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National Defense University's Dr. Paulette Robinson will talk about the upcoming "Inspire the Future" conference in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2012
Tags: workforce , technology , Virtual Worlds Conference , Dr. Paulette Robinson , National Defense University , iCollege , social media , collaboration , shared services , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access
Paulette Robinson, the iCollege's associate dean for teaching, learning and technology, said the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds has grown from five members from four federal agencies in 2007 to 3,000 members this year.
The promise, and the challenge, of virtual worlds and cloud computing.
Going beyond Facebook and Twitter for the government.
Experts in the field of "virtual worlds" -- the ability to create three-dimensional representations of reality -- say the technology offers great potential to improve the way that some workers in the Federal Government do their jobs.
Researchers are continuing their push toward fully-immersive, virtual reality environments, but much work remains.
Agencies are turning to innovation challenges as a way to solve problems and get people from outside the government involved in coming up with solutions. The White House launched Challenge.gov Tuesday and 15 agencies already are using the platform to hold contests. DoD has four challenges on the platform looking at a variety of issues.
Let's face it, meetings are a necessary evil for the federal workforce. But what if you could use a collaboration tool that lets you participate digitally? The next generation of virtual collaboration tools are almost the next best thing to being there.
Over a year ago, the U.S. Army, and other branches of the military, were experimenting with the use of the virtual worlds social media site "Second Life" as a recruitment tool. Since that time, the military has branched out into using virtual worlds technology as a tool for collaboration. Now, civilian branches of government are looking to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas has our exclusive coverage of the Third annual Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference, which concludes today at the National Defense University here in D.C..
Tags: technology , best practices , Second Life , Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference , Army , Douglas Maxwell , U.S. Army Simulation and Training Center , MilLands , Paulette Robinson , iCollege , NDU , Barrack Obama , USDA , Max Cacas