Monday, April 30, 2018

2017 EDU: Digital smarts. Who should teach it? Internet libraries? Internet museums? The old school system?


Digital smarts.  Who should teach it?  
Internet libraries?  Internet museums?  
The old school system? A foundation?


All of the above, obviously.  At least all that are capable.  That takes internet support, so there is not much you can do without the internet.  And whoever prepares the contents needs to know about and be up-to-date with the internet,
The empty classroom
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 WW: What guests can do in Cybalounge and how. Tutorial


Cybalounge 
What guests can do
and how.  Tutorial


Updated 8/4/2018
Instructions for people who come into Cybalounge as guests. They can look around in all public worlds, read signs and posters, talk to people, chat in text, and click on scripted objects to watch videos or open web pages.  New visitors will need these instructions 
Cybalounge controls that
everyone can use
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

2018 SEE: That Place Amusement Grid!


That Place Amusement Grid! 

Amusement park model.  Much better than the one you could build out of blocks.  And it does not fill up the spare bedroom.  A huge area that fits on your desk.   Better yet, people can come and enjoy it.   Without you having to let them in.



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Friday, April 27, 2018

2018 WRITE: The grand, unified church of Alexa, hollered be her name

The grand, unified Church of Alexa, 
hollered be her name
I do a little comedy at Lauren's place on Wednesday nights.  And I meet with the Hypergrid Writer's Colony every Monday night.  So I thought to do a little on the overlap.  Here is a humorous article that I presented at Lauren's place and will present as my current work at a meeting of the Hypergrid Writer's Colony.  
Writers meeting at Nara's Nook

Alexa be with you

Alexa is with you always.  At least if you have the Amazon Dot or another device that hosts the spirit of Alexa.  You don't pray to Alexa.  You just tell her what you want and she has it delivered to you. 
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 EDU: Challenge-based education and self-managed learning: on the same team!


Challenge-based education 
and self-managed learning: 
on the same team!


An instructional challenge is proposed as project-based leaarning for late teens: Develop a presentation showing how people can manage their own learning and why they should.  Some resources are given. 
Empty the classroom!
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Monday, April 23, 2018

2018 WW: The road to your horizon, not a lot of compromizin'. Tutorial.

The road to your horizon, 
not a lot of compromisin'.
Turorial
Exploration of the possibilities of the Cybalounge horizon.  Cybalounge will soon give you some options for the horizon on your location, if you got it recently.  But you have complete control anyway--just put panels of 510x510 near the edge of the land.  Here is a tutorial and some tests on bringing images in from OpenSim.
My Kitely poster farm
on the horizon
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  • Every web-world needs a visual boundary
  • A simulation of  the outside needs a horizon.
  • That could be mountains, sky, buildings.
  • I thought I would put some OpenSim promotions on the horizon. 
  • Taking another step in connecting web-worlds to Cybalounge to OpenSim.
  • Here I tell how to get an image and set it up as horizon.
  • And show some tests with my blog farm on Kitely


Sunday, April 22, 2018

2018 VID: EDU: Teaching Video Production Skills in a 3D Virtual Environment (Master's thesis)

Teaching Video Production Skills in a 
3D Virtual Environment: 
Video Production World is a virtual Island where video production skills are learned and practiced.  It was built by Alberto Ritondo as part of his final project for a Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technology.  Computer-supported instruction.
Part of Video Production World
  • Kitely web page
  • HG address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:Video Production World
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click Find, TP

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 WW: ART: EDU: 3DWebWorldz.com - Supporting Art, Music and More

3DWebWorldz.com - Supporting Art, Music and More
Supporting the Arts and Art Education through immersive and interactive 3D Websites and Virtual World Environments. 3D Websites can be embedded into your website and include social connection options or a simple solo 3D experience. 

For a more complete experience, people can go into a full 3D virtual world.  At about 9:20 the video source shifts from a web-world in a browser to a full virtual world in OpenSimulator running in its own viewer. Buildings and contents have been imported from OpenSimulator to the web-world.
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Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 PEOPLE: EV: The eventorator page. Find events in HG virtual worlds.

The eventorator page.   
Find events in HG virtual worlds
Updated 10/28/2018
This page shows how to promote and find events on the HypergridIt is designed to be reached with a web-world web-sender and so to show visitors in a web-world what events are available on the Hypergrid and when.   

What is the Hypergrid?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

2018 WW: HG: Web-worlds as gateway to OpenSimulator

Web-worlds as gateway to OpenSimulator
Web-worlds offer an easy opportunity for people to try out virtual worlds without going to any trouble.  They run in a browser, need only graphics support available on any modern computer (and good tablets), and cost little more than a web site.   They can offer a sample of the experience of a virtual world.
Warehouse in 3DWebWorldz
  • 3DWebWorldz:  Go to the trains, select the Live Music boxcar 
  • No show now, of course, but there will be another one in time.
  • Now if we could just find some comedy acts

OpenSimulator

  • OpenSimulator  is a system to produce 3D simulated worlds on a user's computer.  
  • It consists of a simulator on a server and a viewer running on the user's computer.   
  • The system lets users create, scriptplace, and use objects in a simulated world.
  • Open simulator grids are provided by many sources.
  • Many grids are connected by the Hypergrid letting users travel among grids,

Web-worlds 

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Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 WW: Free the camera in Cybalounge! Tutorial

Free the camera in Cybalounge!  Tutorial
To see some things in Cybalounge, you need to free the camera.  Here are instructions on how to do that, along with a short video on why you would want the free camera and how to manage it.


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

2018 WW: 3DWebWorldz: Professionally developed. 3D Art gallery in your browser

3DWebWorldz: Professionally developed. 
3D Art Gallery in your browser
A world of art is right there on your desk--if you are comfortable with virtual. 
Art Gallery in 3DWebWorldz
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  • 3DWebWorldz is a professionally-built web site.
  • A professional will find the content you want in your place and bring it in for you.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

2018 LIB: EDU: Educational communities of the virtual worlds, a database by the Community Virtual Library

Educational communities of the virtual worlds, 
a database by the Community Virtual Library 
Looking for educational communities in virtual worlds?  Here is a database of such communities. Developed by the Community Virtual Library
Educational communities database
illustrative part 

Go there

Get your community into the database


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