Learning in 3D Galleys Done and 3DTLC this Week

Karl Kapp and I got the galleys for the book yesterday. It looks GREAT!

Here is a look at the cover:

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On Wednesday at 3DTLC I will be doing a Chapter by Chapter Highlight and cover 4 or five cases to demonstrate how early adopters are leveraging 3D to improve their competitive position in the market.

Here is a short rundown of the Chapters:
Part I: Exploring the Possibilities
The first part of this book revolves around three words: Progress, Problems, and Possibilities.

Chapter 1, Here Comes the Immersive Internet, answers the following questions: What is the Immersive Internet, and how is it impacting the businesses that the learning function serves? It describes how Immersive Internet technology has progressed to a point at which it is beginning to redefine both society and industry. This chapter also examines how business-as-usual is becoming “business unusual” as a result of the convergence of four technology vectors that are driving the business environment towards the creation of new economic platforms based on social production.

Chapter 2, Learning to Change, answers the following questions: What is wrong with the learning function’s current approach to addressing business unusual, and why must it change? It describes the problems that a modern-day organization faces due to its inability to adapt and change as rapidly as the environment within which it operates. This chapter also highlights the growing disconnect between the learning needs of the modern-day enterprise and the ability of the traditional learning function to address them.

Chapter 3, Escaping Flatland, answers the following questions: What is 3D learning, and why is it better suited to meet the needs of business unusual? It explores the possibilities of a new learning paradigm that is enabled by the same Immersive Internet technologies that are revolutionizing business. This chapter also introduces two vignettes that compare a “Flatland” 2D learning experience to an immersive and engaging 3D learning experience.
As was the case in building a house, once the possibility space has been explored, the next step focuses on architecture.

Part II: Building a Blueprint
The second part of this book revolves around three words: Principles, Archetypes, and Examples.

Chapter 4, Architecting Learning Experiences, answers the following questions: What are the 3D learning design principles, and how are they applied to create a 3D learning experience blueprint? It describes the key design principles required to build engaging 3D learning experiences. This chapter also presents a comprehensive 3D learning architecture that can be applied to create a blueprint that ensures alignment and balance in the design of compelling 3D learning experiences.

Chapter 5, Designing by Archetype, answers the following question: How can learning archetypes be applied as building blocks in the design of engaging 3D learning experiences? It describes eleven learning archetypes that form the basic building blocks for creating 3D learning experiences. This chapter also presents comprehensive definitions of each archetype and provides examples of how the building blocks can be applied to create compelling 3D learning experiences.

Chapter 6, Learning from Experience, answers the following questions: Who has successfully designed 3D learning experiences, and what can be learned from their experience? It describes nine case studies of successful 3D learning experience designs and maps these designs back to the archetypes that were used to create them.

As was the case in building a house, once the blueprint has been created, the next step focuses on execution.

Part III: Breaking New Ground
The third part of this book revolves around three words: Process, Adoption, and Rules

Chapter 7, Overcoming Being Addled by ADDIE, answers the following question: How does the traditional ADDIE process change when it is applied to create 3D learning experiences? It describes how the existing ADDIE process must be augmented to address the nuances associated with analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating 3D learning experiences.

Chapter 8, Steps to Successful Enterprise Adoption, answers the following question: What key steps are required to drive adoption of 3D learning experiences within the enterprise? It describes the steps required to drive adoption of 3D learning experiences by mapping them to the diffusion of innovation attractiveness criteria: Relative Advantage, Compatibility, Complexity, Trialability, and Observability.

Chapter 9, Rules from Revolutionaries, answers the following questions: Who else has successfully driven 3D learning adoption, and what can be learned from their experience? It presents four essays from front-line revolutionaries who share their insights on how they changed the rules and convinced their organizations to adopt 3D learning.

Part IV: Just Beyond the Horizon
The final part of this book revolves around one word: Future.

Chapter 10, Back to the Future, answers the following questions: What’s next for 3D learning, and what will things look like in 2020? It describes a maturity model that argues that immersive technologies will evolve from learning to eventually encompassing all work activity and how you can move your organization toward that eventuality. It also presents two essays that envision the future of 3D learning from two of the industry’s leading visionaries.

In short, the ten chapters in this book can be summarized in ten simple words: Progress, Problems, Possibilities, Principles, Archetypes, Examples, Processes, Adoption, Rules, and Future.

Look forward to sharing my insights with you at the conference!

See y’all in San Jose

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  1. Best of luck with the book and the conference. The momentum for immersive learning is so strong at the moment and here in the UK, the demand for solutions that go way beyond passive digital pedagogy is growing. Industry too is looking for ways to improve its training/HR resources cost-effectively. We’re working with the Institute of Education (based in London) and Dr Kenn Fisher, a leading educational planner and Associate Professor Melbourne University on an Archi-Me interactive model of a school to be used as a teaching and learning tool that enables users to design, explore and modify custom learning spaces. Archi-Me (www.archi-me.com) is a unique solution that enables designers to create fully interactive 3D virtual environments from already-constructed CAD models. Models can be exported as a software application or made available for use on a website, allowing remote users to interact fully. Any 3D CAD model – from a teaching environment, to a yacht, a car to a golf course or holiday resort, can be transformed, creating a high-quality model to be explored by people using avatars in much the same way as a computer game, with every element customisable. People can modify the environment – moving furniture and fixtures, change the lighting and communicate with each other as well as test for special needs – wheelchair access for example. This means that any problems and issues can be resolved before construction starts – saving time and costs.

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