the virtual. If you’ve not yet planned your conference season, Jessica Davis outlines which events have gone virtual and can be attended, all without the hassle of travel.

Mini glossary of technology in learning

KnowledgeOne

Learning is increasingly taking place in a technology-driven mode, whether or not it is combined with traditional classroom settings. The growth of big data , generated by digital technologies, is also indissociable from the development of adaptive learning. What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Meetings vs. Video Conferencing: Workplace Collaboration and Training Tools

Roundtable Learning

Today, thanks to technological advances, the team at CNH Industrial uses the most advanced communication technology available, virtual meetings , to traverse the ocean between them — merely by donning a headset. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between video conferencing and virtual meetings, and we’ll examine their place in workplace training and remote collaboration. . What Are Virtual Meetings? Here’s How Virtual Reality Can Help.

Recommended Research: Constructivism & Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Last week, we had an awesome virtual class on how to implement an effective gamification strategy within a corporate learning environment! In class, we briefly touched on some learning theories and research related to constructivism and the effective use of technology, games and gamification within the overall learning environment. The next blog posts will probably be devoted to virtual and augmented reality resources. (If Learning bridges: Mobile technologies in education.

AR vs. VR Training: How to Choose the Best Technology

Roundtable Learning

And how many times have you read or heard that augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) is your ticket to such training? In this article, we’ll define AR and VR, discuss the differences, and help you to feel comfortable choosing an AR or VR training solution for your program.

The Coming Technology Training Gap

Your Training Edge

Technology is everywhere; taking the training and development industry to another level. No doubt, technology is advancing by leaps in bound and training experts like us are taking the most of it in terms of training and learning provision services, yet technology in itself that has been on way to replace the obsolete ways of working in the organizations, is still yet to be addressed in terms of employees training and skill development and making them technology savvy.

5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Obsidian Learning

Is your organization prepared to make the leap to virtual training? This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track!

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

Principles for Creating a Successful Virtual Reality Learning Experience

Kapp Notes

In a recent article 3 Instructional Design Strategies For Virtual Reality Learning , I discussed three (among many) instructional design strategies for VR: Conceptual Orienteering, Critical Incident and Operational Application. In this article, I step back and look at seven fundamental principles that need to be designed into any VR experience. You’ll notice that all of these principles are included in the three instructional strategies mentioned in the above article.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. Coming to the topic of this post, IMHO, we will soon cease to speak of technology enabled learning because it will be seamless, integrated and the way everyone not only learns but also works and lives.

How to Effectively Use Virtual Coaching Programs For Employee Training?

Your Training Edge

As the world of corporates has started offering useful employee training programs, employees in 2020 will have more reasons to be satisfied with their jobs. However, many employers are still having a tough time trying to implement these virtual coaching programs. And so we try to answer one of the most frequently asked questions related to virtual coaching — how to effectively use virtual coaching programs for employee training. Use gamification technologies.

Getting Started with Virtual Learning Environments

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the biggest of getting into virtual world and simulation learning is the huge gap – both real and perceived – that separates the minds of the gamer and the non-gamer. Game or virtual world designers attempt to focus on experiences, and figure that their players will learn as they experience. So I was very excited to read at the end of his article a list of games he suggests people start with. Of course not all virtual experiences are games.

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. It is inevitable that the 3D Virtual World space will have acquisitions, mergers and failures.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. Coming to the topic of this post, IMHO, we will soon cease to speak of technology enabled learning because it will be seamless, integrated and the way everyone not only learns but also works and lives.

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?

5 Virtual Reality Training Benefits HR Managers Should Know

eLearning Industry

Virtual Reality has applications that go beyond the world of gaming. In this article, learn 5 ways that VR training can improve your HR endeavors. Emerging Technologies Corporate eLearning Trends Employee Training Onboarding Virtual RealityIn the HR realm, VR is proving to be an effective solution to some of its toughest challenges. Are you thinking about adopting VR into your HR solutions?

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation

Chronus

In a recent article in Psychology Today , Dr. Allison McWilliams, Assistant Vice President of Mentoring and Alumni Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, stated, “How we take care of one another, and connect with one another, in this time of social distancing, is critical to how we survive this moment in time, and to how we emerge from it”. How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in. Technology.

The Role of Technology in the Workplace

Kitaboo

As we continue into the 21st century, it seems like there are new technological advances on a daily basis, and those advances are beginning to embed themselves into the workplace. Technology in the Workplace is truly changing the way we work — we are no longer chained to our desks, but rather always have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone in hand. In addition, when new technology is brought in, there is a learning process that can lead to a loss in productivity.

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How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. As Cathy Sandeen wrote in the May 2013 issue of Research and Practice in Assessment , “within the MOOC world, assessment is a central feature of design from the very beginning. A recent Forbes article identified the top 10 skills that organizations are looking for in new employees.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. As Cathy Sandeen wrote in the May 2013 issue of Research and Practice in Assessment , “within the MOOC world, assessment is a central feature of design from the very beginning. A recent Forbes article identified the top 10 skills that organizations are looking for in new employees.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 21, 2020

Mike Taylor

Evidence-based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences. In this Learning Guild research report, Evidence-Based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences, Jane Bozarth shares her findings on what makes for productive virtual learning experiences.

The Training Technology Conundrum

CLO Magazine

As Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte, pointed out in his Forbes article, “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” HR software has experienced a renaissance during the past few years. The numerous tools available to facilitate virtual and on-demand webinar trainings complicate things further. In the race to adopt learning technologies, learning leaders must take care not to simply adopt solutions because they have fancy new features.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

The training firm provides holistic solutions that blend technology and experiential learning. It’s a three-month virtual course that teaches you how to win every stage of the selling process: from B2B sales prospecting to renewals. Technological tools. GP Strategies was founded in 1966 to provide best-in-class performance improvement solutions across 16 industries around the world. Training & Coaching Articles

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 7

Upside Learning

Virtual classrooms: Online education is changing school hours, buildings, interactions. This article talks how online education would influence the size and shape of buildings, the hours they operate and the types of interaction students have with teachers and classmates — whether across the room or across the state. Technology in the Classroom should include these 7 Learning Tools. Lists and explains 7 technology tools that should be standard technology in the classroom.

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Measuring the Impact of Digital Technology on L&D Value

Learning Wire

In the end, digital technology will become part of their everyday working lives. Virtual classes mimic classroom-based workshops. Digital technology is no longer a cause for concern for training divisions, bearing in mind they provide the inspiration and execution in reaching their objectives. Stepping into the digital world. Despite reassuring progress, training divisions and L&D must not ease up on their efforts to adapt to the digital world.

5 Reasons Virtual Reality Learning is Worth Considering

PDG

This year everybody’s talking about Virtual Reality, another trend that will eventually burn itself out, right? Virtual Reality is definitely getting a lot of attention, but unlike a lot of learning trends, VR has some solid research behind it and some interesting proof points. What is Virtual Reality? . VR users typically wear headsets that only allow them to see the computer-generated world.

Virtual Reality In eLearning: A Case Study On Safety Training

Adobe Captivate

Over the past two years, corporations have been developing and implementing Virtual Reality training solutions. In this article, I will be talking about how we implemented Virtual Reality in corporate training. A Case Study On Safety Training: How To Use Virtual Reality In eLearning. I was long thinking of implementing Virtual Reality in one of the eLearning courses for our customers. Overview Of Virtual Reality.