Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 EDU: NEW: UWA offers free online courses to help newcomers start doing things in virtual worlds

UWA offers free online courses 
to help newcomers 
start doing things in virtual worlds
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  • Free
  • No need to create an account.  Log in as a guest.
  • Standardized instruction for bringing students into virtual worlds.
  • Study and practice.  
  • Study on the web.  Practice in Second Life.
  • Study and practice with friends.
  • Outcomes stated in terms of what you will be able to do
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Inworld activity station
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The reading stuff is on the computer
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The doing stuff is here
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When you are learning to do something you have not finished until you can do it.
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You already learned how to get here
So you got through the first level
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The packages have gifts for you
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When you learn how to get them
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Tasks to do
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Learn by doing.  
The principle of learn by reading was just a 20th century aberration 
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There is a treasure here
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The real treasure lies in what you can do.
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More help
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Educators in the virtual worlds
are a community
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Sometimes you have to rez things
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Once you rez something, you will know what that means
Drag an object from your inventory onto a surface where you have authority to rez.  
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The peacock is ornamental
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But look at what you can make when you know how.
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Other places in the 
University of Western Australia 
virtual campus
Practice teleporting here

Other Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds. 

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News and Notes

Events in the virtual worlds  

Ronka Short Poetry Workshop 7/15, 7pm SLT - Ronka Short Poetry Workshop 7/15, 7pm SLT This week the Short Poetry Workshop explores a new invented form called the Ronka. Created by Kenneth Ronkowitz, the Ronka’s influence comes from the Japanese form the Tanka. However, the Ronka is 5 lines each having 7 words without concern for syllables. The ronka focuses on observations of the day. So join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share the Ronka. 

Education

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Video-Machinima in virtual worlds
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