You’re invited to join us next Tuesday, August 23 at 4pm eastern for our next Virtual Worlds for Stakeholder Engagement meeting.
This group is free and the meeting is open to anyone interested in attending; you must have a Second Life account (they’re free) to participate. The group is co-sponsored by PublicDecisions and Learning Times.
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Topic: Next Generation Learning in Virtual Worlds with Anders Gronstedt
Date: Tuesday, August 23
Time: 16.00 Eastern/New York (see www.timeserver.com for your respective time zone)
Where: Squirrel Island
RSVP to Beth at [email protected]
We will be using Second Life Voice Chat for the audio; plug in your headset/mic or listen in over your computer speakers
This month’s program features Anders Gronstedt of the Gronstedt Group. Anders works closely with private sector and public sector organizations to create next-generation learning that uses virtual worlds and other technologies. Their customized learning programs employ next-generation digital simulations, podcasts, vodcasts, mobile learning, social media, gaming and virtual worlds; teaching people the skills they need in a context that’s immersive and energizing.
Come hear Anders tell us about his recent City of New York Emergency Shelter Simulation, a 3-D immersive Emergency Shelter Simulation developed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies with the Gronstedt Group, for the City of New York Office of Emergency Management. It earned a second place in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assisted Training category of the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge from a pool of about four dozen entries.
He’ll also highlight how traversable 3-D spaces and how a new generation of browser-based virtual worlds are making 3D immersive experiences more broadly available and discuss the web-based virtual world they’ve created, Jibe. Developed with red-hot game engine, Unity3D, the Jibe virtual world can be accessed in any standard browser (no big software download needed, just a small plug-in) and even by the iPad, iPhone, or Android-based mobile devices.
About Anders Gronstedt
Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D. ([email protected]) is the president of Colorado-based Gronstedt Group, which helps global companies like Coldwell Banker, Deloitte, Dell, HP, Jamba Juice, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, Eli Lilly and United Healthcare improve performance with innovative learning approaches, including next-generation digital simulations, podcasts, vodcasts, mobile learning, social media, gaming and virtual worlds; teaching people the skills they need in a context that’s immersive and energizing. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and he is the host of the popular weekly virtual world speaking series “Train for Success” (http://www.facebook.com/TrainForSuccess)