Presentation in Wonderland to STEP Organization
By user9141613 on Apr 03, 2009
This week was the bi-annual meeting for a learning consortium that Sun Learning Services belongs to called STEP:
STEP: Systems for Training, Evaluation, and Performance. STEP is a small consortium of executives and senior practitioners in training and performance improvement disciplines. Members generally represent medium to large corporations recognized for their excellence in employee development and performance support. The group is intentionally small in order to remain collegial, and crosses industry sectors in order to minimize concerns about what can be shared (though a founding principle of the group is that we only share non-proprietary information).
Joe Campbell, SLS Director of Employee & Partner Learning, attended this session in person while Nicole Yankelovich, Sun Labs Wonderland Project Lead, Robin Yarmovsky, Senior Information Specialist and myself virtually presented and attended via Wonderland (Sun's open source virtual world toolkit).
Nicole gave the participants at the STEP meeting a tour of Wonderland (Wonderland was projected on a screen in the room and our in-world audio projected in the room). I then proviced an overview of Sun in Virtual Worlds from an information/learning perspective. I flipped my slides in Wonderland for the audience in the room to see. It was very interesting and a great way to hook in those in person and those remotely while showing the power of virtual worlds for connecting and learning!
Here are some pictures from the session. We had great questions and great next steps planned for our own internal learning team (Sun Learning Services - Employee Learning) for working, learning and collaborating in virtual worlds.
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