Sunday, December 5, 2021

2021 TKR: Role playing and narrative-based learning. Therapy, Hobby, language learning. Social activity for online learning.


Role playing and narrative-based learning.  
Therapy, Hobby, language learning.  
Social activity for online learning 
Role-playing is one of the most powerful teaching strategies you can incorporate in your eLearning course.
Social skills are vitally important to success in life, but where do we find practice space for them? John Arcadian, a writer and publisher of tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, talks about the benefits that can be gained from playing out characters in Tabletop Role-playing Games.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: DTA: Teaching online. Reinventing the teacher career. Lecturing is not teaching. Teaching is creating conditions in which students learn.


Teaching online.  Reinventing the teacher career.  
Teaching is creating conditions in which students learn.
Lecturing is not teaching.  
Online learning creates opportunities for online teachers especially those who can make effective use of modern technology.

Creating conditions in which students learn

Who would be interested?

  • Retiring teachers who don't want to retire mentally.
  • Teachers wanting to break location limitations.
  • Teachers wanting increased income.  
  • Students preparing for a teaching career
  • Schools offering online learning
  • People in education management

Thursday, December 2, 2021

2021 BIZ: VW: Ownership in the metaverse: your inventory. Where you keep what you own. Rezzing and editing your objects.


Ownership in the metaverse: your inventory.  
Where you keep what you own. 
Rezzing and editing your objects. 
The metaverse gets more like you place when you have your things there.  

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

2021 VW: How to spot the fake stories about the metaverse. Those authored by hacks that just rewrite what others have written. Without doing any research themselves.


How to spot the fake stories about the metaverse.   
Those authored  by hacks who
just rewrite what others have written.  
Without doing any research themselves.
The people of the metaverse are really irritated by articles about the metaverse that show total ignorance about the history and current state of the metaverse.

The clues

  • They write as if the metaverse lies in the future.
  • (A little research would find  parts of the metaverse that have been around for years.)
  • They start with the old Snow Crash story that popularized the name.
  • (A little thought would tell them that virtual environments go back to movies, theaters, and oral stories.)
  • They think the metaverse requires head-mounted displays.
  • (Screen displays are widely used for current metaverse activity.)

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: BIZ: The programmed environment of the metaverse. Imagine programming an environment for language leaning. Or for a game.


The programmed environment of the metaverse. 
Imagine programming an environment for language leaning.  
Or for a game
There is a lot of power in the programmed environment offered by some metaverse places.

Programmed environment

  • Any object of interest can stay its name in voice and text.
  • Or send users to a web page with instructions about the object.
  • Or give users instructions for a game based on knowing about the objects.
  • Or record user performance on a set of questions.
  • Or play its role in a story or game.
  • A virtual vehicle can perform stunts safely
  • After the break: language learning, virtual vehicles.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

2021 WW: Get your home in the metaverse. Don't just go there, build there. Get free (sometimes) land where you can build what you want.


Get your place in the metaverse.  
Don't just go there, build there.  
Get free (sometimes) land 
where you can build what you want.  
Make the metaverse home by getting your own place there.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

2021 Biz: Avatars are a metaverse business. Artists can make and sell avatars and avatar clothing


Avatars are a metaverse business.  
Artists can make and sell avatars and avatar clothing
Making avatars for the metaverse is a growing business


  • Features you need in a metaverse world to make and sell avatars (after the break).

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

2021 WW: VW: Where can I learn to work in the metaverse? A first look at finding work in the metaverse. Start with dev meetings.


Where can I learn to work in the metaverse?  
A first look at finding work in the metaverse.  
Start with dev meetings.
New tasks or old tasks in new ways.  Much online work may become metaverse work in the future.
  • Watch on YouTube
  • I picked up this question from the metaverse subredit that I am following.
  • The answer is worth an article, so here it is.
  • Get familiar with the metaverse: attend developer meetings.
  • Check out available work 
  • Choose the line of work that best fits you.
  • Two big options:
  • Work on tasks newly created by the metaverse?
  • Work on existing tasks made more efficient by the metaverse?
  • Another pair of options:
  • Work for yourself or get hired by a company.
  • Can We Work in the Metaverse?
  • Easy access Dev meetings and more after the break.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2012 WW: Another web-world. Web pages that you walk into with 2 clicks. Just what you need for advertising.


Another web-world.  
Web pages that you walk into with 2 clicks.  
Just what you need for advertising.  

Web-world advantages

  • Easy access. Run in a browser.  Enter without registration. 
  • Run on almost any device with a browser: Smart phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC.
  • No special equipment to buy and put on.
  • Can be embedded in your web page as part of an advertisement.