#VWEDU: update 1/27/2020
Falling OpenSim numbers
OSCC videos are up
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
Avatars meeting at IMA Alpha
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News on the MUVEs
- Falling OpenSim numbers mark start of 2020
- Questionnaire on use of virtual worlds Help an enterprising undergraduate
- OSCC videos are up
- Download SceneGate
- SceneGate Wiki
- Scenegate improvements: onboarding, accessibility, performance, usability
- (VR) discovery portal"
- DreamNation resolves to bring new users to OpenSim in 2020
- VR startup helps users find content
- Brand New Grid: Rêves Fantastiques (and new blog)
- AVsitter is now open-source!
- New Dayturn release supports Bakes on Mesh
- December users up on conference, holiday events
- IMA releases simplified SceneGate viewer for OpenSim
- Metaverse School GmbH @ Berlin Change Days 2019. Web classes in a German university
- VWBPE 2020 STELLAR Call for Proposals
- VWBPE 2020 STELLAR – Sponsorship Opportunities
- Empire State College (ESC) Virtual Residency (applied practice)
- I post news items relevant to this blog on this weekly update page.
- I mark items relevant to education in virtual worlds with #VWEDU
- I repost on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and MeWe.
- 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
- Support the supporters
- Living online
- Modern education #VWEDU
- Libraries for education
- Writers on the MUVEs
- Promotion (general)
- Radio and video in the virtual worlds
- Visit me on the web
My Twitter Timeline (always up to date)Tweets by selbyevans
Event news sites
- THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries
- Maritime Club in Virtual Belfast on OSGrid.
- hg.osgrid.org:80:Maritime Club Belfast
- Sunday Kitely Community/Hypergrid meeting at 1 pm Pacific time
- grid.kitely.com:8002:Kitely Welcome Center
- VWMOOC19 videos available
- Video archive: Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium
- Journal of virtual Studies: VWBPE Conference Proceedings 2019
Calendars: grid and community
- Kitely Calendar
- Inspiration Island event schedule
- Littlefield events calendar
- IMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting Calendar
- More (TBD:) If you have a busy calendar, send me a link.
Blogs of the 3D digitals
Hypergrid places, news, and tips
- STAYING CONNECTED WITH OPENSIM HAPPENINGS
- Hypergrid Welcome Regions (by HG Traveller, Leighton Marjoram)
- Opensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid
- HYPERGRIDABLE grids open 24/7: Interactive spreadsheet for Hypergridders.
- Sights of the virtual worlds
- To go to a hypergrid address: hg.osgrid.org:80:Maritime Club Belfast
- Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
Business on the MUVEs
- Immersive Technologies (Heritage Christian Online School)
- Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Could a Facebook currency become a major currency in OpenSim?
Support the supporters (crowdsource)
- Kevin Cozens is creating and supporting Open Source software and hardware projects.
- YadNi Monde is creating Drawings, Paintings, Sculptings, Calligraphies, Arts.
- 3DWebWorldz is creating virtual world in a browser
- Ryan Schultz is creating a blog and a show covering social VR and virtual worlds
- 10 Work at Home Jobs For People With Associate’s Degrees
- TwoSigmas Review – Find An ESL Tutoring Job
- Five Places to Find Work as a Paid Blogger
- How To Start a Blog That Pays – What To Do
- Voice Over Jobs From Home – 7 Companies To Work For
- The Hoth Review – Get Weekly Pay For Online Content Writing
- Teach English Online At Home – 18 Companies That Pay!
- 10 Top-Rated Work at Home Companies On Indeed
- Upwork: Freelancers
Modern education #VWEDU
- The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary
- Activities in virtual worlds
- Teams for Education: new updates for back-to-school
- Education in Virtual Worlds. Summary
- Education articles in this blog
- Nonprofit Commons
- Immersive Learning Network
- Now you can explore a cave without actually going into a cave
- Digital Promise
Educator groups in virtual worlds
- Educators in VR
- Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education * Stellar * March 26-28, 2020
- Rockcliffe University Consortium
- Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education
- VWER – Virtual Worlds Education Round table
- New Media Arts, Inc.
- ISTE© - International Society for Technology in Education
- To search for web articles relevant to virtual worlds, use #VWEDU
Education links relevant to virtual worlders
- Education in muves (search)
- EdTech and Leadership: The Fuel that Feeds the Flame
- iEARN-USA and WorldTeach Partner Expand Global Opportunities for Educators
- Global Education Conference Network
- #VWEDU Search (Virtual Worlds Education community)
- #VWBPE Search (Virtual worlds Best Practices in Education)
- Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Distributed Practice
- Download SceneGate
- SceneGate Wiki
- Next education
- Sell Courses Online - Turn Your Expertise Into Cash: MoocLab
- Multiverse masters in Kitely
- Interactive eLearning: 4 Ways to Challenge Your Learners
- Immersive Education Initiative
- Kitely offers themed "grids". Independent websites using Kitely tech but managed by an organization
- Class Tech Tips
Libraries for education
Writers on the MUVEs
- Promotion from Virtual Worlds. Summary
- I am glad to get press releases about anything that fits this blog.
- If your release would fit under any topic here, contact me for my email address
Radio and video in the virtual worlds
Visit me on the web
- Drop by my web offices Weekdays: 12:-12:30 pm Central time (US)
- I am available for free consulting on any topic in this blog.
- Cybalounge and 3DWebWorldz (Orientation room)
- I will be in both places, so you may need to speak to get my attention.
- Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
- And we can visit the Writer's Workshop on the Web
- Don't register -- enter as guest.
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