Rich White's Blog (140)

Edusim is FINALLY on Facebook ... give us a [LIKE]

I FINALLY got an Edusim fan page on Facebook ... If you feel the urge .. jump on over and "LIKE" it

Added by Rich White on August 30, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments


We are currently in the process of putting together an Edusim advisory group who will direct content development and design decision as we prepare to release the Edusim Beta 01 distribution of Cobalt mid 2010.

This group will meet twice a month virtually - initially via Adobe Connect, then as the Cobalt environment matures within a Cobalt environment.

The groups goals will be to:

(1) Establish 10 “pilot” lessons for Edusim and the classroom interactive… Continue

Added by Rich White on October 22, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

The 3D Web Starts to Bloom

A great article on MaxPing - IT giants back up open source 3D Web


First prototype of the 3D web is already run at thousands of Opensim servers all around the globe. The 3D Web bears similarities to 2D Web; Users can follow links to teleport from a 3D world to another one. 3D Viewers are used to browse the 3D content on the servers.

The 3D web software… Continue

Added by Rich White on September 21, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Merging and Evolving - Interactive Surfaces and 3D Virtual Environments

When the Edusim project was first started 2 years ago it was hard to imagine how far both 3D & interactive surface technologies would have come just 2 years later. Both technologies are evolving at break neck speed (ala exponentially evolving technology trends) and looking to converge in "interesting ways" (as Kurzweil might… Continue

Added by Rich White on August 30, 2009 at 4:50pm — 1 Comment

Stereoscopics, Haptics, & 3D Virtual Worlds for Learning

In some of my earliest planning for Edusim back in 2007 I developed a "List" of developmental functions (the Nov. 2007 post with complete list is here). Among the items of that list were haptics, a surround physical space (as we are working on with the "mobile immersive learning lab") and… Continue

Added by Rich White on June 17, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

[video preview] Edusim Alpha 10 interactive whiteboard virtual world platform was released a few days ago

Last Alpha release before the Beta version this summer

Can grab the latest at… Continue

Added by Rich White on May 14, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

GreenbushGrid (on Opensim) Starts Piloting CSI World Next Week

We start pilot testing the GreenbushGrid (powered by Opensim) CSI World Next Week with 4th, 6th, and 7th graders.

More on GreenbushGrid here:… Continue

Added by Rich White on March 29, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

The Future of interactive surfaces: Claytronics, Catoms, and Dynamic Physical Rendering in learning spaces

Through my research of late I have run into some interesting work being done by both Intel and Carnegie Mellon refered to as Dynamic Physical Rendering

A segment from the project website here

Welcome to the Claytronics Project Collaborative Research in Programmable Matter Directed by Carnegie Mellon and Intel

This project combines modular robotics, systems nanotechnology and computer science to create the dynamic, 3-Dimensional display of…

Added by Rich White on January 17, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Edusim Alpha 06 - virtual world for the classroom interactive whiteboard: Ready for Download

Latest version and video tutorials are here:


Added by Rich White on October 8, 2008 at 8:11am — No Comments

Explore our new Opensim Virtual World server

Explore our Opensim server & help load test it at the same time !
(1) grab the client
(2) create an account
(3) login !

Added by Rich White on August 19, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Free the Airwaves - Sign the Petition

Added by Rich White on August 18, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

GreenbushGrid Opensim K-12 Virtual Worlds Updates: 8-15-08

Added by Rich White on August 15, 2008 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Cells, Clouds, and Windmills on our Opensim Server

Added by Rich White on August 7, 2008 at 10:11am — No Comments

"Opensim Kid Browser" is ready for Download

Slims down default SL client menus making them much more Kid friendly - removes SL search - tweaks the pie menus.A Mac & Windows version are both available here -

Added by Rich White on August 5, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Opensim virtual world viewer project - "The Opensim KidWorld Viewer" for kid based (G-rated) Opensim worlds


I am going to need to tweak the SL viewer a bit more for our GreenbushGrid Opensim Project (We have just wrapped up our 5th pilot group test) to remove all irrelevant and un-necessary menu items. Especially many of the floating pie menus (related to clothing & edit functions). Ill post screenshots & links of the "Opensim KidWorld Viewer" as the Mac… Continue

Added by Rich White on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The term "Web 2.0" turns 4 years old in November

Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis, blogs, and folksonomies. The term became notable after the… Continue

Added by Rich White on July 24, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments


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