Sunday, August 1, 2021

2021 Elder voices, an interview with Dr. Kara Bennett. Designing exhibits in a virtual museum setting. A story-telling community


Elder voices, an interview with Dr. Kara Bennett.  
Designing exhibits in a virtual museum setting.  
A story-telling community
Dr. Kara Bennett shares her work in virtual worlds with Lissena (Lynne Berrett) at the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: NonProfit Commons (NPC) interviews tell about public service activities in virtual worlds. How can you do public service in the metaverse?


NonProfit Commons (NPC) interviews tell about 
public service activities in virtual worlds.  
How can you do public service in the metaverse? 
Dr. Kara Bennett shares her work in virtual worlds with Lissena (Lynne Berrett).  User-built virtual worlds are what you want then to be (because they are user-built)

How can you do public service in a virtual world?

  • You can talk to people.
  • You can answer questions. 
  • You can give people links to information resources.
  • You can help people use learning resources
  • You can coach people in handling personal problems.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: Virtual Worlds MOOC for 2021 September 1 - 31 Peace through learning, collaborative learning and teaching around the world in virtual worlds


Virtual Worlds MOOC for 2021 September 1 - 31 
Peace through learning 
Collaborative learning and teaching around the world in virtual worlds
Virtual Worlds MOOC for 2021 September 1 - 31: The 7th annual event is organized by Drs. Nancy Zingrone, Doris Molero, and Nellie Deutsch.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

2021 BIZ: The Landtiles App from RezMela. This App can be used to create a wide diversity of landscapes. Interests: landscaping, biology, ecology, conservation


The Landtiles App from RezMela.  
This App can be used to create a wide diversity of landscapes.  
Interests:  landscaping, biology, ecology, conservation

You don't have to be a builder to build a place to suit your objectives.  Landtiles can do most of the building for you.



  • Watch on YouTube
  • 3D river scene created by a Landtiles App user.
  • This 3D scene was created in half an hour. 
  • You do not need to be a developer to create scenes. 
  • The scenes you create can be shared to others.
  • Landtiles in Kitely Market.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

2021: The library on your laptop: Community Virtual Library CVL: Virtual library with real librarians.


The library on your laptop: 
Community Virtual Library (CVL): 
Virtual library with real librarians.
An overview of Community Virtual Library (CVL), the library of the virtual worlds.

Go there

  • Second Life--free registration.
  • Main CVL library in SL,SLurl:
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/198/209/21
  • Put the SLurl above in the address bar of your browser, press enter.
  • Hypergrid Resources Library in OpenSimulator (Kitely).
  • HG address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II

Thursday, July 22, 2021

2021 ART: Invitation to Visions of Self Workshop by Marly Milena


Invitation to Visions of Self Workshop by Marly Milena 
Everyone is  invited to participate in a workshop at the crossroads of art and psychology called VISIONS OF SELF. 

  • You do not need to be an artist in SL or FL; you just need to be interested in self-awareness coupled with creative expression.  
  • To provide maximum attention, we would like your registration by August 9th
  • The next VOS workshop is Tuesday, AUGUST 31, 2021 AT 11 AM SLT  
  • Once signed up for the VOS workshop, you will either create and submit one totally ABSTRACT piece of art in First Life and upload it to Second Life 
  • or you will be guided to build a SymMod in real time to represent an aspect of yourself.  
  • The originator and facilitator is Marly Milena, the creator of Symbolic Modeling, the tool we use in this workshop.  
  • You will receive further details after registration,  

Go there

  • Second Life
  • Octagon Gallery, 2nd Floor
  • SLurl:
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/38/117/29
  • Put the SLurl in the address bar of the viewer, enter.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

2021 Technostress: Technostress, John Henry, and avatar immunity. Advancing technology has always been hard on those not prepared for it, those left behind. Those who are ready have a different story.


Technostress, John Henry, and avatar immunity.  
Advancing technology has always been hard on those not prepared for it, 
those left behind.  
Those who are ready have a different story.
Some of us have been living in virtual worlds as avatars.  We had no technostress on lockdown
Flying Saucers Return Episode 1
  • Technostress 
  • John Henry
  • John Henry paid the ultimate price of technostress.
  • He died with his hammer in his hand.
  • They didn't know it was technostress in those days.
  • But he was dealing with a new technology--the steam hammer.
  • Sadly, he was not ready to deal with it effectively.
  • So he died with his hammer in his hand.

Technostress does not come from technology

    • After the break

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

    2021 BIZ 3DWebWorldz : Meeting room for business teams, for breakout sessions, or for marketing conferences.


    3DWebWorldz :
    Meeting room for business teams,
    for breakout sessions,
    for marketing conferences.
    3dWebWorldz offers a room with voice-isolated meeting tables.

    Meeting room for groups

    • Meeting room with tables - each having its own voice channel.
    • This allows separate group conversations.
    • The front of the room has a screen that can stream video from YouTube or elsewhere.
    • Can be decorated with posters and objects for any event. A
    • If you look around for a bit, someone may come to answer any questions you have.
    • The number of tables can be increased as needed.
    • The number of people in a channel can be much larger than four.
    • Each table could host a business team, a breakout session, or a product.

    Go there

    • Members Takes you to the room if you have registered.
    • Guests Takes you to the room without registering.
    • My Office3D Main business center.
    • 3DWebWorldz Start in this virtual world.

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

    2021 Is there life after retirement for educators? I mean for us online educators. Those of us who have learned to work from home. A google search report.


    Is there life after retirement for educators?  
    I mean for the online educators.  
    Those of us who have learned to work from home.
    A google search report.
    After retirement, you can teach online.
    An online class

    Search term: how to be an adjunct professor online

    To become an online adjunct teacher, one must earn at least a master's degree, have one year experience teaching and, in most cases, possess a teaching certificate. Those who wish to supplement their income teaching online courses without leaving home may find this career interesting

    How much does an online adjunct professor make?

    • Search term:  Online Adjunct Faculty Salary

    • This is what I got:
    •                      Annual Salary        Monthly Pay
    • Top Earners      $106,500             $8,875
    • 75th Percentile    $85,500            $7,125
    • Average               $63,542             $5,295
    • 25th Percentile    $36,000            $3,000

    Sunday, July 11, 2021

    2021 #VWEDU: ACRL Wonderland Tour in SL. An example of what we do in social virtual worlds

    ACRL Wonderland Tour in SL.  
    An example of what we do 
    in social virtual worlds
    Raw unedited footage of a tour to WONDERLAND, a virtual simulation of Alice in Wonderland in Second Life. The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group explores simulations for education and libraries.

    Go there