Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 NEW: Beginner instructions for virtual worlds, another example

Beginner instructions for virtual worlds, 
another example 
To help develop the best beginner instruction for virtual worlds, I collect and report on good examples.  Anyone developing their own instruction place can look over the examples and borrow the best ideas.  
Entry point
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  • Hop to welcome island:
  • Put the line below in the World Map, next to Find.  Click FindTP
  • In Edugrid use Firestorm hop to Arcadia beginner's island:
  • Put the line below in the nav bar of Firestorm, enter
  • hop://

  • (More after the break)

News and Notes


    Wider view of entry point
    • Freebies are offered 
    • Destinations include a Linda Kelley sim
    Entry to the beginner instructions
    • The instructions are in support of the TILA project
    Six languages
    • English, Dutch, German, French, Catalan, Spanish
    Click image to enlarge
    Instruction and practice
    • Here you are in a corridor with no way to go forward.  Stymied 
    Until you practice flying
    I can use the window exit
    • Now that I know how to fly.
    I can go to the next unit
    Only when I master the unit about flying
    Other units 
    • are on the wooden deck
    How to get things
    • Buy and copy things
    • Things to get 
    Another game of skill
    • Outside of a school setting people will pay money to play games of skill.
    • In school people hate to take tests, which are also games of skill.
    • Have you ever wondered how the educational system managed that?
    Destinations when you are ready for them 
    • I did not see instructions on how to teleport
    • A sand box and a place to hold meetings

    • The information desk has a talking head.
    • It is browser on prim.   VOKI

    Other examples of beginner help in virtual worlds


    News and Notes


      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. 

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        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$560,000.   Deadline: Midnight SLT, 31st October 201

        Summer of Arts submissions open on Metropolis

        • Summer of Arts 2015
        • Open to artists now.
        • Open to everyone September 25, 201512 pm PST
        • Go there:
        • HG address: Put the line below in the world map, next to Find. Click Find.  TP.

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