Escape to the sun

Good To Great

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The paradox of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

Daqri’s 4D Anatomy app showcases the visualisation capabilities of the medium, while the Australian Defence Force not only targets a real-world need with their Mobile Medic app, but also incorporates it into their recruitment process.

Why Your Software Company Needs Virtual Training Labs


We’ve all been there: stuck in a classroom while the sun blazes away outside, unable to concentrate as you struggle to stay awake through an all-day training session. That’s why forward-looking technology companies are turning to virtual training labs.

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

Kapp Notes

The 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. Also, he has just finished a book about 3D virtual worlds that you should really check out. Randy is also faculty at the University of Washington, where he developed and teaches the Certificate in Virtual Worlds in the iSchool. Augmented reality is part of the virtual world.

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

In the meantime, I’ve been invited to do a virtual presentation for ASTD DC on this topic. Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. That will be coming out shortly.

How Virtual Reality Became 2015’s Comeback Kid


Before you pack your bags to become a sim character yourself, you should know that the city will be unpopulated and heavily wired for data collection, creating what will be the world’s biggest technology testing facility. Virtual Heyday. Virtual reality isn’t just for games anymore.


Wonderful Brain

In the natural world, a lion shakes off its torpor when a gazelle is limping along just a little bit – or when a millionth particle of blood in seawater is vacuumed up by a great white, or a furtive assassin knows the victim’s schedule and vulnerabilities. Yes, they are all around you.

Will the e-learning light finally turn on for all?

eLearning 24-7

Engagement Factor: Average – if it means that the person walking around with your new employee is talking to them about job related items, and how do to them and not talking about everything under the sun. However, what I continue to notice is that others all over the world are changing their beliefs. e-learning education elearning ILT virtual learning virtual schools WBT blended learning instructor led online learning wbtHow many.

eXtending the Web

Learning with e's

While I talked, as if by magic, the sun removed itself from Australia and New Zealand and reappeared outside my window. We live in exciting and challenging times, and we can expect to see a lot of changes taking place in the next few years in the world of education.

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Oculus Go: Our Take


We’ve also been pitched just about every new headset under the sun, so we have quite a high bar for quality. It simply connects to WiFi to download a virtual experience and then the user can enjoy the experience at any time, either using WiFi or completely offline. The Oculus Go is the beginning of a new world in which VR becomes more accessible in both price point and usability. Hardware virtual reality training vr oculus

LearnTrends: Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations

Experiencing eLearning

Official description: Thomson Reuters meets the challenge of supporting the learning and development of its employees across the world through the innovative use of technology and a strategy based on the 70:20:10 model. technologies including a ‘Learning Exchange’ based on Sun technology, a virtual Technology Institute and other global immersive eLearning solutions including a virtual world collaboration environment. Virtual World: Teleplace.

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education


In the early 1600s, a spectacle maker, Hans Lippershey , invented the telescope (at least in the Western world.) A radical idea (Earth revolves around the Sun). Virtual Reality is Already Changing the Way We Learn About the World.

CAC Teams: Think e-Design

Kapp Notes

This student team consisted of Mary Beyer, Spring Taylor, Hong Sun, and Heather Gee. Second Life is a web-based, Three Dimensional (3D) virtual, multi-learner online role-play environment.

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Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever


The Earth, Sun and Moon combine in a complex dance to produce a total eclipse that is visible somewhere on the Earth approximately every 18 months, but the Earth is a big place. With the edges of the Sun still showing as a thin band of light, the effect looks like a brilliant diamond ring.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world. It is meant to respond to a rapidly evolving digital world.

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Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

taken with my iPhone) In addition to hanging out on the train and in New York with a great group of folks who are really doing some forward thinking about online learning, virtual worlds and knowledge media, I also was able to hear the the Prime Minister of Ireland, Brian Cowen speak.

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#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Posing for a picture with former student Xiaomei (Ivy) Sun who is creating a lot of elearning in China. Walk a mile in digital shoes: The impact of embodied perspective-taking on the reduction of negative stereotyping in immersive virtual environments.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Regardless of learning modality – be it classroom, webinar, or virtual – the core design hasn’t changed since the industrial age. Just because the classroom is virtual, doesn’t mean we get to pat ourselves on the back and congratulate ourselves on our ingenuity.

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My first MOOC

Allison Rossett

First, the positives: I took a course from the world-class University of Edinburgh—and I took it for free. Participating in my first MOOC was akin to my early experiences exploring Second Life and other virtual worlds – something new and compelliong under the online-learning sun.

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Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education

ATD Learning Technologies

In the early 1600s, a spectacle maker, Hans Lippershey , invented the telescope (at least in the Western world.) a radical idea (Earth revolves around the Sun). Virtual Reality Is Already Changing the Way We Learn About the World.

Definition: Metaverse

Kapp Notes

A Metaverse is an online world in which there are no specific goals or objectives. It is a virtual world in which you create an avatar and then explore the world as that avatar. You are able to chat with others in the world and interact with there avatars.

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

Origin Learning

Facebook 5 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 10 Pinterest 1 Jan 11th and 13th saw me sunning it up (figuratively speaking) in the stimulating setting of The Hindu Lit for Life festival in Chennai. You may be asking yourself – can it be replicated, effectively , in the corporate world?

Fun and Games in June

Kapp Notes

Confirmed speakers and attendees include executives from Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Sony, THQ, Blizzard, Divide by Zero Games and Obsidian. The schedule for the two-day event, set for June 18-19, will include more than a dozen case study presentations that explore and analyze the use of games, simulations, virtual worlds and console games for learning and performance. Here are two game conferences which might be of interest.

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LearnTrends Live: Reuters case study

Jay Cross

Largest information company in the world. Our world is others. scenarios, virtual worlds. working with Sun on this. Thomas Reuters. Charles Jennings. 70/20/10: 80% of learning takes place outside of class. Learning through experience: 70%. Learning from others: 20%. Learning formally: 10%. Think of your major lessons. They weren’t formal, were they? Note: the 80/20 ratio for informal/formal was the case before networks kicked in.

Where is Everybody?

Kapp Notes

Here is an interesting article called Virtual World Marketing: Lots of Companies, Few Vistors (So Far). Hey, it's a social owners need to have people in the stores to speak with the visitors--to socialize.empty stores are not attractive to people in virtual spaces.

Out & About: A Change is Coming to Higher Ed

Kapp Notes

As Scott McNealy, Chairman of Sun stated: Technology has to play a huge role in education. They might meet with faculty and peers one day a week on campus, and then use simulations, virtual worlds and downloaded information the rest of the week to complete coursework. Read the more optimistic article that sparked this post titled Universities register for virtual future __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Toward the Future: Adapting to the characteristics of Workforce 2.0


And why more and more people want to join virtual teams who communicate via Skype while sipping coffee in their pajamas. Because remote work offers employees mobility and flexibility, like traveling the wide, wide world while holding down a full-time job.

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5 warrior strategies for modern CEOs

Playware Studios

The Special Air Service is a extremely decorated and storied unit of the British army, formed during the Second World War. The assessment, selection and training of special forces troops, anywhere in the world, are arguably the most mythical selection or training systems today. The Mongol Khans created the largest land empire the world has ever known. They trained for virtually every possibility, so when it occurred, they could react accordingly.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Sony and Its Own 3D World.Second Life Competitor?

Mark Oehlert

News is flowing out of GDC that Sony has unveiled plans for "Home" on the PS3 - according to Joystiq : " PlayStation Home is a virtual community of PS3 owners living togetherin both public and private environments.

6 Tips To Cut Online Training Costs With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool


In the world of eLearning, not starting with a plan can lead to unnecessary expenditure. They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Over time, the software can be upgraded so much that it’s virtually a new product.

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education

ATD Learning Technologies

In the early 1600s, a spectacle maker, Hans Lippershey , invented the telescope (at least in the Western world.) a radical idea (Earth revolves around the Sun). In my presentation at the ATD 2017 International Conference & Expo (ICE) I focus on three major innovations: virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and augmented intelligence. Virtual Reality Is Already Changing the Way We Learn About the World.

The Death of Training: Rumors Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Living in Learning

So…what is the next big thing in the world of training? Compare the earth to the sun and the earth is no longer the largest object. Open up the scope to include the sun and what we perceived as large is now small. Training did not shrink, the world of learning exploded in size around it. Training has company – information and knowledge – in this world of learning we live in.

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The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with e's

From the University of South Africa and the British Open University in the sixties to modern mega-universities, virtual universities and even Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), the massification of education at a distance has progressively advanced as technology gives the impetus.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

Today we’re really excited–we’re over in the world of learning & development (L&D) and we’re talking with Dr. Stella Lee. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). You leave your current world behind and you go into another world, completely.

Good e-learning: engaging, relevant and effective

Good To Great

Good To Great In pursuit of excellence: my view on the world of learning and training Skip to content Home A bit about me ← What characterises good e-learning? Escape to the sun → Like Be the first to like this post.

Deep Learning, Deliberate Practice, and Desirable Difficulties: An Interview with Patti Shank

Convergence Training

It’s sunny after a few days of snow here in Denver, CO, and as I was telling you earlier, any day without sun is a day that people in Colorado are antsy and anxious.

Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Sure, it’s great to have time to enjoy the sun, but time off can also produce anxiety. is asked frequently in organizations around the world. Do your global participants feel comfortable in your virtual classes?