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. In fact, I believe that they are gaining momentum and are becoming more and more impactful as the technology gets better and more real world business cases are indicating the value of these environments, in addition there are several initiatives that are examples of the kinds of projects that are are driving virtual worlds. In a 3D virtual world, you are engaged.

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.

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How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World


Cybercriminals have, indeed, been busy since the start of COVID, diligently working to cause mayhem while the business world adjusts to the pandemic. Firewalls, networks, collaboration tools, and servers should all be configured to accept – and track – remote access.

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? Below are a few tips from a interesting whitepaper by Forterra Systems , a company that provides private, virtual world technology for the corporate, healthcare, government, education, and the entertainment industry. The main product of Forterra is OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). Working through corporate firewalls.

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


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. The data is now analyzed in real time to create insights into business and performance. The virtual world is coming closer to the physical world with the advancement of technology.

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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. The environment supports creating multiple 'worlds' in a single application instance. Combining in one application rich media such as 3D worlds, slideshows, videos, avatars, voice, chat, and interactive 3D objects.

How Does Cloud-based Virtual Training Fit into Your Digital Transformation?


According to research from Gartner, 87% of senior business leaders feel it’s a do-or-die undertaking. trillion was spent on DT in 2018 alone, the Harvard Business Review reported 70% of companies failed to achieve their goals. Transforming traditional to virtual training with the cloud. That’s digital transformation and it’s just the start of how it’s transforming virtual training. Virtual instructor-led training offers flexibility.

The show must go on: How physical events are moving into a virtual realm


So when it comes to complex technology, sales leaders and instructors still need to ensure realistic user experiences and demos of solutions, and if not face-to-face, then virtually. So how are businesses doing business under these challenging circumstances? That’s actually a misconception; businesses don’t have to sacrifice user experience just because activities are remote. Run your virtual events with CloudShare. Virtual events.

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. Likewise, flying, teleporting and using portals within a virtual world is also very cool but not the kind of things people want to figure out when late for a meeting or class.

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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. The landscape of virtual worlds is changing. Social and game mechanics make virtual worlds more engaging. The panel will discuss the state and future of virtual worlds.

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. If this can be a standard business practice for Second Life (living behind corporate firewalls) it is a removal of a huge obstacle for entry into 3D worlds for many industries like Pharmaceutical and Financial.

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. We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. 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 How about "Second Life gets its suit on!"? "? "? "Your avatar got so drunk at the holiday party.?" " Help me out here.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with 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.

Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

InfoPro Learning

and tailor the course to the participants’ role, level of experience or business function. There’s no getting around it… webinars involve technology and technology (the Internet, your computer, your webinar administrator’s computer, the webinar platform system you are using, your firewall, even your power) can have its good days and its bad days. The world of virtual learning is growing rapidly and you can tap into a world of creativity every day.

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.

What came first, Covid-19, or the desire for remote working? And what comes next?


It might not be surprising that businesses have turned to cloud technologies to establish smart remote working practices, as cloud deployments can be quickly spun up, are inherently scalable and cost-effective, and offer the flexibility to suit any business use case. When it comes to remote learning in particular, a virtual lab environment is a real game changer for both training and sales enablement. Want to see how one of our virtual labs works in practice?

The Best Ways to Do Cyber Resilience Training


Modern businesses have a lot to juggle when it comes to cybersecurity. A successful business must stay on top of digital security and often spend large amounts of resources improving protection and security for their digital infrastructures. Companies in every industry are staying on their toes to avoid the costly consequences of a data breach by installing firewalls, encryption methods, and anti-malware measures. Even smaller businesses are in the crosshairs.

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. Some of the older smartphones may not be able to smoothly process high data loads, and some deliverables may have to be accessed through the company’s firewall, which could cause problems for devices outside the organization. The reality is that we must embrace the shorter attention span of today’s world.

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.

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. I support global commercial business sales, international virtual initiatives, and assist on government virtual world projects. Virtual briefing in OLIVE.

Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Preventing Organizational Risks with an At-Home Workforce

Interactive Services

Cyberattacks are the fastest growing crime segment in the United States and are expected to cost the world $6 trillion in losses in 2021. Cyberattacks aim to steal private information from businesses and individuals for illegal and nefarious purposes, and come in many forms such as phishing, hacking, and ransomware attempts. Online threats are nothing new, but they are certainly ramping up during the pandemic, which is creating the potential for all sorts of problems for businesses.

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. You may recall that almost a decade ago, an acquisition wave took the LMS world by storm. The world lurched forward into a new level of digital transformation and everything changed along with it.

Navigating the New Normal: Advice from Degreed Clients | Unilever


How can we encourage “business as usual” when it feels like anything but? We’re interviewing clients across a wide variety of industries to hear how they’re supporting their newly-remote workforces, creating virtual learning programs, and maintaining productivity in uncertain times. Degreed: How has the Coronavirus pandemic affected Unilever’s business? Nicola: Being a global business, obviously it’s had a big impact.

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.

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. VR (virtually real) Conversations is a strategy of turning typical “monolog” style eLearning narration into a virtual dialog between the learner and the course mentor.

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


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. The obvious benefit of this kind of setup is the same as with outsourcing other aspects of your business (which is exactly what Cloud computing is: outsourcing IT operations).

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. I am writing a book this year called "Learning in 3D" about using virtual worlds for learning, that will be a challenge as all of my books have been. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year?

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?”

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. Rather, it must integrate with other functional and business systems, as well as other tools and resources that “live” inside and outside of your organization’s firewall.

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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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?

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. Integrated virtual meetings – to make it easy to meet online, because there needs to be room in your learning program for group discussion and application. Our bottom line is business success. We rely on our networks to help us learn what’s going on in our worlds.

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.

Ten years after

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.

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. This is more of a ‘pull’ idea – learning when you need it, than a ‘push’ approach; specific learning interventions based around very current direct business problems – instead of through competencies.”

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