Learning in 3-D: Using the 3-D Web to Create Online Learning
Karl Kapp and Matthew Monahan
This informative full-day workshop examines the 3D world of Second Life from the perspective of a learner in Second Life. You should have some familiarity with Second Life and have visited the application once or twice to gain some initial comfort with the environment. During the workshop, you will become an avatar within Second Life and experience building, manipulating objects and learning within the 3D space. The emphasis will be on applying specific learning archetypes to foster learning within the 3D space. You will learn how to create Guided Tours, Scavenger Hunts, Conceptual Orienteering environments, Operational Applications, Role Plays, Critical incidents and other forms of interactive 3D learning events. You will gain hands on experience creating a mini-lesson in a 3D space and then presenting that lesson to others.
Fee: Member $405/Nonmember $505
Interesting, we are staying in a Hilton hotel. The same Hilton hotel family that just launched a virtual simulations for training its employees.
This great article, Hospitality Training Takes on Virtual Feel at Hilton. Explains how the Hilton Garden Inn hotel is creating a virtual learning environment where real-world hotel staff can further enhance their training and guest interaction.
In the environment, team members will play the role of a front-desk service agent or sign up for a position in housekeeping, food and beverage, engineering/maintenance or front desk. The game called Ultimate Team Play allows hotel team members to play their hotel-specific role and for them to see how their various actions directly affect the guest and the hotel.
As the article states, the game is designed based on scenarios that could play out at an actual Hilton Garden Inn hotel.
Players will have to stop and decide what their best courses of action will be to make sure they are able to fulfill a guest’s request and/or complete a specific job task within a limited time. Their immediate or non-immediate actions toward guests—since guest interaction will be the primary focus of the game— will directly affect the mood of the guest as well as the hotel’s Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking (SALT) scores
Check out the article and see for yourself how the hotel chain is attempting to make the name Hilton famous for something other than its well known but mis-guided heiress, Paris Hilton.
Thanks to Jane Bozarth for the article link.
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