Note: Silverlight Required for video! On Friday, August 5th, I was lucky enough to give a presentation to Wharton faculty and staff as part of the TechFast series. It was an exploration and history of Virtual Worlds entitled: The Magic Circle: Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds. The talk covered a lot of history, and a […]Read more "TechFast Presentation: The Magic Circle, Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds"
Just a quick post to provide a link to a book I helped write a chapter in, although I must admit, I had a bit of sticker shock! http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?TitleId=47435 Here’s the description: The future success of education depends on technological and pedagogical innovation. Unbridled by the physical constraints of both time and space, virtual spaces […]Read more "Can I Afford the Book I Helped Author?"
I’m speaking to the Penn Humanities Forum tomorrow with my colleague Deke Kassabian. Included below are the slides from my presentation.Read more "1/26/2010: The Magic Circle: Realistic Expectations for Virtual Worlds"
Background The SL community of LSL programmers had a pretty good sense of humor. The wiki page was defaced, and after a few years, I decided it was time to recover some of the funnier pages that were posted, which all had nuggets of wisdom. Without further ado… Clever Clever programmers think they are smarter […]Read more "Clever Programming & More"
This just in from next week’s Wharton Higher Ed Web Symposium; if you’re going to attend, be sure to say hello! If you haven’t registered yet, there are still a few spots left. http://www.WhartonUIConf.org/ – a great line up is in store! The 2010 Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium is next week! I hope you […]Read more "Details for Next Week’s Wharton Higher Education Web Symposium"
We had a very large turnout for this past Tuesday’s WordPress 3 event. I’ve attached some pictures; thanks again to our four great presenters, it was a fantastic event.Read more "Photos From this Week’s PANMA WordPress 3 Event"
This is kind of neat. I contributed to a chapter on using Virtual Worlds in education. My co-authors on the chapter are: David M. Antonacci, Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA Nellie Modaress, Educational Technology Liaison University of Kansas Medical Center; Kansas City, KS USA Edward […]Read more "I’m Getting Published (in a Real Book!)"
Here’s a great video showing some of the work Penn is doing in virtual worlds, put together by Deke Kassabian. Enjoy! http://www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/virtual-worlds/PennInSL.htmlRead more "Video: Penn in Second Life"
The biggest upgrade to Second Life since 2003 occurred yesterday… the release of the Viewer 2 beta. I would highly recommend checking it out; it can be installed alongside the main Second Life viewer, v1.23. There hasn’t been a total user interface overhaul since v1.2 (under a separate numbering system) was released in 2003, so […]Read more "Quick Hit First Impressions on Second Life’s Viewer 2"
This is the first major overhaul to the Second Life viewer since last 2003. Yes, IE6 is older, but there have been two new version of IE since then! The video speaks volumes: Get it here: https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/features/blog/2010/02/23/second-life-viewer-2-beta-now-availableRead more "Linden Lab Release Second Life Viewer 2 to Beta"