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.

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Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: Synchronized Web Browsing

InSync Training

This is the sixth post in a series of seven titled Virtual Classroom Tool Design Basics: A Virtual Engagement Primer. Virtual training design doesn''t need to be difficult - but designers do need a working knowledge of the features each virtual classroom tool provides. If you are an experienced virtual classroom designer, please build on the basics and share your expertise. Synchronized Web Browsing. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design

Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare. Tags: virtual immersive environment 3D Book 3D worlds

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. So one can gather data from all over the web and place it into a neat timeline or even a visual flipbook.(as 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.

Learnlets » Virtual Worlds?

Clark Quinn

The Virtual LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

However, there now is a new title to add to this diagram – The Anatomy of a Virtual LMS Administrator. What has become interesting about this role is that some associations are looking at the possibility of a virtual LMS Administrator. The virtual aspect of the job is also a benefit for the employee. Having a virtual administrator also means that an association can expand their job reach to any part of the country or world.

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.

The Top 5 Virtual Instructor-Led Training Platforms For 2021

Roundtable Learning

When you think of virtual meetings or online conferencing, what platforms come to mind? Well, in addition to these two major players in the virtual instructor-led training (VILT) realm, there are other virtual training platforms to consider. . Virtual backgrounds.

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“.

Why More And More Organizations Are Using Virtual Conference Software

Dan Keckan

Virtual conference software is all the rage in the corporate world. Web Conferencing Software eLearning eBooks Remote Working Web Conferencing Software Vendors Web Conferencing ToolsBut why are so many organizations using it in their L&D programs?

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.

Virtual Classrooms: The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up Your Online Course

Pinlearn

All thanks to new technologies, yet another image of classrooms is evolving to include much more than this traditional image – online class setup or Virtual Classrooms. What is a virtual classroom? There has been a steep boost in the popularity of virtual classrooms recently.

The Extensive World of E-Learning- The World Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Dynamic Pixel

Today the world of E-learning is progressing at a fast pace. Also known as digital learning, it has been widely acknowledged by students all over the world. As time passed, the World Wide Web came into existence.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

The corporate sector is exploring a whole new world. Which world? The virtual world. What is a virtual world? A virtual world is a computer-generated environment that more-or-less replicates the real world. Arguably the best known virtual world today is Second Life. Each account owner creates a character (or avatar ) which appears in the virtual world in – typically – human form. web 2.0

Engaging Participants 4: Virtual Engagement

Your Training Edge

Most organizations have turned to various forms of online and virtual training because it is cost effective, it reaches a wide audience, and it serves many generations of learners. But we can’t forget that virtual training is not simply there to take the pressure off of the classroom staff. Virtual training, in all of its forms, must be engaging, just as if the content was being delivered in a classroom.

Virtual Bookshelf: Your All-You-Can-Read Digital Library

Kitaboo

What is a virtual bookshelf? As the name suggests, a virtual bookshelf is an online space that allows you to store the books you are reading or track the ones that you want to read in a virtual environment. A virtual bookshelf is one such area that is entirely dedicated to books.

Clarity needed around Web 3.0

Clark Quinn

A recent report of theirs, Better, Smarter, Faster: How Web 3.0 will Transform Learning in High-Performing Organizations , makes a mistake in it’s extension of a definition of Web 3.0, Their definition: Web 3.0 I’ve presented before my interpretation of Web 3.0, As such, their first component of their three parts includes the semantic web. The mobile web is really not fundamentally a shift. But without that, it’s just web 1.0

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Why you should adopt Virtual Reality in Education Industry?

CHRP-INDIA

With technology flying high, education is reached and delivered to every corner of the world. It is found that 91% of educators rely greatly on web searches and the rest for information on educational tools. Today, Virtual Reality , immersive technology has stolen the modern generation.

Virtual Reality Real-Time Use Cases

CHRP-INDIA

Virtual Reality Technology is being used in many verticals in various capacities, very often inculcating job processes and training or introducing a fresh concept to a large section of the audience. Thus, it’s an easy statement to make that Virtual Reality is bringing mass revolution and is certainly here to stay. The Virtual Reality initiative taken by Volvo helped them accomplish a million impressions and they even were published in PCMag.

Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education

Web Courseworks

This was a virtual reality experience called “The Cubicle” (check it out here.) What I experienced stunned me and completely changed my views on virtual reality. What I thought was a gimmick turned out to be an immersive experience into a variety of different worlds. This blog post isn’t intended to be a primer on virtual reality (VR). (If The post Virtual Reality: The Next Frontier in Adult Education appeared first on Web Courseworks.

3 Benefits a Blended Virtual Onboarding Plan Brings to Your In-House and Remote Workers

Obsidian Learning

In the past, virtual learning assets (microlearning, video, etc.) As we look forward, such assets will be the essential pillars of blended virtual onboarding. As the world turns, markets become global, internet speeds faster—and a virus wreaks havoc world-wide.

The tribal web

Learning with 'e's

This series has explored the notion of digital tribes and clans, and has applied these concepts to those who consistently inhabit virtual spaces. Attempting to categorise the behaviour of online users into distinct tribal characteristics can be problematic, because behaviour in virtual worlds (and indeed in the real world) is ultimately diverse and often chaotic or inconsistent. Virtual clans 6.

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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

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

G-Cube

The benefits of continuous training in the corporate world are many and agreed upon by all. Virtual classrooms have emerged as the bridge between classroom-based trainings and self-paced e-learning – bringing together the accessibility and effectiveness of classroom-based trainings as well as ease of use of e-learning. For some time, the virtual classroom remained a luxury available only to large organizations, thanks to the high tech infrastructure that this technology required.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. A metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning. The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. This is similar to the Web 2.0 Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

eXtending the Web

Learning with e's

eXtending the Web - New and Emerging Learning Technologies View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. My subject was "The eXtended Web - New and Emerging Learning Technologies" - it was essentially a gaze into the future of e-learning where smart mobile technologies create a ubiquitous learning context, and where semantic software predicts your needs even before you ask the computer. education Web 3.0 augmented reality semantic web virtual reality learning Web 2.0

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Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

Web Conferencing Pricing. I mean I care more they are on the call, than where they are physically in the virtual world. Separate pricing for webinars versus web meetings – Sure there are vendors that do not, but more on the whole that do. and sharing them with folks in the conference, including PPT too; web touring, scheduling meetings/conferences, registration links, reminders; viewing via webcam or whatever web video device you are using.

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Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space

Kapp Notes

First, Metaplace announced it will be closing its virtual doors on January 1, 2010 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. You can add content from other web locations like Amazon or videos as well.

Overcoming the Objection: 3D Virtual Worlds Look Too Much Like a Game

Kapp Notes

One of the great things about writing Learning in 3D is that we got to work with some great people doing some really innovative and exciting things in 3D and discuss how they got started working in 3D and, as important, we asked them how they overcame common objections from management and others in terms of implementing 3D virtual immersive environments into their organization. Here is her advice when someone says that 3D worlds look too much like a game. Tags: 3D worlds

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).

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have written about the impact of various shifts and trends like globalization, work fragmentation, ubiquitous network and access to the mobile web, social media, and the economy of individuals on the way we work and learn in the following posts: Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World , Working out Loud and Serendipity and The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.

Vmware ESXI Nested Virtualization

Cloudshare

One of the benefits of nested virtualization is running multiple hypervisors on the same host server. This includes ESXi hypervisors , which can be installed as a virtual machines. The solution, commonly referred to as Nested ESXi, opens the door to a lot of interesting use cases such as development and testing , virtual training , or virtual sales demos and POCs. ” – “Isn’t normal Virtualization good enough anymore?” Virtual Sales Demos.

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces. The use of web based resources and networked computers enable students to enter worlds previously inaccessible, allowing them to explore within that imagined world we call 'cyberspace'. In the virtual learning environment, there are no boundaries, because there are no physical classrooms, laboratories or libraries.

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. Here are some of the ways you can use to make a virtual training session interactive for everyone. How To Make Virtual Training Interactive.

The College Tour Right of Passage–Done Virtually

Kapp Notes

has created a product known as “ 3D Virtual Campus Tours.”. Virtual dorm room, just hit "reset" and it automatically cleans itself. The first tour they created and launched was a 3D virtual campus tour for The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) utilizing the award-winning Unity development platform for games and interactive 3D. And thus the innovative and exciting 3D Virtual Campus Tours. Virtual world developer Designing Digitally, Inc.

Web 3.0 Presentation – The Way Forward?

Upside Learning

Having mentioned Web 3.0 Last evening, this particular slide share presentation about Web 3.0 Interesting to see that in the world of Web 3.0 , eLearning will actually transform from a content delivery and tracking mechanism. It was also nice to see that some of the technologies that we’ve been experimenting with – like Augmented Reality and Virtuality – feature in the presentation. Web 3.0: Web 3.0

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