Greetings - Tomorrow (Wednesday) is the regularly scheduled meeting of ASTD Alaska. We are announcing a last minute change of topic, as a webcast from national ASTD is being featured: Virtual Presence in Virtual Worlds: What it Means for Online Training
The current evolution of the Internet from a static, one-way, read-only conduit of information through a browser into a three-dimensional virtual world in which people, as avatars, interact, work, and collaborate?is beginning to permeate the learning and development field.
To many, virtual worlds sound more like science fiction than a practical business tool. Overcoming the resistance to the application of virtual worlds for training purposes can be addressed by following four specific steps. Steps that will help the learning and development field move toward a greater understanding of how 3D learning environments can be leveraged to maximize human performance, understanding, learning, and productivity.
So come, grab a sandwich at the cafe, and join us for local talk about a world-wide movement! RSVP or not, we have room so please attend!
The first step is to learn the confusing terminology, jargon, and acronyms that accompany this new technology.
ASTD unites managers, trainers, consultants, & others whose goal is effective training & organizational development in the workplace. Workforce development, or training for adult learners learning new skills, incorporates many styles of delivery, from classroom to online to personalized distance technologies, & ASTD members talk about them all! Join us for networking, monthly programs, presentations by trainers, speakers, & consultants, gaining new ideas through resource sharing. Go to www.astdalaska.org for details.