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.

VR In The Real World: 6 Virtual Reality Corporate Training Tips To Improve Practical Application

Dan Keckan

In this article, I share 6 tips to use Virtual Reality training to facilitate real-world application. Immersive Learning eLearning eBooks Virtual Reality Virtual Reality Training Solution

Virtual Worlds in Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The first few posts will be about how virtual worlds are being used. Like those cool gadgets in the December catalogs, though, we might well ask whether virtual worlds are something that will fit into our everyday lives (like my ipod), or something that will end up taking up closet space (like, well, my husband’s ipod). This blog post has links to several research and related articles talking about the pros and cons.

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. Immerse the learner in a 3D virtual world where they are part of the case study and “living” the events and actions taking place within that case study. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving. Articles of Interest: Gamification Grows Up.

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 Training Delivery Success: Tried and Tested Tips

Infopro Learning

The impact of Covid19 on the world of L&D has been significant. This jump has increased the need for online training solutions such as virtual instructor led training programs also known as VILT. A common pitfall that occurs during virtual types of training is distractions.

7 Virtual Classroom Software Activities To Prep Your Team For The New Normal

Dan Keckan

Every member of the team must be ready to take on new challenges in a post-pandemic corporate world. In this article, I share 7 virtual classroom software activities to prep your employees during and after the coronavirus crisis.

Understanding Virtual Worlds Articles and Links

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to an article I wrote called Defining and Understanding Virtual Worlds for ASTD's Learning Circuits. And here is a good companion piece if you haven't read it already, check out Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning at eLearn Magazine. One of the authors of that article is Tony O'Driscoll who I am workign wth on an article about 3D synchronous learning environments for the E-Learning Guild.

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“.

eBook Release: Virtual Reality For Our New Reality

Dan Keckan

The world is facing unprecedented challenges as we speak. In this article, I'll discuss how you can benefit from top-notch learning experiences and outcomes for your business, and more. It's inevitable that the need for more effective training solutions rises.

Learning Circuits 3D Article

Kapp Notes

As part of the blog book tour, Tony and Karl wrote an article for ASTD Learning Circuit s called Lessons Learned from Conducting 3D Virtual World Learning Experiences Here are some of those lessons, go to the article to see more detail and the "missing" lessons. Lesson 1: Solve a real business need with the implementation of the virtual immersive environment. Tags: 3D Book 3D worlds

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. Augmented vs. Virtual Reality What’s the difference between augmented reality (AR). The post Worlds on Top of Worlds: Augmented and Virtual Reality in Training appeared first on CoreAxis.

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.

Virtual Bookshelf: Your All-You-Can-Read Digital Library

Kitaboo

What is a virtual bookshelf? As the name suggests, a virtual bookshelf is an online space that allows you to store the books you are reading or track the ones that you want to read in a virtual environment. A virtual bookshelf is one such area that is entirely dedicated to books.

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.

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. In fact, I once went to a virtual interview to talk about the Learning in 3D book and was told to "put some shoes on" apparently even in the virtual world, "no shoes, no shirt--no service still applies." As stated in the article "virtual worlds are very lacking in bald, old, overweight avatars.

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? Through a VR headset , learners enter a virtual world created with video or through a fully simulated environment.

Are in-person workshops dead? How virtual learning can be as good as the real thing

CLO Magazine

Given the rise in the number of people working from home as a result of the pandemic, these budget dollars are naturally being shifted from in-person instructor-led training to live virtual instructor-led training, or VILT. Case 1: A workshop created for virtual delivery.

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

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the top virtual training platforms out there. But first, let’s define what virtual training is and why it is important. What Is Virtual Training?

4 Ways 3D Virtual Reality Games Build Real World Skills

Playware Studios

In this article we explore 4 ways to design 3D Virtual Reality games where the players can learn and practice real world skills. How 3D Virtual Reality Games Build Real World Skills. As a serious games and simulations developer and advocate, one of the common questions that I have come across is “Do the skills you learn in a simulated environment hold up in the real world?” Click here to continue reading the article on elearningindustry.com.

How To Access Virtual Reality Without A Headset: 3 Alternative Options

Roundtable Learning

VR training opens up a world of possibilities for learners, but what if they aren’t comfortable wearing a standard VR headset? This article breaks down three VR headset alternatives that allow all of your learners to have similar user experiences while remaining comfortable and safe. .

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. Also, another interesting article in The Metaverse Journal is a review of how they did on their predictions for 2009.

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. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. This is my area of passion.

Remote control: Six articles to help you work effectively from home

Cloudshare

It’s an understatement to say the ways in which our professional world has changed since our last curation post has been significant. It’s a new business world, void of travel, in-person conferences and events. Here are six articles to help overcome the various challenges arising from a completely remote workforce, including the lighter side – because we all could use a laugh.

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. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The post Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World appeared first on Learnnovators. This is my area of passion.

Virtual Selling Is Here To Stay: 3 Benefits of Remote Sales

Sales Hacker

Virtual selling is more than just a workaround for social distancing. It’s become clear that virtual selling offers long-term benefits in a post-pandemic world. Many sales leaders are already preparing for a future where effective virtual selling is a normal, ongoing business practice. In this article, we’ll look at the three key benefits of continuing to sell virtually over the long term. Virtual Selling Is a Business Continuity Plan.

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.

Practice Makes Perfect in Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Public health officials from the California Department of Health Services have created a massive online virtual training program. Virtual patients flowed through the clinic, while staff members role played. He said he believes the project was a success because they made the virtual environment look reasonably like the real thing.

Vmware ESXI Nested Virtualization

Cloudshare

One of the benefits of nested virtualization is running multiple hypervisors on the same host server. This includes ESXi hypervisors , which can be installed as a virtual machines. The solution, commonly referred to as Nested ESXi, opens the door to a lot of interesting use cases such as development and testing , virtual training , or virtual sales demos and POCs. For that reason I decided to focus my article on the VMware hypervisor. Virtual Sales Demos.

Virtual World Goods Worth Billions in the New Year

Kapp Notes

According to the BBC: Virtual goods such as weapons or digital bottles of champagne traded in the US could be worth up to $5bn in the next five years, experts predict. Additonally, "Virtual goods is the whole story in the world of social games. What could be the implication for enterprise-focused virtual immersive environments? Could other virtual worlds create virtual market-places for office furniture, suits and other corporate appropriate items for purchase?

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 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!

Article: Online Communities Go Corporate

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I was interviewed along with a number of other folks for an online article about the corporate implications of virtual worlds. The resulting article is titled Online Communities Go Corporate:What Can Virtual Worlds Do For Your SME? Susan Kish's diagram showing the intersection of various online worlds. Take a few moments to check out both articles.

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.