David Milliken

Virtual classroom better than real?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference with Bob Gerard from Accenture. Bob gave a presentation that really opened the audience’s eyes to the true value of the Virtual World Classroom based on some research he and his team had just concluded.  Bob wasn’t lost in the allure of Avatars and 3D worlds,…

Enjoy some holiday fun with Frosty’s Holiday Challenge

Statistically, only about 20 percent of those of you who were born before 1970 are predisposed to computer games. The rationale is simple. You, like me, had to save your quarters and hitch a ride to the arcade to enjoy the thrill of Asteroids or Pacman. Whereas, about 80 percent of those of you born…

The promise of Mobile Learning is real…but it may not be what you thought it was

Let’s start with two very different perspectives: 1) Mobile learning leverages today’s smart phone technologies to deliver a unique experience to the user.  GPS, for example, makes it possible to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for the user by tying content to the learner’s location. 2) Mobile learning gives us the opportunity to better serve each…