3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing. In fact, I believe that they are gaining momentum and are becoming more and more impactful as the technology gets better and more real world business cases are indicating the value of these environments, in addition there are several initiatives that are examples of the kinds of projects that are are driving virtual worlds. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds.

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.

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Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? Below are a few tips from a interesting whitepaper by Forterra Systems , a company that provides private, virtual world technology for the corporate, healthcare, government, education, and the entertainment industry. The main product of Forterra is OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). Working through corporate firewalls.

How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World

Avilar

Cybercriminals have, indeed, been busy since the start of COVID, diligently working to cause mayhem while the business world adjusts to the pandemic. Deceptive emails that look as if they are sent from legitimate health and business organizations such as the World Health Organization, the U.S.

5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Obsidian Learning

Is your organization prepared to make the leap to virtual training? This article highlights the warning signs that can indicate your virtual training is headed for less than successful outcomes. Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track!

Steps for Designing a Virtual Learning World Experience

Kapp Notes

Here is a step-by-step process for designing and launching a virtual world learning experience within an organization. Step Three: Determine if content is appropriate for learning within a virtual world environment. Step Six: Build or purchase the necessary digital assets for the virtual learning environment. Step Eight: Ensure that technical obstacles such as downloads, open ports, firewalls and graphic cards have been addressed.

Tips for webinars or virtual training

Making Change

I hope to use FuzeBox in the future when I’m sure that it plays well with the extreme firewalls some of my customers have. What are your favorite techniques for live virtual sessions? Get your free 23-page ebook: Training Designer''s Guide to Saving the World. “What works for webinars?” ” People have asked this a lot lately, so here’s my opinionated answer. I do a lot of online workshops, such as the scenario design course that starts soon.

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

Kapp Notes

It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. The environment supports creating multiple 'worlds' in a single application instance. Combining in one application rich media such as 3D worlds, slideshows, videos, avatars, voice, chat, and interactive 3D objects.

Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  The scenario above is the perfect combination of circumstances that makes virtual training rooms ideal: employees who are spread across the country (or the world), limited travel budgets, and inadequate meeting spaces/training rooms. Since my friend knew that I had been developing and teaching online classes for years, she asked for my guidance when it came to selecting the virtual training space for her company.

How Does Cloud-based Virtual Training Fit into Your Digital Transformation?

Cloudshare

Transforming traditional to virtual training with the cloud. If you’re an enterprise with employees and partners across the globe, this means flying people in, arranging logistics, shipping equipment, getting permission from IT to get behind firewalls and more. Further, if you use a business acceleration cloud provider, like CloudShare, you’re gaining an environment purpose-built for virtual instructor-led (VILT) training as well as self-paced training.

The show must go on: How physical events are moving into a virtual realm

Cloudshare

So when it comes to complex technology, sales leaders and instructors still need to ensure realistic user experiences and demos of solutions, and if not face-to-face, then virtually. Run your virtual events with CloudShare. Virtual events. After the cancellation of Mobile World Congress, Facebook, Adobe and others did the same. However, Google and Microsoft successfully converted traditional events into virtual ones and kept their momentum going.

A little about “Promise of 3D Environments for Learning and Collaboration”

Kapp Notes

Well designed virtual worlds serve as more than mere 3D doll houses; instead, they provide the connectivity across distances, the opportunity to rapidly prototype and the ability to provide diverse training venues. A three-dimensional virtual immersive environment provides an opportunity for employees to work together regardless of distance. Virtual immersive environments provide for wealth of opportunity for collaboration among individuals across the world.

A Tale of Two Seminars: FUN Compliance Training and Virtually Real Conversations

ThinkingKap Solutions

We presented 10 different engagement techniques, spread across 10 real-world eLearning examples. Firewall Compliance Training. Within this client, everyone turned to a single person as the “face” of their firewall policy. She wanted to detach herself from being the only place people turned for firewall info, so we created a new face. The firewall course used our VR Conversations ( Virtually Real Conversations) technique to bring the narrator to life.

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. It's important to provide attendees with basic steps on how to login to your meeting and how to move around in the world they are using. Likewise, flying, teleporting and using portals within a virtual world is also very cool but not the kind of things people want to figure out when late for a meeting or class.

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Speaking today (noon ET) at Train-For-Success

Kapp Notes

Join us for the new season of Train for Success with a panel of virtual worlds thought leaders: • Karl Kapp, Professor at Bloomsburg University, consultant & author of “The Gamification of. The landscape of virtual worlds is changing. Social and game mechanics make virtual worlds more engaging. Browser-based virtual worlds make them more accessible to a wider audience. The panel will discuss the state and future of virtual worlds.

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall. If this can be a standard business practice for Second Life (living behind corporate firewalls) it is a removal of a huge obstacle for entry into 3D worlds for many industries like Pharmaceutical and Financial.

Second Life Gets All Corporate'y.Finally?

Mark Oehlert

"Hey, Its take your virtual world to work day!"? What we have are multiple channels ( Virtual World News , Massively ), including official ones from River Runs Red and Linden Lab , bringing us the news that Immersive Workspaces 2.0 How about "Second Life gets its suit on!"? "? "? "Your avatar got so drunk at the holiday party.?" " Help me out here.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ brands around the world? However, my feeling is that these sorts of reports emanating from the USA don’t appreciate the difference between the USA and the rest of the world and, so, are over-optimistic about levels of demand outside the USA. So I’d be cautious about their predictions and would revise the size of the world’s e-learning market downwards from that figure. Virtual classrooms.

Recent Second Life Happenings: Going Corporate

Kapp Notes

Some interesting things are going on with the folks over at Linden Labs , the developers of the virtual immersive environment of Second Life. As described: The Linden Prize will award one Second Life Resident or team with $10,000 USD for an innovative inworld project that improves the way people work, learn and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world. Second, on November 4th (tomorrow), the behind-the-firewall release of Second Life will go public.

Who Needs to Be on Your 3D Development Team?

Kapp Notes

To successfully accomplish the task of creating a virtual learning world for the organizations must have specilized teams(or work with a vendor team). A typical team required for building a virtual learning environment consists of the following individuals. This is a critical role in the development of a virtual learning space. This is the person who knows the subject matter to be learned within the 3D world. Tags: 3D worlds

Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

Infopro Learning

There’s no getting around it… webinars involve technology and technology (the Internet, your computer, your webinar administrator’s computer, the webinar platform system you are using, your firewall, even your power) can have its good days and its bad days. The world of virtual learning is growing rapidly and you can tap into a world of creativity every day. Involving the Learner.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. There are some skeptics who question the security of data residing in the Cloud LMS, but modern systems have multi-layered firewalls and advanced network design which ensure that only authorized entries into the Cloud LMS are allowed. Customers are shopping online and employees are meeting more on virtual spaces.

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What came first, Covid-19, or the desire for remote working? And what comes next?

Cloudshare

When it comes to remote learning in particular, a virtual lab environment is a real game changer for both training and sales enablement. Replicated real-world environments can simulate any network topography, from switches and firewalls, to hypervisors through nested virtualization. Within that, the virtual training market is set to grow at a CAGR of more than 13% between 2020 and 2027, and this is an estimate that pre-dates Covid-19.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

These websites also allow teachers to add new programs and interact with students from around the world. For teachers, Edublogs offers a series of effective class management tools for organizing virtual classrooms, distributing class notes, conducting video lectures and assigning projects to students in a specific batch. Wix as taken the world by storm web its powerful eCommerce support and advanced features.

7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

More than 5 billion people in the world own a mobile phone. Clearly, mobile technology is making a significant impact in our world. Some of the older smartphones may not be able to smoothly process high data loads, and some deliverables may have to be accessed through the company’s firewall, which could cause problems for devices outside the organization. The reality is that we must embrace the shorter attention span of today’s world.

The Promise Of 3D Learning

Upside Learning

Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Off-the-cuff, I think there are some definite reasons this is happening: System cost/cost of development – It isn’t budget friendly to implement a ‘behind the firewall’ system that allows for collaborative 3D. That however, is changing now – the key word for 3D virtual experiences is now immersion.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

These websites also allow teachers to add new programs and interact with students from around the world. For teachers, Edublogs offers a series of effective class management tools for organizing virtual classrooms, distributing class notes, conducting video lectures and assigning projects to students in a specific batch. Wix as taken the world by storm web its powerful eCommerce support and advanced features.

What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.

Kapp Notes

The other day, I caught up with Warren Haseley at SAIC about the 3D virtual world of OLIVE (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). My role at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE) Business Development Manager. I support global commercial business sales, international virtual initiatives, and assist on government virtual world projects. Conducting CRP in a virtual world.

The Best Ways to Do Cyber Resilience Training

Cloudshare

Companies in every industry are staying on their toes to avoid the costly consequences of a data breach by installing firewalls, encryption methods, and anti-malware measures. Everyone must be up-to-date on incident prevention and response, so invest in virtual training labs for every employee. The best way to train for cyber resilience is to simulate real-world scenarios where data breaches occur. Modern businesses have a lot to juggle when it comes to cybersecurity.

Ideal Features to Look for in a DRM Solution for Education Publishing

MagicBox

Just as intellectual rights are protected in the physical world, Digital Rights Management (DRM) protects copyright of all forms of digital content, including ebooks, documents, video, audio, images and more. In a world that is seeing a rise in cyber threats, DRM can be an effective way to safeguard your content. Content Piracy in the Digital World. It includes the use of passwords, encryption and network restrictions such as trusted systems and firewalls.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

And virtually all of them envision these as forms of formal learning, taking place behind the corporate firewall. It’s going to be driven by a mass migration by organizations around the world to cloud-based infrastructures, which is in turn driven by substantial cost savings, added scalability, and improved responsiveness.

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs. You may recall that almost a decade ago, an acquisition wave took the LMS world by storm. The world lurched forward into a new level of digital transformation and everything changed along with it.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

My belief is that we are going to see lots of virtual communities created as it makes sense to aggregate outside of a local geography for common interests. People end up staying home to be able to attend virtual events. Virtual Worlds Great comment: Your number #1 point was how busy everyone is, who has time for virtual worlds??? I agree that access of virtual worlds needs to be as simple as getting into a WebEx session.

Ideal Features to Look for in a DRM Solution for Education Publishing

MagicBox

Just as intellectual rights are protected in the physical world, Digital Rights Management (DRM) protects copyright of all forms of digital content, including ebooks, documents, video, audio, images and more. In a world that is seeing a rise in cyber threats, DRM can be an effective way to safeguard your content. Content Piracy in the Digital World. It includes the use of passwords, encryption and network restrictions such as trusted systems and firewalls.

Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Preventing Organizational Risks with an At-Home Workforce

Interactive Services

Cyberattacks are the fastest growing crime segment in the United States and are expected to cost the world $6 trillion in losses in 2021. Employees across the US are accessing business data using all types of networks, including relatively safe options such as company Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), or ones that are less secure like household routers and Wi-Fi. Install a firewall configured to let trusted employees in and keep bad actors out.

Navigating the New Normal: Advice from Degreed Clients | Unilever

Degreed

We’re interviewing clients across a wide variety of industries to hear how they’re supporting their newly-remote workforces, creating virtual learning programs, and maintaining productivity in uncertain times. Then, suddenly you have all this fear and are working virtually. They’re looking for those who have adjacent skillsets, where they may be able to virtually move over and temporarily take on a different job.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

I’ve also been sharing my thoughts on other blogs around the world. For the rest of the world — and for the UK in particular — our research shows that LMSs are not ubiquitous, so organizations have an opportunity to be more creative. For example, mobile learning, TinCan (now xAPI), virtual classrooms and social learning were once considered cutting-edge but are all familiar now.