The Ministry of Education in Singapore has recently announced the first 5 schools in it's FutureSchools@Singapore Project. We're responding with Darkstar and MPK20 with the idea of a participating in our open source and content community for schools to build these mixed reality spaces along with their peers and Sun in order to lower risk and costs. in creating these important new immersive learning environments. The Darkstar University Special Interest Group will officially launch this summer with a project contribution from Canada, UK, USA and China and be open to all. Core sub-texts will focus on architecture, curriculum, art and scene design, pedagogy and mobile platforms like JavaFX. As we said in the original Education Commons charter, "The current web presents a physical barrier to learning delivery for
the experience designer to drive the next developments of
technology through web 2.0, mobilility and rich media interfaces. Stay tuned. The Forum is now open.