Sample exercise in a virtual science field trip activity

Science is typically thought of as compartmentalized and discrete pieces of information and taught in a vacuum. In reality, science is part of day-to-day life and not separate at all. When I see news of science being rejected or painted as a this or that argument in the American educational system, particularly K-12, I become frustrated. Those individuals denouncing science Read More …

FERPA and OpenSim grids

This post by my virtual world guru, Ener Hax, was too timely not to repost here: i have written about FERPA a few times in the past, but always in relation to Second Life FERPA is an American privacy act specific to K-12 and universities – the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. many countries have similar Read More …

An Argument for the “Simple Look” of OpenSim

I keenly read Ener’s posts and I am almost as passionate about virtual worlds but from a slightly differing perspective. They can be a wonderfully immersive media that can increase user engagement particularly in training and education. In education circles we like to discuss learning styles such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (tactile). There are Read More …