Sunday, October 8, 2017

2017 WW: MAG: The Web Report: Education and Educators: Planning

The Web Report: Education and Educators: Planning 
Plan for a video-based web magazine reporting on educational activities in virtual worlds.  Each edition/issue would have a lead editor and some others.  The edition would consist of videos  about education in virtual worlds with introductory videos made in web-world sets. 

More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming


Tasks of editors

  • Find and select content for each education issue/edition.
  • Get videos produced to present selected content.
  • Get videos posted on YouTube.
  • Produce a talk show for each issue/edition.
  • Talk show could include some people featured in the videos.
  • Talk show could include educators merely interested in virtual worlds.
  • Provide text and links as needed to accompany the videos.
  • Present schedule is "As available."  Amount of content is up to the editor(s) 
  • Selby will handle final make-up and publication for now.  
  • Publication will be in Virtual Outworlding for now.

Talk-show task roles needed 

  • Producer-manager.  Finds guests, arranges time, gives practice in web-world.
  • Host. Manages the conversation.  (The may be 2 or 3 guests on related topics.)
  • Videograper.  Captures video, edits and publishes it.
  • Promoter. All on staff act as promoters.
  • Task roles are things that someone has to do.  
  • One person could do all of them on a slow publication schedule.
  • Educators may be willing and able to produce a video on their own.  


  • Valibrarian Gregg, Education (including libraries)
  • Mal Burns, General Editor (all editions)
  • Selby Evans, Managing Editor (all editions)
  • If you are interested in being an editor, contact me.
  • I am Thinkerer Melville in Second Life and Selby Evans in Kitely.

Possible content:  Education

  • Digital citizenship: Living in a digital world
  • Language immersion in virtual worlds
  • Team simulation: people working together in a virtual workplace
  • Collaborative learning: Practice in learning together
  • Learning in situ: learning in the topic, not just about the topic
  • (Your content goes here.)

Possible content: editions beyond education

  • Public service organizations in 3D
  • Entertainment in the virtual worlds
  • Travel around the world thought the virtual worlds
  • Art in virtual worlds is not virtual art
  • Easy living in 3D
  • People and Places in the virtual worlds


Finding content

Free video resources

Web-world facilities 

Plan for web-based introductory videos

  • Introductory videos would be about 3-5 mins long and would introduce content videos. 
  • An introductory video might introduce one or several content videos.
  • These videos are intended to serve as teasers for the content video(s) following. 

Example content (From previous publications)



  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.

Entertainment in virtual worlds

Videos from virtual worlds

News and Notes

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.
  • We can go to your place if there is time.

Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday Oct , 22, 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
    • II 
    • In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. 
    • Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • 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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