Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ProtoSphere - MS Lync Server - SharePoint Server = 3D Experience Sharing Learning Collaborating

Here is an interesting case study released by Microsoft: Drug Research Firm Cuts Costs and Boosts Training Quality with Collaboration Solution.

Since developing my first interactive 3D simulation, I have seen the learning potential in action.  But my experience was well over a decade ago.  Its been frustrating to know what's possible and yet still see the eLearning industry struggle to make a place for interactive 3D solutions.  It was strange to see environments like SecondLife basically disappear, when they held so much potential.

But it is with great hope that I see companies like ProtonMedia partnering with the likes of Microsoft to make 3D training a reality.  Yes, I know the military has been doing it for years, and others have too.  But what I like to see are executives like Mike Wilkinson at PPD taking a risk and trying out something new...like interactive 3D collaborative spaces.   And after all, cutting travel costs by $2million isn't bad either.

More links regarding the story:
Kaplan eduNeering
3D Virtual Collaboration and Multi-Touch Solutions Win 2011 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

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