My colleague Nicole and I recently attended the Boston Digital Media Summit, an event sponsored by the Grid Institute, the Woods College of Advancing Studies
at Boston College, and Federation of American Scientists (FAS) with the
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The event was organized by the Grid Intitute's Immersive Education Initiative and coordinated by Grid Institute Director Aaron Walsh of Boston College. The summit's goal was "enabling the age of immersive education" and it attempted to mitigate technology challenges associated with appropriating cutting edge virtual world platforms for educational use. I've attempted to summarize the key presentations of day 1 of the summit, hi-lighting the overviews of the Croquet and Wonderland virtual world platforms.