Next week Forterra will release a white paper detailing the results of a joint experiment with members of The Masie Center's Learning Consortium on learning of virtual worlds. The two established a 3D Sandbox for members to explore different use cases for virtual worlds. While the white paper outlines certain challenges to be met, the two final participants, Accenture and ACS Learning Services both saw a great deal of promise. In particular, ACS plans to continue its experiment next month.
"What I think is going to be even more exciting is–I feel that what we did was replicate to a certain degree an instructor experience. In the collaborative environment, I feel the benefit is collaborative learning, almost like Harvard Business School Cases," explained ACS Learning Strategist Caroline Avey. "They go out and find these answers and the facilitator will brief. We plan to trial that in January."