Virtual Collaboration Technologies for Action Learning                IFAL Conference London                      27 Octob...
Potential Opportunities to use Action LearningAction learning can be a useful, even revelatory, experienceat times of chan...
Described BenefitsThere is vast potential to explore our work, our selves, ourself-awareness and our responsibilities. Peo...
Virtual EnvironmentsNew Ways of Doing Things   Teleconferencing   Virtual Classrooms   Skype   Virtual Worlds   What’...
Virtual Environments / Worldsin Perspective     Immersive Technology Strategies           www.davidwortley.com
Virtual Worlds are NOT New  Immersive Technology Strategies        www.davidwortley.com
Virtual Worlds       Immersive Technology Strategies             www.davidwortley.com
Virtual Worlds FacilitationThe good guide / mentor / facilitator unlocks       the potential of virtual worlds    Immersiv...
Virtual Worlds and LearningUK Teacher Tim Rylands uses Myst as a virtual      world catalyst to teach literacy    Immersiv...
What Virtual Worlds do for us Encourage imagination Support exploration Create opportunities Help understanding Engag...
TeleconferencingVery cheap and easy to set up but what are the         advantages and challenges ?     Immersive Technolog...
Virtual ClassroomAdds video and graphics plus text chat and breakout facilities           what are the benefits and challe...
Skype and Instant MessagingSkype, Windows Messenger and Facebook provide tools to            connect individuals and group...
Virtual WorldsMeet in an immersive virtual space with your own avatar         What are the benefits and challenges ?      ...
New Kids on the BlockGoogle is combining social networking with virtual meeting                 spaces for “hang-outs”    ...
Virtual Environments / WorldsChallenges and Opportunities     Immersive Technology Strategies           www.davidwortley.com
TrustHow do virtual environments affect trust and perception ?          Immersive Technology Strategies                www...
Common Understanding ? Do virtual worlds bring new challenges to learning ?         Immersive Technology Strategies       ...
Necessary Skills   Can bringing together multiple disciplines andbackgrounds add to the action learning experience ?      ...
Visualising DataDoes the ability to visualise information and concepts in    richer ways add to the learning effectiveness...
The Role of the Facilitator  How are the action learning roles of presenter and    facilitator affected by virtual environ...
Personal Summary and ConclusionVirtual environments for learning activities are as old aslearning itself and can, used to ...
Questions  Immersive Technology Strategies        www.davidwortley.com
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  1. 1. Virtual Collaboration Technologies for Action Learning IFAL Conference London 27 October 2011 David Wortley FRSA www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  2. 2. Potential Opportunities to use Action LearningAction learning can be a useful, even revelatory, experienceat times of change, when it is necessary to look at new waysof doing things.Similarly, action learning is likely to be helpful when we arefaced with major challenges or when we need newperspectives, not only on the external situations or issues aspresented but also on our internal selves and our workingrelationships. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  3. 3. Described BenefitsThere is vast potential to explore our work, our selves, ourself-awareness and our responsibilities. People often say thataction learning simply gives them the time and space theyaren’t normally able to find.With the objective challenge and support of the group, setmembers are able to create an objective narrative aroundissues. They can refer back to this and learn from it, not onlyfrom the exploration of the issue itself but from the flushingout of any underlying assumptions and mental models whichmay or may not have been helpful. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  4. 4. Virtual EnvironmentsNew Ways of Doing Things  Teleconferencing  Virtual Classrooms  Skype  Virtual Worlds  What’s Next Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  5. 5. Virtual Environments / Worldsin Perspective Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  6. 6. Virtual Worlds are NOT New Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  7. 7. Virtual Worlds Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  8. 8. Virtual Worlds FacilitationThe good guide / mentor / facilitator unlocks the potential of virtual worlds Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  9. 9. Virtual Worlds and LearningUK Teacher Tim Rylands uses Myst as a virtual world catalyst to teach literacy Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  10. 10. What Virtual Worlds do for us Encourage imagination Support exploration Create opportunities Help understanding Engage our interest Develop networks Build relationships Save travel costs Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  11. 11. TeleconferencingVery cheap and easy to set up but what are the advantages and challenges ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  12. 12. Virtual ClassroomAdds video and graphics plus text chat and breakout facilities what are the benefits and challenges ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  13. 13. Skype and Instant MessagingSkype, Windows Messenger and Facebook provide tools to connect individuals and groups Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  14. 14. Virtual WorldsMeet in an immersive virtual space with your own avatar What are the benefits and challenges ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  15. 15. New Kids on the BlockGoogle is combining social networking with virtual meeting spaces for “hang-outs” Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  16. 16. Virtual Environments / WorldsChallenges and Opportunities Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  17. 17. TrustHow do virtual environments affect trust and perception ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  18. 18. Common Understanding ? Do virtual worlds bring new challenges to learning ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  19. 19. Necessary Skills Can bringing together multiple disciplines andbackgrounds add to the action learning experience ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  20. 20. Visualising DataDoes the ability to visualise information and concepts in richer ways add to the learning effectiveness ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  21. 21. The Role of the Facilitator How are the action learning roles of presenter and facilitator affected by virtual environments ? Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  22. 22. Personal Summary and ConclusionVirtual environments for learning activities are as old aslearning itself and can, used to best effect add real value tosupporting the learner using action learning methodologiesToday’s immersive technologies and virtual environmentscreate new and innovative opportunities to extend the reachand effectiveness of action learning but the application ofthese technologies to action learning needs to be exploredmore fully to address the range of opportunities andchallenges. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  23. 23. Questions Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com
  24. 24. Virtual Collaboration Technologies for Action Learning IFAL Conference London 27 October 2011 David Wortley FRSA www.davidwortley.com Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com

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