Category Archives: Education

Giving a Virtual Worlds Lecture – April 7 @ 6pm PDT in Second Life

On Monday April 7 at 6pm PDT I’ll be giving a Virtual Worlds Lecture in Second Life. The title of my talk is “Finding the Balance between Pedagogy and Technology.”  Here’s a summary: One must always seek a thoughtful match … Continue reading

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Rebooting the Hypergrid Adventurers Club and Thanking Latif Khalifa

If you’re a fan of the Hypergrid, you should definitely check out the new 1.8.3 release of the Singularity viewer for OpenSim and Second Life. In particular, take a look at this section in the update notes.  The fact that it … Continue reading

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Getting Real World Terrains into OpenSim: A Tutorial by Brian A. White

This is recreation of a blog post by Brian A. White.  Brian’s blog went offline sometime in 2009, and recently it was suggested that someone republish this useful tutorial to make sure it can be found by search engines and … Continue reading

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How to create multiuser networked events in Jibe and Unity3d using iTween

In Jibe 2.0 we’ve included an easy system that gives you the power to use iTween to create multiuser networked events. This allows you create shared experiences between avatars using interactive and complex object animations. Watch my tutorial to learn … Continue reading

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How to embed and play a movie on an object in Unity3d and Jibe

Note: You’ll need the Unity Pro editor if you want to work with Movie Textures in Unity3d. Unity3d allows you to embed and play videos on any surface in a 3d environment. This means you can easily create a web-based Jibe world where … Continue reading

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How to Fix the Unity Asset Server error “Cannot Start Service” on Windows

The Unity Asset Server is a fantastic tool for version control and collaborating with a group of people on a project in Unity3D.  Our customers at ReactionGrid Inc. primarily use Windows servers, and some of them are running their own Unity Asset Servers … Continue reading

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Speaking at “Train for Success” Panel on the Future of Virtual Worlds – Nov 8 @ noon Eastern

The Gronstedt Group hosts a weekly “Train for Success” speaking series, and this week I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on the State and Future of Virtual Worlds. The panel will be held in Second Life and starts on … Continue reading

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Video of panel on “Virtual Worlds Revisited” at the 2012 Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase

I  just participated in a wonderful “Virtual Worlds Revisited” panel discussion as part of the Chicago eLearning and Technology Showcase.  The panel was organized and moderated by Mike Kemmler, and participants included virtual world innovators Anders Gronstedt , Mark Jankowski … Continue reading

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Speaking at the Academic Librarians 2012 Conference – Syracuse University, June 12-13

I’ve been invited to attend and speak at the Academic Librarians 2012 Conference at Syracuse University from June 12-13.  This conference will be a great opportunity to connect with folks interested in building the future of immersive learning and information … Continue reading

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My Presentation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Department of Computer and Information Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway is hosting a seminar this week on “Virtual Worlds & Educational Technologies.” The seminar will be held on Wednesday April 25th … Continue reading

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