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Monday, August 13, 2007

Try Before You Buy

Over at, they have a great article called Real $3.1M mansion causes a virtual stir.

To quote the beginning of the article "Flipping through the real estate section is so yesterday -- touring an exact replica of a home for sale in Second Life is what's in store tomorrow."

Is your training so yesterday? While instructor-led training will always have a place in corporate and academic institutions...isn't it time we seriously looked at other alternatives like 3D worlds, including gadgets in the classroom and figuring out how to automate simple process that we train people to do daily? The goal of designers of instruction is to design environments, experiences and instruction that is realistic, efficient and effective...3D worlds offer some of these advantages.

Let's not have the learning and development folks be the last ones to miss out on this new direction in learning. See some examples of how to use Second Life for education in this video created by some of the students in my Learning in 3D Class. I think it tells a compelling story.

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Sean FitzGerald said...

What a great video! SLurls (Second Life URLs) to many of the examples cited and more are available in this (developing) resource - Educational Uses of Second Life.

Col said...

Great video Karl, thanks.

(Now we just need one telling us how to convince the IT team that this isn't in fact some kind of diabolical threat to the security of the network :)

Karl Kapp said...


Thanks for the great link. And a great resource.


Karl Kapp said...


Thanks for the note, not sure what kind of video can perform the miracle you suggest :)

Alan said...

Karl and students- Let me add another note of congrats for an excellently produced intro to SL video. It even speaks more to the power of a user generated world that this was a student created production.

We've added it to our NMC Video Jukebox at