Category Archives: Vision

Its Taking Awhile …. But were Getting There: Collaborative Technologies in the Classroom

For nearly 12 years now I have had a very deep interest in the possibilities of collaborative web technology in education.  When I started creating these tool of my own 4-5 years ago a few of these technologies seemed  obvious to make their way into the mainstream classroom (eventually o.O), namely open source educational software, […]

The Mobile Immersive Learning Lab 2.0 (CAVE for the Classroom)

  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ The Mobile Immersive Learning Lab 2.0 (CAVE for the Classroom) ================================================== 3 X http://us.toshiba.com/tv/3d/65ul610u (3 X $4,500) 1 X http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/th2go/ (1 X $300) 1 X http://www.apple.com/macbook/ (1 X $1000) Estimated total: $14,800 ================================================== The visualization software we use are open source applications called Opensim & OpenCobalt

A Few (biased) Immersive Education Observations From the Field:

A few (biased) observations from the field: The ability to provide a rich contextual learning environment IS the primary affordance these 3D immersive environments provide (I strongly contend) …. and that highly immersive rich contextual learning environment, combined with visual  hardware (ala a Mobile Immersive Learning Lab  to provide even ra richer sense of “being […]

Greenbush Labs Turns 5

5 years ago next month Greenbush Labs was launched. Greenbush Labs was started as a platform for me to log notes, evangelize the knowledge management affordances of the newer (at the time) Web 2.0 technologies, and to “brain dump” innovative educatioanl technologies.  Over the past 5 years it has grown to serve as a broader […]

Crowd Accelerated Innovation – the power of online video

The Edusim project has certainly been a benefactor of the “Crowd Accelerated Innovation” & the power of web video. TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But […]

A Good Day for 3D Immersive Touch

Two storys today regarding “3D immersive touch” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edusim) .   Providing more indications to me that our 3D immersive touch and Edusim projects (now running on 4 years) were right on target with regard to where this technology will some day lead.  Touching the 3D virtual learning objects as we would any natural object, and […]