Virtual Worlds

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....

Nov 17, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 5: Encouraging Adoption

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

This is the second entry based on my conversations with Dr. Keysha Gamor, a fellow aficionado of 3D learning. In the last...

Oct 5, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 4: From Virtual Reality to Virtual Worlds

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the SALT conference in Arlington, VA. While there, I was fortunate enough to meet...

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...

Mar 22, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice, Part 3: The View from IBM

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

[This article explores the impact that IBM has had on the use of VIEs in business. Today’s entry is the first of...

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...

Feb 7, 2010

Virtual Immersive Environments: From Theory to Practice

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference at Las Vegas. I had a great time and met...

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference at Las Vegas. I had a great time and met...

Jan 14, 2010

Learning in 3D: Multiple Perspectives

I was so excited when Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll invited me aboard the blog tour, I took the liberty of inviting...

I was so excited when Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll invited me aboard the blog tour, I took the liberty of inviting...

Jan 14, 2010

Learning in 3D: Bringing Businesses Aboard

I’m an excitable boy; I admit that. I’m so fascinated by the possibilities of new tools and technologies for learning, that I...

I’m an excitable boy; I admit that. I’m so fascinated by the possibilities of new tools and technologies for learning, that I...

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