Using Smallworlds for Learning

Smallworlds rocks.

A 3d virtual world, Smallworlds addresses a ton of the major drawbacks to its bigger competitors in the space:

– Browser based. No downloads, no installations, no patches, no reinstalls for updates. It launches inside the Web browser and can even be embedded inside Web systems. This makes the transition from, for example, a Web site or forum into out of Smallworlds nearly transparent.

– Flash platform killer graphics. The graphics look terrific. The development team has obviously coded something heavy on top of the Flash engine because the rendering is beautiful, and yet the graphics load very quickly. Continue reading “Using Smallworlds for Learning”

SLoodling Along?

Progress comes in bumps and slides, sometimes. You work along for a while with nothing to show for it, and then all of the sudden a few things start to come together. You take those few things and add a few more things; before you know it, you’ve made a little progress.

That’s how things have been lately on the PlanetGED project.

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Outsourcing College Degrees

This is where we think college degrees are going. Sharp, progressive schools have long ago figured out that they can’t develop curriculum fast enough to keep up with changes in the real world, no matter the field.

Their accreditors are too stodgy. Their faculty are too territorial and entrenched.

They need an outsource solution that can move fast, provide world-class quality and accountability, and keep their students at the leading edge.

We’re working on it.

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