A world without walls, maybe, someday...

Small study tour of the Berlin Wall in Second Life and Twinity, or how to implement a moment of great history in a real-time 3D world .... The idea is to pass not only a series of contents, texts and images, in the memory of the learner, but the real sensation of "separation" in a capital city, and above all the confinement of a part of the city and its people - part of the "free world" - in another hostile world "under dictatorship."...

Explaining this might seem a bit simplistic, but the intention of the author of this blog is not to give a history lesson!

Immersive Internet offers all the components and the qualities to develop new ways of teaching History. It is deeply different from all the audiovisual documentaries since it owns the capacity to make you "feel", cognitively speaking. It does participate only to the intellectual construction, but to the sensorial construction. And in this sense, it changes everything, opening the door to a memorisation where the individual learner can appropriate himself the facts as part of his own history.

Bet that traditional educational publishers will hear the message, and that teachers of the 21st century will also consider educationnal travel for school into virtual environments suitable for children. This won't take anything away from real visits and tours of the sites, but in reality quite the opposite ...


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MakeMyWorlds Named Gold Solution Provider by Linden Lab

Press release :
Following a thorough application and vetting process, MakeMyWorlds has been selected by Linden Lab as one of his 39 gold solutions providers all over the world, for Second Life and the brand new Second Life Enterprise.

"The Gold Solution Provider program identifies highly qualified providers who have demonstrated a high level of client satisfaction (through the review of client references) and have developed successful projects on behalf of businesses, governments, educational institutions, and other business organizations in Second Life. For example, Gold Solution Providers have created projects for companies and institutions such as Adobe, Cisco Systems, Michelin, Wiley Publishing, Imperial College of London, and the Goethe Institute. ..

Gold Solution Providers are top-quality providers for large businesses and international corporations looking for a Solution Provider to help them develop their Second Life strategy and presence. Services that Gold Solution Providers offer include developing facilities to hold company meetings and events, holding trainings and seminars, creating simulations for educators to recreate science experiments, organizing and managing conferences and mixed media events, and growing successful Second Life communities around client brands and experiences. "

Created by Kai-Michael Schmuck (Hambourg) and Hélène Zuili (Paris), MakeMyWorlds is the first franco-german agency coming from Second Life to get this qualification. MakeMyWorlds helps its clients to integrate virtual worlds by engaging into powerful communication strategies, both internal and external, on very diverse audience & targets, using technologies coming from games or immersive internet. MakeMyWorlds also builds specific products based on training and coaching to accompany changes, and this can be done in french, english or german. Among its clients, MakeMyWorlds is happy to count the Swiss Stem Cells Bank, Konolive 2go, FrontRange, the National Realtors Association (NAR), a few european communication and advertising agencies and a few educative departments from universities or schools.

For any information , contact Hélène Zuili - "helene (at) makemyworlds.com" - or Kai-Michael Schmuck - "kms (at) makemyworlds.com"

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