Monday Mar 10, 2008

Education 3.0 at SRM University, Channai

On 6th of March 2008, I addressed the largest crowd I had ever done before!! It was more than 2000 students who turned up for the Sun University Day at SRM University Chennai. K. Nageshwara Rao, who is Site Lead of India Engineering Center (IEC) Bangalore was the chief guest for the event. He was accompanied by Ganesh and senior professors from SRM. Those who don't know, Ganesh Hiregoudar manages the Sun CA program for the APAC region.

 A very informative keynote was given by KNR and I followed with my presentation on Education 3.0 and Immersive Education. Then Anil came up with his brilliant Robot, which he made on top of Sun SPOTs. "Babu Rao" as we call the robot is indeed an example of sheer power which Sun SPOTs can bring to the hands of developers! It was amazing!!

It was a lovely experience sharing my learnings at WWERC 08 with 2000 students! Knowledge has been growing exponentially and we are about to hit the threshold limit of learning posed due to physical restrictions... But then.. earlier in the history when we faced the limitation of "no printed books", Gutenburg did the trick.. in this age.. Immersive techniques like Project Wonderland is going to come for our rescue!!

Wednesday Feb 27, 2008

Students should expect to soon become the "Alice" as the "Wonderland" comes out!

I'm just out of a panel discussion over the  "Immersive Education" and from what I saw, two things where every evident. 1st, its not late that classrooms will no longer be required to teach and learn and 2nd- learning is going to be whole lot fun!

Things like project wonderland, which had enabled virtual collaboration seamless and boundless, the way we look at student-teacher relationship, it is sure to change. Project Wonderland enables application sharing, voice chat, and many other "out-of-this-world" features in a virtual world setup. Combine them together you will see that we have everything that you would need in order to establish a very effective learning tool in order to execute a practical and effective course on almost anything which can be taught to any other soul!! Just to get a feel of it, you can see the following videos which are the examples of where the project wonderland is heading to.


Explore more is all what I can say.. because the \*\*possibilities\*\* in this \*\*wonderland\*\* is making "unlimited" look a "dwarf" word!!

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