Allego Co-Founders’ Book Shares New Approach to Virtual Selling

Allego

Lee and Magnacca partnered with Tony Jeary , leading results strategist, executive coach and subject matter expert who has advised over 1,000 clients and published more than 60 books, to provide relevant strategies and advice for sales professionals. Enabling virtual selling teams.

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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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

This is why my team and I put together this list of forty-eight books. The books are organized by category: Books recommended by training experts (4). Learning books (4). Corporate training books (3). Instructional design books (6). Learning technology books (2). Virtual instructor-led training books (3). Evaluation & Feedback books (4). Motivation & Gamification books (5). Talent management books (3).

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. Inform your participants very early that the virtual class will be happening, when and where. Book the time out in their calendar, and let them know that they will be receiving an email to provide them with the access details.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. We discussed the need to create a collaborative community within the virtual world and how to overcome hurdles associated with a first-time user's experience in a virtual world. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to his fascinating book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. Kapp: What do you see as the obstacles to widespread adoption of virtual worlds for learning? They have been around for almost a decade in terms of 3D graphical virtual worlds but still, the overall adoption rate seems low. Know how audio works – there are four configurations, the OS, the virtual world, the individual avatar, and the headset.

Don’t Buy In to These 5 Virtual Selling Myths

Allego

So, why am I diving into the myths of virtual selling ? > Watch on-demand: Mastering Virtual Selling: How to Orchestrate Sales Success in a Hybrid World. In my new book, Mastering Virtual Selling , my co-authors and I debunk these common myths.

A Question about 3D Virtual Worlds that makes me Crazy

Kapp Notes

1) Where is the empirical data about the effectiveness of 3D learning? We can't do anything until we see the evidence of its effectiveness for learning. Let's see, I must have the evidence of the effectiveness of 3D learning under my pile of reports on the effectiveness of classroom instruction. I'm sorry, where are all those reports and all that evidence about the effectiveness of classroom training? Classroom instruction isn't that effective.

Eight 3D Virtual World Design Principles

Kapp Notes

To avoid the perception that virtual immersive environments are a fad or inappropriate for corporate learning, make sure you design the virtual immersive experience around these eight principles: Instructionally Grounded. Virtual immersive environments are about doing, not about observing. Learner experiences need to have realistic and substantial cause and effect as feedback throughout the experience. Tags: 3D worlds

Digitization of Books – Reasons And Benefits of Going Online

Kitaboo

Therefore, as an educational institution, the only plausible way for you to bridge this gap and yet stay competitive is to – digitize your books. What is Book Digitization? Reasons Why Educational Institutions Must Digitize Their Books. Cost-Effective .

Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce. SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, health, and select commercial markets.

Think Virtual Worlds: Not Second Life

Kapp Notes

Just as there are considerable differences in blended learning and virtual classroom training, what are some of the major differences (surprises) in training within virtual worlds? First I am going to answer the question with two videos and then, for the next couple of weeks, I am going to post some examples of 3D learning that I think are effective. Many other 3D learning worlds exist and many of them are doing some extraordinary things.worth examining.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I had the privilege of touring a fascinating project in the 3D virtual immersive environment of Second Life. It is called The Virtual Worlds Story Project with the tag line "Weaving the Narrative Threads of Our Lives." If you want to gain a glimpse into an effective and exciting way to provide context, experience and learning, this is the place you should check out. What better place to start than in a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment.

Blog Book Tour Recap Week Three: hectic

Kapp Notes

Had an entry titled Welcome to 2b3d 3D Learning Blog Time where he talked about the fact that "3D virtual learning is about the experience" and not about the technology. We did, however, have an innovative post Mark Copeman at Being Smarter who created a mash up of Skype and his video program for an interesting discussion about the book tour itself. Take a few moments to view the video at A Blog Book Tour, Thinking Outside the Box. Tags: 3D Book 3D Book Tour

Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour: Success

Kapp Notes

By all accounts, the Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour was a resounding success. Books were sold, buzz was created, consulting and speaking engagements obtained and the collective conscious of the learning community was raised in the area of 3D virtual worlds for learning. Here are some highlights, look for a Blog Book Tour Lesson's Learned posting in the near future. Several times the book was ranked #1 in different Amazon categories.

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. They are looking for safer alternatives to meeting face-to-face and virtual worlds is an option. Enter virtual immersive environments. Tags: virtual immersive environment S top, proceed with caution.

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. To dig into the subject more deeply, check out the book Tony O’Driscoll and I wrote (with a bunch of help from some really smart people) called Learning in 3D. VR design principles from the book “Learning in 3D.”

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

Jumping into a virtual world can be a fun but scary and daunting place for first timers. To that end, last night, I threw students into the 3D virtual world of Second Life. I purposefully did little instruction and then sent them off to explore the world and comment on the learning aspects of different places they had visited. The class accomplished its goal of pointing out some difficulties in virtual worlds. Tags: 3D worlds

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Another question about virtual worlds and learning. abstraction; synthesis; evaluation; experimentation; reflection) in a virtual world? Virtual worlds are ideal for placing a learner into a problem solving situation. The students need to make trade-offs, compromises and synthesize different information to come up with an effective structure and then defend that structure while giving a tour of it.

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.

Why you should adopt Virtual Reality in Education Industry?

CHRP-INDIA

” Education has become one of the most effective ways of dealing with life. The ancient education was bestowed with a classroom and a teacher teaching the methodologies and skills which was given in the books. Virtual Reality The students can sense, feel, and experience reality.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

G-Cube

The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. There is, however, a long history of debate between the effectiveness of classroom-based trainings versus the ease of use of self-paced e-learning. Virtual classrooms have emerged as the bridge between classroom-based trainings and self-paced e-learning – bringing together the accessibility and effectiveness of classroom-based trainings as well as ease of use of e-learning.

How the leading Oil and Gas companies adopted Virtual reality

CHRP-INDIA

Oil and gas companies are seeking creative ways of capitalizing on the benefits of virtual reality (VR) technology for sub-surface research, training and simulation, and processes/product development and improvisation. Some Top oil and gas companies of the world banking on virtual reality.

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.

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

The learner can then get behind the wheel of a virtual car and see and feel the effects of trying to drive while "drunk." For example, there is a location in Second Life that shows what the world looks like from the view of a schizophrenic. The 3D virtual immersive environment can also allow the learner to repeat the experience over and over again so they can really grasp a concept. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Virtual Reality Training and Development Best Practices

CHRP-INDIA

The fact that Virtual reality solutions are reaching skies of demand, you should also know the demand for trained professionals is also going high. There are few advantages about Virtual Reality in eLearning training will help you stand out in the market and will almost guarantee to give you desired work. A few years back when virtual reality was an emerging concept it was way too expensive , affording a VR headset was a cost of around 15 lakhs Indian rupees back then.

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? What Is Virtual Reality Training? Key Benefits Of Virtual Reality Training. 5 Problems With Virtual Reality And Their Solutions.

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning. Decision makers at the show – I go to a lot of trade shows around the world, and I can honestly tell you, I haven’t seen this many high level decision makers since my days at ASAE (American Society of Association Executives). Learning Technologies show effect.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Virtual immersive environments come in all shapes and sizes even though many people tend to only think of Second Life when they think of virtual worlds. Last night the class ventured into VirtualU for a tour hosted by Jim and Steve Parker who have created a virtual platform build on Active Worlds. Then we began our tour of the virtual world. Checking out the virtual exhibit hall. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Tentative 3D Book Outline--Based on Your Input

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I posted a request for feedback on a book I am working on with Tony O'Driscoll tentatively called Learning in 3D asking what was needed in such a book. The post called Book on 3D Learning Environments: What Do You Want From It? So, here is the rough outline for the new book. Chapter One provides definition of terms, the context in which 3D learning is coming to the field and the basic knowledge required to understand 3D worlds for learning.

Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event

Kapp Notes

Building an environment in a metaverse and turning the learners loose to go “learn” without guidance, goals or objectives will not lead to effective learning. One mistake organizations make when first creating a virtual world for learning is failing to script the instruction. When designing instruction in a virtual world, the basic tenants of instructional design still apply. One the other hand, do not script every single minute within the virtual world.

3 Benefits a Blended Virtual Onboarding Plan Brings to Your In-House and Remote Workers

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning is a highly effective instructional strategy. In the past, virtual learning assets (microlearning, video, etc.) As we look forward, such assets will be the essential pillars of blended virtual onboarding.

5 simple virtual team building activities

OpenSesame

Here is a list of activities that are proven to be very effective in team building remotely: A house tour or peek into each other’s workspace: Employees are used to seeing each other’s desks, personalized with pictures and things that define them. Teams are vital for workplace success.

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

With virtual worlds, we can expand the use of storytelling. In a 3D virtual world, the learner is not just observing a story or scenario, the learner becomes a character within the story. To create an effective story within a virtual world, you need to create the following elements: Characters -This would include the learner or learners. Adding these elements together in a virtual world learning event creates an effective story for learning.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

Example As an example of how effective a virtual world can be for teaching how to respond to a critical incident, witness the life saving heroics of a gentleman named Paxton Galvanek. Because of the training he received in America's Army's virtual classroom, Mr. Galvanek had mastered the basics of first aid and had the confidence to take appropriate action when others might do nothing. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => You can read the full text of the book here for free.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Two books I have recently read influence my thoughts in this post. These are The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here by Dr. Lynda Gratton (a book review coming up soon), and The Second Machine Age by Andrew Mcafee and Erik Brynjolfsson. As Dr. Gratton says in the book: "A crucial question for understanding the future of work is predicting what people will actually do with this unprecedented level of connectivity, content and productive possibilities.

How can Virtual Reality Training change your Business?

CHRP-INDIA

From design to production, and everything in-between, virtual prototyping is being used extensively in industries such as aerospace, real-estate, shipbuilding, and more, ensuring that errors are discovered early, saving on hard-work and associated expenses later on.

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 a great virtual product launch sustains your business momentum

eloomi

Fritz Hansen is an international exclusive furniture brand that manufactures and sells design furniture, lighting and accessories from some of the world’s most renowned designers. Our virtual product launch and company kick-off are a huge success.