Q&A: World of Learning Institute

CourseArc

Q&A: World of Learning Institute. World of Learning Institute Works to Ensure World Language Education is Accessible to Everyone. Dr. Patricia “Pat” Mulroy of the World Learning Institute. We are lucky to have been doing virtual instruction for a long time.

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.

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Virtual Events are Creating a Paradigm Change in eLearning

Web Courseworks

The current trend of running annual meetings virtually has forced association executives to rethink their approaches to teaching and learning and social networking. I’m happy to see this paradigm change in the way we look at eLearning for the association world.

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.

Virtual Worlds and Compliance

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. The companies have combined ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment (VIE) with Kaplan EduNeering’s ComplianceWire learning management system. With this integration, a company can now schedule, launch, and track ProtoSphere virtual meetings, conferences, and other learning sessions from ComplianceWire. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Extending Virtual World Affordances

Clark Quinn

Chuck Hamilton presented on his (IBM’s) take on affordances on virtual worlds. I start with what I think are the core affordances of virtual worlds, that there’s a 3D world, that you can visit, and that’s digital. From there, I see that you can enable others to be there (social), you can enable action (agency), the world can be kept around (persistent), and it can be made accessible broadly (e.g.

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

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. Just as flight simulator technology helps pilots avoid errors, retrace incorrect reactions and prepare for worst case scenarios, 3D virtual immersive environments serve a similar role in the life science industry.

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.

How to Make Virtual Training Sessions Interactive

ProProfs

In the course of virtual training, your virtual audience may, at times, feel isolated due to the lack of real face-to-face contact. Components of quality e Learning programs such as virtual classrooms, chat , surveys , discussion forums, and video conferencing can make learning highly interactive. Here are some of the ways you can use to make a virtual training session interactive for everyone. How To Make Virtual Training Interactive.

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

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.

15 Best Virtual Selling Blog Posts

Allego

Virtual selling is the only way to overcome the factors that are causing companies to freeze or shrink their budgets. One thing hasn’t changed: successful sellers are the ones that forge strong relationships, both through formal meetings and informal interactions.

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.

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

Roadmap to Virtual Learning

mLevel

As we are venturing into this world of remote working for all, we still have the responsibility of training our employees. Rather than reading and watching videos alone, they are with others and often are interacting with each other as they comment on the material. They are interacting with a learning partner who can respond to nonverbal cues such as smiles and blank expressions and help to ensure the learner understand the material.

The newest realities of the business world are Augmented & Virtual

QuoDeck

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality have changed the way corporates look at content dissemination. Running tests in a virtual environment simulates a real world experience without the high costs involved in real life testing. Your employees are placed in the midst of the action and they can interact with objects just like in the real world. They can also be assessed on their learning in the same virtual environment to derive real-time assessment data.

Ground Rules for Learning in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Everyday thousands of virtual classroom sessions take place – meetings, webinars, comprehensive training programs. This trend does not surprise us - the world, and our classrooms, have changed. Participation, collaboration, interaction, and contribution look different in the virtual classroom. Virtual Classroom - Best Practices Learner EngagementIn fact, Microsoft Teams set a one-day record for their platform and hosted 2.7

Performance Tracking Through Virtual Reality

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality based immersive training method combines cognitive learning with simulation-based training. With 3-dimensional design and live data fed through the Internet of Things, virtual reality training has successfully mirrored industrial scenarios in a safe work environment. Virtual Reality-based training and performance tracking enable a monitored learning environment for all new joiners. .

Mobile Virtual Reality Gets an Interactive Upgrade

Litmos

In case you’re still wondering if VR is more hype than reality, you might be interested in new products that add interactivity to the mobile VR experience. What is interactive mobile VR? This is much less of an actual “virtual reality” and more of an advanced viewing experience for video and images. Real VR is a True Virtual Reality. True virtual reality requires an advanced system to render complete environments for you to navigate through.

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. 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? Virtual mentoring is a strategy that helps organizations foster meaningful relationships and maintain personal connections, even while team members are working from home.

The Ultimate Virtual National Sales Meeting Checklist

Allego

Now that 90% of sales are virtual, it’s more important than ever to make sure your sellers have mastered the techniques of selling when they can’t meet in person. But planning a virtual sales meeting when you’ve relied on in-person sessions may feel like an impossible task.

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

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.

How to Make Virtual Online Training Sessions Fun and Interactive?

ReadyTech

Virtual online training sessions are becoming more popular by the day, connecting people from all around the world to learn about specific subjects. However, the online learning experience may not be enjoyable for the learner in some occasions. In order to provide not only valuable knowledge but also a fun session that the learner will remember for a long time, you can read the following tips to make your online training sessions entertaining as much as professional.

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the top virtual training platforms out there. But first, let’s define what virtual training is and why it is important. What Is Virtual Training?

Interactive 360° video: A new world for learning

Sponge UK

Instead, he tried to mimic human sight and extend the observable world. More than 18 million people have watched the video on Facebook to experience what it’s like in the middle of a blizzard in one of the world’s most iconic locations. Adding interactivity 360° video is already a step up from flat video, when it comes to interaction. It certainly offers more interaction than regular video content, but you cannot truly engage with the space, only control the viewpoint.

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

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.

5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

The interactivity, of course. Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. I interviewed Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, to compile a list of interactions that can be used over and over again in a variety of eLearning courses. Let’s look at the five interaction types Sharon identified for eLearning.

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“.

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

CLO Magazine

The virtual landscape has proven that “meeting users where they are” doesn’t always mean meeting them in the physical workplace. Executing effective L&D programs requires hands-on experience mingled with supervision, engaging tasks and interaction.

8 Essential Elements of Virtual Sales Training

Allego

Sales productivity has never been more important, yet sales teams today face tougher obstacles than ever as the current crisis makes most in-person interactions impossible. Almost every B2B company’s products and services are now being sold virtually. Today, a key factor for success is sales enablement technology that allows teams to train, coach, and collaborate virtually. Managing Virtual Teams in a Changing World.

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.