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The life, death & afterlife of virtual worlds in education &     training     Dr. Allen Partridge | Adobe eLearning Evange...
What’s a virtual world?                                                                                  Online Community ...
Is Bill Nye (the Science Guy) Dead?© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   3
What does the life cycle of an emerging technology look like?© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe...
The Gartner Hype Cycle© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   5
Life: 2007 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies                                                                   ...
Death: Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2012                                                                 ...
As far as popular culture is concerned, disillusionment = death© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Ado...
Bill Nye (the Science Guy) is not dead© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   9
Nor is education in Virtual Worlds dead© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   10
Loyalist College: Ontario – Training Immigration & Customs© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Co...
My Unusual Vantage Point© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   12
Power Company in American Southeast using SL to train  Electricians© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved....
Firefighter & Emergency Responder Training© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   14
© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
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The Life, Death and Afterlife of Virtual Worlds for Education & Training

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This is the 2012 LearnX Presentation that I did in Melbourne. Some of the slides may seem a bit odd out of context, but you'll get the gist of it if you're just patient. ;)

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  • A virtual world is an online community that takes the form of a computer-based simulated environment through which users can interact with one another and use and create objects.(Bishop, J. (2009). Enhancing the understanding of genres of web-based communities: The role of the ecological cognition framework. International Journal of Web-Based Communities, 5(1), 4-17.)
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    1. 1. The life, death & afterlife of virtual worlds in education & training Dr. Allen Partridge | Adobe eLearning Evangelist© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    2. 2. What’s a virtual world? Online Community Simulated Environment Facilitates Interactions • With other people • With the simulated environment Bishop, J. (2009). Enhancing the understanding of genres of web-based communities: The role of the ecological cognition framework. International Journal of Web-Based Communities, 5(1), 4-17.© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 2
    3. 3. Is Bill Nye (the Science Guy) Dead?© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 3
    4. 4. What does the life cycle of an emerging technology look like?© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 4
    5. 5. The Gartner Hype Cycle© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 5
    6. 6. Life: 2007 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Virtual Worlds© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 6
    7. 7. Death: Gartner’s Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies 2012 Virtual Worlds© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 7
    8. 8. As far as popular culture is concerned, disillusionment = death© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 8
    9. 9. Bill Nye (the Science Guy) is not dead© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 9
    10. 10. Nor is education in Virtual Worlds dead© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 10
    11. 11. Loyalist College: Ontario – Training Immigration & Customs© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 11
    12. 12. My Unusual Vantage Point© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 12
    13. 13. Power Company in American Southeast using SL to train Electricians© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 13
    14. 14. Firefighter & Emergency Responder Training© 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 14
    15. 15. © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
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