Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 WRITE: WW: EDU: Developing an interactive storytelling capability in CybaLOUNGE, a roadmap for education


Developing an interactive storytelling capability 
in CybaLOUNGE, a roadmap for education


Storytelling in a browser-based virtual world.  Accessible on computers, Chromebooks, and tablets.  Here is a preliminary assessment of the needs for educational storytelling on the web. 
ACRL Virtual World interest group
in CybaLOUNGE

Storytelling in CybaLOUNGE

Interactive means what?

  • The visitor takes actions that result in progress through the story 
  • Actions: answer questions, solve puzzles, choose options
  • Result: Continue on the story, get to a new episode, get a new power.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 EDU: MUVE: Understanding the Millennial Student: using virtual realities in teaching and learning


Understanding the Millennial Student:
using virtual realities in teaching and learning

In "Reading the River: The Millennial Student, Using Virtual Realities in Teaching and Learning" Don Margulis, Professor of Psychology, discusses the value of incorporating virtual worlds into the classroom and frames a context for understanding the millennial student.

This segment from "Paddling Faster than the Current", directed by filmmaker Rose Carlson, portrays the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) program at Middlesex Community College. 
In "Reading the River: The Millennial Student, Using Virtual Realities in Teaching and Learning" Don Margulis, Professor of Psychology, discusses the value of incorporating virtual worlds into the classroom and frames a context for understanding the millennial student.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

2019 EDU: GAME: Guinivere project: A Language learning game in a 3D immersive environment


Guinivere project: A language learning
game in a 3D immersive environment

The GUINEVERE Project aims to demonstrate the potential of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments.
EU FUNDED GUINEVERE PROJECT (2017-2019) 

Friday, April 19, 2019

2019 EDU: Presentation paradigm for the internet generation


Presentation paradigm for 
the internet generation


Virtual worlds allow a presentation that is just like the old way of doing presentations.  But they also allow newer, more efficient methods.  Here are some suggestions to take advantage of the affordances of the internet.


An old-fashioned presentation
  • Think up bullet points that show the main ideas you want to get across.
  • Put the bullet points up on a screen.
  • Talk about each point.  Answer questions about each point.
  • Hope they remember what you said, because they can't go back and reread. 
  • Notice that they all have laptops.
  • Couldn't the presentation make use of the laptops?

Could the presentation use the laptops?  

  • Make a web page for each bullet point.  
  • Put relevant links and information on that web page.
  • Give the web page links to the audience so they can follow.
  • Better yet, give  the links in advance so people can prepare in advance.
  • Bur don't stop there.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

MUVE update 4/18/2019 Funding sources for education. Entrepreneurial educators


MUVE update 4/18/2019 
Funding sources for education.  
Entrepreneurial educators
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 are added daily.

News on the MUVEs 

Contents 

  • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
  • My timeline on Twitter 
  • MUVE News
  • Open simulator projects
  • Events in the virtual worlds
  • Where is everybody?
  • Support the supporters
  • Hypergrid places
  • Social media
  • Living online
  • Modern education 
  • Writers of the MUVEs 
  • Promotion (general)
  • Radio in the virtual worlds
  • Videos from virtual worlds
  • Web-worlds
  • News sources
  • Visit me on the web
  • Hypergrid tips
  • License
  • Tags: web-world, socialmedia,  virtualworld, MUVEvirtual, hypergrid, interactivestory 
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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

2019 PEOPLE: 3rd Rock Grid Fund Raising for Doctors Without Borders


3rd Rock Grid Fund Raising 
for Doctors Without Borders
Mar 23, 24 2019

Report on the 3RG No Boders festival
 The Fabulous Wailers at 
the 3RG No Borders Festival


Monday, April 15, 2019

2019 EDU: PROMO: Beginner's building in OpenSim: Chimp Versus Chair, Prim Sculptor


Beginner's building in OpenSim:
Chimp Versus Chair, Prim Sculptor 

Videos illustrating building in OpenSimulator and links to instructions on how to start building.

  • Watch on YouTube
  • With Orhalla Zander as the chimp.
  • This won't teach you how to build.  
  • I hope it shows you what you can do when you know how to build.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

2019 EDU: BIZ: Virtual Teacher's Assistant, an option for entrepreneurial educators: a job for SuperTA


Virtual Teacher's Assistant, 
an option for entrepreneurial educators


A virtual teacher's assistant can be an organized collection of resources with search assistance to help teachers find what the need.  Or, with the help of entrepreneurial educators, it might be more.
The Empty Classroom

What are entrepreneurial educators?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

2019 COMEDY: PEOPLE: A year's worth of comedy from Lauren's comedy group


A year's worth of comedy 
from Lauren's comedy group 
Video capture of live comedy shows at Lauren's place in Second Life

  • Lauren's place:
  • At Lauren's Place Tuesdays 5 pm Calif. time
  • Place http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/122/242/23
  • A one-hour comedy show in voice.
  • Come a little early and tell the MC that you want to do comedy.
  • If you can do a good 3-5 min. set with good close we may make a video.
  • Our Comedy Channel
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGw_HANVLFY&list=PLmXCeJpxLXokSPNK_UVR1rS9qHSfJJsNM

Friday, April 12, 2019

2019 TKR How to to stop worrying and learn to appreciate ageism

How to to stop worrying 
and learn to appreciate ageism
A lady who is getting old sets the record straight on ageism and the myths of the old folks home in a rapid fire talk that few young people could match.  

  Watch on YouTube
A World Without Ageism with author and activist Ashton Applewhite. What would age equality look like? We’re barraged by messages that encourage a fear of old age. Many of us assume that with older age comes poor health and failing capabilities, so much so that the increase in life expectancy is often viewed as a negative trend. Ageing, however, is a natural, lifelong, powerful process, and, in fact, the older people get, the less afraid they are of dying. So why all the negativity? Ashton Applewhite uncovers the roots of ageism and shows how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function.