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Interesting Developments in 3D Learning and Collaboration Space

Kapp Notes

First, it looks as though Linden Labs, the developers behind Second Life, may be downsizing their corporate efforts ( Second Life Enterprise Edition ). Two sources indicate that Linden may actually be shutting down their Enterprise operations. The story seems to have broken in a number of places, Virtual Worlds News reports that Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Perfect Of Staff. Some interesting developments in the 3D Learning and Collaboration Space.

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Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, Philip Linden (AKA: Philip Rosedale ) stepped down as CEO of Linden Labs (yes again). Bob will lead Linden Lab while we conduct the search. He said many longtime Second Life users are angry at the recent decisions by the company that runs the service, Linden Lab.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

Each account owner creates a character (or avatar ) which appears in the virtual world in – typically – human form. Its currency is the Linden Dollar (L$) which avatars can use to buy virtual goods and even virtual property. Financial services in the virtual world.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Study Methodology: Studied Adobe customer base -- how using the product and how they might like to be using it. Example: On-Demand architecture create content in smaller chunks leverage it across delivery formats chats, PDF, etc. LMS vs. LCMS LMS -- manage training transactions and student date LCMS more with content creating (moving more to on-demand) Training Platform/Suite -- brings these together. To create good e-learning: 1) Know your audience.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

If an approachable alternative is created for social learning. What I hear right now is a lot about information services - becoming information experts in the organization and connecting employees to people and content to enable their work.