Thursday, October 31, 2019

#VWEDU: update 11/5/2019: New OpenSim release (0.9.1) IDRAC Conference Is Nov. 1 & 2. OpenSim conference seeks presenters. Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ).


#VWEDU: update 11/5/2019
New OpenSim release (0.9.1)
IDRAC Conference Is Nov. 1 & 2
OpenSim conference seeks presenters.
Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ).

A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items may be added daily
First SUNY-ESC residency
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News on the MUVEs 

    Contents 

    • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
    • My timeline on Twitter 
    • Events in the virtual worlds
    • Newcomer notes
    • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
    • Business
    • Support the supporters
    • Living online
    • Modern education #VWEDU
    • Libraries for education
    • Writers on the MUVEs 
    • Promotion (general)
    • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
    • Web-worlds
    • Visit me on the web
    • License 
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    2019 ART: Installation art: The Mountain by Karima Hoisan & Dale Innis. Art can move mountains in virtual worlds


    Installation art:  The Mountain 
    by Karima Hoisan & Dale Innis.
    Art can move mountains in virtual worlds


    Installation art is a natural for virtual worlds because space is low cost and building big is easy
    Entry point
    • Click on the words to get an introductory notecard

    Go there

    • HG address:
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:The Mountain
    • The Mountain (web page)

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    2019 WRITE: WW: Writers on the web: Wednesday Workgroup On 3DWebWorldz.Com


    Writers on the web:
    Wednesday Work-group 
    On 3DWebWorldz.Com

    Announcement of the Wednesday Writing Work-group. Anyone can join.  It is on the web--go there with your browser.  Just a web-link away from you.
    Writers meet on the web

    And furthermore

    • Other writing groups: come in any time and try it.  
    • Teachers of writing: You are welcome to try it also.  
    • No charge for trying the space.  
    • There might be a charge if you need support.

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Seven major educational affordances from virtual worlds and how they can work together


    Seven major educational affordances 
    from virtual worlds and 
    how they can work together

    Virtual worlds offer many of the educational affordances that are wanted in classrooms. But with more space, easier travel, more resources, more security, and lower costs.   This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).

    Group project planning template
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    The affordances

    1. Situated learning
    2. Spatial memory (place learning)
    3. Social learning
    4. Concept maps
    5. Project road-maps
    6. Controlled learning environment
    7. Error-friendly environment
    8. Search on page:Ctrl f gets search bar. 

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    2018 #VWEDU: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to Second Life and Fantasy Faire Radio


    “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” 
    comes to Second Life and Fantasy Faire Radio
    Joint event in Second Life and Fantasy Fair Radio
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    • On Sunday, October 27th at 2pm slt/Pacific,
    • Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library will present
    • Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,
    • specially adapted for radio and live performance in seven voices.
    • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pixeltrix/162/127/21
    • The 90-minute performance will take place live at Pixeltrix -
    • home of the creators of the “Octoberville” and “Wicked Winter” interactive experiences.
    • Pixeltrix is a community that enthusiastically celebrates the holidays,
    • especially the spirit of Halloween. 

    Go there

    Friday, October 25, 2019

    2019 #VWEDU #DTA: Communications tips for OpenSimulator. A DTA content page


    Communications tips for OpenSimulator.
    A DTA content page

    Communications content page for Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) in OpenSimulator.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
    The Empty Classroom
    Communicating elsewhere
    • Sure, back in the old days, you put students in a classroom to communicate with them.
    • Students have other means of communication.  Are schools catching up?

    Communicate with other people

    Local--avatars near you

    • Local chat
    • Instant Message (IM)
    • Local Voice
    • Local voice fixes

    Remote (or local)--avatars anywhere,

    • Instant message
    • Group message
    • Notecard (receive) 
    • Notecard (receive embedded)
    • Notecard (send)
    • IM logs 

    Hypergrid communications 

    • Local: same as ingrid
    • Remote: Same as ingrid, but less reliable

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    #VWEDU: update 10/27/2019: New OpenSim release (0.9.1) IDRAC Conference Is Nov. 1 & 2. OpenSim conference seeks presenters. Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ).


    #VWEDU: update 10/27/2019
    New OpenSim release (0.9.1)
    IDRAC Conference Is Nov. 1 & 2
    OpenSim conference seeks presenters.
    Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ).

    A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items may be added daily
    First SUNY-ESC residency
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    News on the MUVEs 

      Contents 

      • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
      • My timeline on Twitter 
      • Events in the virtual worlds
      • Newcomer notes
      • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
      • Business
      • Support the supporters
      • Living online
      • Modern education #VWEDU
      • Libraries for education
      • Writers on the MUVEs 
      • Promotion (general)
      • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
      • Web-worlds
      • Visit me on the web
      • License 
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      Tuesday, October 22, 2019

      2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: Preparing a presentation: What can the Digital Teaching Assistant do?


      Preparing a presentation: 
      What can the Digital Teaching Assistant do?


      The Digital Teaching Assistant can be available whenever students are working on a presentation.   DTA can collect intermediate products and make them available to the teacher or to other members of the work group. DTA can handle correspondence among the work group students and with the teacher.   This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).


      Education that often calls for a presentation 

      Support that may be provided

      Flowchart for preparing a presentation


      Monday, October 21, 2019

      2019 #VREDU: Second Annual Immersive Virtual Residency (SUNY--ESC). An online school need not be a lonely place. There are places for people on the internet


      Second Annual Immersive Virtual Residency (SUNY--ESC).  
      An online school need not be a lonely place. 
      There are places for people on the internet.
      Immersive virtual residency for an online graduate school.  Bring students and faculty together. Let them meet and explore common interests.  
      Online people attend a presentation

      A virtual residency

      On Marian Island

      Marian Island is a four-region space for students and friends of Dr. Eileen O'Connor to visit, work within, and enjoy. The nascent Institute for New Paradigms, an advanced technology think-tank, meets here too. Friendly visitors are welcome too.  

        Go there

        Sunday, October 20, 2019

        2019 #VWEDU: WW: VWMOOC19: Web-worlds for education. Cybalounge, 3DWebWorldz


        VWMOOC19: 
        Web-worlds for education.  
        Cybalounge, 3DWebWorldz
        Videos from VWMOOC19  about web-worlds for education.  



        Educational affordances of web-based virtual worlds

        • 3D world on a browser screen.
        • Use a computer, laptop, Chromebook, tablet, or smart phone. 
        • Runs in a browser: nothing to install.
        • FERPA capable.
        • Costs little more than a website.
        • Can be installed on the website of a school.
        • Can support instruction in virtual environments suited to the subject.
        • Can support student collaboration in voice and text.
        • Batch import for creating student accounts
        • Text to speech, speech to text
        • Easy video capture of lectures or student presentations.
        • Well suited to Digital Teaching Assistant features.

        Saturday, October 19, 2019

        2019 #DTA: #VWEDU: The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary


        The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) 
        for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary
        Updated 12/7/2019
        A collection of articles about the concept of a Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) in virtual worlds.  The articles describe possible services the DTA could provide and draft content the DTA could offer to help students begin learning in virtual worlds.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
        DTA1 (left)

        Friday, October 18, 2019

        2019 TKR: EDU: The Art of Decision-Making with Steven Johnson


        The Art of Decision-Making 
        with Steven Johnson

        Bestselling author Steven Johnson explains how the science of deliberative decision-making can help us make better long-term choices - both personally and within society.


        We've heard a lot in recent years about the science of quick-thinking and intuitive choices, but is this method always best? Bestselling author Steven Johnson explains how the science of deliberative decision-making can help us make better long-term choices - both personally and within society.


        Thursday, October 17, 2019

        #VWEDU: update 10/21/2019: Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ). OpenSim land increase.


        #VWEDU: update 10/21/2019
        Free Ghost Story Radio Stream (Seanchai Library ).
        OpenSim land increase.

        A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  Some often-wanted links are recurrent.  Others may be retained a few weeks.  New items may be added daily
        First SUNY-ESC residency
        Click to enlarge

        News on the MUVEs 

          Contents 

          • Search on the page:  Ctrl+f (type in the search bar, top of the page)
          • My timeline on Twitter 
          • Events in the virtual worlds
          • Newcomer notes
          • Hypergrid places, news, and tips
          • Business
          • Support the supporters
          • Living online
          • Modern education #VWEDU
          • Libraries for education
          • Writers on the MUVEs 
          • Promotion (general)
          • Radio and video in the virtual worlds
          • Web-worlds
          • Visit me on the web
          • License 
          ***************************

          Tuesday, October 15, 2019

          2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: The sense of instructor presence in the online classroom. Loneliness not a problem on a virtual campus


          The sense of instructor presence
          in the online classroom
          Loneliness not a problem on a virtual campus

          One of the important features of virtual worlds (MUVEs) is that you meet other people, talk with them, work with them.  We never wonder about sense of presence.    This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).

          The isolation problem with online classes

          Monday, October 14, 2019

          2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: An online school needs a digital campus. Not just for classrooms, but for many of the services currently offered on a physical campus


          An online school needs a digital campus.  
          Not for classrooms, but for many of the services 
          currently offered on a physical campus

          A digital campus can look and function much like a physical campus.  It can provide some of the services that could be lost in the shift to digital education.    This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
          Universal campus (Kitely)

          Where can you get a digital campus?

          Sunday, October 13, 2019

          2019 #VWEDU #DTA: Magnolia gardens of knowledge . A demonstration of introductory training on the parts (of anything).


          Magnolia gardens of knowledge.  
          A demonstration of introductory training
          on the parts (of anything)

          A demonstration of using OpenSim affordances (a DTA) to provide introductory learning about any topic with concrete (visible) parts.  This demonstration introduces the parts (here garden plants), showing 3D images of them in a typical location (situated learning).  The images have links to detailed information, starting with the technical name.  Suggestions are offered for using such a place for name-to-object learning and for testing the level of learning. 
          This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
          Magnolia gardens

          Go there

          • Go to this HG address: 
          • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:ima outpost alpha
          • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
          • To get to the Gardens, walk into the walkin TP sign