Giunti Labs Collaborates with Cisco, Institute

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<p><strong>Surrey, England &mdash; Sept. 18</strong><br />Giunti Labs, a European leading vendor of e-learning and mobile learning content management solutions, is collaborating with Coventry University&rsquo;s newly formed Serious Games Institute (SGI) and Cisco, a supplier of networking equipment and network management for the Internet, to provide demonstration software that shows what can be achieved in combining mobile and virtual worlds in e-learning.<br /><br /> &ldquo;The extraordinary success of virtual worlds such as &lsquo;Second Life&rsquo; as virtual social spaces for play is leading us to examine the potential for the serious uses of these worlds,&rdquo; said David Wortley, SGI director. &ldquo;SGI is focusing on virtual worlds and immersive environments because these are key elements for serious games.</p><p>”SGI is going to be the place in Europe to find expertise in virtual environments as applied to learning &mdash; especially as they are used to link virtual and real environments.&rdquo;<br /><br />Angus Turpin, manager for Giunti Labs in the United Kingdom and Ireland, agreed.</p><p>”Giunti Labs are supplying the SGI with back-end development, consultancy and software based on our flagship e-learning and mobile learning content management platform learn eXact, Europe&#39;s leading solution for learning content production and authoring, now adding mobile and virtual learning worlds authoring capability,” Turpin said. <br /><br />This will enable:<br /></p><ul><li>SGI to demonstrate drag-and-drop positioning of digital learning contents, 3-D hotspot positioning, triggering and tracking of learning content by the avatar into those zones.</li><li>SGI to have the tools and functionality to allow the creation, packaging, management and tracking of SCORM-compliant contents, which will be contextualized and delivered to Windows Mobile 5 PDAs within the SGI Cisco Wi-Fi network.</li><li>The X, Y, Z coordinates of the mobile devices for use by other applications, such as Second Life.<br /></li></ul><p>&ldquo;Giunti Labs are proposing to supply the tools, training and support to enable the creation and repurposing of content using its authoring suite and to test extended third-party deployment via this test suite, as well as offering the requisite training and support,&rdquo; Turpin said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re delighted to be joining with Cisco and Ambient Performance &mdash; both world leaders in their fields &mdash; to help SGI demonstrate the latest, state-of-the-art learning technology. Learning via virtual worlds represents a quantum leap for e-learning technology, and it&rsquo;s heartening to see the SGI take a lead in promoting this, not just in the U.K. but also within Europe.&rdquo;</p>

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