Sunday, August 27, 2017

2017 EDU: WW: The tech generation: Visit to a web-world. Why a MOOC is better than a conference.

The tech generation: Visit to a web-world.
Why a MOOC is better than a conference.
At least it is for the tech population, the people who are comfortable using computers, the internet and the web.  For those not yet in the tech population, a MOOC is a massive open online course. Since it is available over the internet, it requires no travel, can be held over a month rather than a weekend, and can easily be captured in video for lasting availability on the the web.

A Visit to a Web-Based Miniature Virtual World


Mook 

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs).  --Wikipedia
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  • Go to the web-world we visited.
  • Enter as guest -- no registration, no password.
  • I (Selby Evans) will probably be there on weekdays from noon to 12:30.
  • We can talk (in voice) if you want.  
  • If you go with a friend, you can talk to each other.
  • To visit a few other attached worlds, click the pointed pushpin (bottom line) 

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  • (More after the break, scroll down!)
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Metaverse events, current and upcoming

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday August 27, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 



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    Mook advantages over Conferences

    • Presented on the web.  Attend in your own office or home.
    • No travel, no travel cost, no travel time, no travel hassle.
    • Can extend over a month or more.
    • No need to have time conflicts when you have a month. 
    • No need to work out schedules.  Let presenters pick their own times.  
    • No need cut the proposals to fit in a weekend.  
    • No need to work with hotels and travel agencies. 
    • No weather problems.  It does not snow on the internet.
    • Lots of presentation resources for internet presentation.

    Special advantages of presentations in virtual worlds

    Could you do this in a web-world?

    • Most of the parts are there.
    • You can put a web-walk into a web-world.
    • Building in Cybalounge HTML page prim: Put the web in your web-world
    • We do not know how many people we can get into a web-world.
    • And we don't know how many people would overload the current voice system.
    • We do know ways to raise the limits if needed.   
    • But we cannot say that current web-worlds could handle a MOOC. 

    Links related to Moocs

    Web-worlds in use


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      General


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      News and Notes

      HG links-- depending on your interests 

      Communities in the virtual worlds

      Radio in the virtual worlds

      Metaverse beginner help

      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress. 
      • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
      • Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.
      • The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.
      • The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday 
      • But will not meet in the summer.
      • And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  
      • To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.

      Next WIP meeting

        • Sunday August 27, noon SLT (California) time
        • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
        • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
        • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
        • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
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        • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
        • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
        • world.narasnook.com:8900
        • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
        • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

                Previous Articles from the WIP show 

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