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Abstracts of Three Studies Related to Pedagogical Agents

Here are three interesting research abstracts about using avatars or pedagogical agents (fancy word for characters) in elearning. Abstract One This is a meta-analysis of 43 studies involving a pedagogical agent to facilitate learning. Schroeder, N. L., Adesope, O. O., & Gilbert, R. B. (2013). How Effective are Pedagogical Agents for Learning? A Meta-Analytic Review. […]

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#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones Here are the slides from my presentation, my workshop on “Games and Gamification” with Koreen Olbrish will be in another post. The “Immernet”: Immersive Learning through Games, Gamification and Virtual Worlds from Karl Kapp Here are […]

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Get those Avatars Moving!

A 3D virtual environment is not very exciting if the avatars are sitting in virtual chairs, in a virtual classroom looking at virtual PowerPoint, instead, get the avatars up and moving around. Here are some guidelines for encouraging interactivity in a 3D virtual space. Encouraging Learner Movement and Activity Develop activities to encourage learners to […]

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Final 2011 Learning in 3D Class

It was a great but quick summer semester for Learning in 3D. The last class we took a tour of some well known Second Life locations and discussed the educational implications while sitting around a camp fire. So the final questions are: What is the potential of 3D virtual immersive environments for learning? How far […]

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Fourth Summer 2011 Learning in 3D class

For this class, we were privileged to have Andrew Hughes, the president of Designing Digitally visit with us. And he gave us a tour of their browser-based 3D campus tour software. You can check out this video to an idea of what the student’s experienced on their tour. Andrew provided a great tour of all […]

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Third Summer 2011 “Learning in 3D Class”

Monday night in class we had the opportunity to check out VirtualU and see how it functioned. Here we are gathering to begin our journey to different worlds within VirtualU. It was a fascinating virtual environment that provided a number of great examples of how virtual environments can be used for instruction. The tour was […]

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Learning in 3D: First Class Summer 2011

The first class we once again ran into some technical difficulties. Second Life is being strange on our one island, it keeps throwing visitors into a perpetual teleport. This is really getting frustrating. One interesting thing we are doing this semester is to visit a number of different 3D virtual worlds so that students get […]

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A little about “Promise of 3D Environments for Learning and Collaboration”

Well designed virtual worlds serve as more than mere 3D doll houses; instead, they provide the connectivity across distances, the opportunity to rapidly prototype and the ability to provide diverse training venues. A three-dimensional virtual immersive environment provides an opportunity for employees to work together regardless of distance. While time zones still present a problem […]

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Resources from CSTD Webinar

Here are my slides and some resources I discussed during me presentation. Thanks everyone for attending. Hope everyone got some useful information for designing games and simulations for learning. The Role of Games and Simulations in Learning View more presentations from Karl Kapp. 1. An experience as an avatar can change a person’s real life perceptions. […]

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Resources from my presentation at Innovations in e-learning Symposium

Once again, hats of to Chris St. John and the group for a wonderful conference at George Mason University. The Innovations in E-Learning Symposium is really a top notch conference, small, intimate but with great attendees and speakers and I really like how both industry old timers (like me) and Ph.D. candidates both get a […]

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