A large-scale web-based interactive 3D virtual teaching and learning environment was developed and maintained for the North Carolina Community College System´s Technology Center. For four years this dynamic space was available to the 21,000+ faculty and 800,000+ students from the state´s 58 colleges. This online avatar-based environment consisted of a variety of engaging learning settings that include spaces for presentations, discussions, interactive learning sessions, team development and learning, simulations and role-play.
A professional development certification series consisting of 12 unique session topics was created and offered on multiple occasions to instructors of the 58 community colleges in the state-wide North Carolina system. The sessions were held within the virtual learning environment described previously. The objective of the series was to prepare instructors with the skills, tools and learning theory and practice that they needed to provide effective teaching and learning within a 3D interactive virtual environment.
Two annual educational and corporate talent development conferences were planned and hosted within custom developed virtual environments. The events included individual and panel presentations, expert speakers, round table discussions, meeting spaces, vendor displays, orientations and training. Each conference was held over a three-day period, involved fifty-four individual sessions, three concurrent sessions tracks, and engaged globally recognized keynote speakers. These conferences attracted an international contingent of presenters and attendees from P-12, higher education, business and industry.
At the client´s request, CST installed and administered a learning management system. Additionally, CST created specialized online learning content, which was enhanced by personalized learning and gamification strategies. This required the application of instructional systems design, adult learning theory, content rapid prototyping, data tracking, and program evaluation.
Imagine the advantages of having employees or learners who are motivated to gain the skills and knowledge that are required to be productive or successful. How do you get there?
CST’s winning team of experts knock out the challenges that are by assessing needs and developing custom learning programs. Based upon years of combined practice, theory, and innovation, a learning culture is created where participants feel supported, empowered, encouraged, engaged, and appreciated. Whether for consumer awareness, a professional development session, an extended workshop series or ongoing staff training, CST offers effective in-person, online, and blended solutions.
By using leading technologies and design techniques, CST creates high definition product and architectural models. These can be used for purposes such as concept development, market research and testing, final product demonstration and sales. Once models have been created, they can be made available as an executable program, placed online as 3D representations, enhanced with interactive capabilities, or converted to a tangible object using 3D printing.
Do you want your business to rock? Our team creates out-of-this-world digital offerings such as virtual environments, 3D models, simulations, digital product prototypes, architectural design experiences, and 3D visualization that will leave you and your clients engaged and wanting more. These can be made available as a standalone program that runs on a digital device or an available online experience with enhanced with interactive capabilities.
Using the Oculus Rift head-mounted virtual reality display system, CST can develop digital creations that can be experienced in a completely new way. This affordable and innovative technology uses advanced head tracking capabilities that offers you an unforgettable experience within a 3D virtual setting or viewing a 3D virtual model. This offers previously unavailable capabilities for areas such as product design, architectural rendering, entertainment, education, tourism, and planning.
CST offers to its clients web-based virtual meeting and event options that include planning, organizing and hosting. We custom develop the appropriate settings and interactive abilities that result in turnkey operations, whether for a single meeting, a regular meeting location or a multi-day conference with concurrent sessions
CST recognizes the importance of skilled staff and informed customers in establishing financial stability and maintaining a competitive edge. Whether for consumer awareness, a single professional development session, an extended workshop series or ongoing staff training, CST offers effective face-to-face, online, and hybrid solutions.
CST recognizes that instruction is both an art and a science. Our staff incorporates K-12 learning theory, adult learning theory and educational best practices in the development of custom content and experiences. Additionally, we carefully select and implement proven, innovative, and user-friendly web-based learning technologies that facilitate desired teaching and learning outcomes.