KEY: Top Tool 2012 Free Tool
Edusim : 3D virtual world for the classroom interactive whiteboard. Open Source, Download
Forterra OLIVE : Open massive multiplayer online environment for building serious virtual world applications. Custom worlds can be built for any application area. Download
OpenSim : 3D Application Server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. Open Source. Download
Protosphere : Takes collaboration to a new dimension by removing the barriers to communication and creating a persistent, socially networked environment where real work gets done.
Free Trial, Hosted
Second Life : The Internet’s largest user-created, 3D virtual world community. Hosted
Teleplace : Provides an intuitive environment for distributed teams to communicate and collaborate on multiple applications and documents in real time Free Trial, Hosted
ThinkingWorlds : Create rapid simulations and games. Publish to iPad and iPhone.
Toolwire : Build immersive learning environments with video characters, photo-realistic worlds, authentic “natural” assessments, and engaging storylines. Download