July 8th, 2007
I noticed that The eLearning Guild will be running a two day long online forum on July 19 and 20. It is titled Strategies and Techniques for Building Immersive Learning Simulations (ILS). One of the sessions is titled Building Immersive Learning Simulations Using Flash and Director by Jennifer Jesse and Mike Drebenstedt of D10 Interactive.
…This session on immersive learning will discuss techniques for creating ILEs using Flash and Director. You will see examples of Flash and Director-based ILS as well as examine World of Warcraft, the most successful massively multiplayer online role playing game to date. You will examine the 8 Factors of Immersion that are used in this game and you will see examples of how you can replicate the functionality using Flash and Director. You will see development techniques and platforms used to create multiplayer-task-based gaming, Web-based chat, virtual environments, pedagogical agents, and database integration to store user data and integrate with learning management systems…
I saw this presentation in person earlier this spring and really enjoyed it.