Avatars add sizzle to ‘immersive learning’

Avatars aren't just for the movies or for techies with time on their hands. Organizations are using virtual worlds for training, simulation and prototyping, among other things.The U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Centre (NUWC)

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Esther Shein

Virtual world healthcare has real world benefits, Toronto researchers find

The Women's Health Center at the Ann Myers Medical Center might be a virtual healthcare facility, but the nurses and physicians that volunteer here are real. They work here to reach out beyond

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Musician creates stunning, information-rich virtual world

Jaque Davison has used virtual world technology to build an Infosphere – a dense, 3D structure of information that allows anyone to easily access the research they need about Africa. Whether it's pirate

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

At Canada Post’s virtual shopping mall you can shop…and never drop

When it comes to Christmas shopping is it possible to have your cake and eat it too? Is there a way Canadians get their shopping done, while avoiding crowded shopping malls, slushy winter

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Second Life opens new world of opportunity to Ontario students

Canadian public school and post-secondary teachers are using Web 2.0 sites and technologies to engage students and help them pick up real life skills and experiences.One educator doing this in a big way

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Ontario Public Service woos young recruits with Second Life

A firefighter turns his hose towards the sparse collection of tall pine trees surrounding the building and aims its stream of water into the flames that are exploding outwards from the branches and

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Using the virtual world of Second Life to snag young IT talent

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen

Published on: September 10th, 2008 David Carey

Toronto’s Webkinz brings fantasy world to real global market

Webkinz has become a household name in North America by appealing to children with its brand of cuddly, plush animals that come with a key that grants access to a virtual world.Now the

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian college turns virtual world creation into real business venture

Jump to: video | image This campus of Belleville, Ont.-based Loyalist College is different from most – it has a disco dance floor in the middle of a shark tank, and students fly

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Second Life online craze leads businesses into virtual worlds

Chris Lassonde, president of Millions of Us, a company that helps businesses bring their brands into virtual worlds, said that Second Life really took off in mid-2006, spurred by a Business Week article

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Briony Smith