CANADA: Technology alliance to create made-to-measure virtual worlds for academics

By Keith Nuthall

A major IT company has teamed up with a Canadian open university to establish a research centre that will create bespoke three dimensional virtual learning environments.
Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. has announced the creation of a new Immersive Technologies for Education Centre of Excellence at Athabasca University, Canada's Alberta-based open university. Athabasca delivers the bulk of its courses online and the centre will be charged with enabling academics, students, schools and communities to develop virtual world-style ...

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