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.

Virtually There: Gamifying Your Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

All of your game's prompts or "missions" should be identical to real-world skills/learning objectives. As virtual classroom design techniques evolve, it is natural for organizations to want to include the newest design trends in their programs.

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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.

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. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

Scripting a Virtual World Learning Event

Kapp Notes

One mistake organizations make when first creating a virtual world for learning is failing to script the instruction. When designing instruction in a virtual world, the basic tenants of instructional design still apply.

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.

Virtual Worlds and Compliance

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting move in the virtual world space. ProtonMedia and Kaplan EduNeering recently integrated their respective technologies to create a new way for life sciences organizations to meet regulatory and compliance regulations. The companies have combined ProtonMedia’s ProtoSphere virtual immersive environment (VIE) with Kaplan EduNeering’s ComplianceWire learning management system. 3D worlds virtual immersive environment

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

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The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. For some time, the virtual classroom remained a luxury available only to large organizations, thanks to the high tech infrastructure that this technology required.

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

You, the members of the corporate workspace may be looking askance, wondering why we in the working world are blowing this social learning trumpet where learning is to a large extent still circumscribed by the training circumference.

New Year Thoughts about 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

Kapp Notes

While creating products, working on deliverables and collaborating across organizations on a large scale in virtual worlds seems like science fiction, the truth is that 3D environments for working, learning and collaborating are the not-too-distant future. Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) will soon allow data visualization not previously possible and applications for learning and collaboration not yet considered. Tags: virtual immersive environment

Baseball and your Learning Organization

Gyrus

Baseball and your Learning Organization. As an admitted Cleveland Indians fan and gracious World Series loser, I thought long and hard about how I could somehow link America’s Pastime to this unique blog. The possibilities of this capability are virtually endless.

Why Organizations Need Chief Knowledge Curators

CLO Magazine

On the other hand, with leader-led knowledge sharing, organizations can influence behavioral shifts that align their vision with those of their employees, customers, stakeholders and communities. Organizations should look at employees in the same way they look at customers.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Over the next two decades we can expect the knowledge of the world to be digitalised, with an exponential rise in user-generated content, "wise-crowd" application and open innovation applications." Today, organizations must leverage technology to reach and connect with a distributed workforce.

Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing

CLO Magazine

Virtual instructor-led training enables organizations to spend less per learner while delivering more training to more people. Virtual training allows for obvious cost savings. Likewise, VILT can expand the organization’s reach into additional audience pockets.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

In many organizations, people need to receive training for unlikely but possible events (such as a blow out on an oil rig or the blow out of two engines on an airplane because of bird strikes.). Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D worlds

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. This is my area of passion.

8 Scary and Uncomfortable Reasons for the Growth of Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

While I think there are many legitimate reasons why an organization should partake in virtual immersive environments (VIEs) for learning and collaboration, there are also some "less-than-comfortable" reasons organizations are leaning in this direction. They are looking for safer alternatives to meeting face-to-face and virtual worlds is an option. The same thing happens in organizations. Enter virtual immersive environments.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. The world of work, and life in general, is transforming due to profound shifts in various areas. The diagram illustrates some of the possible approaches to creating our PLN within an organization.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. And after mulling over some of these, I thought they were worth putting down on virtual paper. This is my area of passion.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

Virtual immersive environments come in all shapes and sizes even though many people tend to only think of Second Life when they think of virtual worlds. Then we began our tour of the virtual world. Checking out the virtual exhibit hall.

Intra-Organization Learning: How E-Learning Can Help

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An organization usually consists of multiple verticals and groups, who work in close collaboration with each other. Intra-organization learning provides the opportunity of different teams within the organization learn about each other to work together more effectively.

Leverage Virtual Classrooms For New-Age Learners

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Most of the organizations have adopted virtual classroom facility to enable dispersed teams to attend training without the need to travel, developing flexible work arrangements with no barriers of time and distance. 3 Ways Innovations in Virtual Classrooms Help Fulfil Learners’ Needs.

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning. Decision makers at the show – I go to a lot of trade shows around the world, and I can honestly tell you, I haven’t seen this many high level decision makers since my days at ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).

Virtual Reality: The Game-Changing Educational Technology

CommLab India

Virtual Reality (VR) – It is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the hottest trends in the world of educational technology. Why are organizations going for learning applications based on VR? They are indeed a game-changer in the L&D world.

Why Every Healthcare Organization Should Implement an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Most people are unaware of the impact learning management systems (LMSs) have on healthcare organizations. The list of reasons why no healthcare organization can afford NOT to implement and utilize an LMS is long. An LMS is not a luxury; it is a necessity for healthcare organizations.

What it means that MS LifeScience Award Goes to 3D Virtual Conference Design

Kapp Notes

Event By now you've probably already heard that the Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award 2010 has gone to a project that uses a 3-D virtual environment to hold a virtual scientific poster session. By demonstrating quantifiable results, each of the award recipients is not only showing how Microsoft technology can be implemented to revolutionize the industry but also providing a road map for other companies that want to advance their own organizations.”

Interesting Virtual World News: 3D training for Clinical Trials

Kapp Notes

just announced an entire new way of conducting training for clinical trials using virtual worlds as the backbone of the solution. Interesting development as the healthcare space seems to be a large mover in 3D virtual worlds and immersive environments. ProtonMedia and PPD to Introduce New Virtual Clinical Trial Training Solution. ProtonMedia and PPD, Inc.

Virtual and Augmented Reality : The Future of E-learning

CommLab India

Virtual reality and augmented reality are two popular buzzwords in the e-learning world. What is Virtual Reality (VR)? Virtual reality or VR is the term for a three dimensional, computer generated environment which a person can explore and interact with.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training: The Best of Both Worlds

CLO Magazine

Virtual learning can help organizations connect with employees while avoiding hefty fees. But lately, the learning management community has introduced virtual instructor-led training (VILT). Although the classroom may be the ideal learning environment for many, implementing instructor-led training can become costly for organizations — especially those that were hit hard during the economic slowdown.

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6 Industries that can benefit from Virtual Reality Training

eFront

Virtual Reality headsets are a dream come true for global gamers, but eLearning professionals should also be excited about this futuristic tech. Virtual Reality Training: 6 Industries That Can Benefit Most. Virtual Reality training can also be used for military training.

Benefits of Virtual Reality in eLearning and Development

CommLab India

What do you think of or imagine when you hear the words Virtual Reality (VR), and do you have any idea what is the use of this technology? Often, when people think, they are transported to an imaginary world. eLearning Design Virtual Reality

How to Lead in a Virtual World

CLO Magazine

The way organizations train and develop employees must keep pace with the increasing number of them working away from the office. Moreover, with the impact of globalization, organizations have expanded outside of the traditional corporate office. The number of employees working virtually grew by 61 percent from 2005 to 2009, and this percentage is estimated to grow to 69 percent by 2016 — meaning an estimated 4.9 million people will be working virtually.

Fourth Summer 2012 Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

In the fourth “Learning in 3D Class” we had the opportunity to visit within the virtual world of ProtoSphere. Question: Given the immersive nature of virtual worlds such as ProtoSphere and others, how do you see learners and others collaborating within virtual spaces?

Improvisational Theatre Can Breathe Life Into Virtual On-boarding

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Virtual collaboration has become popular in the recent years, especially at the workplace, due to immense technological advances. workers prefer to work from home and are comfortable holding a job where at least part of the time they work within a virtual workplace. Keeping this in mind, many forward-looking organizations adopt different approaches for efficient group work and best practices of collaboration into virtual settings.