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Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Here is what he wrote on the Second Life blog. With the above cited article containing quotes like: Scott Diener, associate director for information-technology services at the University of Auckland, said his institution was “very likely to move out of Second Life.”

Second Life Created Virtual Documentary

Kapp Notes

Second Life and movies have had a history. In my post Second Life at the Movies , I discuss the possibility of a full-feature length movie being created in Second Life. Consider using a machinima Second Life for your next orientation program.

A Few More Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

The engine is enhanced with custom hair, skin, and cloth shaders along with multi-threaded performance optimizations and MMO server integration. The company deploys as a SaaS based web service to consumers and business customers. Founded in 2007, the Company offers a practical application of web 3D technology that can be integrated into customers’ web offerings integrating their 2D content and delivered as an on-demand service.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 My Second Second Life Experience Yesterday I posted about the Second Life Backlash and Controversy , with corporations supposedly abandoning SL and moving on. Ive been trying to create an avatar who looks something like me, but its tough.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

Friday, August 24, 2007 Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island As you know, Ive been trying to walk-the-talk and experiment a bit with Second Life, role my virtual sleeves up and see what all the fuss is about.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

Arguably the best known virtual world today is Second Life. Anyone can download the Second Life Viewer from the Internet and set up a basic account for free. Each account owner creates a character (or avatar ) which appears in the virtual world in – typically – human form.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

This is NOT Customer Service! My problem, beyond the obvious, is that the response from Zone Alarm acts as if this is just something that happens all the time (probably does) but worse than that - that it is somehow acceptable to create a product that routinely kills multiple hours of customers time fixing the problem! Now click the Service Tab, place a check in "Hide All Microsoft Services." This is NOT Customer Service!

Are simulations changing the role for Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

As more and more employees who are growing up online, utilizing real time simulation games like Farmville and Second Life enter the workforce, the forward thinking HR managers would see that business simulations hold a wide range of applications [5].

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 ). Most or all of the team that engineered the Second Life Enterprise product was let go not long after it went into production.At Additionally, sources inside the industry indicate that Linden seems to be more focused on its customer-focused 3D environment than its business-to-business efforts.

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Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part One

Kapp Notes

I have been meaning to do a comprehensive posting about 2011 and what happened during the year and then follow up with thoughts on 2012 with some predictions thrown in and have decided to combine both and create a series of postings combining both.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Welcome to Tom Kuhlman

Learning Visions

Up until recently, Tom was guest blogging for the Articulate Customer Support Blog (Gabe Anderson), but now hes gone solo. A useful service indeed. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. Avatar customization. Users will also be able to create and manage a budget, as well as savings goals.

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

I like ASTD; they offer a valuable service to the industry in education, including reports, webinars, very good conferences (despite occasional hiccups, *cough* learning styles *cough*) that I happily speak at and even have served on a program committee for. and it is very much about using smart internet services to do, essentially system-generated content (as opposed to 1.0 And, yes, worlds like Second Life let you extend it, turning it into web 2.0,

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The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most people in our industry probably see the following three services as their core social media tools: Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn. Many organization are also using internal social media services like Yammer and Slack. Does your organization use a social media service?

New Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Blogger Outreach , I'm now getting quite a few emails that are announcements of new services, products, events, etc. Addresses Real Pain Point Tell me the pain that customers are feeling that will make them pay for your solution – or adopt your free solution. A corollary to this is to make sure you tell me who your customers are. You get the feeling of presence and personality, without the complexities of Second Life.

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Ryan Tracey is an E‑Learning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. Could you share some of the best practices you follow to create, grow, and sustain your blog? Learnnovators: You believe that it is possible to provide engaging, relevant, and authentic learning experiences by creating low cost videos with our smart phones. Having said that, I believe the real power of m-learning is in creating an experience. ABOUT RYAN TRACEY.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Altimeter Group defines digital transformation as: “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.”* Create knowledge.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Definition of mLearning: "An activity that allows individuals to be more productive when consuming, interacting, or creating information, mediated through a compact digital portable device that the individual carries on a regular basis and has reliable connectivity and fits in a pocket or purse."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

No service companies. Clearly says something about the state of the fragmented eLearning market -- mostly small shops providing services or companies doing it in-house using all of the aforementioned tools. If you were to ask people whose companies buy in elearning, youd be more likely to hear about the service companies. Responder listed themselves as internal purchasers of outsourced services too so it wasnt like they didnt use custom developers.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 10 Predictions for 2011: Trends that Will Reshape the Training Industry Total spending for training services will increase by an estimated 7-9%. Rypple gives users the ability to create custom badges and, more importantly, define what they mean.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Finding Good Photos for Your eLearning Scenarios

Learning Visions

So then do you go do a custom photo shoot? eLearning Art provides royalty free stock photos, images, and other assets to help you create some cool stuff in your own authoring tools. I was not paid or offered any favors to write this review, I just think it’s a cool service. Is this the kind of service you’ve been looking for? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

It turns out that life in general is pretty messy. Or maybe you want to learn about the life of the author of that great novel, and then end up reading about Puccini. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

This continuing technological development means that e-learning developers can no longer rely on being more technologically sophisticated than rapid e-learning and need to utilise their other natural competitive advantages to sell their services. E-Learning development houses need to be able to demonstrate a clear value in their services. Have the e-Learning vendor create the first few custom programs. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. I also left out many external audiences, e.g., customers, grantees, partners, members, etc. Orientations, classes, and meetings are often held in Second Life.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

If program is about improving customer service -- then ask customers. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Well, it’s true that Moodle was originally created for academic use and it already has a great foothold in the academic world. Out of the box, Moodle may not have all the features an enterprise needs, but simple add-ons can be created. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it. Our customers are price sensitive.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

I circled Chapter 6 (moving from creating rigid course structures to small, easily searched nuggets) and Chapter 8 (gamers expectations of bosses/teachers). Im the Gen Xer who can hardly work a video control to save her life. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

The focus here the last few months has been less on creating custom courses for clients and more on building Templates and Learning Portals (think LMS-lite). I craft the approach we would take for this particular project, for this particular customer.

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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

In reducing the value of an instructional designer by handing them tools to be lone gunmen, we have created the problem of believing we can replace or eliminate the instructional designer, since our in-house resident experts can do the very same job. Can they give the image life?

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. How To Create A Visual Hierarchy - The eLearning Coach , April 27, 2010 You can communicate a secondary message through a visual hierarchy of text, graphics and video on the screen. Post from: The eLearning Coach How To Create A Visual Hierarchy …Tags: Tags: GRAPHICS MEDIA elearning design graphics for elearning screen design visual hierarch.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

A couple of years ago, I was redefining the "Instructional Design" function that I head at a “Learning Services&# organization in India. The reason I prefer Learnscape Architect is that it really does align better to what I am doing/trying to do - create, modify, enhance, the entire organizations efforts to grow employee knowledge and skills through formal, informal, Web 2.0, Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

We don’t typically create the new tools in eLearning – that innovation is happening in other places – e.g., marketing. A Theory of Fun (“games are puzzles to solve, just like everything else we encounter in life&# ) The most serious issues we have to approach are puzzles. 30-90 seconds. Put the customer/consumer/learner first. The best stuff is not trickery – it’s an engaging game; it’s a great product or service.