As I reaearch the ever-expanding world of 3D immersive learning, I have read blogs and articles written by a number of thoughts leaders. To highlight the contributions of these innovators, I thought that I’d start a series of posts entitled: “3D Immersive Thought Leader”.
Today I wish to briefly highlight Dr. Tony O’Driscoll whose blog is titled “Learning Matters“. I first learned about Tony and met him at the 3D Training and Learning Conference (3DTLC 1.0) that was held in Washington DC on April 20-21, 2009. Tony was the Conference Chair and is currently the Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Tony’s research has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Information Sciences Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. He has also written for respected professional journals such as Harvard Business Review, Strategy and Business, Supply Chain Management Review and Chief Learning Officer Magazine.
Tony has developed in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in leveraging technology to create sustained organizational growth and profitability. He recently coauthored a book with Karl Kapp titled: “Learning in 3D” that has it’s own Facebook page and will be available for sale on Amazon once it is released in February, 2010.
To quote from the inside flap: “Learning in 3D empowers forward-thinking executives, managers, faculty members, and training professionals to design, develop, and collaborate in the rapidly emerging field of 3D immersive environments.
The authors, through case studies, conceptual models, and input from dozens of industry experts, provide practical, research-based recommendations and techniques for integrating existing training, business, and computer systems into productive 3D virtual work environments. ”
Judging from the Table of Contents and Tony’s standing in the 3D immersive community, I’m sure the book will provide valuable hands-on insights and suggestions into leveraging 3D immersive environments for a variety of settings.