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Open Wonderland to be used as a catalyst for African Education

Juliana Momodu, Hypergrid Business, March 24, 2012
Educators in Nigera are using Open Wonderland to help bridge the educational, gender, economic, social, and technological divides in Africa and worldwide.

Students test virtual debating environment

Bernard Horan, Hypergrid Business, March 23, 2012
The +Spaces team has implemented a debating tool in Open Wonderland as another way of engaging citizens.

Open Wonderland's Games Village

Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business, January 18, 2012
Game developers in Singapore now have a new avenue to try to find publishers — showcasing their games in the Singapore Games Village, part of the Media Development Authority of Singapore’s new Games Solution Center. Now the incubator will also offer a virtual world, based on the Open Wonderland platform, where developers can demonstrate their games to potential distributors.

WonderSchool streams world to a tablet

Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business, December 27, 2011
According to WonderSchool, a subsidiary of Germany’s THINSIA, clients can now access the platform on an iPad by having their user session streamed to the device.

NSF awards $549,458 for Cyberlearning project

Staff, Hypergrid Business, December 15, 2011
WonderBuilders and Springfield Technical Community College are collaborating to build a virtual campus for teaching English to non-native speakers.

How Real is Real Enough

Clyde Warden, Hypergrid Business, September 29, 2011
Feelings of presence are examined in the context of an educational negotation role playing game.

Open Wonderland marks first anniversary with free workshops

Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business, March 14, 2011
Open Wonderland — an open source, Java-based virtual world platform — marks the first anniversary of the project’s founding on March 11. To help users learn their way around Wonderland, the platform’s volunteer community will be offering free workshops for users and developers the week of March 22.

Open Wonderland supports drag-and-drop docs

Bernard Horan, Hypergrid Business, September 12, 2011
A new Wonderland app now allows users to drag and drop any application into the world that is compatible with the Microsoft Office suite for viewing.

Virtual Cockpit for Executives

Maria Korolov, Hypergrid Business, September 9, 2011
A French virtual design firm has created a virtual command center for organizations looking to have all their business intelligence dashboards in a single virtual location. Internet 3 Solutions‘ Cockpit Entreprise 3D is already used by a university and two regional organizations, and was built on top of the Open Wonderland open source immersive environment platform.

Virtual Patients Help Train Student Nurses

Thomas Moore, Health Correspondent, SkyNews, December 28, 2010
A new virtual hospital is helping student nurses to perfect their skills before they treat real patients. Students at Birmingham City University create their own avatars, which they then control on simulated wards....Research shows that nursing students who have used the virtual hospital outperform peers taught by traditional means.....

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