By user12652314 on Jan 18, 2012
It's just great to see community progress for the all Java OpenWonderland 3-D Virtual World Platform and the team at Wonderbuilders
Past my day job, I also have the privilege of being Vice President and Member of the Board of the OpenWonderland Foundation (Formerly Project Wonderland for ex-Sun folks). It's great to see the progress Wonderland is making as the platform-of-choice for open source collaborative 3-D virtual worlds built in Java. The upcoming and first european IE Summit in Madrid will show a number of projects and innovations for virtual and game-based learning. I also dropped Ultan a note after learning about the Gamification of Oracle Apps to see if collaborating with kids and schools is an area we can work together on to improve kids engagement and learning experiences online. Stay tuned.
If you remember the Project Wonderland 3-D virtual world platform, then imagine it running today on Sun Ray to create a new learning experience for kids. WonderSchool is a startup operation in the Netherlands using OpenWonderland along with the Alice authoring tool to build collaborative learning environments and support virtual schools. The project also looks to include additional tools like Oracle Student Learning and OpenOffice all powered by Sun Servers. We're just getting started now with finding some resources to power Roland's vision and build a business model together so if you have an interest as an end user or would love to promote Sun Ray as very capable client for 3D on the net, then jump in world with us today.
Observations from Oracle's Global Education & Research Business Unit