Monday, October 14, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: An online school needs a digital campus. Not just for classrooms, but for many of the services currently offered on a physical campus


An online school needs a digital campus.  
Not for classrooms, but for many of the services 
currently offered on a physical campus

A digital campus can look and function much like a physical campus.  It can provide some of the services that could be lost in the shift to digital education.    This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
Universal campus (Kitely)
  • The digital campus described here is hypothetical.
  • The elements exist, but maybe not in integrated form.
  • Any educational institution could assemble them into a digital campus.
  • The entry could be on a web page, where visitors could enter with no planning.
  • Web-world on your web page: Bringing OpenSim and web-worlds together
  • A web page is much easier to get to than a physical office:
  • No driving, no parking, no walking.  Just a few seconds on a browser.

Where can you get a digital campus?


Sunday, October 13, 2019

2019 #VWEDU #DTA: Magnolia gardens of knowledge . A demonstration of introductory training on the parts (of anything).


Magnolia gardens of knowledge.  
A demonstration of introductory training
on the parts (of anything)

A demonstration of using OpenSim affordances (a DTA) to provide introductory learning about any topic with concrete (visible) parts.  This demonstration introduces the parts (here garden plants), showing 3D images of them in a typical location (situated learning).  The images have links to detailed information, starting with the technical name.  Suggestions are offered for using such a place for name-to-object learning and for testing the level of learning. 
This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
Magnolia gardens

Go there

  • Go to this HG address: 
  • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:ima outpost alpha
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
  • To get to the Gardens, walk into the walkin TP sign 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) can run the search game: solo, teacher's game, or team game


Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) 
can run the search game: 
solo, teacher's game, or team game


Gamification suggestions to stimulate practice in search. The game is designed so that DTA can administer it, with the teacher later reviewing the results.    This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
The Empty Classroom
Off searching the internet

Friday, October 11, 2019

2019 #VWEDU #DTA: Ingrid (within a grid) Travel tips for OpenSimulator . A DTA content page


Ingrid (within a grid) Travel tips 
for OpenSimulator. 
A DTA content page

Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) instructions. Easy search and little text. Set up for quick answers to specific questions.      
Walkin Teleports
  • Destinations at the bottom

Contents

  • Grid geography and travel effects.
  • Somebody gives you the destination. 
  • Destination in landmark (LM)
  • Destination in Firestorm hop
  • Destination as sim name
  • Walkin Teleport
  • How to get back home
  • Nearby group of people
  • Place you can zoom to in the viewer.
  • Nearby specific person
  • Follow a tour
  • Place on the World Map
  • Go and sit
  • Can't move, want out.
  • Just walk faster.
  • Some of these travel methods depend on viewer settings:
  • Firestorm settings for beginners. A DTA content page
  • Search on page: Ctrl+f gets search bar near the top.  Enter search term.

      Thursday, October 10, 2019

      #VWEDU: update 10/11/2019 Second Annual Immersive VR Residency (SUNY--ESC) Burn2, Metamorphosis Oct. 11-20


      #VWEDU: update 10/11/2019
      Second Annual Immersive VR Residency (SUNY--ESC)  
      Burn2, Metamorphosis Oct. 11-20
      VWMOOC19 videos available

      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 may be added daily
      First SUNY-ESC residency
      Click to enlarge

      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
        • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
        • Business
        • Support the supporters
        • Living online
        • Modern education #VWEDU
        • Libraries for education
        • Writers on the MUVEs 
        • Promotion (general)
        • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
        • Web-worlds
        • Visit me on the web
        • License 
        ***************************

        Tuesday, October 8, 2019

        2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Develop your contacts list. DTA content page


        Develop your contacts list.  
        A DTA content page

        Digital Teaching Assistant: instructions to beginners for building a friends list.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
        The Empty Classroom

        A student needs contacts

        Needed promptly

        • These may be provided by batch registration
        • Teachers
        • Teaching assistants
        • Other students in the same classes (at least some)

        Desired over time

        • Friends with common interests
        • Alumni contacts with common interests
        • Recruiter contacts with possible employment openings 

        Contents

        • How do I use my friends list?
        • Build your friends list from people you meet
        • Make friends with people in IM
        • Find people by name
        • Find places that share your interests
        • Find groups with interests you share
        • DTA articles

        Monday, October 7, 2019

        2019 HOBBIES: Boating and sailing in the virtual worlds Speedboat jumps test


        Boating and sailing in the virtual worlds  
        Speedboat realism test--Speedboat jumps

        Speedboat riding around Great Central Lake in 3rd Rock Grid, testing speedboat jumps newly installed around the boat race course.

        • Costs little or nothing
        • Get there in 30 seconds
        • Practically no fuel use

        Go there

        • HG address
        • grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Great Central lake
        • Put the grid address in the Find bar of the World Map. Click Find,TP

        Sunday, October 6, 2019

        2019 #VWEDU #DTA: VWER tour, MOOC2019 Digital classrooms in the sky. And how a Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) could fit in.


        VWER tour, MOOC2019  Digital classrooms in the sky.  
        And how a Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) could fit in.

        An advanced learning environment in a virtual world (MUVE).  Examples of how the affordances of virtual worlds can help to create a learning environment.    This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
        A VWMOOC classroom in the sky

        Saturday, October 5, 2019

        2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Basic skills needed for attending a meeting or class in a virtual world. DTA content page


        Basic skills needed 
        for attending a meeting or class 
        in a virtual world 
        DTA content

        Digital Teaching Assistant instructions to be given to people coming to a virtual world for a class or a meeting.  To avoid the steep learning curve, the only instructions given are for the actions needed in these activities.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
        Firestorm bottom left controls 
        Click image to enlarge

        Contents

        • Read and send local chat
        • Walk: turn, walk forward
        • Interact with things: Sit, stand, click
        • View control: Zoom,look around without moving your avatar
        • Offer friend connection to local avatars
        • Use private IM with local avatars.
        • Use a web link sent in chat
        • Use voice to communicate
        • Read a notecard sent to you
        • Rename things in inventory
        • Search on page: Ctrl+f gets search bar near top.  

        Possible uses of this page

        • Send new people to this page.
        • Copy this page to your own help file.
        • Put these items into your own DTA.
        • Note public domain notice.

        Friday, October 4, 2019

        2019 #VWEDU: ART: Serenity Island: Spaceship, Mars and the Moon


        Serenity Island: 
        Spaceship, Mars and the Moon
        There's a place for imaginations.  Virtual worlds, Kitely.  Beyond the limitations of space and time.  We can see what we can imagine.  Beyond the demands of gravity and air.  We can explore what we can imagine. 

        Go there

        • Hypergrid address:  
        • grid.kitely.com:8002:Serenity Island
        • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click FindTP
        • In Kitely, use Firestorm hop:
        • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Serenity Island/124/212/22
        • Put the hop in the address (top) bar of the Firestorm viewer, Enter
        • Kitely Website: Serenity Island
        • Serenity Island: Sea grotto and crystal caves