Interesting Developments in 3D Learning and Collaboration Space

Kapp Notes

First, it looks as though Linden Labs, the developers behind Second Life, may be downsizing their corporate efforts ( Second Life Enterprise Edition ). Two sources indicate that Linden may actually be shutting down their Enterprise operations. The story seems to have broken in a number of places, Virtual Worlds News reports that Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Perfect Of Staff. Here is the 411 (information) on the Virtual World Certificate program.

CAC: Penn State-Bart Pursel

Kapp Notes

Bart Pursel of Virtual Learning Worlds and an alumni of our program presented on Virtual Worlds. Bart gave a list of different 3D worlds and provided a great comparison between a Internet Service Provider and Linden Labs (the company behind Second Life.)

Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). From a small grass roots community, we have grown dramatically as a global organization and are becoming a force in transforming education in a very short time,” said Marlene Brooks, Program Chair (SL: Zana Kohime). “We

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? For example, “increase member retention” might have three strategic strings: - Benchmark member retention programs. Assess value in existing membership programs.

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There or thereabouts. Metaplace launched

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Users can make virtual worlds in seconds using simple 'building blocks' very similar to SL prims, and without having to know a thing about scripting or programming. Whatever has been said already, it looks like Linden Labs (and There.com) have a serious rival. Critics of Second Life and other 3-D virtual worlds found online should prick their ears up at this one.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Rapid content may get put out there quickly, then later it gets folded back into a more traditionally designed program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry. Nothing shocking, but some interesting tidbits. My notes here.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Sandy E: @kfarentino - University of Denver actaully creates "customized" masters programs based upon thpreferred outcomesof the student! leslie lannan: @littleasklab Linden Labs new HR platform for 3D and whuffie points has some big implications for performance reviews.