Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 EDU Teaching a class in a virtual world (MUVE)? Why you don't want your students to arrive on time.


Teaching a class in a virtual world (MUVE)? 
Why you don't want your students to arrive on time. 

In a MUVE you want to spread arrivals over time to avoid too heavy a load on the server
The Empty Classroom

What happens in a MUVE when students arrive on time?

  • It is not just a line at the door. 
  • It is a big load on the simulator.
  • Check your stats at arrival time.
  • (Firestorm will show your stats. Your Kitely web page will show your stats.)
  • You will get obvious lag if lots of people arrive at the same time.
  • The load can be enough to crash the simulator.
  • You want to spread the arrivals over time.  
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What would make students want to arrive early?

Leading students

  • Extra Credit challenges: Talk them over with the instructor.
  • Advanced web links
  • Career advice/links
  • Help in developing skills for self-managed learning
  • Independent learning resources in the MUVE
  • Invitation to suggest activities for early student group
  • Personal attention from the instructor

Trailing students 

  • Extra help on how to study.
  • Opportunity to discuss problems with instructor. 
  • Invitation to propose alternative assignments.
  • Extra practice on study and learning skills.

Possible self-managed online activities 






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