Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 EDU: History Month in August on the virtual world of Kitely. Autodocent on call

History Month in August on the virtual world of Kitely.  
Autodocent on call
In preparation for August History month on Kitely, Ravyn Stormchyld, has set up an autodocent system that will give you a spoken narration about an item when you get near it.  You wear a hud provided by Rayvn to trigger the narration.  The audio is prepared from a notecard by a text-to-speech engine supported by code that breaks the audio files into 9 second clips to conform to the limit established by SL.
Dunguaire Castle
Click the gate to open it

Go there

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 TKR: We can use technology leverage citizens' expertise.

We can use technology leverage citizens' expertise
 Beth Simone Noveck argues that public decision-making could be more effective and legitimate if our institutions knew how to use technology to leverage citizens’ expertise.  Linkedin is an example.  This matter has serious implications for higher education.  

Watch on YouTube

How much are ‘the people’ really involved in modern democracy? Beth Simone Noveck argues that public decision-making could be more effective and legitimate if our institutions knew how to use technology to leverage citizens’ expertise.
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Watch professor Beth Simone Noveck in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event! 

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This brings with it a new definition of expertise.  If we need someone who can provide CPR or operate a defibrillator, we have no interest in someone who has a college degree in human physiology.  We want someone with training and experience in the task at hand.  That would be demonstrated, not by a college degree, but by some kind of training certificate, perhaps a "first responder certificate."

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        Saturday, July 23, 2016

        2016 HELP: Don't mess up your public world. Make a copy and mess that up. Kitely features

        Don't mess up your public world.  
        Make a copy and mess that up.  
        OARS and Kitely features
        You build a world.  Everything looks great.  You set it to public.  It is perfect.  Well, perfect today.  You'll be smarter tomorrow.   You'll begin to think about how to improve it.  But now it is public.  Not all your changes will make it better. Make an OAR and work on it on your home computer.  Or make a duplicate (with a different name) and work in the grid you were using.  

        How to make a duplicate of your sim

        • Be on a grid that will make an OAR file for you.
        • Or be on a grid that will create a duplicate of your sim.
        • Use only objects that you can copy. 
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              Friday, July 22, 2016

              2016 PEOPLE: TKR: Social Entrepreneurs and what they do. How can virtual worlds fit in?

              Social Entrepreneurs and what they do. 
              How can virtual worlds fit in?  
              Sally Osberg explains how social entrepreneurs can create meaningful change and seek to transform our world for good.

              • Is the development of virtual worlds a social goal?
              • Could meetings and conventions use virtual worlds to cut the energy footprint?
              • Could virtual worlds offer educational opportunities at low cost?
              • Could virtual worlds offer educational and cultural opportunities to the disabled?
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                    New Media Arts (NMA) on the web

                    Thursday, July 21, 2016

                    2016 VIDEO: Video capture with NPCs.

                    Video capture with NPCs.
                    OpenSim has an augmented scripting language that adds features not available in Second Life.  One added feature is Non-Player Characters (NPCs). These are duplicates of avatars and so are ideal for video capture.  The appearance of each character in the video can be duplicated to produce a body-double that can be used in a clip that does not need much action from the character. Some action can be produced by an animation. 
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                    Static poses for NPCs 

                    For other poses and animations, search the Kitely market.
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                          Tuesday, July 19, 2016

                          *2016 EDU: Self-managed learning and the role of the online library.

                          Self-managed learning and the role of the online library

                          A library is a school for self-managed learning. An online library can bring that school to your home computer.  What else you need to manage your own learning?-- Selby Evans

                          • Once you have heard a lecture on swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures

                          Skills needed by anyone undertaking self-managed learning

                          • Can detect a need for information and skills.
                          • Can assess current capabilities and identify gaps.
                          • Can find or set appropriate learning objectives.
                          • Can plan how to find the content, study it and practice the needed skills.
                          • Can execute the plan.
                          • Can evaluate the information and select credible sources.
                          • Can design practice to develop the skills.  
                          • Can evaluate the effectiveness of practice.
                          • Can assess the need for additional information and skills.

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                              Muzdawidj Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 7/19, 7pm SLT

                              This week the Short Poetry Workshop presents the Muzdawidj, which is an ancient Arabic poetry form that has triple rhyming stanzas.

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                                    Monday, July 18, 2016

                                    2016 PLACES: EDU: Australian Home Lands. Invited article by Genavieve Page, the creator/developer.

                                    Australian Home Lands.  Invited article 
                                    by Genavieve Page, the creator/developer
                                    Australian Home Lands, capturing the colours and sounds of the outback, the beauty of our  Australian beaches, the feel of the bush lands.  Horses roam free, pastures are plentiful, and you can canoe down the River Murray.  Or follow the winding paths through the hillside to the waterfalls and rocky canyons.
                                    Australian Homelands

                                    Go there

                                    • Be sure your sound volume is up.  Listen to the ambient sounds
                                    • HG Address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Australian Home Lands
                                    • Put the HG address into the Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP
                                    • In KItely, put the Firestorm hop into the nav bar of the viewer, enter: 
                                    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Australian Home Lands/765/197/22
                                    • OpenSimWorld link
                                    • Click the nearby sign for a note.

                                    Previous article



                                    Application notes

                                    • Educators: I am thinking geography class:  Visit Australia.  See the essence as described by someone who lives there.  With scheduling, talk to people who live there.
                                    • Travel agencies: Here are a few of the places your customers could visit in a trip to 
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                                    Sunday, July 17, 2016

                                    2016 PROMO: PEOPLE: SEE: Promote your hypergrid place/community. Tours, blogs, videos, G+ communities

                                    Promote your hypergrid place. 
                                    Invite a tour or a blog article
                                    Suppose you set up a beautiful place and nobody comes.  Or only a few people come.  That is because most people don't know about your place and don't know how to get there.  That is where you want promotion.    In virtual worlds and social media you can get a lot of free promotion.  Here are some suggestions.

                                    Who wants people to come to their places?

                                    • Mall owners
                                    • Event venues
                                    • Grids
                                    • Educational places

                                    How do you reach the people who would come?

                                    • Social media 
                                    • (grid forums are social media)
                                    • Hypergrid guides
                                    • Hypergrid tours

                                    What do you tell them? 

                                    • Why they want to come.
                                    • What they will find there.
                                    • When to come (if it matters).
                                    • How to get there.
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                                          Saturday, July 16, 2016

                                          2016 TKR: BIZ: 7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs. Some choices bring good luck.

                                          Serendipitous Success: 
                                          7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs
                                          Seven things successful entrepreneurs do that makes them "Lucky."  None of them involve depend on luck.  But some choices bring good luck.  

                                          Darren Rowse is the founder of ProBlogger, Digital Photography School and various other blogs and online businesses including b5media and The Third Tribe. He co-authored ProBlogger the Book (Wiley), founded ProBlogger Training Events in Australia and has published over 30 eBooks including the best selling 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Part of our BoldTalks speaker series at INBOUND 2015.
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                                                Friday, July 15, 2016

                                                2016 PEOPLE: PLACES: Metaverse tours: Australian Home Lands, Kitely: video

                                                Metaverse tours: Australian Home Lands, Kitely: video
                                                Experimental video taken initially as live stream on a metaverse tour, then edited to show the most interesting parts.

                                                Go there 

                                                • Be sure your sound volume is up.  Listen to the ambient sounds
                                                • HG Address: grid.kitely.com:8002:Australian Home Lands
                                                • Put the HG address into the Find bar of World Map.  Click Find, TP
                                                • In KItely, put the Firestorm hop into the nav bar of the viewer, enter: 
                                                • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Australian Home Lands/765/197/22
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