Researchers at Durham University in the UK are working hard to ensure that the academic sector isn’t left out of the multi-touch craze. The still-unnamed “interactive multi-touch desk” is a major part of the SynergyNet framework, an interactive classroom environment they’re building based on a gaming engine called jMonkey. There’s no word on how soon SynergyNet will change the world, but when it does the software will be open source — allowing anyone to get into the code and tweak it to their liking. In the meantime, schools looking for a “high tech initiative” of their own will have to be content with throwing laptops at their students. Stunning video demonstration after the break!
Read about it here.
From I observed in many shopping malls, kids love those multitouch games on the floors. It would be amazing to have them in classrooms. Imagine using multitouch in Chinese character writing. No chalk, no marker pens and no styluses even!
On the same note, let’s look forward to having Microsoft Surface technology in future classrooms! 😀