Second Life again

Learning with e's

Found an interesting article about Second Life and other MMORPGs and their use for learning today. Several scholars have suggested that massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) such as Everquest and Second Life have educational potential, but we have little data about what happens when such tools are introduced in the classroom. The second course used the game Second Life to teach the fundamentals of video-game design and criticism.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I had the privilege of touring a fascinating project in the 3D virtual immersive environment of Second Life. If you want to gain a glimpse into an effective and exciting way to provide context, experience and learning, this is the place you should check out.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Two

Kapp Notes

Border crossing created in Second Life for use at Loyalist College. We then discussed how 3D learning is a form of storytelling and how learning in third-person might just be a more effective method than learning in first-person.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

So then the question became.why is learning in 3D better than e-learning, classroom instruction or any other method. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

For example, a learner can't decide the best method of running a business without synthesis of concepts, without experimentation or reflection. Students standing outside of green building on MSIT island. Another question about virtual worlds and learning.

Learn to Drive Safely–Leveraging a Virtual World for Immersive Driver’s Ed

Kapp Notes

Over at Designing Digitally , Andrew Hughes and his team has leveraged the virtual world platform of Second Life to create interactive driver’s education for the state a Vermont. Very ingenious method of using Second Life for effective modeling of real life behaviors.

Are simulations changing the role for Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

Learning and development has been passing through rapid advancements taking place in terms of technology and the learning methods arising out of it. At yourtrainingedge.com [1] , you can expect to explore a number of methods in this regard, backed by latest technological innovations.

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

It is redefining workforce learning methods and tools, allowing organizations to nurture their talent in the most effective way. It is growing to be an effective medium for creating bite-sized and engaging learning modules.

The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

Online courses employ a variety of methods to deliver instruction and assessments. Interaction was encouraged and enhanced through tools like text messaging, Skype, Adobe Connect, Second Life, and that old faithful standby, the telephone.

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The Fact and Fiction of Online Training

Association eLearning

Online courses employ a variety of methods to deliver instruction and assessments. Interaction was encouraged and enhanced through tools like text messaging, Skype, Adobe Connect, Second Life, and that old faithful standby, the telephone.

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

Kapp Notes

We are educating people (not just kids) who are playing games in almost every spare moment and we are going to consciously choose to ignore motivational, cognitive and affective methods of conveying knowledge because its complicated.

Making A Big Impact: Top Corporate Training Innovations for 2018

Time to Know

On one hand, you must take into consideration your training’s effectiveness and the employee experiences. On the other hand, there are the business challenges of cost-effectiveness, measuring the return on training, and making sure your organization’s technology stays relevant. Companies are using online virtual platforms such as Second Life for delivering their training and are creating virtual environments to bring the human aspect into their eLearning environment.

Activity in Last Six Months

Tony Karrer

Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Incredibly Cool! Tools Second Life and Learning Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations Do You WANT an LMS? Now using the same crude approximation method, I would estimate 800 subscribers. I just updated my First Time Visitor Guide and I wanted to see what pages had been most visited over the past six months.

Making A Big Impact: Top Corporate Training Innovations for 2018

Time to Know

On one hand, you must take into consideration your training’s effectiveness and the employee experiences. On the other hand, there are the business challenges of cost-effectiveness, measuring the return on training, and making sure your organization’s technology stays relevant. Companies are using online virtual platforms such as Second Life for delivering their training and are creating virtual environments to bring the human aspect into their eLearning environment.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Build Dangerous 3D Environments

Kapp Notes

One effective method of using 3D worlds like Second Life , Active Worlds , ProtoSphere and others for education is to build environments and 3D models for the students to learn about places they could not otherwise visit or inhabit. Build a dangerous or deadly environment and let them freely explore to learn in a realistic manner just how dangerous the particular environment can be.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

I realized back in the late-1990s that PowerPoint had the potential to be an effective authoring tool. The best method I have found is if you can draw a person in with a demonstration and show them that learning is occurring. Remind them that the visual cues of games, the need to think quickly, the immersive qualities all create an effective learning environment. From time to time, I get questions from students who have an assignment to speak to someone in the field.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Best to apply universally sound methods to enhance learning.

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

Avoid the Zombie Tech effect. _ If you exhibit one of these behaviors, you may be suffering from what I call the “ Zombie Tech Effect.” ( Click here to play the self-reflection exercise. ) A serious side effect is “ brain freeze.”

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26)

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. Sure experience is a great teacher but organizations are about efficiency and effectiveness.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work

Learning Visions

Brown Bag Learning follows subscription learning approach: Repeats key concepts over time: Spacing Enables you to get reminders and deepen your understanding Enables you to remember over time Learning News Big topic this week -- Neon Elephant Award to Robert Brinkerhoff for developing case success method evaluation of learning and his new book. responses in parens below) Hit us Hard (18%) Hurt a Little (50%) Not much effect (32?)

Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace

Janet Clarey

Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Central Florida. Professor pans ‘learning style’ teaching method. A review of cognitive teaching methods. OUR NEXT FREE WEBINAR: Using Second Life for Workplace Learning. He will also point to key resources that are available for those starting to use Second Life in training. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. If we read Ruth Clark's e-Learning and the Science of Instruction we learn that audio can be a great way to aid learning -- when used effectively.

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Learning objects that work!

E-Learning Acupuncture

We can vote to keep the current Past-the-Post method or we can choose to adopt a new method: Mixed member proportional. So despite living in Ontario my entire life, I had never heard the expression Past-the-Post and of course, I have no clue what Mixed member proportional even means. I could try to Google those two methods and read about them. From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching S. Hot Topic: Nursing Simulations in Second Life!

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) - Kapp Notes , November 24, 2009. Effective Presentation Techniques - Dont Waste Your Time , November 19, 2009. Avoid “Death by PowerPoint” with the Pecha Kucha Method - WISE Pedagogy , November 2, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Implementing Social Media: Beyond The Hype.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? A Deliberate and Effective PLE - Learnadoodledastic , September 17, 2010 Thinking about my own PLE in relation to the reading led me to developing my own PLE Model. Conversation was a more effective teacher than school. Second Life [mobile learning]. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

It is probably more accurate that such instruction is effective because the multiple illustrations induce learners to devote more time to these concepts. Theres an important distinction to make between "learning style" and "instructional method." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Sometimes that means using technology solutions, where I need to know both what technology will be effective and how to implement it. We can talk about the training-wheel versus guard-rail effect.) Can they give the image life?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

research methods, history of education, etc.). Together, we could be a very interesting and effective team. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? Clive Shepherd posted today about a dinner conversation he had with Cathy Moore.