Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 30, 2009 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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Praise for Learning in 3D

"Learning is the key to our future and powerful learning will result from immersive, interactive, and creative 3D designs. Tony O'Driscoll and Karl Kapp have written a disruptive book about a disruptive technology that we all need to explore. This is a must read!" —Elliott Masie, chair, The LearningCONSORTIUM

"Karl Kapp and Tony O'Driscoll are, amazingly, both the best theorists and practitioners in using virtual worlds in every type of educational venue. Many will love their vision, but I am more hooked on their practicality and hand-holding."—Clark Aldrich, author, Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds: Strategies for Online Instruction

"Kapp and O'Driscoll nailed it. The right balance of case studies, theories and practical advice for any organization pursing the use of virtual worlds for learning. If you are interested in virtual worlds for learning and collaboration, this book is for you." —David A. Manning, managing partner, Performance Development Group

"The big contribution of Learning in 3D is that it provides research informed guidance and practical tips and techniques for using 3D virtual environments to achieve real business results...the case studies are outstanding." —Lisa Clune, president, Kaplan EduNeering

"As the world makes its way through a period of significant change, Learning in 3D couldn't come at a better time. Today, organizations and individuals are being challenged to make the most of learning collaboratively. This book stimulates our thinking on how to maximize the impact of technology, while providing a practical blueprint—with 'revolutionary' examples—of how to bring a new dimension to learning." —John Malitoris, regional managing director, Duke Corporate Education

"Tony O'Driscoll and Karl Kapp remind us that learning is the fourth dimension—and the one that really counts in collaboration. A must-read for the future of learning in environments virtual and otherwise." —Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English at Duke University and co-director HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition.


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"3D Learning" is a multi-faceted resource for creating learning environments in a three-dimensional virtual world (in the vein of Second Life). In it, Kapp and O'Driscoll make a case for why you might ... Read full review

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Participated in an online reading group, exploring the notions of this book on 3D learning and its impact on the future of learning in organizations. The book does raise some important issues that ... Read full review


Getting Started
The Best Way to Read This Book
Continuing the Discussion
The Invisibly Pervasive Web
Welcome to the Webvolution
Social Production Comes of Age
The Immersive Internet Singularity
Business Unusual
Implications for Trainers and Educators
Diffusion of Innovations
Crafting the Business or Education Case for VIEs
Implementation Considerations
Implications for Learning Professionals
Meet the Revolutionaries
Essay Format and Questions

Challenging Classroom Captivation
A Preoccupation with Productivity
Seven Scary Problems with the Status Quo
Compounded Marginalization
Networked Learning
Learning to Change
A Brave New Learning World
From Interactivity to Engagement
The Seven Sensibilities of VIEs
Synthesizing the Sensibilities
Implications for Trainers and Educators
Avoiding the BuggyWhip Experience
3D Learning Experience Design Principles
Synthesizing the Principles
From Principles to Macrostructures
From Macrostructures to Archetypes and Sensibilities
Achieving Architectural Alignment
Implications for Learning Professionals
Creation of the Archetypes
Defining the Archetypes
Instructional Goals
Follow the Leaders
Diversity and Inclusion with Virtual Worlds
Experiencing an Inventory Observation
Witnessing History in Virtual Worlds Kristallnacht‚ The November 1938 Pogroms
Virtual FirstResponder Learning Experience
Virtual Border Service Officer Training
Teaching Rhetoric in a Virtual Environment
Environmental Science in a Virtual Green Home
Creating a Virtual Challenge for Global Graduates
Hosting Virtual Academy of Technology Events
Avoiding the Virtual Ghost Town
Development Team
Design Points for Virtual Learning Worlds
Leveraging the ADDIE Model
StepbyStep Designing Process
Working with a ThirdParty Virtual World Vendor
Essay 1
Essay 2
Essay 3
Essay 4
Rules from Revolutionaries
Moving from 2D to 3D
3D Learning Maturity Model
Defining Virtual Worlds
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 6
Chapter 10
The Contributors

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About the author (2009)

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor of instructional technology in Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology Department and is the assistant director of the Institute for Interactive Technologies. He is a frequent speaker, consultant, scholar, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology, and business operations. He has published hundreds of articles, whitepapers, and industry reports on the topics of organizational learning, instructional technologies, and virtual worlds. He has written several books, including Winning e-Learning Proposals and Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning and is regularly interviewed by magazine, television, and radio outlets.

Tony O'Driscoll, Ed.D.,is a professor of the practice at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he also serves as executive director of Fuqua's Center for IT and Media; a research center dedicated to understanding the strategic, structural, and business model issues emerging from these vibrant and volatile industry sectors. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Information Sciences Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. He has also written for respected professional journals such as Harvard Business Review, Strategy and Business, Supply Chain Management Review and Chief Learning Officer magazine.

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