Monday Oct 26, 2009

ShanghAI Lectures Update

A nice meeting this morning in with the great team at the University of Zurich on their new v0.5 Wonderland server world. The ShanghAI Lecture Series is a pioneering effort to bring new technology to inter-disciplinary learning to a whole new level. Things are moving along fast as they now have more than 340 students on 5 continents who will be going live in Wonderland v0.5 on 10/29 and Nov. 5th. We've got Nigel working overtime in pursuit of supporting the in-world video requirements for their sessions. You can see the cool app they wrote in the photo below that tracks users through their experience as a form of analytics and feedback for the instructors. They will also have some nice tutorials and use case scenario's to share back to the community. I'll plan to demo their environment in the Sun Booth at Educause next week in Denver.



Sunday Oct 11, 2009

LiLa and the Virtual Lab


An interesting week as several projects coalesce around the notion of setting up networked 3-D labs for conducting experiments and simulations in the sciences notably focused on undergraduate studies. In Europe, it's the LiLa Project, or Library of Labs, which has already selected Project Wonderland as the user experience virtual world platform based at the University of Stuttgart. Also in Europe at the University of Technology in Graz, researchers are heading up a similar and inter-connected initiative called CLISE to bring the same vision to life along with the pioneering efforts of MIT's i-Labs program in collaboration with the EU. In America along with MIT, the Rocket World Project takes off soon at the Immersive Education Initiative where our investment in the Alice 3.0 authoring environment and it's integration with Wonderland will provide another amazing showcase of innovation as kids design, build and launch virtual rockets while engineers from NASA supervise and mentor their work.  We'll showcase it all at Educause in Denver in a few weeks. As my friend Aaron always says, "Tally Ho!"


Thursday Sep 24, 2009

Chemistry in 3-D


Innovation does indeed happen anywhere. Check out the cool work going on in at the Chemistryt Department at University of the West Indies, Mona campus in Jamaica where they are running several Wonderland servers on to bring chemistry to life in Wonderland. Click on the avatar to learn more about their work....


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