Get Virtual! Designing Learning for Second Life

My friend and associate Paul Signorelli‘s ASTD Chapter is hosting an exciting event later this month on designing learning for Second Life in Second Life. Details follow.

Get Virtual! Designing Learning for Second Life
Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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.

Presenter: Mike Abrams is Vice President of Business Development at TBD Consulting, Inc. He is heavily involved in ASTD, currently as part of ASTD National’s Technology Team, and in the past as ASTD Chapter President. Mike also recently presented sessions on Second Life at the 2009 ASTD TechKnowledge® Conference.

Mike focuses on developing strategic partnerships with companies to enhance the learning function. He is an experienced Process Improvement specialist, and has expertise in all aspects of technology in training, such as LCMS, LMS, Online Collaboration, and e-learning. Mike is an experienced coach and facilitator, and is certified in Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II® and Wilson Learning Sales.

Register here: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=179630

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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Paul Signorelli
Paul Signorelli

Thanks so much for mentioning the event. Colleagues in the Chapter have worked for months to make the arrangements for this one, and we're very much looking forward to having the largest possible onsite and online audience available for the event. Hope your own presentation tomorrow night for your local ASTD Chapter goes very well, and hope anyone who didn't know you were about to do the event will check with you for details.

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