Learning in 3D

Dec 14, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 6: It’s a Poor Craftsman Who Blames His Tools

I’ve been a musician for most of my life, and over the last several years I’ve focused my energy on the mandolin. The mandolin is a diabolically complex little instrument, and I became fascinated with the way they were constructed. So, perhaps ill-advisedly, I purchased a mandolin kit and set about building one myself. Initially, I thought it turned out rather well, looking like this: And I kept feeling that way until I played it. The tone was not unlike a cat battling a raccoon in a submarine. I was crestfallen; I had used the same tools and the same materials as the pros, and it looked pretty good. Why wouldn’t...

I’ve been a musician for most of my life, and over the last several years I’ve focused my energy on the mandolin....

Jun 23, 2010

Affordances in Virtual Immersive Environments (or, When is a Chair not a Chair?)

A few months back, I interviewed Chuck Hamilton about the way Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) are used at IBM. One of the...

A few months back, I interviewed Chuck Hamilton about the way Virtual Immersive Environments (VIEs) are used at IBM. One of the...

Feb 23, 2010

Virtually There: The Top Ten Best Practices for Implementing Virtual Worlds

I’m hoping you’ll join me on March 24, 2010 at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, FL. Besides the obvious...

I’m hoping you’ll join me on March 24, 2010 at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, FL. Besides the obvious...

Feb 15, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 2: A Matter of Life and Death

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

[This is part 2 of series that started here. I met Dr. Glynn Cavin at this year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference. He shared...

Jan 6, 2010

Virtual Worlds Year in Review

I’ll start by saying I’m hardly the first blogger to write about the state of Virtual Worlds in learning. Many have gone...

I’ll start by saying I’m hardly the first blogger to write about the state of Virtual Worlds in learning. Many have gone...