How Sellers Can (and Should) Adapt to a Virtual World

Allego

Virtual selling—working a deal remotely when you can’t be there in person—is the new normal for B2B salespeople. But being a great virtual salesperson doesn’t mean simply conducting every meeting via video conference. In the virtual world, we must be more organized post-call.

7 Practical Tips To Make Virtual Training More Effective And Compelling

eLearning Industry

During this virtual world or "new normal," it is essential to understand that replacing the classroom learning experience with virtual learning is not the direct answer; it requires proper methodologies and practices to make it more effective.

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How to Effectively Use Virtual Coaching Programs For Employee Training?

Your Training Edge

As the world of corporates has started offering useful employee training programs, employees in 2020 will have more reasons to be satisfied with their jobs. However, many employers are still having a tough time trying to implement these virtual coaching programs. And so we try to answer one of the most frequently asked questions related to virtual coaching — how to effectively use virtual coaching programs for employee training.

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. Inform your participants very early that the virtual class will be happening, when and where. Encourage the participants to enter the virtual class 30 minutes early so they can iron out any technical glitches.

eLearning is Survival: How to Train Employees and Thrive in a Virtual World

Speaker: Tim Hagen, founder of Progress Coaching

Whether we like it or not, our new reality exists in the virtual world. The traditional methods of in-person training and teaching have become temporarily incapacitated, and innovators of eLearning have taken the stage. Our time has come as L & D leaders to take stage and lead our organizations in this unique transitionary time. Join Tim Hagen, founder of Progress Coaching, to learn how to establish your ability to successfully train and coach employees virtually. We will discuss and teach specific methods of how this virtual transformation actually provides organizations, specifically learning organizations, unique opportunities never experienced before.

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.

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

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. The inaugural #VRwolweek unearthed 20 real-world examples of the emerging technology, and the enduring popularity of that blog post tells me that we are hungry for more. Loath to disappoint, I hereby present 25 more real-world examples of virtual reality, drawn from this year’s and last year’s events.

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

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. Here is Randy talking about 3D Virtual Worlds with Ron Burns of ProtonMedia. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds. 3D worlds

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

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9 Planning Steps for Your Virtual Learning Program

Learning Rebels

First posted on Linkedin) As the need for widespread social distancing increases, the need to move from traditional training to a virtual learning program is becoming more the norm. We know (or should know) that preparing for a virtual learning program (VLP) is quite different from planning for Instructor-led Training (ILT). Below are 9 planning steps to take before running your next virtual learning program. Even with the best virtual platform, you must plan for sound.

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?

Effect Of Virtual Reality On L&D And Business

Wizcabin

Virtual Reality has contributed positively to the way we design learning and the way we learn at large. One of the effects of VR on L&D and business lies in its ability to enhance learners’ retention ability. Now, to the common question, “how can virtual reality impact on L&D and Enterprise?” ” Here are some of the positive effects of VR on L&D and business. With VR, it’s easier to take your learners to any part of the world.

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. In the 3D virtual world maintain those same social distances to make the learners feel comfortable. Learn to work the various camera views within the virtual world. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic, marked a new era for professional life as we knew it. While devastating in its effects, the current crisis is an opportunity for organizations to explore the value of much-needed connections during this time of isolation. In today’s post, explore the benefits of virtual mentoring and how it can help your organization stay connected and engaged. What is Virtual Mentoring?

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. But then the world moved on, which is when Second Life appeared; if you look down the left side bar you will see the link or slurl to one of my sims.

eBook Release: Virtual Reality For Our New Reality

eLearning Industry

The world is facing unprecedented challenges as we speak. It's inevitable that the need for more effective training solutions rises. This is where VR training comes to save the day!

In the current remote and virtual environment, AR presents an opportunity for learning

CLO Magazine

For learning and development programs to be effective and successful, they need to meet the users where they are. The virtual landscape has proven that “meeting users where they are” doesn’t always mean meeting them in the physical workplace.

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. We discussed the need to create a collaborative community within the virtual world and how to overcome hurdles associated with a first-time user's experience in a virtual world. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

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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10 Essentials for Developing Virtual Leaders

Infopro Learning

The number of virtual teams is growing in every organization as technology and communication make it easier for team members to collaborate and work together across regions, diverse geographies and time zones. There is a strong business case for augmenting your leadership development programs with training targeted for virtual team leaders because of the special challenges they face. In creating a virtual leadership curriculum, we advocate these 10 essentials: 1.

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.

Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Did you know that over 50 percent of employees across the world work outside their office headquarters for at least 2.5 Managing this growing breed of virtual teams training-wise can be challenging but not impossible. Effective employee management is a distinct trade for HR departments for a long time, and looking after the learning & development (L&D) needs of employees is a key part of it. 3 Main Areas of Virtual Teams Training. virtual classroom.

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. In fact, according to the technology analyst firm Gartner , nine out of 10 virtual world projects fail within 18 months. See my post Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event.

Virtual Reality Training: Pros and Cons

Roundtable Learning

What is Virtual Reality? Through a VR headset , learners enter a virtual world created with video or through a fully simulated environment. VR is a more immersive technology than AR , as it takes away your view of the real-world and any distractions in it.

Tailoring Assessments for the Virtual Classroom

MagicBox

Major world events have always had a significant impact on society. These effects are often much wider-reaching than the initial estimates of experts. For instance, after the Great Depression of the 1930s, B2B marketing finally gained traction.

5 Amazingly Effective Strategies to Convert Your ILT Program to High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

And, given that this non-traditional learning environment requires an equally “non-traditional” training approach, L&D teams must look at offering more immersive virtual learning experiences. What Is Immersive Learning – in the Context of Virtual Training? Through specific measures (like spaced repetition), they can effectively trigger behavioral change too. What Are the Benefits That Immersive Virtual Learning Offers?

How the leading Oil and Gas companies adopted Virtual reality

CHRP-INDIA

Oil and gas companies are seeking creative ways of capitalizing on the benefits of virtual reality (VR) technology for sub-surface research, training and simulation, and processes/product development and improvisation. Some Top oil and gas companies of the world banking on virtual reality.

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. But we can’t forget that virtual training is not simply there to take the pressure off of the classroom staff. Virtual training, in all of its forms, must be engaging, just as if the content was being delivered in a classroom.

How Leadership Training Must Change in a WFH World

CLO Magazine

Periodic one-and-done trainings and yearly seminars are often not effective because people often struggle to retain the information and skills they learned without regular reinforcement. If implemented correctly, these platforms have the potential to provide all people leaders (especially those at multinational corporations with global teams) with cost-effective coaching (if they want it).

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.

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. The blend of virtual meeting technology and instructor-led training is known as a virtual classroom. There are various ways of learning that have been followed in virtual classrooms.

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. In 2001, after spending time in the private sector and with government agencies, Jagannathan joined the World Bank Institute in Washington, D.C., The World Bank has clients and staff across the globe, many in developing countries with few resources to travel for training.

6 Smart Approaches to Bring in Real-world Experiences in Online Training with Scenario Based Learning

EI Design

In this article, I share 6 approaches you can leverage real-world experiences to put the learner at the center stage, amp-up knowledge retention, and jumpstart engagement dramatically. How Can We Bring Real-world Experiences to Online Training Using Scenario Based Learning?