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Can immersive environments replace traditional training and education? Is a 3D environment better than turning a page? What advantages does 3D have over a flat screen?
Metanomics host Robert Bloomfield interviewed Tony O’Driscoll and Karl Kapp on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 12 p.m. PST, where they discussed learning, training and education in 3D environments. Their book, ‘Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration’, includes topics such as learner interaction, virtual environments as used by physicians and many more.
Authors Tony O’Driscoll and Karl Kapp discussed their recently published book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration.
Tony and Karl described how Immersive Virtual Environments are being leveraged to add value to enterprise learning and collaboration. They also shared a number of case studies from early adopters who have applied this technology to improve organizational performance. Finally, they delved more deeply into a 3D learning design approach and set of archetypes that are core to creating a differentiated learning 3D learning experience.
They also discussed their popular “Rules from Revolutionaries” chapter where they have created a “Top Ten” list of rules they have culled from reviewing successful Immersive Virtual Environment implementations.
From the book:
Corporations, academic institutions, and government agencies must develop a clear understanding of how virtual immersive environments will impact global interactions, knowledge transfer, work transactions, and existing learning paradigms.
Learning in 3D empowers forward-thinking executives, managers, faculty members, and training professionals to design, develop, and collaborate in the rapidly emerging field of 3D immersive environments.
Robert Bloomfield interviewed the two authors, Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., a professor of instructional technology and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. Tony O’Driscoll, is a Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
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Tony O’Driscoll, Ed.D., is a professor of 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.
You can keep up with Tony’s musings on his popular “Learning Matters” blog.
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.
He received his Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. In Bloomsburg’s graduate program, he teaches the capstone course in which students are formed into “companies,” write a business plan, receive an e-learning Request for Proposal (RFP), write a 40-page proposal, develop a working prototype, and present their solution to representatives from various learning and e-learning corporations throughout the United States.
As a professor of instructional technology, Karl was instrumental in forming Bloomsburg’s on-line E-Learning Developer’s Certificate which provides on-line education to instructional designers who want to transition to developing on-line instruction. He has taught online learning courses to students from all over the world.