Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's DevLearn 2014 Keynote Posted

If you missed DevLearn this year, of if you were there and somehow missed Neil deGrasse Tyson's Keynote Presentation, the eLearning Guild just posted a video recording of it along with 11 other of the most popular concurrent sessions. If you're not already a member you'll need to join the eLearning Guild in order to access the videos. Members have full access to the keynotes and concurrent session videos, while associates only have access to the concurrent session videos:
http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.3703

DevLearn 2014 Video Recordings of Keynote Presentations
DevLearn 2014 Video Recordings of Keynote Presentations
Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off his keynote presentation at DevLearn by explaining that children are born scientists who have an inherent interest in discovering scientific principles. All kids are fascinated by a spilled cup and the way the liquid flows along the ground, more commonly known as fluid dynamics. He says that scientists are kids that never grew up, and that too many parents discipline the scientist out of kids in a trade-off for cleanliness. Let the kids conduct their scientific experiments like spilling milk, breaking eggs, and jumping in puddles. He goes onto say that we need to change our education system, because currently it rewards the students who are the best behaved ones, rather than the ones that are pushing the limits.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Keynote Presentation
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Keynote Presentation at DevLearn 2014
DevLearn is one of ForgeFX's favorite conferences and expositions when it comes to learning about new technologies and tools that are relevant to job training and eLearning, and to gain insight and inspiration from others who are working in the field.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Thanks for visting ForgeFX Simulations at DevLearn 2014

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the ForgeFX Simulations booth at the DevLearn Conference last week in Las Vegas. It was a blast getting to meet so many smart and talented people in such a fun and exciting place, and we were honored to demonstrate our collection of simulation-based training solutions to attendees and fellow exhibitors. If you didn't get a chance to try out one of our simulators during the expo, or if you have any questions for us, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll set up a time to speak with you.

ForgeFX Simulations DevLearn 2014
Adam Kane and Greg Meyers from ForgeFX Simulations
This year we had something for everyone, from full-blown platform training simulators with real-world controllers, to simulations running on a tablet or phone, to standard laptop-based job training simulations available for world-wide distribution.

ForgeFX Simulations Booth DevLearn 2014
DevLearn attendee operating a rope shovel training simulator developed by ForgeFX. 
#DevLearn attendees who came by our booth got to try out a number of the different training simulation products that ForgeFX has developed over the years. Most people naturally flock to our platform-based training simulators, which are always an expo floor favorite, but eventually everyone remarks about the virtual pigs running around and how cute they are. This sentiment quickly changes when virtual necropsies start happening and pigs get slated to be euthanized, but we always love showing off our simulators and hearing reactions and comments from the audience.

DemoFest 

DemoFest is DevLearn's exposition and competition of the latest and greatest eLearning courses, case studies, and showcases—a people’s choice competition, sponsored by Weejee Learning. ForgeFX was proud to be an exhibitor at #DemoFest this year, with our entry in the Best Game-Based Solution category, HazOps—an industrial safety training simulation that we developed for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), the largest provider of worker's compensation insurance policies in the state.
ForgeFX Simulations DevLearn DemoFest
ForgeFX Simulations's HazOps, Industrial Safety Training Simulation at DevLearn 2014 DemoFest.
Through fun, interactive, immersive simulation-based learning SCIF hopes to engage users in safety training content in a way traditional training material can't. The longer a policy holder spends learning how to identify, avoid, and address hazardous conditions the lower the chances are they'll have an accident, and thus file a claim.

ForgeFX is a 3D job-training simulation and eLearning development company. Using high-fidelity 3D graphics, we provide custom application development services for clients who are looking for interactive job-training simulations. Our simulation technology and production expertise are applicable to many different industries. We love to employ our talent and creativity on projects in new and exciting areas.

Thanks again and we'll see everyone next year at DevLearn 2015.

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