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…

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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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Twitter Notes

Appalachian State has agreed to post all of their student created lessons at our » link to CobaltWorlds virtual worlds repository My Google Profile is here: » link to Rich White-Google Profile – Greenbush is gearing up to move towards Google as our comm. tool “Twitstr – Twitter Groups for your Website” » link to go2web20.net

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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…

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SUN’s Wonderland 05 Meeting with Wonderland Team & University of Essex

. As a follow up to a visit to Greenbush by SUN’s Daniel Green a few weeks ago we scheduled (and had) a meeting yesterday with the Wonderland team and the U. of Essex.  where we discussed WL 05 and many of its new capabilities.   Our main objective was to discuss a future and potential “universal 3D education client” for our (Greenbush’s) growing list of immersive ed. projects – namely CSI World, Edusim, GreenbushGrid, Mobile Immersive Learning Lab, MediaGlobe, & future immersive IDL programs. Wonderland is developing (with the future 05 release in late June, early July) into a very robust platform with a growing list of very useful features like an in-world whiteboard (Making me wonder where Edusim evolves), Sketchup (& Collada format) model support, & live video streaming to name a few.   Nicoole with the SUN Wonderland team…

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Recent Twitter Notes

On Edusim: The application group is the Open Cobalt team and the childrens HCI work is done here at Greenbush with our pilot groups. We have been working on the Edusim application and conducting pilot groups here at Greenbush for a few years now RT @Hugobiwan: Augmented reality : flartoolkit startup guide via @augmentedadvert http://tinyurl.com/ahhq5p Opensim and OpenCobalt Virtual World Archives — http://roots.greenbush.us/?p=699 Schools have hardware in their classroom to bring augmented reality to their students regarding direct manipulation http://edusim3d.com Follow my updates at http://www.twitter.com/richwhite

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Augmented Reality & Ubiquitous Computing

Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality Augmented reality (AR) is a field of computer research which deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time. Via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquitous_computing Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) is a post-desktop model of human-computer interaction[citation needed] in which information processing has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. In the course of ordinary activities, someone “using” ubiquitous computing engages many computational devices and systems simultaneously, and may not necessarily even be aware that they are doing so. This model is in an advancement from the desktop paradigm. This paradigm is also described as pervasive computing, ambient intelligence, or more recently, everyware.[1][2] When primarily concerning the objects involved, it is also physical computing, the Internet of Things, haptic computing,[3] and things that think.  

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