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Wonderland Special Event

Kevin Roebuck
Director, Digital Experience

On Friday June 20th at 4pm EST the Immersive Education Initiative will
launch the Education Grid with an array of Sun Wonderland virtual world
servers ("nodes") hosted by Essex University (United Kingdom),
University of Oregon, St. Paul College, New Media Consortium (NMC), and
Sun Microsystems. Faculty and staff from each host organization will
join faculty from the Woods College of Advancing Studies at Boston
College to guide visitors through the Wonderland virtual worlds that
debut on the Education Grid this Friday.

The Education Grid is provided free of charge to the general public and
Immersive Education Initiative members. Starting this Friday, Immersive
Education Initiative members can conduct classes and meetings within
Wonderland virtual worlds on the Education Grid. Initiative members can
also use the Education Grid to build custom Wonderland virtual learning
worlds, simulations, and learning games.

Immersive Education's virtual world Platform Ecosystem and corresponding
Education Grid provide educators with an open and comprehensive
end-to-end infrastructure for a new generation of learning worlds,
interactive learning games, and simulations. Sun Microsystems
Laboratory's Project Wonderland is an official Immersive Education
virtual world platform. Wonderland is now being enhanced to utilize the
Education Grid, which is being designed to deliver a rich library of
learning objects, digital media assets, learning games and collaboration
services from which a wide variety of Immersive Education experiences
can be assembled. Friday's event will give educators an early preview of
the emerging Wonderland client-side platform and corresponding
server-side Education Grid.

This event starts at 4pm EST (1pm pacific / Second Life time) in Second
Life and then moves into the Education Grid's Wonderland virtual worlds

WHAT: Education Grid launches with Project Wonderland

WHEN: Friday June 20th, 2008 at 4pm EST

WHERE: Sun island

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