I'm really looking forward to the Worldwide Apps User Experience (US) Gamification Day tomorrow at Redwood Shores. Follow us at hashtag #gamifyOracle and check out Jake's UX Design Jam blog for more details.
Billed as "The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth". Here's the video from our Maker Faire panel and Java Zone on Gamification, Robotics and Simulation: Start Using Java. Gamification, Robotics, & Simulators: Start Using Java from Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Sara and Diana led Oracle's contribution on the TechAmerica Foundation's Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning (REAL) to fulfill the Obama Administration's Digital Promise Initiative. Read the report here.
Just got back from a trip up to Vancouver for the LAK12 conference on using big data, analytics and visualization to improve learning (some cool links to check out: US DoE Report on LA, OAAI/Sakai, SolarRearch on LA, Katy Borner Macroscope, Gapminder, SciMaps). On the way back I dropped in to see Bruce at AWS to talk about partnership around the Oracle Education Cloud on what turned out to be on a very interesting day to be in downtown Seattle.
Yesterday, we kicked off our engineering project to put eScholar's popular Complete Datawarehouse product through Exastack Optimization. With every US state chasing Race-to-the-top funds and using big data, analytics to get the right information, to the right users, at the right time and in the right context.
Gamification picks up steam suddenly with meeting at Badgeville on Friday, gamification summit with Advanced UX in May, Erika's talk at G-Summit, Marta's presentation on mobile usability and gamifying enterprise communities at STC 2012. Nicole and I with a live 3D demo at Innovations in Online Learning, and the highlight launch of America's Cup for Java Kids Virtual Design Competition at the Immersive Education Summit in June with Oracle Academy and the Java team
Just two things to share today. First is some news in the mobile computing space and a pretty cool new relationship developing with DubLabs and AT&T to enable a student-centric mobile experience for our Campus Solution customers. And second, is an interesting article shared by a friend on Research in Programming Languages related to STEM education, a key story element to my project with Americas Cup and iED, but also to our national interest