3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds. Last night I had the pleasure of traveling to Randy Hinrich’s Virtual World Certificate Class for 2012 in their Winter Thinkfest.

Deep diving into strange worlds

E-Learning Provocateur

Not the most exciting topic, I know, but in my opinion a driver of business performance. Somehow I also stole enough time to share my thoughts on virtual reality, journals, games, conferences, and the employee lifecycle. Virtual duality. 2017 was a whirlwind for me.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space. Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

Random 3D Virtual World Statistics

Kapp Notes

Sitting at my virtual desk gathering statistics. Here are some interesting Virtual World Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. In the fourth quarter of 2009, total registered accounts in the virtual worlds sector reached 803 million. From Virtual world registered accounts reach 800m Check out the great chart while you are there. From Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference - March 12-13 PS.

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).

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“.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Clayton R.

WordSesh: The Online WordPress Conference

LearnDash

The world’s largest virtual WordPress conference is being held on July 25th, will you attend? The great thing about WordPress is that you have no shortage of opportunities to participate in conferences thanks to the expansive and incredibly affordable WordCamps that take place all over the world. With this in mind I would like to let you know about WordSesh – a 100% virtual WordPress conference!

3 uses of Virtual Reality in workplace education

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m always surprised when someone makes a sweeping declaration such as “No one’s using virtual reality in the workplace” I heard this very statement recently at an e-learning conference. Yep, an e-learning conference. Virtual reality can foster empathy.

Virtual Worlds: Affordances and Learning

Clark Quinn

Two days ago I attended the 3D Teaching, Learning, & Collaboration conference, organized by Tony O’Driscoll. I’ve previously posted my thoughts on virtual worlds, but I had a wee bit of a revelation that I want to get clear in my head, and it ties into several things that went on at the conference. Chuck listed 10 ‘ affordances ‘ of virtual worlds, expanding a list Tony had previously started.

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. Gamification Technology virtual immersive environment

Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

Here is a press release about one big virtual world event where Tony and I will be speaking about Learning in 3D. The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). Presenters at VWBPE10 are at the forefront of capitalizing on advances in new technologies and a broad range of disciplines related to virtual worlds.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-3, 2010 European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), 8 th , Ayia Napa, Cyprus.

6 Software Training Use Cases for Virtual Training Labs

Appsembler

In a world where software is rapidly evolving, how can you empower users to utilize your software to its fullest capability? Meet the virtual training lab. Why Virtual Training Labs. Above all, virtual training labs empower learners to learn by doing.

The Top eLearning Conferences to Attend

LearnUpon

An eLearning conference is a great event for every eLearning professional to visit. It gives you networking opportunities, you can squeeze the latest insights from industry leaders into a busy few days and give your professional development an extra boost. World of Learning.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2018

Limestone Learning

We’re all very busy and sometimes don’t find out what conferences are being offered until it’s too late. To help you seize these opportunities before they go by, we’ve compiled a list of links to a number of popular L&D conferences being offered this coming year. Conference

Virtual Worlds #lrnchat

Clark Quinn

In last night’s #lrnchat , the topic was virtual worlds (VWs). This was largely because several of the organizers had recently attended one or another of the SRI/ADL meetings on the topic, but also because one of the organizers ( @KoreenOlbrish ) is majorly active in the business of virtual worlds for learning through her company Tandem Learning. The first question to be addressed was whether virtual worlds had been over or underhyped.

Virtual Reality Industry Buzz

Learnbrite

Virtual Reality (VR) is about to become mainstream and could surpass US$40 billion market by 2020. Projected growth in Virtual Reality popularity is not surprising. Members can raise their hands, ask questions, and see multiple screens at once in their virtual space.

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. Video conference technology doesn't make people look good, there are glares, bad hair days and less-than-flattering outfits.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. > Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! link] February27- March 1, 2012 Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

Virtually free conference

Jay Cross

I’m attending KM World virtually for the next two days. Back-channel: “Follow us before you get to the event at @kmworld and be sure to use #kmworld in your tweets from the conference. A dozen years ago I needed to get up to speed on business process automation, knowledge management, and workflow systems. I attended KM World in San Jose gratis and came away with great foundation knowledge.

Webinar Recap: The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs

Appsembler

In our webinar, The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs , Appsembler’s CEO Nate Aune walked us through what virtual training labs are, why they are so important to a company’s bottom line and how they can help trainers deliver an immersive, hands-on learning experience.

Meridian Conference: Lots of Fun, Catching up with Virtual Friends

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, had a great panel discussion at the Meridian Learn and Know Conference. I also met briefly pamelacdevine (Pam Devine) who blogs at Business Learning Blog and spoke for a while with tomhood (Tom Hood) who is helping CPA's enter into the world of Second Life.check out CPA Island.

Description of 3DTLC Conference Program

Kapp Notes

In April I will be facilitating a panel at the 3D Training, Learning and Collaboration Conference. You can check out a quick overview of the conference in this video created by the host of the conference (and the co-author of the Learning in 3D book) Tony O'Driscoll.

Customer Spotlight: How InterSystems Increased Product Adoption with Virtual Labs

Appsembler

That was the case for our friends at InterSystems , a company that builds mission-critical applications for healthcare, business, and government. Prior to investing in virtual training lab environments, InterSystems held trainings in-person via Instructor Led Training (ILT).

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

Your Training Edge

After the crash of the dot com era in 2001, entrepreneurs were worried about the next big thing that would be basically the breakthrough technology to support business operations and decision making. Let’s scroll through some factors that determine successful business digitals: 1.

Serious Play Conference

Kapp Notes

The Serious Play Conference, taking place August 23-25 at DigiPen Institute of Technology, has announced the International Serious Play Awards , a program to recognize and certify exemplary products for training or learning in the education, corporate, government/military, healthcare and consumer markets. “We plan to elevate the discussion on serious games to the productive, practical level,” Clark Aldrich, conference director, said. “We

How to Lead in a Virtual World

CLO Magazine

There’s no doubt technology has changed the way business is accomplished. The number of employees working virtually grew by 61 percent from 2005 to 2009, and this percentage is estimated to grow to 69 percent by 2016 — meaning an estimated 4.9 million people will be working virtually. Moreover, 79 percent of workers in the survey said they would rather work virtually, and 61 percent would take a pay cut to do so.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, check the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this selected conference list. crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. Tags: 3D worlds

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. World, Austin, Texas, USA.

11 Mind Blowing Uses Of Virtual Reality In Enterprise L&D And HR

Learnbrite

Virtual reality in enterprise training & the gamification of elearning instructional design are hot topics as the millennial crowd begins to take over the workforce. But what exactly is Virtual Reality good for? Attending a business meeting was made more innovative by Volkswagen.

World of Learning 2018: A view from the exhibition and conference

Leo Learning

LEO Learning had the pleasure of attending the recent World of Learning 2018 Conference and Exhibition. World of Learning 2018 L&D challenge #1: Investing wisely. World of Learning 2018 L&D challenge #2: Finding long-lasting learning solutions.

Anders Gronstedt Discusses How to Lead Learning Sessions in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

The other day, I was speaking with virtual world learning expert Anders Gronstedt about teaching in a 3D virtual immersive environment. He has also published articles in Training , the Harvard Business Review and is often a frequent speaker at conferences and expositions. Anders provided some great insights for anyone who is conducting a class or session in a 3D virtual immersive environment. Competencies in leading virtual worlds learning programs.