Preparing a presentation for a virtual world (MUVE).
This is the internet--use the web
How you can use the affordances of MUVEs (virtual worlds) to make a presentation that is both informative and efficient: blog, web, video, and animated diorama.
- Pleasant virtual weather allows outdoor presentations.
- A virtual auditorium looks much like the ones we are used to.
- For a conference, Kitely Organizations would work well.
- You can use the web to organize and amplify your content.
- You can change the environment to suit your topic.
- You can present 3D scenes instead of pictures on slides.
- A 3d scene is a diorama, such as you see in a museum.
- You can bring a museum to your presentation.
- But there is no glass to keep people from getting too close.
- You can even create the scene while you talk about it.
- And your audience can walk around in the scene while you speak.
- MUVE update 3/21/2019 The G+ MeWe Importer is now live; VWBPE 2019 Immersive Experiences Start March 24th!
Road map for preparing an instructive presentation
- What questions of interest to your audience will your presentation answer?
- Why will they want to ask those questions?
- What do they already know that will connect to these questions?
- Do you have a blog or web site where you can promote your presentation?
- What web pages will provide background information for the presentation?
- What web pages will supplement the presentation?
- What web pages should a person follow to keep up with future developments?
- Will you post the questions as part of promoting the presentation?
- Will you post relevant links from the above along with the questions?
- Then your oral presentation will answer each question.
- You will probably use the questions as bullet points with Summary as the last.
- The links will serve as references to support and amplify what you say.
Modernized presentation: start with a blog
- Maybe your blog, maybe a community blog.
- The blog replaces the lecture notes that lecturers gave out in the old days.
- But you don't have to print it. You can edit it at the last moment.
- You can even edit it during the question period. And after the presenting is done
- Build an effective community blog for 3D virtual worlds
- The whys and hows of blogging
- How to use a blog to organize a developing themed collection of information
- For lectures and presentations, use web-senders in virtual worlds
- Articles about blogs in this blog
- Make a blog page for the presentation. You can save it as a draft.
- In draft form, the page can accumulate notes and links.
- So you have everything available when you start the final copy.
- Think of the part above the break as an introduction slide.
- Always an abstract under the title.
- Sometimes it may even have bullet points.
- Bullet points organize and summarize the rest of the presentation.
- Readers in a rush can save the link and read the rest later
Instead of slides, use articles on your blog
- The part above the break should make a good slide.
- The part after the break can show the details and relevant links.
- That part can also carry answers from question period.
- Most MUVEs have a way to display web pages as part of a presentation.
- And to provide links to web pages that open in browser tabs.
- The web pages remain available to support further study of your presentation.
- You can update them with new information in the future.
Go beyond the flat web to animated dioramas
Have an assistant monitor local chat
- People in the audience can type questions and answers in local chat.
- An assistant can pick up questions for you to discuss later.
- You can answer questions at the end of each segment if you like.
- The assistant could answer some questions with a web link.
- Live web links can be offered in chat.
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