Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 EDU: K12 and the Texas Virtual Academy. Can you teach online?

K12 and the Texas Virtual Academy.  
Can you teach online?
Updated 8/28/2015
A taxpayer supported online school.  A public school from the standpoint of the parents.  A privately managed school from the standpoint of the staff.  A developing industry that is bound to need people and resources appropriate for online instruction.
Empty Classroom
K12 Inc. is a for-profit education company that sells online schooling and curriculum to state and local governments. Its educational products and services are designed as alternatives to traditional "bricks and mortar" education for public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade. K12 is a publicly traded education management organization (EMO) that provides online education services to charter school students. It is paid for from taxes.[3] K12 is the largest EMO in terms of enrollment.[4]

What could the metaverse offer?

  • Low cost sets for instructional videos
  • Learning environments for inworld learning
  • Social learning environments for teamwork practice
  • Educators skilled in managing online learning
  • Educators and others familiar with immersive games
  • Insert your ideas here.      
  • Career Opportunities
  • (More after the break)

News and Notes

HG WIP Show Friday, Aug 7, Sun. Aug 9.

The Hypergrid WIP Show

The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog. 
  • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.
  • II
  • In Kitely: put the line below in the Firestorm nav bar, enter
  • hop:// II/77/373/22
  • Upcoming WIPs: August 7, 9, 21, 23

Previous Articles from the WIP show 


PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE: UWA 3D Art & Film Challenges 2015,

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched 'PURSUE IMPOSSIBLE, the 6th UWA Grand Art Challenge and MachinimUWA VIII with a starting prize pool in excess of L$400,000.   Deadline: Midnight SLT, 31st October 201

SciFi Film Festival

  • Deadline for Late Submissions: Midnight – 29 August 2015

Summer of Arts submissions open on Metropolis

Scroll down for News, Notes, and Info

  • We have known all along it was coming.
  • But this might mean it is here, at least in Texas.
  • Not just Texas.  I just saw the ad because I am in Texas.
  • But Texas had  5,151,925 students in public schools in 2013-14.
  • And on the internet, nobody cares where you live.


Schools and courses

    Educational Grids

    VIBE--Virtual Islands for Better Education

    Virtual worlds as a practice field


    Builds, museums, libraries, media


    Conferences, meetings, events, connections

    Instruction and training


      Gamification and quests


      Tools, resources, views


      News and Notes


        Entertainment on the Hypergrid

        Depending on your interests

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