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A Realistic Human-Like Avatar

“Virtual Humans Keep it Real” outlined the Army-funded research for virtual reality being conducted at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.

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Webinars from Boring to Blah

So I’m sure that most of us have heard the term – “Death by Webinar” and yes, I too will confess to multi-tasking throughout a webinar. It just isn’t as interactive and interesting as other stuff I could be doing. So for WebEx and death by PowerPoint, oh the hours we have all spent putting […]

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Narration in Training

So you have probably seen us post various tidbits on audio such as Emulating Human Voice-overs with TTS Voices on the blog. While solely utilizing text and graphics in simulations can work, the real question is: Does it really work? Voice talent is a large piece of the puzzle in any narrated simulation. Visual Purple […]

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Trends in Training Survey

The Centre for People Development recently came out with a survey on trends in training… and survey says 73% of participants would prefer less classroom based courses. That’s a pretty high number of participants that are bored with current learning methods presented by their employer. And believe it or not, 87% were in favor of […]

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Levels in Simulation Design

According to the Encyclopedia of Educational Technology here are the 5 Levels of Simulation Design. Let’s start at the top… Level 5: The Full Simulation The most complex type of simulation design offering the trainee a fully immersive environment with all paths and options available. Level 4: Multiple Input Paths A more realistic type of […]

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The US Military and Virtual Worlds

I have said it before and I’ll say it again – Gaming technology for military personnel is on the rise. High-ranking officials are getting up to speed and demanding engaging training tools for our troops. These tools are complementary to more costly dedicated training equipment and offer a unique, realistic and memorable experience for the […]

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Storytelling Going Digital: Fact or Fiction

Children awe at being read stories from simple books that have textures for them to feel as a baby/ toddler to the grade school history text books. The point is that we are brought up around stories from an early age. Even though adults nowadays may be getting away from the traditional hardcover or paperback […]

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Become a Fan of Visual Purple on Facebook…

We finally jumped on the bandwagon and created a Visual Purple page on Facebook.

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Virtual Learning Environments- A New Trend?

Elearning! Magazine recently came out with a report on Virtual Learning Environments: Trends and Insights. The report outlined that virtual learning environments are one of the fastest growing solutions for learning. According to the report “In a June 2010 study conducted by Elearning! Media Group, 64 percent of all corporate respondents have implemented virtual learning […]

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What Role are you Looking to Play?

I often take for granted that readers of the blog and our customers know the different types of roles available through Visual Purple’s training simulations. It wasn’t until we re-crafted our website text that I began to realize we had never really spelled it out publicly. So here it is officially on the blog and […]

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