Monthly Archives: May 2009

Greenbush Premium Immersive Education Services

Greenbush is officially launching a series of premium immersive education services on June 1st.  By leveraging Greenbush’s strong infrastructure and long history of providing educational services to schools, teachers, and students – these services will provide yet another example ofGreenbush’s leadership in providing innovative educational services.

Greenbush has, for the past several years, been a national leader in providing immersive education and virtual worlds design, development, and research.  Our goal now is to share those experiences through our premiumimmersive education services.

The first two services we will be offering with several more to be rolled out over the summer are our premium Edusim support and our premium GreenbushGrid support programs. For more information on these premium programs please visit the links below:

Edusim School Premium Support: http://cart.greenbush.us/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=35
School Opensim Hosting Support: http://cart.greenbush.us/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=34

We are looking very forward to assisting your school with their immersive education school services !

Kindest Regards,
Rich

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GreenbushLabs – approaching 4 years now

A few notes from GreenbushLabs as it approachs 4 years now:

3D immersiive technology (where our work lies now) is getting powerful and affordable enough it can cross over into the classroom – much like we anticipated  social media, podcasts, and live streaming years gone by -  3D immersive (and multi-user) environments really just extend the other social media to a higher fidelity … and in time  the 3D immersive technology will mature  .. we’ll kick it out of “the lab” so to speak – like we did streaming and the like -  get it to the “connectors” where it can be scaled out …. then we move to light weight  immersive hardware – its just the beginning   … I think we are at the tip of the iceberg with this technical renaissance !

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Thinking Big – Expanding Your Comfort Zone – & Not Fearing Failure

A great piece from the Dangerously Irrelevant Blog today on thinking big

 We will be ridiculed for declaring ourselves to be big thinkers. To declare anything is to take a chance, to put ourselves on the line, to risk failure. . . .
When we take risks, we scare other people (and most of all ourselves), because those others see the glimmer of possibilities that they are not even reaching for, because the potential of our success makes them face their own universe, so constricted by their small thoughts.
We will be put down for our efforts. Others will revel in our failures along the way. In the German language, there’s even a word for it: schadenfreude. To feel pleasure at someone else’s misfortune. Small, small thinking.
We may lose faith in ourselves at points along the way. Worse, we will be intentionally thwarted by small thinking people who fear big thinking because it threatens their comfortable power base.
Together we will find our warrior core, our inner strength, the root of big thinking, and nothing and no one can thwart us. [The Think Big Manifesto, pp. 36-37]

and it reminded me of:

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never tasted victory or defeat.”  Theodore Roosevelt