virtual worlds

The future of virtual worlds–and how they are providing military, health, and government agencies new and more effective ways to train employees–attracted a crowd of more than 1,700 at the National Defense University’s iCollege last week. And nearly 1,500 of them showed up virtually. Keep reading →

The virtual worlds operated by federal agencies are evolving in several directions and many of them — including more than 20 government virtual world projects — will be on display this week, May 16-18, at the 6th Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) Conference.

Established by the Information Resources Management College (iCollege) of the National Defense University in July 2007, the consortium was created to explore multi-agency and intra-agency collaboration using the robust capabilities of virtual worlds. Keep reading →

With the spectacle of the out-of-control GSA conference in Las Vegas in his rear view mirror, CDC’s social media guru Adam Arthur has his work cut out developing virtual conferences for the federal government.

Arthur, the CDC’s Virtual Platform Initiative Lead, is in the process of creating virtual conferences as a money-saving alternative to flying workers offsite, paying for their hotels, food and team building activities. Keep reading →