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Upcoming Conferences on Experiential Learning and Virtual Worlds: Let’s Meet!

Howdy folks, I’ll be attending these two upcoming conferences.  If you’re planning to attend either of them or if you just happen to be in town when they occur, please contact me via my about.me page if you’d like to meet up … 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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Building Immersion through Simple Design: Visit a Meteor Shower in Jibe

Anyone can create an exciting immersive experience in a 3d virtual world platform like Jibe. It doesn’t have to be complicated. And it doesn’t require loads of money and development time. The trick is to follow a few simple design … 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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Virtual Worlds Presentation for 2012 Virtual Enterprise Conference at Glyndŵr University

The Virtual Enterprise Conference at Glyndŵr University brings together a diverse range of web entrepreneurs, students and academics to discuss the opportunities for e-entrepreneurship offered by virtual worlds and the social web.  It’s hosted each year by the Centre for … Continue reading

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Summary of ReactionGrid’s ISTE SIGVE presentation in Jibe

ISTE SIGVE (International Society for Technology in Education – Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments) is a group of educators, administrators, and educational technologists who are interested in the development of 3D Virtual Environment platforms for connection and collaboration. They … Continue reading

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Railing Against the Gods: The Unfortunate Metaphor of Virtual World Administrators

Metaphors are powerful tools. Our minds instinctively grasp for metaphors as a way to more easily understand and classify novel situations. But some metaphors are more deeply resonant than we may initially suspect. Which can sometimes lead to unexpected and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Meeting in the Physical World: Evocative Artifacts

MIT’s Technology Review recently published an article on how CardCloud Spells the End of Physical Business Cards. As someone who spends most of their professional life immersed in the online world, I tend to agree that physical business cards are … Continue reading

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An Obscured Opportunity: Opensim and Content Creators

Opensim is a compelling platform for virtual world development.  And some new technologies have recently popped up that could potentially make Opensim even more compelling. Tipodean has launched a preview of their web-based viewer.  And Kitely just opened its doors … Continue reading

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