Thursday, March 12, 2015

2017 EDU: HYPERGRID: Hypergrid education community: Instruction on offer

Hypergrid education community: 
Instruction offered
Updated 1/12/2017
This article offers a vehicle for gathering and organizing learning opportunities on the Hypergrid.  It is paired with a Google+ community in which people can post information about instructional offerings.  When offerings are adequately described, I will copy them into this article, where they will be easier to find.   
Creator instruction logo 
thanks to Chic Aeon

Community categories: 

  • Virtual worlds, beginners
  • Virtual worlds, intermediate
  • Virtual worlds, Content creation
  • Virtual worlds, scripting
  • Outworld instruction, academic credit
  • Outworld instruction, certificate
  • Outworld instruction, CE credit
  • Instruction wanted
  • Instructional aggregator
  • Discussion

Self-teaching packages about virtual worlds.

Tutorials (3D)
  • Firestorm Menu Class
  • Firestorm Preferences 101 Class
  • Firestorm Preferences 102 Class
  • Firestorm Preferences 103 Class
  • Firestorm AO Class

Instruction offered on the Hypergrid

  • HyperGrid instruction. What is offered?
  • People offering instruction can post courses in this Google+ community. 
  • People looking for courses can look in that community for recent posts.
  • For older announcements, search on this page.
  • Use page search.   On chrome, Ctrl+f opens a search bar (top right). 
  • If the collection gets large enough, I will group offerings to fit particular interests. 

Courses need the following information:

  • Title:  What does the course teach?
  • Description:  What happens in the course? 
  • Self-managed or scheduled classes?
  • Learning objective: When you have successfully completed this course, you will be able...(finish the sentence.)
  • Hypergrid address: Grid, Region (sim)
  • II
  • FIrestorm hop if the final destination is not at the default landing point
  • Who to contact about the course. 
  • Class schedule link: web site, blog, or calendar.
  • Cost (including free)
  • I will list offerings with web pages, even if they do not have all this info.

Instructional aggregators information (should be on website)

  • Name of organization
  • Accreditation status
  • Cost or free
  • Information links:  web site, blog, and/or calendar.
  • Who to contact with questions.

Categories of instructional methods

  • Self-instructional materials on the web (e.g., video tutorials) 
  • Self-instructional inworld places
  • Lecture-demonstration
  • Workshop

Community categories: 

Note:  The items in this list are the relevant items I have found so far.  I hope the HG community will give me additional information in the comments section of this article or in this Google community.  Recommendations in the tutorials are those of the author; I have not evaluated them: 

Virtual worlds, beginners

Virtual worlds, intermediate (beginner building)


Virtual worlds, content creation


Chic Aeon, Blender

*****CYCLES Blender Tips List*****Chic Aeon
The Grand Tutorials List  Chic Aeon

Waymarker 88221

Ozwell Wayfarer 

Loki Tutorial builds--mesh

How to make mesh objects and bring them in world for Second Life (or OpenSim):

These Chapters are in Dropbox.  To access them you will need a Dropbox account.   If you click on a link below you will be asked to sign in to Dropbox or create an account.  An account is free (as of this writing) and I believe reading the chapters will also be free.  But check for yourself.  Things change.

Stage in virtual worlds

Virtual worlds, scripting


Virtual worlds, animations

Virtual worlds, running your own grid

Outworld instruction, academic credit


Outworld instruction, certificate


Outworld instruction, CE credit


Instruction wanted


Instructional aggregator





News and Notes


Classes, workshops:  Blender Mesh Live Instruction 

Ruby O'Degee offers live basic lessons, live project lessons and (soon) live workshops.
For schedule, see: 
Limited to 9 participants on a first come, first serve basis.  Only 9 participants will be able to enter the Kitely world.  (If you try to enter and get the notice that the world is full, you will need to try another time).


Lauren's Place


Newcomer Help in Virtual Worlds



How to handle a Hypergrid address 

From any Hypergrid-enabled grid, paste the address into the navigation bar of Firestorm and press enter. Or paste it into the world map search bar of any viewer, search, and click Teleport when the destination is found. If it doesn't work, don't give up. Try again in a minutes.  Sometimes the first try fails (probably times out).  And try again a few hours later. Some hypergrid destinations are offline part of the day. 


You can read them online, download copies, or add them to your Dropbox account.

Video-Machinima in virtual worlds

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