[X3D-Public] X3D and E-Learning teleconference minutes 8 September 2010
brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Sep 8 18:58:46 PDT 2010
We had a productive teleconference today for establishing a new
special interest group on X3D Graphics and E-Learning.
Attendees: Kwan-Hee Yoo, Anita Havele, Myeong-Won Lee, and Don Brutzman.
We worked on the wiki to record all the many good ideas out there.
Here is our result, also online. Our next call is in 2 weeks.
If you are interested, please considerjoining this important effort.
X3D and E-Learning
The Web3D Consortium is starting a new interest group: X3D and E-Learning.
This group will enable the creation of Web-Enabled 3D content, tools and platforms for online e-learning.
We will collaboratively harmonize and integrate X3D Graphics content with other standards.
Our tasks our many! They include:
* Integration. Explore and demonstrate best practices for integrating X3D Graphics models with e-learning content.
* Examples. Create demonstration examples showing how display, animation and user interaction with X3D models can all augment the learning effectiveness of online textbooks and e-learning content.
* Archival publishing. Show how X3D can serve as the common archival publishing format for 3D models. Such 3D content may be built from a wide variety of diverse graphics technologies, and remain useful indefinitely.
* Multiple platforms and user interfaces. Show how X3D e-learning modules can work with different user interfaces including Web browsers, HTML4 and HTML5, electronic books and notepads, mobile devices, DVD publication, etc.
* Lessons learned. Produce X3D documentation and examples that show how these "lessons learned" can be used repeatably by the educational community. These approaches can also help consortium members, such as e-book publishers and companies that build authoring software.
* Accessibility. Show how X3D models can be made accessible to (and provide information for) users with accessibility challenges. Compatibility with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is essential.
* Best practices. Decide whether to formalize these successful techniques (perhaps as Web3D Recommended Practice for X3D E-Learning) or else to keep them online as informal resources.
* Specification. Recommend formal improvements and additions to the X3D Specification as needed and appropriate.
* Marketing. Communication and outreach showing successful examples is important so that educators and students know how to publish 3D content.
 Mailing List and Meetings
Discussions occur on the x3d-public at web3d.org mailing list. If the email traffic becomes very busy then we can create a separate email list.
Meeting minutes are also distributed on the X3D-Public mailing list and archived online.
Our twice-monthly teleconference for X3D and E-Learning is usually
* 1700-1800 (pacific time) on Wednesdays.
* 2000-2100 (eastern time) on Wednesdays.
* 0900-1000 (Korea time) on Thursdays.
Participation is open to everyone via the Web3D teleconference line. Non-members can request access information for this call, or Join Web3D!
Our first public teleconference is 22/23 September 2010. Our agenda:
* Discuss who is interested in participating
* Review and update wiki
* Consider drafting a charter
 Work Support
* Identify people in Web3D and other groups who want to collaborate on these issues
* Maintain this X3D and E-Learning wiki page to track issues and progress
* Begin regular teleconference meetings
 Participation and Liaisons
We welcome participation by anyone interested in helping this group establish X3D for E-Learning.
Primary hosts are X3D Working Group and Web3D Korea Chapter
Web3D Consortium is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
We are considering a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the IMS Global Consortium.
We are also interested in joint work with the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL).
TODO: determines roles for volunteers
all the best, Don
Don Brutzman Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270 MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA +1.831.656.2149
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