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. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds. Last night I had the pleasure of traveling to Randy Hinrich’s Virtual World Certificate Class for 2012 in their Winter Thinkfest.

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.

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

The 2019 instalment of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week kicks off next month. 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.

My Interview on Making Money in Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

At the end of last year, I was interviewed on the topic of “Making Money in Virtual Worlds&# and spoke at the University of Washington Virtual Worlds Program 2011. 3D Book 3D Book Tour 3D worlds lrn3d Avatar Content Guide virtual immersive environment

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

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. guides to learn a practical and. guide participants through activities that go. course, deliberate practice in the real-world. her new skills in the real-world, with her team. We provide tools and guides.

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.

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. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds lrn3d

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.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and. guides to learn a practical and. guide participants through activities that go. course, deliberate practice in the real-world. her new skills in the real-world, with her team. We provide tools and guides.

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

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Image from a virtual world created by Forterra. Considering the implementation of a virtual world? The main product of Forterra is OLIVE™ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). One concern with virtual worlds or any Internet application is security.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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“.

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. As stated in the article "virtual worlds are very lacking in bald, old, overweight avatars. In other words have a virtual portfolio ready to show.

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

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

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

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

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.

Innovation Brainstorming Session for Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

We discussed how to use a virtual world for the development of a course about innovation, what are the right instructional strategies for virtual worlds and how can they be leveraged so they are useful and not simply a distraction.

Congrats to Gronstedt Group–2nd Place at Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge

Kapp Notes

My 3D colleague and friend, Anders Gronstedt informed me that the Gronstedt Group just got a second place at the Federal Virtual World’s Challenge for their New York City Hurricane Shelter Simulation. Content Guide

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.

Death and Dying in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband. I wonder if virtual CSI solved the crime.

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.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. A metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

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.

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

Kapp Notes

There are many creative ways to leverage virtual world platforms from conducting job interviews over a distance to conducting training on critical incidents to machinima to teaching new military recruits. Tags: Content Guide

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

Encourage Avatar Customization in a Virtual World Class

Kapp Notes

When first introducing learners to a virtual immersive environment (VIE), it might seem like a waste of time to allow learners to customize their avatar. Don't ignore or "brush off" the fact that personalizing an avatar is a big part of the 3D virtual immersive environment experience.

Overcoming the Objection: 3D Virtual Worlds Look Too Much Like a Game

Kapp Notes

Here is her advice when someone says that 3D worlds look too much like a game. For many business users, their experience with virtual worlds has been as consumers- they, or their children, have used game platforms, either on line or on machines in their homes.

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.