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 to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.

… A very compelling video !

Current Immersive Education Work & Notes

Current Immersive Education Work & Notes

  • Co-Charing the new Immersive Education Consortiums “Primary/Elementary Immersive Education Technology Work Group” -
    • Working on the Charter with Karen & Wes (The other Co-Chairs)
  • Working with Dr. Rosemary Talab on a study of “self efficacy of middle school students in STEM subjects using 3D virtual worlds”
  • Minor tweaks of OpenCobalt for Edudim Alpha 12 (prior to the start of the Middle School World Builders Group starting next month)
  • Continuing to build out the virtual learning world repositories at http://opensimworlds.com & http://cobaltworlds.com

3D Immersive Touch and the Ipad

After working on the 3D immersive touch user interface for nearly 4 years it is becoming obvious that the interactive surface and 3D collide in a rather large way over the coming years. With the IPad (predictably) ushering in this new age, it should come as no surprise to see “Epic Citadel” as being well worthy of the “3D immersive touch” moniker.

The 3D map of everything

Combined with an environment like Opensim … This could be very very useful !

“Every location–indoor and outdoor–in the universe will eventually be mapped, and we’ll have it all online,” Zakhor says in the video. “So without ever going anywhere you can see what everybody’s interior looks like.”

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Immersive Educations Primary/Elementary School Technology Workgroup

I have been named Co-Chair of the Immersive Educations Primary/Elementary School Technology Work Group (PES.TWG) – we are currently working on the charter, mission, and organizational structure. Much of what we intend to do is to build a K-12 community around 3D immersive educational technology by providing: guides, tutorials, and professional development opportunities ; 3D educational & visualization tools and content ; and a platform to share your experience and knowledge. This group will have 2 formal tradeshows for delivering face to face professional development: April in Boston at the Annual Immersive Education Summit ; and sarting this year we have been invited to officially start an immersive education track at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia (http://www.isteconference.org/2011). ┬áStay tuned for further details as this new Immersive Education Consortium initiative will soon launch !
http://immersiveeducation.org