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.

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? The main product of Forterra is OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). One concern with virtual worlds or any Internet application is security.

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.

Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience

Kapp Notes

Here is a step-by-step process for designing and launching a virtual world learning experience within an organization. Step Three: Determine if content is appropriate for learning within a virtual world environment. Step Six: Build or purchase the necessary digital assets for the virtual learning environment. Step Seven: Determine method of evaluating the learning and map learning outcomes to business outcomes. Tags: 3D worlds

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to access and consume workplace learning.

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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

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. It's important to provide attendees with basic steps on how to login to your meeting and how to move around in the world they are using.

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Speaking today (noon ET) at Train-For-Success

Kapp Notes

Join us for the new season of Train for Success with a panel of virtual worlds thought leaders: • Karl Kapp, Professor at Bloomsburg University, consultant & author of “The Gamification of. Maria Korolov, editor of Hypergrid Business, president of Trombly International.

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. I’ve also been sharing my thoughts on other blogs around the world.

Second Life Gets All Corporate'y.Finally?

Mark Oehlert

"Hey, Its take your virtual world to work day!"? What we have are multiple channels ( Virtual World News , Massively ), including official ones from River Runs Red and Linden Lab , bringing us the news that Immersive Workspaces 2.0

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ brands around the world? Some run their businesses as lifestyle businesses, while others aim to grow the business to the point where it can be acquired by others.

7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

More than 5 billion people in the world own a mobile phone. Clearly, mobile technology is making a significant impact in our world. The reality is that we must embrace the shorter attention span of today’s world. Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash.

What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.

Kapp Notes

The other day, I caught up with Warren Haseley at SAIC about the 3D virtual world of OLIVE (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). My role at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE) Business Development Manager.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. For this reason, the LMS should remain the key technology enabler making it easier to remain focused on their core business.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers. Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. For this reason, the LMS should remain the key technology enabler making it easier to remain focused on their core business.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

My belief is that we are going to see lots of virtual communities created as it makes sense to aggregate outside of a local geography for common interests. People end up staying home to be able to attend virtual events. Virtual Worlds Great comment: Your number #1 point was how busy everyone is, who has time for virtual worlds??? I agree that access of virtual worlds needs to be as simple as getting into a WebEx session.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

This year has been a busy year as my consulting has been more active than any previous year. Tough to be busy and balance family life but it must be a priority. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?

10 Awesome Training Engagement Techniques from the Last Year

ThinkingKap Solutions

Takeaway: Sometimes there’s no substitute for custom interactions that allow users to practice complex, real-world activities. Firewall Policy Compliance eLearning. This course used our VR Conversations strategy to train complex firewall policies.

When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?

eFront

The Cloud , in case you have been living under a rock for the past few years, refers to processing and storage run by specialized companies on their own networks, that is available for businesses to sign up for and leverage for their own needs.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

And going forward, professional development is expected to become even more integral to the non-dues revenue mix – fueled by members’ desire to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of work. Instead, focus first on these steps: 1) Clarify Your Learning Business Strategy.

Part 2: The Mentality Behind Measurement

CLO Magazine

Once a social learning strategy is in place, learning leaders should measure it as they would any other initiative to determine if it’s working, if it’s solving a business need and how it can be improved. Moving the needle on this front would help determine whether social learning has a business impact. Think more in terms of: Are we actually helping the business improve in whatever way is being defined as being required?”

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I tried to capture things down as they were said, here are my notes: Firewalls IP Privacy / Confidentiality Security Control over Quality of Information Strict Control Over Policies – Accuracy Liability / Discoverability / Compliance Change Management – Ready for It / Culture Management Take it Seriously – Away from Work Education of Management Lack of Resources – Mobile Devices Push Back from Workforce - Adoption This is a pretty good list of commonly cited barriers.

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Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations. Learning through blogging Blogging is possible within the firewall using SharePoint, but hasn’t taken off in any significant fashion.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Forbes named Salesforce.com the world’s most innovative company. You probably can’t afford, and definitely don’t need, to create your own Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Our bottom line is business success. Third post in a series.

Instructional Design, Training, Statistics, Web, 2.0, & New CEOs

Big Dog, Little Dog

Instructional Design in a Connected World - Brainstorm in Progress. Business leaders urge firms not to slash training - People Management. Connecting the instructional design dots - Virtual Learning Worlds. Employees will increasingly resist constraints on their use of technology, and they will have a growing need to reach beyond the corporate firewall. Now it is only 20% because the world is changing ever faster. "We What Is Instructional Design?

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The world around corporate training has changed. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Training became a department and a standard facet of every business.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. After all, they already have discussion boards and virtual classrooms and videoconference gear. “We learn by conversing with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us.”.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

Hosting does offer very tight and safe security, and access is via the internet, even if you go through your VPN (Virtual Private Network). So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall). What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers.

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Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In this topsy-turvy world, few things are predictable. %&#* happens. Learning is the business. That bears repeating: In the Information Age, learning is the business. Every business has a life cycle. Businesses are born, they grow, they prosper, they mature, they taper off, they die. These “strategic inflection points,” as Andy Grove calls these transitional moments, arrive when conditions change and existing businesses do not adapt.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

Hosting does offer very tight and safe security, and access is via the internet, even if you go through your VPN (Virtual Private Network). So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall). What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

For services outside the firewall, blockage continues to be an issue driven by such barriers as organizational culture, bandwidth limitations, security issues, IT resistance, and lack of resources. Managing Wikis In Business. 3D Virtual Spaces for Learning And Collaboration.” Volume 3: Virtual Worlds. Virtual Worlds for Learning: An Analysis in the Use of Immersive Environments for Training. Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Our experience in 2010 found ALL of our new customers and partners went “hosted” instead of installing enterprise (“behind the firewall”). Time has proven us wrong on this prediction as it relates to OnPoint’s direct and channel business efforts around the world. A.K.A.

43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

Nor am I a great fan of pseudo-psychology or simple models, even though the world of L&D is littered with them. Eight Tips for LMS Implementation - Upside Learning Blog , February 17, 2010 In the past I have written a few posts mainly focused on making the process of selecting the right LMS for your business need – be it internal training management or selling training as a business. With virtual worlds, we can expand the use of storytelling.