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.

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.

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.

25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

A couple of years ago I started up Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week to promote real-world applications of virtual reality. Loath to disappoint, I hereby present 25 more real-world examples of virtual reality, drawn from this year’s and last year’s events.

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

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. programs as “somewhat effective” or better. course, deliberate practice in the real-world. her new skills in the real-world, with her team. put these skills to work in the real-world.

New Whitepaper Released: Collaboration in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Check out my newest whitepaper titled Compliant Collaboration & Learning in Virtual Immersive Environments. The whitepaper describes how life science companies are effectively leveraging virtual worlds to successfully facilitate collaboration and training. Three-dimensional virtual environments are the future—a future that is here today as explained in this whitepaper. 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d Avatar Kaplan EduNeering virtual immersive environment

Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book 3D worlds

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about what I do is getting to meet and work with really thoughtful and creative people and the other day, I got a chance to brainstorm with a group of great people on the topic of Virtual World Implementations. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Avoiding Virtual World Mistakes

Kapp Notes

A group of avatars in a corporate virtual world wondering what is going on? Organizations seem to rush into virtual worlds with little planning or forethought and then wonder why their virtual world experience was a failure.

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Virtual Training

Coreaxis

Virtual training allows participants to connect to an instructor from anywhere in the world in real time. Through this format, organizations can essentially recreate the live classroom virtually, with an instructor facilitating the program and responding to participants needs. If a live classroom setting is not possible, virtual training is commonly seen as the second best arrangement for more in-depth training. Has Media Developed to More Effective Channels?

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. programs as “somewhat effective” or better. course, deliberate practice in the real-world. her new skills in the real-world, with her team. put these skills to work in the real-world.

ProtoMedia/Kaplan EduNeering Big Virtual World Announcement

Kapp Notes

ProtonMedia will use the funds to extend its leadership position within life sciences by further integrating its ProtoSphere virtual collaboration environment with ComplianceWire®, Kaplan EduNeering’s validated cloud-based learning management system. Life sciences and other highly regulated companies use ProtoSphere to create engaging environments that measurably improve the productivity and organizational effectiveness of globally dispersed teams. ProtonMedia Raises $4.5

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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.

Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

Here is a link to his fascinating book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. Kapp: What do you see as the obstacles to widespread adoption of virtual worlds for learning? They have been around for almost a decade in terms of 3D graphical virtual worlds but still, the overall adoption rate seems low. Know how audio works – there are four configurations, the OS, the virtual world, the individual avatar, and the headset.

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

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

outcome with the most effective and efficient set. effective learning solution or curriculum. specifies the most effective and. support staff from around the world. project charter can be an effective tool to determine if content belongs. effective meetings.

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.

Cost and Effect: Virtual Worlds and Training Budgets

Bottom-Line Performance

Virtual worlds do not fit into this particular trend. However, this does not mean that virtual worlds can’t be the most cost effective solution for a particular training project. Along with other complex simulations or learning games, virtual world learning solutions can be the most effective solution in a variety of situations. A l ot of business have explored sales training in 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.

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

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.

Think Virtual Worlds: Not Second Life

Kapp Notes

Just as there are considerable differences in blended learning and virtual classroom training, what are some of the major differences (surprises) in training within virtual worlds? So I will look at both Second Life activity but also activity in other 3D worlds.

A Question about 3D Virtual Worlds that makes me Crazy

Kapp Notes

1) Where is the empirical data about the effectiveness of 3D learning? We can't do anything until we see the evidence of its effectiveness for learning. Let's see, I must have the evidence of the effectiveness of 3D learning under my pile of reports on the effectiveness of classroom instruction. I'm sorry, where are all those reports and all that evidence about the effectiveness of classroom training? Classroom instruction isn't that effective.

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. One tantalizing possibility for the future of virtual reality training is in the area of soft skills.

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. It is called The Virtual Worlds Story Project with the tag line "Weaving the Narrative Threads of Our Lives."

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. They were surprisingly effective.

Eight 3D Virtual World Design Principles

Kapp Notes

To avoid the perception that virtual immersive environments are a fad or inappropriate for corporate learning, make sure you design the virtual immersive experience around these eight principles: Instructionally Grounded. Virtual immersive environments are about doing, not about observing. Learner experiences need to have realistic and substantial cause and effect as feedback throughout the experience. Tags: 3D worlds

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

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.

Working Effectively as a Virtual Consultant

Clarity Consultants

If you’ve been hired to work on a home-based assignment, then you’ve entered the world of working virtually. Here are some tips to make the transition to virtual work as smooth as possible.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

G-Cube

The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. There is, however, a long history of debate between the effectiveness of classroom-based trainings versus the ease of use of self-paced e-learning.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. Such imagined worlds can also be very flexible, in that they represent spaces where the student is not constrained by the traditional boundaries of space and place.

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Another question about virtual worlds and learning. abstraction; synthesis; evaluation; experimentation; reflection) in a virtual world? Virtual worlds are ideal for placing a learner into a problem solving situation.

How Virtual reality is used in Forklift training?

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality says why not? The rise of virtual reality training. Virtual Reality creates immersive and engaging environment to meet the learning objectives by enabling an opportunity to employee to practice on a test course. AR/VR/MR Solutions virtual reality Training

3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

The learner can then get behind the wheel of a virtual car and see and feel the effects of trying to drive while "drunk." For example, there is a location in Second Life that shows what the world looks like from the view of a schizophrenic.

Interesting Virtual World News: 3D training for Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

just announced an entire new way of conducting training for clinical trials using virtual worlds as the backbone of the solution. Interesting development as the healthcare space seems to be a large mover in 3D virtual worlds and immersive environments. ProtonMedia and PPD to Introduce New Virtual Clinical Trial Training Solution. ProtonMedia and PPD, Inc.

Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event

Kapp Notes

Building an environment in a metaverse and turning the learners loose to go “learn” without guidance, goals or objectives will not lead to effective learning. One mistake organizations make when first creating a virtual world for learning is failing to script the instruction.