Monthly Archives: February 2011

USING 3D IMMERSIVE SPACES IN THE CLASSROOM- EXPLORE, CREATE, DREAM!

  • MARCH 1, 2011, 10 A.M. – 1 P.M., K-STATE STUDENT UNION BALLROOM

USING 3D IMMERSIVE SPACES IN THE CLASSROOM- EXPLORE, CREATE, DREAM!

Rosemary Talab
Professor
Educational Computing, Design, and Online Learning
Curriculum & Instruction

Rich White
Immersive Ed. Design/Development/Research
Greenbush Educational Service Center
Girard, Kansas

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Presentation Resources:

GreenbushIsland in Secondlife Closing, Shifting Focus to GreenbushGrid powered by Opensim

After 5 years GreenbushIsland in Secoondlife is closing.  We feel Opensim has matured enough as a viable option to shift all development and operations from our Secondlife Island to the GreenbushGrid.  GreenbushGrid will also be the Immersive Education Consortium: Kansa Chapter Hub (Stay tuned for more IED:KANSAS news ) !

GreenbushGrid has been operational since 2007 exploring the uses of Opensim based virtual worlds for education.  Greenbush is very proud to have been one of the very first organizations to see the potential in Opensim and begin to leverage it with our students.  We are excited to continue to be an innovative leader with these technologies. Stay tuned to http://labs.greenbush.us for further updates ! ! !

* The GreenbushGrid Project : http://grid.greenbush.us

* GreenbushGrid will support the Imprudence viewer moving forward for in-world teacher activities

* GreenbushGrid will be implementing this spring the new AudioWhiteboard version currently in development !

Kansas Immersive Education Chapter – Kansas IED Educators List

With the formation of the Kansas Chapter of the Immersive Education
Consortium
we are compiling a shared list of immersive educators in
Kansas. If you are an Immersive Educator in Kansas please feel free
to share your information here – http://goo.gl/09kvV …. If you know
a Kansas Immersive Educator please feel free to share the link with
them  … If you are an Immersive Educator from
another region stay tuned for the announcement of other regional
chapters in the coming months.

Cheers !
Rich
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The Immersive Education Kansas Chapter Launch Event ! – Feb. 24th ! !

[MAP OF JCCC]
event is in : Carlsen Center Building Room 223

Event date: 2011-02-24
Event venue:
Johnson County Community College
Carlsen Center Building Room 223
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210-1299
913-469-8500

Remember to bring your own Laptop ! ! !


SESSIONS:

  • Session: Welcome
Presenters:  Aaron E. Walsh (15 minute virtual welcome & iED overview) and Rich White
Time: 9:00 to 9:50
  • Session: Introducing the Smithsonian Virtual Watershed  (virtual presentation)
Presenters: Melissa Carrillo and Marc Haddon, Smithsonian
Time: 10:00 to 10:50
  • Session: iED K-12 Technology Working Group (K12.TWG) launch  (virtual presentation)
Presenters: Aaron E. Walsh, Rich White, Karen Alexander and Wes Williams
Time: 11:00 to 11:50
  • Session: Compelling 3D Immersive Education Use Cases for the Classroom
Presenters: Rich White, Daniel Green
Time: 12:45 to 1:30
  • Session: Hands on with Opensim, OpenCobalt, and Simple 3D Modeling
Presenters: Rich White, Daniel Green
Time: 1:40 to 2:30
  • Session: iED Educators Round Table Q & A
Presenters: Rich White, Daniel Green, & Others
Time: 2:40 to 3:30

[MAP OF OF JCCC]

Open Cobalt & Edusim Developments & Updates and Edusim Beta 1 !

Over the past 4 years Edusim and the Open Cobalt projects have made some very significant evolutions.  The Greenbush Middle School Leadership kids have used Edusim for their projects the past 4 years locally at Greenbush and Edusim itself has been downloaded over 14,000 times from other users !

In a few days the latest Edusim  article entitled “Beyond Multimedia Literacy: Supporting Mastery in Virtual Environments” is going to press in the MIT Press International Journal of Learning and Media http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/ijlm (by Dr. Mary Leigh Morbey). The text is strongly supportive of the Open Cobalt and Edusim and contains  several Edusim screen shots in the article !
I Hope you’ll take a look at the new stuff stay and tuned for the first beta version of Edusim to be announced this spring !
* The Edusim project page is located at - http://edusim3d.com
* The new Facebook Users page is located at – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edusim/148004585221447
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Richard L. White
Emerging Technologies & Immersive/Collaborative
Education Tools Designer, Developer, and Researcher
Greenbush – Education Service Center
620-724-6281
Skype: greenbushlabs