Wednesday, May 25, 2022

2022 Metaverse groups: Second Life and OpenSim. The Metaverse is made of people with shared interests. We use groups get people together.

Metaverse groups: 
Second Life and OpenSim.  
The Metaverse is made of people with shared interests.  
We use groups get people together. 
Look for friends in the metaverse.  Join groups that match you interests.  Or make your own group.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Starting in the metaverse: Second Life University - Viewer Basics. Educators: Here is a way to start your students in a virtual world.

Starting in the metaverse:  
Second Life University - Viewer Basics.  
Educators: Here is a way to start your students in a virtual world.
Educators need an efficient way to teach students how to function is Second Life if they are to bring students in for classes.

Topics Covered in this Video:

  • 0:00 - INTRO: A brief introduction to Second Life University and what to expect in the future.
  • 2:04 - GUIDEBOOK: A quick overview of the new Guidebook and how to remove it from your screen once you are done with it.
  • 2:58 - TOOLBAR: Some details about the toolbar buttons, how to position them, remove them, and also bring them back.
  • 5:39 - TEXT CHAT:
  • 8:06 - VOICE CHAT:
  • 10:52 - HELP MENU: Get assistance from our Support Team or information from our Knowledge Base. Learn how how to file Abuse Reports and speak to Boxy 5000 and get answers to some of your questions.
  • 14:01 - PROFILE: a quick overview on how to update your profile, add an image and text to let other Residents know more about you, all by clicking the gear button in the profile menu.
  • 14:56 - DESTINATIONS: Explore Second Life by using the Destinations tab in the viewer. Learn how to get your Destinations listed.
  • 19:30 - LAG TIPS: Try derendering avatars and reducing your graphic settings, especially your draw distance, to assist with lag and FPS issues.
  • 23:19 - EEP: Control the lighting and environment by playing with your Environment settings under the World menu.
  • 24:06 - SNAPSHOTS & 360 SNAPSHOTS: Click the snapshot and 360 snapshot buttons to take images of your surroundings in Second Life. Learn more about 360
  • snapshots:
  • 30:03 - SEARCH: Use the search feature to look for Events, Places, and People in Second Life.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

2022 Metaverse Entertainment. And entertainments production. Yes, you can stream it and post it on YouTube. Maybe build a following and monetize it

Metaverse Entertainment.  
And entertainments production.  
Yes, you can stream it and post it on YouTube.  
Maybe build a following and monetize it
Wannabe entertainers can test and hone their skills in the metaverse.  Here are some examples. 

Monetize on YouTube

Saturday, May 21, 2022

2022 #VWEDUL Metaverse resources and AI for personalized algebra. Video lectures, detailed management of individual learning. Self-paced learning.

Metaverse resources and AI for personalized algebra.  
Video lectures, detailed management of individual learning. 
Self-paced learning. 
Will education be the last place to use AI to transfer routine human effort to computers?  
  • What is it going to take for us to toss the 19th century mass-production model of education onto the trash heap of history and embrace the 21st century model of mass-personalization? 
  • Artificial intelligence is facilitating the delivery of mass-personalization in many aspects of our lives. 
  • From medicine to manufacturing, we see intelligent systems creating personalized solutions to meet the unique needs of every individual. 
  • However, in education mass-personalization is still considered experimental and has not gained widespread acceptance yet. 
  • In this session, we will explore the factors enabling or inhibiting this change. 
  • Dale Johnson, Director of Digital Innovation, University Design Institute, Arizona State University

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2022 Dating in the metaverse. How it works in Second Life. A discussion by experienced citizens. An inworld dating app!

Dating in the metaverse.  
How it works in Second Life.  
A discussion by experienced citizens.    
An inworld dating app! 
Dating the partner of your choice.  World-wide choice.  LGBTQ friendly.  Meet in the metaverse.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Metaverse museums: Meroe Museum, black culture. The metaverse is open to all cultures. From anywhere in the world. Field trips in a computer.

Metaverse museums:   Meroe Museum, black culture.   
The metaverse is open to all cultures.   
From anywhere in the world.  
Field trips in a computer.
Ras Solaris, curator of the Meroe Museum in Second Life, eloquently describes the value of sharing culture as a way to enable an authentic and three-dimensional understanding of the Black community. 
  • Go there:
  • If you are in Second Life, put the link above in the top bar of the viewer. press enter.
  • MEROE Museum: purpose: provide a safe space for the repository of black culture from across the diaspora
  • and a place for dialog in an effort to resolve many of the conflicts that plague our community.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

2022 VWBPE 2022 Spotlight: Virtual teaching tactics to help a divided world. Global education.

VWBPE 2022 Spotlight:
Virtual teaching tactics to help a divided world.  
Global education.  
How to expand education resources.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

2022 Librarians in the metaverse. Libraries online. Project Gutenberg. Not a dollar for buildings.

Librarians in the metaverse.  
Libraries online.  
Project Gutenberg. 
Not a dollar for buildings.
Library 2.0 thinks of worldwide services that can reach into homes.  


Critical Thinking

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2022 Metaverse poetry. Short Poetry Workshop in Second Life. People use the metaverse to get together over long distances.

Metaverse poetry.  
Short Poetry Workshop in Second Life.  
People use the metaverse to get together 
over long distances.
Poetry is a hobby.  How can you get together with others who share that hobby?  Everywhere is next door in the metaverse.

Poetry is quite popular in Second Life 

Poetry groups
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Education in the metaverse. Online learning together. Learning teamwork online. Professional collaboration

Education in the metaverse.  
Online learning together.  
Learning teamwork online.  
Professional collaboration
The educators of the metaverse are getting organized in multiple virtual worlds.    
  • Watch on YouTube
  • OSCC21: Virtual Worlds Education Consortium across the Metaverse
  • The Virtual Worlds Education Consortium began in January 2021 in Second Life and meets quarterly. 
  • As the metaverse expands, VWEC strives to explore evolving virtual spaces and has a VWEC Pavilion in Kitely to share resources for educators. 
  • Without collaboration and networking, newcomers in virtual worlds find it difficult to navigate to high quality immersive learning experience and often ask “where is everyone?”. 
  • Participants will discover the Virtual Worlds DatabaseVWEC Directory, and numerous educational opportunities in Kitely and other open sim environments.
  • OSCC Presentation archive

Virtual World (Metaverse) events and people.

Why virtual worlds? 

Pragmatics for teachers

  • More efficient use of teacher time. 
  • Computer-based record-keeping. LMS
  • Mobility limits do not affect teachers.
  • Teaching jobs wherever you live.

Pragmatics for management

  • Low facilities cost
  • Wide catchment area for students and faculty.
  • Instructional designers and subject matter expert can be available online.
  • Computer-based record-keeping. LMS

Pragmatics for students

  • Students can advance at their own speed.
  • Quick learners are not held back, slow students are not pressured.
  • Physical bullying is precluded, online bullying creates a record.
  • Students get experience at working online.  
  • Mobility limits do not affect students.

Easy field trips.


Easy access meetings in the metaverse



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