The innovative use of virtual reality in the classroom was one of the reasons that Jim Pye, of New Zealand firm TechTonics Computer Networking, took out the 1998 Certified Novell Instructor (CNI) of the year.
The award was presented at the annual CNO Asia-Pacific conference, which ran over two days prior to the recent Brainshare conference. It is based on feedback from students and colleagues as well as graduation success rate.
"Jim was selected for the award because he has demonstrated a commitment and ability to enhance our core training program," said Robert Leong, regional training instructor, Asia-Pacific.
"Just one example of his creative approach to teaching is his use of VRML to enhance course content in a hands-on interactive concept he calls Virtual Reality in the classroom'."
Novell was so impressed with the approach, they asked Pye to present at Novell Brainshare in the US and Australia. Pye is a Master Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) and Master CNI.