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.

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

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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 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“.

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!

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

Learning Technologies: Test Your Knowledge!

KnowledgeOne

Do you know how the latest technologies are revolutionizing learning? Do you know the difference between gamification and serious gaming, or between virtual reality and augmented reality? For each statement, find the technology associated with it. Articles Catherine Meilleur

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).

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.

3DoF vs. 6DoF Virtual Reality: Which Is Better?

Roundtable Learning

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming increasingly well-known, with roughly 78% of Americans now being familiar with the technology. Degrees of freedom refers to the number of ways that a rigid object can move within a virtual reality (VR) training space.

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.

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.

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.

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. What Are Virtual Meetings? Pros and Cons of Virtual Meetings.

The Top 5 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Platforms For 2021

Roundtable Learning

When you think of virtual meetings or online conferencing, what platforms come to mind? Well, in addition to these two major players in the virtual instructor-led training (VILT) realm, there are other virtual training platforms to consider. . Virtual backgrounds.

5 Problems With Virtual Reality Training They Don’t Want You To Know

Roundtable Learning

Did you know that nearly ¼ of organizations use virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) to train their workforce? This number is expected to increase as more industries recognize the unique benefits this technology brings to training. What Is Virtual Reality Training?

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.

Virtual Reality Training: Pros and Cons

Roundtable Learning

In this article, we’ll first define what VR is, explore how to use VR for employee training, and identify the pros and cons that come with it. . What is Virtual Reality? VR is an extended reality ( XR ) technology that places learners in an entirely new simulated reality.

Virtual Classrooms: The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Online Course

Pinlearn

All thanks to new technologies, yet another image of classrooms is evolving to include much more than this traditional image – online class setup or Virtual Classrooms. What is a virtual classroom? There has been a steep boost in the popularity of virtual classrooms recently.

5 Examples Of Virtual Reality For Corporate Training

Roundtable Learning

By 2030, 23 million jobs worldwide are set to use virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) for training, meetings, or customer service purposes. What Is Virtual Reality Training? VR training pushes the boundaries of traditional learning by simulating any world you can imagine.

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.

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?

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.

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. Recent technologies have enabled us to make remote learning more engaging than ever. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the top virtual training platforms out there.

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.

Virtual Mentoring In Times of Crisis and Social Isolation

Chronus

She said that’s why this is a critical time for mentoring as mentoring is all about “deep, intentional, relationships of care,” and the world needs more deep connections than ever. . How Chronus Supports Virtual Mentoring. That’s where virtual mentoring comes in. Technology.

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.

5 Virtual Reality Training Benefits HR Managers Should Know

Dan Keckan

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?

Will Immersive Technologies Make A Real Impact On eLearning?

Wizcabin

In this article, we’ll be exploring a few ways immersive technologies will make a real impact in the future of eLearning. But how can these highly-advanced technologies make real impacts in other industries, especially the private and corporate online training sectors?

Five Articles from RSA 2020 to Make You More Cyber Aware

Cloudshare

At the close of February, attention turned to one of the biggest security shows in the world – RSA Conference 2020 – as cybersecurity pros, practitioners and executives took over San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Learn how our hands-on virtual cybersecurity labs can help by contacting us here !

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!

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.

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.

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