Monthly Archives: April 2010

Virtual Worlds Student Leadership Academy

 Back at Greenbush planning our “Virtual Worlds Student Leadership Academy ” pilot this summer …. Looking very forward to it and doing advanced OpenCobalt & Opensim project planning with our advanced students.

our “Virtual Worlds Student Leadership Academy” will be a credentialing path for our more advanced virtual world students comprised of:* World Building* Tutorial Development* Script & Code Development I will outline more specifics to the program through the following weeks.picture-2.png

The Boston Immersive Education Summit – The Take Aways

Immersive Learning & Education Domains:

  • Virtual Worlds (simulations, learning worlds, games)
  • Advanced Visualization
  • Augmented Reality

Affordances:

  • Provides Context
  • Provides Highly Visual Environment
  • Provides an Imagination Amplifier for Content
  • Provides a Constructivist Environment

As time goes, the importance of natural user interfaces into these environments will become more important.  “Edusim” & Immersive Touch are just the first generation into these methods.

Drew and Edusim

From the Heart of Innovation: Failure Is Not What You Think It Is

A great piece today on The Heart of Innovation Blog titled - Failure Is Not What You Think It Is

“No matter how well you perform, there’s always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it’s lousy.” — Sir Laurence Olivier

“If your life is free of failures, you’re not taking enough risks.”
– H. Jackson Brown

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills

“I failed my way to success.” — Thomas Edison

“99 percent of success is built on failure.” — Charles Kettering

“Act as if it were impossible to fail.” — Dorothea Brande

“Failure is success if we learn from it.” — Malcolm Forbes

“You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” — John Barrymore

“The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.” — Paramahansa Yogananda

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Catch the rest of the post here: http://www.ideachampions.com/weblogs/archives/2010/04/post_17.shtml