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.

Awesome Virtual World Program: Sign Up Today

Kapp Notes

My friend, Randy Ran Hinrichs, of 2b3d who has a wonderful motto of “Move Photons, Not People” is offering a program that you need to take advantage of if you are involved, interested or curious about 3D virtual worlds. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

Why Virtual Reality Has a Bright Future in the eLearning World

Origin Learning

Since we are living in the era of technological revolution, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Virtual Reality (VR for short) has become the most popular buzzword in the eLearning domain. What’s Virtual Reality? The concept of virtual reality was first introduced in by Stanley G.

The newest realities of the business world are Augmented & Virtual

QuoDeck

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality have changed the way corporates look at content dissemination. Running tests in a virtual environment simulates a real world experience without the high costs involved in real life testing.

Virtual Reality: It’s The Time To Take Your Business To The Next Level

G-Cube

From touchscreen mobile devices to real-world experiences, virtual reality has paved a new way of working and collaborating across the enterprise. Using Virtual Reality to Reshape Digital Landscape. Impact of Virtual Reality in E-Learning. e-Learning virtual reality

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.

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.

Virtual Reality Real-Time Use Cases

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality Technology is being used in many verticals in various capacities, very often inculcating job processes and training or introducing a fresh concept to a large section of the audience. Also Read: Virtual Reality Technology A Magic.

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“.

Engaging Participants 4: Virtual Engagement

Your Training Edge

Most organizations have turned to various forms of online and virtual training because it is cost effective, it reaches a wide audience, and it serves many generations of learners. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

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Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. 3 Ways Innovations in Virtual Classrooms Help Fulfil Learners’ Needs.

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. Virtual reality can substitute the real environment.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Performance Learning Productivity

From Content to Activity The vast majority of structured learning is content-rich and interaction-poor. But it simply isn’t appropriate for today’s world. The need to become Interactivity Designers.

The impact of Virtual Reality in the Industrial workplace

CHRP-INDIA

In just a year’s time, the market for Virtual Reality technology(VR) is set to reach an estimated $30 billion. From removing geographical barriers to developing emotional skill quotient in employees, several businesses are harnessing the goodness of VR to improve productivity.

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

Overcoming the Objection: 3D Virtual Worlds Look Too Much Like a Game

Kapp Notes

Here is her advice when someone says that 3D worlds look too much like a game. For many business users, their experience with virtual worlds has been as consumers- they, or their children, have used game platforms, either on line or on machines in their homes.

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.

Using Virtual Learning Tools to Create Training Experiences

KnowledgeCity

You’ve worked hard on your training presentation, incorporating graphics, interactive exercises and discussion groups. Consequently, many companies are foregoing traditional training presentations and turning to virtual learning tools for training experiences.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

Tie your request to a business need. Successful projects start by aligning virtual world needs with your organization’s goals. When the vendor understands the business requirements, they can better craft the solution. Visit the virtual space yourself.

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New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

While creating products, working on deliverables and collaborating across organizations on a large scale in virtual worlds seems like science fiction, the truth is that 3D environments for working, learning and collaborating are the not-too-distant future. Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) will soon allow data visualization not previously possible and applications for learning and collaboration not yet considered. Tags: virtual immersive environment

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.

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.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. Such imagined worlds can also be very flexible, in that they represent spaces where the student is not constrained by the traditional boundaries of space and place.

Three "Not So Obvious" Obvious Things about Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

A Virtual Immersive Environment is Not a Parallel Universe, It is an Alternative Reality. While it is possible to make a 3D virtual immersive environment (VIE) look exactly (or pretty darn close) to your actual office building or training room or college campus.what's the point? If a college class is studying the Antarctic, take a virtual field trip. Use the virtual world to alter the normal bounds of distance and place.

4 Ways Virtual Lab Environments Can Supercharge Your Sales Strategy

Appsembler

Have you ever considered educating your potential customers about your IT software in a virtual lab environment ? Using virtual labs, you can benefit from shorter sales cycles, less capital investment for dedicated hardware, the ability to capture insights from clients’ demo use, and a decrease in travel costs. Below are 4 ways virtual labs can supercharge your sales strategy. The customer is not able to interact with the product. Blog Business

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

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Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. There are many types of interactivities that can be built in an e-course. They can be utilized to provide interactions as well.

How Virtual reality is used in Forklift training?

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality says why not? The rise of virtual reality training. Virtual Reality creates immersive and engaging environment to meet the learning objectives by enabling an opportunity to employee to practice on a test course. AR/VR/MR Solutions virtual reality Training

Why Today's Learners are Attracted to Virtual Learning World

Kapp Notes

While technology is enabling the creation and usage of 3D virtual worlds, the appeal of these worlds is being driven by a new generation of learners. This generation is entering educational and business institutions with a different focus, mentality and learning style than any previous generation. Each of these worlds is inhabited by kids, some as young as six, who are spending time interacting, making friends and navigating 3D virtual worlds.

Virtual Reality In eLearning: A Case Study On Safety Training

Adobe Captivate

Over the past two years, corporations have been developing and implementing Virtual Reality training solutions. In this article, I will be talking about how we implemented Virtual Reality in corporate training. A Case Study On Safety Training: How To Use Virtual Reality In eLearning.

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).

Why Your Software Company Needs Virtual Training Labs

Appsembler

That’s why forward-looking technology companies are turning to virtual training labs. A virtual training lab is a cloud-based training environment that provides learners with a real-world, hands-on lab environment. Blog Business software training virtual labs

Do Virtual Workspaces Mean the End of the Traditional Office?

KnowledgeCity

Going to “the office” may soon be a thing of the past as virtual workspaces continue to rise in prominence. Previous generations of workers vied for the corner office or window office as a sign they had made it in the corporate world.

Bringing the Future Forward

CLO Magazine

Virtual reality for learning is no longer an abstract concept — it’s here. Virtual reality has the potential to fundamentally change how learning happens. How do you simulate that in a virtual reality world?”.

How to Lead in a Virtual World

CLO Magazine

There’s no doubt technology has changed the way business is accomplished. Its increased use has changed the interaction patterns of employees on multiple levels. 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. The following is a list of things to consider when working or leading virtually.

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. LearnBrite allows users to peruse video libraries in interactive training spaces.