Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. A metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

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.

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Why an Instructional Design Degree from Bloomsburg University ROCKS!

Kapp Notes

Full disclosure--I am a professor in the department and might be biased in my opinions but I am going to try to stay neutral* First, Cammy said, "maybe ID programs need to come out of business schools instead of education schools." The Bloomsburg program is not out of the business school but it is not in the School of Education either. Our program is housed in the College of Science and Technology and originally was housed in the College and Math and Computer Science.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Its going to change drastically -- integration with virtual social worlds Karl: Interesting to note the # (27%) of organizations that are using more than one tool. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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 the first area to get the axe when times were tough and many sound programs were gutted.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. quote: Principles of connectivism equate to fundamentals of learning in a networked world. Having recently attended the CLO Symposium in Dana Point, California, I’m happy to report back that we just might be turning the tide in the learning world.