I was very grateful to have been invited and accept to join the Board of Directors at the OpenWonderland Foundation. The first meeting is next week coinciding with the Immersive Education Summit in Boston. Now is the time to set the course at Oracle into the 3-D Web
If you enjoy TED talks, check out Jonathan Harris' below and then head over and point your browser at We Feel Fine and click the "open we feel fine" link to explore a really cool Java applet GUI that visualizes real-time micro-stories from around the web using different visual metaphors like madness, murmurs, metrics and mobs. Thanks Amy.
I met Randy a few years back on a studio tour and always enjoyed their approach to thinking about learning, collaboration and excellence. The video is part of the stories and insights made available by George Lucas' EduTopia on iTunes. So, as I start a new career at a new company with new people in a new area of the marketplace for me, I look to inspirations like Randy in how to think about making a difference.name="FlashVars"/>
Here is an example of customer innovation at the Victoria Department of Education in Australia, a country always at the forefront of technology and educating it's citizens across it's wide territories and now building an "Ultranet" with the Oracle Student Learning system.
The big change taking place in online learning for kids is thinking about and directing "personalized" learning services which are customized to each individual student. Oracle is making a strategic move from their enormous success in the back-office administration and into the front office in K-20 edu markets around the world. The key application for that initiative and my new charter is Oracle Student Learning (OSL). Stay tuned for more news soon and if your campus has an...
I just got my registration back from the Virtual Worlds - Best Practices in Education conference set for March 12-13th. We'll have some good use cases profiled with our friends at Saint Paul and Essex and an update on the new version0.5 Preview Release of Project Wonderland. See you in-world.