Second Life is not a teaching tool

The Learning Circuits

Every week or so I hear about a company looking to Second Life as a teaching environment. First, I have to say that Second Life is a great Web 2.0/massively multiplayer environment. I respect the ability of people to make money in Second Life. I respect the ability of people to "hang" in Second Life. I think it is great that companies are prototyping visual and structural designs in Second Life.

NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

Kapp Notes

Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. One recent prototype we call Second Earth attempted to blend the capabilities of tools like Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth with the collaborative capabilities of Second Life.

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Interview with 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs, CEO of 2b3d–Part One

Kapp Notes

Randy Hinrichs is CEO of 2b3d , a company dedicated to building Internet based strategies and solutions employing usability methods to drive metrics based transformation. Look for more great stuff in the next installment… 3D worlds 3D worlds lrn3d Second Life 3D worlds virtual immersive environmentThe other day I had an opportunity to catch up with Randy Hinrichs and ask him a few questions about the state of 3D virtual world software and about his new book.

Learning on the Holodeck

Jay Cross

I don’t expect 3D learning environments to thrive in Second Life. Second Life is a pioneer and is the gorilla in the 3D space right now. Tags: Metrics of organizational learning The process of Innovation


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

Main | Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project » March 25, 2008 "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) ( ZDNet Story , Media Metrics Press Release w/ more readable numbers) Check out those numbers.

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2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

When providers claim to tie reporting for reimbursement into performance improvement metrics, we expect EHR-integrated performance improvement to reach the Peak of Inflated Expectations. Virtual Reality in eLearning: VR might evoke a bit of déjà vu in experienced eLearning observers, as we went very far down the simulation/avatar-y path a few years back: around 2006, Second Life was the talk of eLearning (it’s not now).

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? LMS RFP The Nature of Online Collaboration Connectivism and the modern learner Nursing Simulation in Second Life eLearning Course or Online Demo - which is better?

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Presentation - ISPI Los Angeles 180 2 5 Facebook Platform 51 2 5 Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use 31 0 5 eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift 847 7 3 Fun Headline Generator 1,503 0 1 eLearning Software 967 0 1 Fun - Wheel of Fortune Graphic Generator 949 1 1 Articulate, Captivate, Dreamweaver and Lectora Tops in eLearning Authoring Tool Satisfaction 667 5 1 In my mind, this second list order is a much more accurate representation of what's good to read on this blog

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Take Marcia’s view to 2009: Formal/Informal vs. Intentional/Unintentional Formal intentional: classes, meetings, elearning, virtual experiences Informal unintentional: social media, search, conversations, play, life. Intention gives you metrics and measurement. You will lose the battle if try to come up with metrics around totally informal learning. What are the metrics? Amount of time to move info through a salesforce – maybe the metric is time).

The Learning Side of Sears

CLO Magazine

At Sears, Segno is the name of the learning and performance management system Nguyen and his team built to support the company’s metrics-driven roles and promote a culture of continuous learning. If an associate’s learning metrics look good but Reputation shows they are not doing well in customer service, Expertise can recommend content objects, or peer or leader activities to bolster their progress.

Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008

Tony Karrer

Prediction #2 => Virtual Classroom Tools - Meeting Tool + Second Life Lite A medium size Virtual Classroom / Meeting Tool will announce features in 2008 that are not 3D immersive, but that are more like Mii characters in a 2.5D Prediction #6 => Metrics-Driven Performance and Learning Interventions My article coming out in January will spark discussion around what is actually a quite common model. The Big Question this month are Predictions for Learning in 2008.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): CNET/Webwares Top 100 Web Apps

Mark Oehlert

typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Success metrics for learning will be based on content access, views, involvement and downloads. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development Second Life and Learning Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Future Platforms for eLearning View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition What is the Role of Training?

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Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

The alumni connected over social media and saw demos in Second Life. employing business metrics to gauge success. We establish business metrics for every engagement and report back publicly on outcomes. The emancipation of both nature and the human imagination depends first on the capacity to ‘unsay’ the world and, second, on the ability to image it differently so that wonder might be brought into appearance.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Free Virtual Conference => Discussions We held our second annual Learn Trends conference. 2008 Prediction #6 => Metrics-Driven Performance and Learning Interventions My article coming out in January will spark discussion around what is actually a quite common model.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

What are the relevant metrics? Get sign-off from all stakeholders on behavior change goals, resourcing responsibilities, metrics. How do you quantify self-reports when theres no business metric?

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Come Together

Jay Cross

The use of instant messaging migrated from high school to corporate life. Software such as Second Life allows executives — in avatar form — to give presentations to one another in virtual boardrooms. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Blogs Personality Type

Learning Visions

They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. I was pretty curious about what metrics the tool used to come up with the MBTI reading. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Wills New Taxonomy for Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

They are used by evaluation designers to develop metrics and assessments. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Wills New Taxonomy for Learning Objectives Will Thalheimer , along with many other illustrious eLearning professionals, made some great points in the comments of Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objections.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Guesstimating Seat Time

Learning Visions

Theres some metrics floating around: such as 4 hours of classroom time = 1 hour of eLearning time. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Danger of "Quick Wins

Mark Oehlert

That strategy is the long pole in the tent - it is the metric that we can measure our actions against. typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

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Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

tool and is positioned as a champion, e.g. Wiki, Blog, Second-Life, social media, etc. Social Network Analyst - is involved in metrics and research on performance of networks, learning and performance, using Web 2.0 Future jobs, now, today! Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Please let me know if you see these types of jobs or if you do these jobs.