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.

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.

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Answering Some Virtual World Questions

Kapp Notes

The metrics or measurements we need to use in 3D virtual immersive environments must be the same we use in physical environments. We must tie virtual world training events to real world outcomes and that requires pre- and post-test measuring with a comparison to gage impact of the 3D virtual world intervention. We can’t use paper and pencil assessment to measure virtual world outcomes, instead we must. They can act as tour guides.

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions and Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success

Allen Interactions

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions & Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success. Happy 2021!

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

In this guide, we share the steps, activities, and tools you can use to. support staff from around the world. Coach leaders in how they can motivate others The template below may be helpful in guiding you. audiences’ needs, and that guides your. Developing a.

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

The 2019 instalment of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week kicks off next month. For a couple of previous VR WOL Weeks I’ve collated lists of the examples that the participants unearthed – see 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality and 25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality. In any case, I’m interested in what people in the real world are currently doing with this emerging technology, so I’ve collated the following examples.

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 term itself refers to a deeply engaging experience of a world which basically doesn’t exist. On the other hand, VR presents a virtual environment to our senses in a way that we can really experience it as if it was completely real. Virtual Reality

Virtual Training Delivery Success: Tried and Tested Tips

Infopro Learning

The impact of Covid19 on the world of L&D has been significant. This jump has increased the need for online training solutions such as virtual instructor led training programs also known as VILT. A common pitfall that occurs during virtual types of training is distractions.

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. the company’s second-generation virtual collaboration environment that uses Microsoft’s Lync unified communications and collaboration technology. Content GuideProtonMedia Raises $4.5

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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

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.

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. The bug was patched last July and here is their security guide.

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). Here is an interactive widget showing virtual worlds time line from Dipity. Virtual Worlds on Dipity. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

A Few Interesting Virtual World Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are a few of virtual world research papers that contain some interesting information: Virtually Face to Face: Enriching Collaborative Learning Through Multiplayer Game by Johanna Bluemin. Promoting motivation with virtual agents and avatars: role of visual presence and appearance by Amy Baylor. Best Practices in Virtual World Teaching: A Guide to Teaching Problem Solving in Second Life by Simon Bignell and Vanessa Parson.

The Ultimate Guide To Virtual Negotiations

Dan Keckan

The world has changed. Though we still need to negotiate, many negotiations now take place on virtual platforms. Speed, convenience, time zones (even mandatory social distancing) drive us to negotiate at a greater physical distance. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning And Development Corporate eLearning Solutions Corporate Learning Best Practices Professional Development Skills Development

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space. Microsoft has awarded one of its innovation awards to 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Enterprise provider ProtonMedia. See my analysis of the recognition in What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design James A. The University of Washington Virtual World Certificate officially had its first graduation.

Onboard New Employees Virtually

PSB

Effective online onboarding can also encourage virtual workers, which reduces office space costs and allows you to select top talent to increase productivity. The corporate culture must be communicated, and it is important to guide the new employees through it.

Virtual Worlds #lrnchat

Clark Quinn

In last night’s #lrnchat , the topic was virtual worlds (VWs). This was largely because several of the organizers had recently attended one or another of the SRI/ADL meetings on the topic, but also because one of the organizers ( @KoreenOlbrish ) is majorly active in the business of virtual worlds for learning through her company Tandem Learning. The first question to be addressed was whether virtual worlds had been over or underhyped.

How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)

learnWorlds

In this guide, you’ll learn exactly how to do that. Online video lessons are seen and accessed easily from an unlimited number of students around the world. Piano is the most popular and vertisale musical instrument in the world. How to teach virtual music lessons?

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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 DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning. Another advantage is it is less expensive to run an e-learning course than to fly trainers or students around the world for a training session. For example, a wizard or a virtual guide is an online learning tool used to support performance. Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning – In Summary.

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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

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). Tags: 3D worlds

What are the Best Virtual Software Features for Learning?

ReadyTech

Society is changing the digital world we live in today. The traditional classroom has survived throughout the centuries because it offers a structured learning environment that’s guided by an expert. But we can benefit from the same experiences by using virtual classroom software.

Guide to online Compliance Training

Academy of Mine

Compliance training gets a bad rap in the business world: often the very phrase brings to mind the feeling of uncomfortable conference room chairs, stale coffee, and boring presentations. That everyone has taken the training is a must-have in a lawsuit-heavy world.

Happenings in the Corporate Virtual World Space

Kapp Notes

Here are some emerging events happening in the corporate virtual immersive environment (VIE) space. Aggressive and Targeted Integration with enterprisewide applications: Teleplace just announced that it is now fully integrated with MS SharePoint and now joins ProtoSphere as players looking to meld enterprise applications with virtual immersive environments. Market Research Media in its recent research report “Virtual Conference & Trade Show Market Forecast 2010-2015“.

Virtual World Tour 2008

Kapp Notes

Here is a great video providing a broad perspective on all types of virtual worlds. Sharon Burns. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideWell Done!Sharon

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.

Reflective Learning in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

A critical element in virtual world learning is the opportunity for the learner to reflect upon his or her experience. As a designer of a 3D virtual learning experience, you need to design part of the learning experience to include time for the learners to re-envision what they experienced and add meaning to that experience. Tags: 3D worlds

Another Virtual World 2010 Prediction

Kapp Notes

Here is a number of interesting predictions for virtual worlds done in a nice and interesting SlideShare presentation Virtual Worlds 2010+ View more documents from KZero Worldswide. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Virtual Bookshelf: Your All-You-Can-Read Digital Library

Kitaboo

What is a virtual bookshelf? As the name suggests, a virtual bookshelf is an online space that allows you to store the books you are reading or track the ones that you want to read in a virtual environment. A virtual bookshelf is one such area that is entirely dedicated to books.

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.

Looking for Ideas on How to Measure Virtual World Learning

Kapp Notes

I have a couple of ideas, about measuring virtual world learning but would love to have input from others to learn how they are assessing the learning taking place in virtual worlds, please comment on your blog and then link in the comments of this blog any ideas or examples of how you are assessing learning in 3D Virtual Immersive Environments. Rubric One way to construct a rubric for assessing in-world activity is to create a hierarchy of desired skills.

What to Wear to a Virtual World Job Interview

Kapp Notes

You have probably been wondering what you should wear in case you ever went on a virtual world job interview. In fact, I once went to a virtual interview to talk about the Learning in 3D book and was told to "put some shoes on" apparently even in the virtual world, "no shoes, no shirt--no service still applies." As stated in the article "virtual worlds are very lacking in bald, old, overweight avatars.

White Paper: The Complete Guide to Virtual Labs

Appsembler

That’s where virtual labs come in. In our whitepaper, Power Your Training With Virtual Labs’ Immersive Learning Experiences , we explain how virtual labs can overcome the challenges of traditional software training models. Here are some of the key takeaways: What is a Virtual Lab? Training Magazine defines a virtual lab as : “a virtual environment for learners to have hands-on experience with the same software they will eventually use on the job.”.

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

A Question about 3D Virtual Worlds that makes me Crazy

Kapp Notes

History books are not filled with people who waited for the research results before taking action. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tags: 3D worlds Constantly I am asked this question about 3D that really make me crazy. Here is my short rant. 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.