Sunday, November 18, 2018

2018 MUVE: EDU: WW: Communities online in 3D. Meet the MUVErs

Communities online in 3D.
Meet the MUVErs

Online MultiUser Virtual Environments (MUVEs) are becoming widely available as tools for social media, education and organizations.   The delivery system has been by a company hosting many interconnected MUVEs but an alternative is emerging to allow communities or organizations to manage their own themed MUVES while the technical work is managed by a technical company.

Walking tour of a building

Online MultiUser Virtual Environment (MUVE)

  • Virtual environment: Simulated 3D space created in a computer
  • Online MUVE: A MUVE accessed over the internet.
  • Community: Group of people with common interests and shared goals.
  • Communities usually have a place where they get together.
  • As social media has developed on the web, that place can be online.
  • A themed online MUVE can offer a place where people get together.
  • They get together, represented by human-like figures.
  • In a simulated place representing their common interests (the theme).
  • They talk about their common interests, share information and make plans.

Who would be interested?

  • Educational systems: Online education expands capacity.   
  • Companies: Meet customers where they live.  Meet workers where they work.
  • Service organizations: Confer with clients while working from home.
  •  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  #hypergrid  #retirement  #education 
  • #meeting 
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

2018 EDU: MUVE: 12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education re:Vision: the future of creation within the MUVE ecosystem

12th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
 re:Vision: the future of creation within the MUVE ecosystem

VWBPE is a virtual conference conducted in a MUVE. Participants attend the conference in a virtual reality setting that includes conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other venues similar to a brick and mortar conference. The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.
Virtual Education Journal
The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) publishes articles from educators K-16 in a variety of online and virtual environments. It serves as a resource of best practices being used across the metaverse. 

Executive summary

  • Date: April 4-6, 2019
  • The call for proposals for VWBPE 2019 is now open.
  • The deadline for Presentation proposals is 14 January 2019.
  • Proposals for Exhibits and Immersive Experiences are open now as well. 
  • The deadline for these is 11 February 2019.
  • Call for Proposals (Details)
  • Call for sponsors
  •  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  #hypergrid
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Friday, November 16, 2018

2018 LIB: EDU: Cybersecurity. Why use a MUVE (virtual world) to teach security?

Cybersecurity.  Why use a MUVE 
(virtual world) to teach security? 

Internet Security Specialist, Erik Moore, demonstrates training for cybersecurity in a MulitiUser Virtual Environment (virtual world) with demonstration threats in a simulated data center.

  • Watch on YouTube

Why Virtual?

  • Any place that needs security is reluctant to admit a group of strangers.
  • A virtual world is available for practice all the time.
  • Students with mobility limitations are not impeded. 
  • An unsupervised group can enter for a practice security review at any time.  
  • Risky conditions that would be cleared from a data center can stay in a virtual world.
  • Training places can be scripted to give hints or feedback.  
  • Multiple training sites can be created as needed.  
  • All sites are local (in the computer) for the learners.  
  • Test places can be secured from prior access and produced as needed.
  • Test performance can produce recorded results.
  • #cybersecurity #education #virtualworld  #MUVE 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 WW: EDU: Facebook group replaces G+: 3D web-worlds of the browser

Facebook group replaces G+:  3D web-worlds of the browser

With the end of G+, we must look for alternative hosts for our communities.  We are starting an alternative place as a web-world group on Facebook.  For a while, we will post in both places, but we recommend shifting main use to Facebook.

Web-worlds section 
on Virtual Outworlding

Replacements for G+   

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#web-world  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  

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Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: Social Media: LinkedIn: businesses, educators, professionals: jobs.

Social Media for the Open Simmers: 
businesses, educators,  professionals:
jobs.  LinkedIn
Updated 11/14/2018

Report on LinkedIn as social media support to replace G+ for users of  OpenSim.
Old fashioned business meeting

Who would be interested in LinkedIn?

  • Educators and other professionals 
  • One looking for a professional job
  • One looking for a professional part-time job
  • One looking to fill professional positions
  • One checking availability of professional jobs
  • One wanting to establish the credibility of their professional qualifications
  • LinkedIn
  •  #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: Social Media: YouTube cannot replace G+. But it can do some things better: Outreach

Social Media:  YouTube cannot replace G+. 
but  it can do some things better: Outreach
Updated 11/16/2018

YouTube is second in popularity among social media. Since it presents videos, it does well at carrying interesting events from the virtual world to the world of the internet browser.  Current tools make it easy and fast to move an event from video capture to YouTube.


  • One billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. 
  • The website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world.
  • YouTube (Wikipedia)
  • A video shows what we see in a MUVE (virtual world).
  • It thus shows a concrete few minutes of our digital lives.  
  • We can make multiple YouTube channels showing our favorite activities.
  • We can spread the presentation further by embedding the video in a web page.
  • I put a video in my blog whenever I find one I think will be of interest to my readers.
  • #socialmedia  #virtualworld  #MUVE  

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 EDU: WRITE: The writer's colony at Nara's Nook needs writers to test a story-exercise

The writer's colony at Nara's Nook needs 
writers to test a story-exercise 

A writer's workshop under development now has one major element ready for initial evaluation.  Here the developers invite writers to try out the story-exercise feature and provide evaluation.  
#virtualworld  #MUVE  #interactivestory

Writer's Swamp

Evaluators:  Go there any time

  • HG address:
  • Manor
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map. Click Find, TP
  • As you arrive at the Writer's Swamp, look around for a large box.
  • Click the box for starting instructions. 
  • From there, start the story and explore around the mansion.



  • Create an interactive experience in a MUVE (virtual world) to give users practice in generating story scenarios.


  • Create a serialized story in which each episode stimulates the visitor to imagine what comes next.
  • Ensure that each episode makes the visitor want to see what comes next.

Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 WW: EDU: Quests and quizzes, two major elements of instruction, are added features of 3DWebWorldz

Quests and quizzes, 
two major elements of instruction, 
are added features of 3DWebWorldz

Video instruction on how to use 3DWebWorldz to offer instructional quests and quizzes in a 3D web page

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: EVENTS: Hypergrid communication quest, What we can get from MeWe?

Virtual world communication quest: 
What we can get from MeWe?

Preliminary report on MeWe as a replacement for G+ as used in the Hypergrid

Some of the services 
offered by MeWe

  • A quest?  Don't you do those in stories?
  • Yeah, but where do you think we got the idea?
  • And, BTW, pay attention to how those stories go. 
  • We always hope that our readers will do the same.
  • When they find themselves on a quest.
  • Like now.
  • As the story opens something happened to make us seek something
  • How do we replace Google Plus?  Preliminary ideas

Executive Summary

  • MeWe offers some of the features we were using in G+.
  • A number of people active on the Hypergrid have joined MeWe.
  • Some active groups on the Hypergrid have been recreated in MeWe.
  • If you have an active community in G+, you may want to recreate it in MeWe. 
  • MeWe posts are available only to those registered on MeWe.
  • MeWe is useful for ingroup conversation, not for outreach.
  • #socialmedia  #virtual world  #MUVE
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