Designing Learning in SecondLife

  • 21 Apr 2009
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club

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Virtual worlds are proving to be engaging, rewarding and fun ways of delivering learning, with user satisfaction levels far higher than standard e-learning offerings. For the learner, the attraction of the virtual worlds lies in the ability to participate in learning environments that emulate real world scenarios with stunning graphics and storylines. Virtual worlds also open up the possibility for learners to engage in multiple events simultaneously, thus greatly increasing an individual’s learning capacity. And, virtual meetings lower costs by reducing the need for travel or expensive long distance conference call services.

Virtual worlds/realities are becoming essential tools for all learning professionals – even for those who are not simply catering to the interests of the Millennials (Gen Y). And, you don’t need to be a programmer to make it happen. These tools have been created to enable practitioners to easily design and deliver effective learning programs, with just a bit of education and practice. Come and participate in a full-feature session that will redefine your thinking on learning.

Second Life participants will participate in a Faciltation Course in Second Life, where they will be able to learn and practice facilitating in avatar form. This will be seen simultaneously by the real-world audience. Participants in Second Life will be learning and demonstrating these skills to both audiences! Come join us online for some interactive learning, networking and fun!

If you register to attend online in Second Life you will receive an email with your training pass and instructions to get to our location.

Our Presenter Mike Abrams: Learn from a Second Life master: Mike Abrams is a leading speaker on the subject of Second Life for learning. Mike recently spoke about Second Life at the 2009 ASTD TechKnowledge® Conference, and he regularly gives talks on a range of Second Life topics around the country. In addition to his expert status in online collaboration, he has expertise in all aspects of technology in training, e-learning, and process improvement. Mike is an experienced coach and facilitator, and is certified in Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II® and Wilson Learning Sales.

Mike is a key player in ASTD, currently serving on the ASTD National Technology Team, and as a past ASTD Chapter President. As VP of Business Development at TBD Consulting, Inc., Mike focuses on developing strategic partnerships with companies to enhance the learning function.


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