Saturday, May 25, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: WRT: Blogging: Starting, building, and promoting your blog about virtual worlds (MUVEs)


Blogging: Starting, building, 
and promoting your blog
about virtual worlds (MUVEs)

A summary collection of previous articles about blogging, with focus on virtual worlds (MUVEs).

Can I make money from a blog?

  • Some do, but many use a blog to support a favorite project.
  • Google AdWords
  • Choose your goal.  To make money, you have to blog to get readers.
  • Your favorite project may not be a good subject for that.

How do I start?




Friday, May 24, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: WRITE: Seanchai WestWorld: a place for storytellers. Can I find a story here?


Seanchai WestWorld: 
a place for storytellers
Can I find a story here? 

An illustration of how to turn a place into a story.  Here the place is a small town in the west.  The story ideas come from things found on the town's main street.
A small town in the west 

  • Go there: Hypergrid address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:WESTWORLD
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click FindTP
  • Seanchai WestWorld on the web

Thursday, May 23, 2019

2019 #VWEDU update 5/23/2019 Newcomer Notes, Freebies


#VWEDU update 5/23/2019 
Newcomer Notes
Freebies

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items are added daily.

News on the MUVEs 

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter 
  • Events in the virtual worlds
  • Newcomer notes
  • Freebies
  • Support the supporters
  • Social media
  • Living online
  • Modern education #VWEDU
  • Writers of the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • News sources
  • The #VWEDU initiative
  • Visit me on the web
  • Hypergrid tips
  • License 
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

2019 #VWEDU BIZ: Corporate Use of a Virtual World for Training Commercial Insurance Agents. Situated learning


Corporate Use of a Virtual World 
for Training Commercial Insurance Agents
Situated learning, communities of practce 
By: Donna Yager

This project is a culmination of the design and development of a virtual world for training Commercial Insurance Agents called ‘Commercial New Producer Program’ and uses a Google site as a student portal for course materials as well as a virtual world, called Training Town, as the tool for meeting within our community of practice.

Training Town

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium: Video summary and suggestions


Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium 
Video summary and suggestions

With funding from the Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation and Tulane University's School of Professional Advancement, the Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium was held on December 1, 2018. Kay McLennan (Tulane University), the moderator for the event provides the background for the event. 

Kay McLennan, Ph.D. 

Colloquium summary

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2019 #VWEDU MALET showcase: Microscope Studies Using Portable Microscopes & Smartphones


MALET showcase: Microscope Studies 
Using Portable Microscopes & Smartphones

Free web resources. Inexpensive tools.  Smart phones.  Paper-based microscopes.  Easy exploration of the world of tiny.  Away from the world of the teachers, into the world of the student.  When students choose their own explorations, they don't just learn the content.

Takeaways

  • Self-guided exploration of the microscopic world by the students. 
  • When students handle their own explorations, they don't just learn the content.
  • They learn what they can do. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

#VWEDU update 5/17/2019 Silk Road Series #1, Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium (Videos).


#VWEDU update 5/17/2019 
Silk Road Series #1, 
Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium (Videos).   

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items are added daily.

News on the MUVEs 

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter 
  • MUVE News
  • Newcomer notes
  • Events in the virtual worlds
  • Support the supporters
  • Social media
  • Living online
  • Modern education #VWEDU
  • Writers of the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • News sources
  • The #VWEDU initiative
  • Visit me on the web
  • Hypergrid tips
  • License
  • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

2018 #VWEDU: The Silk Road Series #1 FUND RAISER for Feed a Smile (Kenyan school children)


The Silk Road Series #1 FUND RAISER 
for Feed a Smile (Kenyan school children)

The Digital Silk Road. From Singapore to Second Life. Come to the Caravanserai. A one-night stop over and a grand concert, streamed live online as Singapore wordsmiths and improv musicians team up with accomplished artists, writers, ambient musicians, comics, filmmakers and poets from Germany, UK, Holland, Portugal, Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Canada and the USA.

  • Watch on YouTube
As Singaporeans share South-East Asian culture, world artists will likewise share their poems, films, songs and stories on screen, streamed from Second Life from their online locations in the spirit of bygone days along the digital Silk Road.



    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    2019 #WVEDU: BIZ: Do we have a professional learning community (PLC) in the virtual worlds (MUVEs)?


    Do we have a professional learning community (PLC)
    in the virtual worlds (MUVEs)? #WVEDU

    Sort of.  We have a many educational organizations and activities in virtual worlds and some loosely organized communication among them.  But they do not yet form a cohesive community with community plans or community actions. Can we form a stronger professional community?
    The Empty Classroom

    What is a Professional Learning Community?

    We have several inworld groups that might fit into a PLC

    • Here are a few that I know:
    • Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC)
    • Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)
    • Virtual Worlds Education Round Table (VWER)
    • Institute for New Paradigms (in learning) NPI
    • New Media Arts (NMA)
    • NonProfit Commons (NPC)
    • Community Virtual Library (CVL)
    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
    • If these groups increase collaboration, they could make a PLC