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.

Keynote Resources from Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference

Kapp Notes

Reaching the Engagement Horizon in Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp. Here are some additional thoughts when teaching in a virtual world and integrating Gamification into that experience. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving.

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.

Visual Display of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Dipity Flipbook view of virtual worlds timeline. Here is a nifty resource for looking at the development of virtual worlds over time. as has been done on a number of topics including virtual worlds and H1N1). Virtual Worlds on Dipity.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. development needs. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Development experts know, however, that. development – back into the process. development for new front-line managers.

Virtual Reality Could Help Develop Soft Skills

CLO Magazine

Virtual reality in its current form has been proved to work well in industries where special technical training is needed. But as this emerging technology becomes more ingrained in our lives, CLOs should consider how it can be used more broadly and strategically for employee development.

Six 3D Virtual World Facilitation Tips

Kapp Notes

Here are 6 things to keep in mind when facilitating a 3D virtual world class or discussion. Preparing for a class discussion in a 3D virtual immersive environment. People treat the 3D virtual space as an actual physical space. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

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.

Teaching Problem Solving in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

When thinking about creating a virtual world learning experience to teach problem solving, consider the following: Make them part of a case study —This strategy involves helping the learners to identify patterns within the cases by placing them in a case. It helps them with their understanding of the underlying factors influencing the outcome of the case and developing alternative solutions. Think virtual world reality show for problem-solving.

Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds

Experiencing eLearning

How does the instructional design process change when you’re working with virtual worlds and 3-D environments? For all the impressive visual and technical feats possible in virtual worlds, a foundation of good design is still critical.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. development needs. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Development experts know, however, that. development – back into the process. development for new front-line managers.

Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

But over her career they have blossomed, and Jagannathan, now lead learning specialist and program manager of World Bank’s Open Learning Campus, or OLC, has been active in this evolution. World Bank clients need guidance on how to find and mobilize sources of financing.

3D Simulation/Game Development Tool: Thinking Worlds

Kapp Notes

One solution that they could try that would create a great 3D elearning experience is called Thinking Worlds. Rapid Prototyping Advice for Simulation Software Courtesy Thinking World. I am sure there are other tools like Thinking Worlds out there and I’d love to hear about them!

Virtual 3D World for Teacher Training

Kapp Notes

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) launched an online resource for potential and current educators in West Virginia called Teach West Virginia and as part of the initiative, a 3D world is playing a key role in the process. According to the article West Virginia looks to Second Life As part of the program, they have developed a unique and groundbreaking virtual world on the internet’s largest 3D virtual community, Second Life.

The newest realities of the business world are Augmented & Virtual

pTotem blog

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.

OpenSim and virtual worlds

Moodle Journal

Apart from my work here at Bromley Colleg with Moodle and all that that involves, some time ago, I think it must be about 7 or 8 years now, I discovered 3DML and started to do some developing with buidling 3D worlds or Spots as they were called back then.

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. Featured Posts Training engaging elearners engaging online learners virtual learner engagement

Virtual Reality training for soft skills

Indusgeeks

One of the most tantalizing regions for the development of soft skills training is Virtual reality. The post Virtual Reality training for soft skills appeared first on Game Based training blog. Game Based Learning business simulations elearning enterprise virtual worlds game based learning game based training gamification indusgeeks serious games Virtual Education Virtual Training Virtual Worlds

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

G-Cube

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.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

".learning is ubiquitous in ongoing activity, though often unrecognised as such - Jean Lave (1993)" Recently, I read a series of posts and articles related to digital literacy, 21st Century Skills and the behaviours and practices required for working and learning in a connected world.

Innovation Brainstorming Session for Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

We discussed how to use a virtual world for the development of a course about innovation, what are the right instructional strategies for virtual worlds and how can they be leveraged so they are useful and not simply a distraction.

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

Virtual World Affordances, updated

Clark Quinn

Of course, you’ll have a persona regardless, if you’re present in the world, but the ability to customize one is the unique opportunity. Similarly, other uses of virtual worlds may be better configured with other combinations of affordances.

Think Virtual Worlds: Not Second Life

Kapp Notes

More specifically: In what situations, do you believe it makes sense to develop a learning experience that will be delivered within Second Life? If you were to develop a training island in Second Life, what kind of environment and artifacts would you consider essential for teaching?

Developing Global Leaders Using Virtual Instructor Led Training

dVinci Interactive

Elina Koussis, Leadership Development Program Manager, GE. GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute is legendary as the world’s first corporate university and a central hub for innovation, ideas and learning. Crotonville is the center of leadership development at GE.

Effective virtual facilitation

E-Learning Provocateur

As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur , the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked learning guru, Gilly Salmon. Stage 5: Development.

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

10 Common 3D Virtual World Training Questions and Answers

Kapp Notes

Recently a number of folks have asked me some questions about 3D worlds that I think can be answered in some of my previous posts so here are some of those posts as answers to frequently asked questions about virtual immersive environments: 1) How do I get started in 3D? 4) How do I evaluate or measure the learning that occurs in a 3D virtual immersive environment? Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

Blended Virtual Training Takes Leadership Development to New Level

dVinci Interactive

CorpU is pioneering a new approach to leadership development that uses technology to blend content from leading academic and executive experts with custom scenarios and social collaboration to create a comprehensive and effective learning experience.

Virtually there – VR AR World London

Rob Hubbard

I took a trip down to London recently for AR VR (Augmented Reality Virtual Reality) World. There were some interesting developments in haptic feedback – essentially ways to make it feel like you are touching a physical object in virtual reality.

Encourage Avatar Customization in a Virtual World Class

Kapp Notes

When first introducing learners to a virtual immersive environment (VIE), it might seem like a waste of time to allow learners to customize their avatar. Don't ignore or "brush off" the fact that personalizing an avatar is a big part of the 3D virtual immersive environment experience.

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.

Another 3D Virtual World Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

There avatars wave good bye as the virtual world closes on March 9, 2010. Another consumer-based 3D virtual worlds is closing down in a few days. The well-known virtual world called There is closing on March 9, 2010. While our membership numbers and the number of people in the world have continued to grow, there has been a marked decrease in revenue, which, in these economic times, is no surprise. Tags: 3D worlds

3D Virtual Immersive Environment Role Plays

Kapp Notes

A 3D Virtual World role play provides a realistic environment in which two or more people act out a scenario. In a virtual immersive environment, some of the traditional obstacles and barriers of conducting face-to-face role plays are eliminated.

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Virtual dorm room, just hit "reset" and it automatically cleans itself. And thus the innovative and exciting 3D Virtual Campus Tours. Virtual world developer Designing Digitally, Inc.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

There are a number of preliminary things to consider when beginning to search for vendors to assist you in developing a MMOLE. Successful projects start by aligning virtual world needs with your organization’s goals. Visit the virtual space yourself.

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What’s Happening in the World of Virtual Training Software?

ReadyTech

Today’s virtual training software–or virtual instructor-led training (VILT) software to be more specific–and techniques are evolving at an incredible pace. In fact, virtual training software can make the experience feel as if you are sitting in an actual classroom.

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.

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

Web Courseworks

This was a virtual reality experience called “The Cubicle” (check it out here.) What I experienced stunned me and completely changed my views on virtual reality. What I thought was a gimmick turned out to be an immersive experience into a variety of different worlds.