A Virtual World in Every Classroom: Learn about Atlanta’s Noble Virtual World this Friday April 13

On Friday April 13, we are very pleased to be able to welcome Steve Allen Mashburn of the Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, as well asSnoopy Pfeffer of Dreamland Metaverse, to talk about a project that will be bringing an opensim virtual world into every classroom in metro-Atlanta district in Georgia. Called the NOBLE Virtual World, this opensim-based 3d environment will allow educators to transport their students to far-off lands and places of the imagination, such as the Berlin Wall during the Cold War or a castle in the Medieval era. Comprised of 35 schools with 35,000 students, the metro-Atlanta district will offer each school teacher the opportunity to use this 3D world in their classroom.

To learn more, come to the Nonprofit Commons this Friday April 13, starting at 8:30am. We’ll also have news from TechSoup.org, knowledge sharing from our Mentors Team, and general announcements. See you at the Plush Nonprofit Commons!


April 13, 2012, 8:30am PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheate



  • 8:30am Introductions
  • 8:40am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45am Mentors Central
  • 8:55am Steve Allen Mashburn and Snoopy Pfeffer , Noble Virtual World for Atlanta Students
  • 9:30am OpenMic/ Announcements

More about our speakers….
Steve Mashburn
As Coordinator of Online Education for Forsyth County Schools, Steve Mashburn has overseen the development of new and alternate ways to delivery instruction to the students of Forsyth County for the past seven years. Steve’s philosophy is that instructional technology facilitates a student-center learning environment and develops the higher-level thinking skills necessary for achieving quality work. Steve has taught band, music and drama in schools throughout north Georgia for 15 years. Several of his musical compositions and method books have been published by Charles Hansen Music. His non-teaching experience includes three years as a manager of a music retail store and five years as an owner/operator of an offset print shop.

Dreamland Metaverse

Dreamland Metaverse is a privately held company, founded in 2008 and focusing on OpenSim hosting services for the international market. Our staff and partners are located in Europe, North America and Asia. Our founder and CEO is a recognized specialist in the IT and virtual world area, with many years of experience in leading edge computer technology and business development for bigger companies. Scientific background: degree in computer science and Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester, NY.  Development activities: OpenSim core developer and Open Metaverse Foundation developer.

Dreamland Metaverse is the leading hosting provider of top quality OpenSim regions and grids. We offer OpenSim regions in OSGrid and as standalone regions. Our customers include private customers, educational institutions and companies, up to Fortune 500 corporations. Our goal is to provide an excellent service for a fair price. Our references show, that we offer best service quality and an outstanding customer service. We offer professional OpenSim hosting services since 2008. We are the oldest and most experienced OpenSim hosting provider. As active OpenSim core developers we know how to ensure best availability and reliability. Since many years our OpenSim services are known for highest service quality.



Written by: rikomatic