January 30, 2012

On the Road Again

I’m doing quite a bit of presenting on 3D in education over the next six months. Here is a current list of my schedule and topics, in case you are interested in attending. If you are in the vicinity, it’s also always a good excuse for an opportunity to meet, get some coffee, and have some conversation.

Month and Location
February, Austin TX
5 Workshop: When 3D Comes to School
5 Teaching in 3D: Ten Reasons Why it Works, Why it Matters
Colorado Conversations
February, Wheat Ridge, CO
5 Evaluating Technology Initiatives
March, Washington, D.C.
5 Teaching in 3D: Ten Reasons Why it Works, Why it Matters
5 21st Century Teaching with New Media
5 Evaluating Technology Initiatives
Vision Performance Institute, Pacific University
June, Forest Grove, OR
5 3D in Education
3D Comm
June, Las Vegas, NV
5 Remapping for 2012: 3D and the Education Market Space
Colorado TIE 2012
June, Copper Mt., CO
5 Cultivating Your Donkey Cam Kung Fu
ISTE 2012
June, San Diego, CA
5 Teaching in 3D: Ten Reasons Why it Works, Why it Matters
5 Workshop: When 3D Comes to School

American Optometric Association
June, Chicago, IL
5 Panel: 3D in Education

January 23, 2012

Len's Favorite 3D Blogs

I thought it would be wise to “spread the love” just a little. I wanted to let you know about my favorite stereo 3D blogs, each very worthy of your attention:

Contains the latest research and information about eye and vision care of children, especially related to stereoscopic 3D.

A Canadian blog focused on the “art, science, culture, and business of stereoscopic 3D,” but I love the art and culture part the most.  

A blog with great insight and timely information, out of Portugal (turn on Google translation).

RealVision Blog
A Dubai-based blog that covers all the bases, ranging from the viewpoint of the cinematographer to that of the consumer.

Enjoy the journey!

January 16, 2012

A 3D Word Cloud (2011 Edition)

Here’s a graphic word cloud of all the key words used in our Future-Talk 3D blog during the year 2011.  The more the word is found, the larger it appears in this word cloud. (Click on the graphic to enlarge it.)

It’s quite interesting to visualize, in this way, the recurring themes and concepts that have emerged from Future-Talk 3D this last year. It’s like putting your fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in educational 3D—and taking a read.

January 9, 2012

Global FutureTalk

Добрый день         Bom dia           مرحبا         こんにちは   Bienvenidos       


The Future-Talk 3D blog serves a diverse international audience. Our readers might be interested in seeing which countries were our top ten blog visitors during 2011. Based on web impressions for the 2011 calendar year, here is how the data shapes up:

Are there any surprises here? Or are these just “the usual suspects?” What do you think? Please comment.


Of course, this chart only represents the top ten. Many hundreds of other visitors have frequented this blog from countries all over the world. Future-Talk 3D blog has been visited by nearly every country in North, South, and Central America. The same is true for Europe. And the Middle East is broadly represented, too. Most of Asia has visited us, as well as more than 15 countries from Africa.  I see many others from Australia and Oceania, in addition.


I want to thank you for your deep and committed interest in 3D in education. Please write me, let me know what you are doing in your country. I would love to feature some interviews in 2012.

[Special Note: We have many visitors from Latin and South America, and I offer you a heartfelt ¡Gracias! -- Estoy a la espera de viajar a Colombia, Panamá, México, Costa Rica y Guatemala esta primavera, por lo que si le gustaría juntarnos para algún café y conversación, envíe un correo electrónico me.]

January 2, 2012

Editor's Choice

In our last post, we highlighted the most popular Future-Talk 3D blog posts for 2011, based on web impressions during the year. I was surprised to see that one particular post did not even make the top fifteen posts most visited by our readers: Why 3D Counts.

This omission surprised me, because this post identifies the underpinnings of 3D in learning—why 3D in education is so very important. This post connects to an insightful "meta-analysis" by Dr. Nora Newcombe, a whitepaper that goes a long way to explain why 3D holds promise for the classroom, for promoting interest in STEM careers, and for pushing math and science achievement forward. 

For that reason, I am starting 2012 with my “Editor’s Choice” reposting of a singular document that all Future-Talk readers, whether 3D supporters or detractors should read:
Increasing Math and Science Learning by Improving Spatial Thinking