Thursday, October 1, 2020

#VWEDU: Update 10/1/2020 BURN2 2020: The Multiverse Oct 9-18. OpenSim land area up. Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual


#VWEDU: Update 10/1/2020
BURN2 2020: The Multiverse Oct 9-18
OpenSim land area up
Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual
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 
Dancing at Kitely, 
where everybody knows your name
Click image 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, September 29, 2020

2020 BURN2 2020: The Multiverse Oct 9-18, In Second Life.


BURN2 2020: The Multiverse Oct 9-18, In Second Life.
Burn2 rose up from the dust in 2007, became a virtual Regional in 2010 and is the oldest of the recognized universes in the Multiverse of Burning Man in Real Life. 

This year's theme, The Multiverse, presents interesting interpretation opportunities within the framework of the Ten Principles of Burning Man and the builder guidelines. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for participant guidelines.

Monday, September 28, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Educational field trips in the browser. Parental supervision as needed. No travel cost, no travel time, no school responsibility.


Educational field trips to virtual worlds.  
Parental supervision as needed.  
No travel cost, no travel time, no school responsibility.


Educational field trips are probably out for now.  But safe field trips to virtual places are increasingly available.  Here are reports on a few. 

Digital places

        Browser-based or installed

        Browser-based

        • Go there in the browser, works on Chromebooks and tablets.
        • Nothing to install
        • Easy access.  Tradeoff: limited capabilities.

        Installed

        • Works on laptops above the cheapest, needs app installed.
        • Extensive capabilities.  Tradeoff: More effort to access.

        Student field trips in browser-based virtual places

        Sunday, September 27, 2020

        2020 #VWEDU: Residential construction: Signature Safety: Training in digital worlds And comments about unbundling.


        Residential construction: 
        Signature Safety:  
        Training in digital worlds
        And comments about unbundling.
        A fourth video interview with people in a safety consulting firm showing the advantages offered by scene simulations in a virtual world, such as Kitely.  Consideration of how career-oriented training in virtual worlds might be interconnected with colleges, community colleges, and high school.
        Signature Safety is a full-service environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting firm with offices located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our clients span the spectrum of industries, from warehousing and distribution facilities to construction managers; from manufacturing to maintenance contractors; from municipal governments to construction subcontractors.

        Saturday, September 26, 2020

        2020 #VWEDU: Rezmela: Smart blocks, art, images, text, brainstorms, mind maps


        Rezmela: 
        Smart blocks,  art, images, text, brainstorm, mind map

        RezMela is a development platform for Opensim.  This clip shows how to create high resolution image displays and educational displays such as mind maps.

        Points of interest with times (minutes)

        • 7 Min Breugel (Art)
        • 7:30 Text quality
        • 8  Level of detail
        • 9:30 Meetings: brainstorming or Kanban Board 
        • 12  Periodic Table
        • 15:15  Mind map

        More

        Friday, September 25, 2020

        Thursday, September 24, 2020

        #VWEDU: Update 9/24/2020 OpenSim land area up. Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual.


        #VWEDU: Update 9/24/2020
        OpenSim land area up
        Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual
        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 
        Dancing at Kitely, 
        where everybody knows your name
        Click image 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, September 22, 2020

        2020 #VWEDU: Inspiration Island: Virtual Worlds are about people. A visit and some featured activities.


        Inspiration Island:
        Virtual Worlds are about people.
        A visit and some featured activities.

        A report about a digital place that is all about people.  A place to make friends and perhaps to understand yourself better.  A few of the many activities are listed.

        A group from the Nonprofit Commons is visiting

        On the web

        Go there in Second Life

        • In SL, paste the line below into the top line of the viewer, press enter:
        • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/151/229/38

        Monday, September 21, 2020

        2020 Biz: Trade show: could that be done online? A digital place could duplicate the look and feel of a trade show


        Trade show: could that be done online?  
        A digital place could replicate the look and feel of a trade show.

        Trade shows are difficult in a pandemic.  Online trade shows can be done in digital places at lower cost and with no health risk. How would they work?

         
        • 80 Bots in Kitely Welcome Center
        • Vendors would love to see their area of a trade show that busy.  
        • You could add an audio of crowd sound if you wanted.  
        • Conveniently, the area manager could adjust the sound as needed.

        A vendor gets more than just a table and chairs

        • As a vendor you probably get you own private display room.
        • You could simulate the place where the product is used.  
        • Perhaps have a bot actively simulate the use of the product.
        • Small products might be enlarged for clarity of the demonstration.
        • A room has 4 walls for displaying things:
        • People teleport to your display room from the welcome area and other key spots
        • Posters and marketing videos of the product in use. 
        • You have the entire company web site available with a click.
        • And video conferences with company representatives who are not onsite. 
        • Onboarding support after the break

        Sunday, September 20, 2020

        2020 #VWEDU: "Virtual Learning Village" Actually a virtual village for real learning in a collaborative and interactive environment.


        "Virtual Learning Village" 
        Actually a virtual village for real learning 
        in a collaborative and interactive environment.
        A virtual world grid with focus on education. First, teach new people how to use the place. Don't expect the teachers to do what you can do with software.

        Behind the project:

        Features of this grid

        • 3D digital world.
        • Starter instructional path available 
        • Collaboration and social interaction.
        • Interactive environments:objects can teach.
        • G-rated environment: Family friendly.
        • Programs available to support educational activities and games.
        • Programming and building help available by qualified persons.
        • (This may cost, but the workers will be experienced.)
        • Attention to enabling features for disabilities.
        • Available on the internet, so 24/7 anywhere with internet service.