Friday, December 6, 2019

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Gathering educational support in OpenSimulator. Scenegate, RezMela™, Kitely Organizations, DTA

Gathering educational support in OpenSimulator.  
Scenegate, RezMela™, Kitely Organizations, DTA

Four initiatives directed at improving educational support for education and training in OpenSimulator
DTA1 (left)


  • Scenegate--easy student entry
  • RezMela™--east scene construction
  • Kitely Organizations--A school gets a virtual home of its own.
  • Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) --A place programmed to teach



Advantages (Simple version)

  • Screen buttons limited to those needed for class or for a meeting.
  • Simplified instructions covering only classes and meetings.
  • EZ search instructions designed for JIT learning.
  • Defaults set for the needs of new people. 
  • Example: voice is on, mic off.  New people can hear instructions in voice.
  • Improvements in speed. 



  • Contents for the scene are already at hand.  
  • The user needs only to select and place them.
  • A class area could be equipped for multiple scenes.
  • Students could lay out scenes with little instruction.
  • No need for anyone to learn to build.

Kitely organizations


  • The school controls access to the virtual campus via batch registration.
  • The school controls where students can go and what they can do there.
  • The students cannot leave the campus unless the school permits it.
  • The school controls all public-facing aspects of the campus.
  • The school designs the login page: it promotes school interests.
  • Kitely provides  the technology.  
  • The campus has no association with games or porno.

Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA)


  • Anything in a digital world is programmable.
  • Objects can teach and quiz about themselves.
  • Student groups can be guided by scripts.
  • The DTA can collect student work (individual or group) for teacher's review.
  • The DTA can offer choices of instructional methods.
  • The DTA can offer and manage instructional games (solo or group).
  • The DTA can give quizzes and immediate feedback on performance  

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