Employee Event: Real Learning and Collaboration by Anders Gronstedt

Virtual World - Real Learning and collaboration by Anders Gronstedt (Second Life: Anders Wildcat)

All Sun employees are invited (space is limited) to come listen to and chat with Anders Gronstedt from The Gronstedt Group about learning and collaboration in virtual worlds. 

When: September 9, 2008 9-10am SLT (PT)

Location: Sun Employee Island - on the beach


Summary: Smart companies are betting that the future of learning won't be built on flat, static Web pages but rather in traversable 3-D spaces. Think "Matrix" meets Smurf Village, topped off with a dash of Facebook thrown in for good measure. Second life and other virtual worlds are all the rage in the business community. IBM has 15,000 employees in virtual worlds. EMC has conducted its second job fair in Second Life. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of universities are "in-world." People are finally getting a break from the drudgery of webinars, conference calls and eLearning as companies are leaving the flatlands of the web in pursuit of "Web 3D."

This presentation will take you "in-world," to some of the leading virtual world learning facilities. Dr. Gronstedt will show how companies are using Second Life and other virtual world platforms to recruit, onboard, network, inspire, teach, coach, mentor, and engage their talent. His live demo will explore how virtual worlds can be used for visualizing 3-D objects, data and concepts, manipulating scale and perspective, role playing, simulating and collaborating.

Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., is president of the Gronstedt Group, a global firm specializing in improving management and frontline performance with consulting and custom-developed virtual world experiences, simulations, Podcasting, and other innovative learning approaches. Their global client list includes industry leaders such as Dell, FedEx, Ericsson, Farmers Insurance, and Volvo Cars and his articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Marketing Management, T+D Magazine, and more. Gronstedt hosts the weekly "Train for Success" meetings in Second Life.

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