Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 ART: WW: 3DWebWorldz Installation art in a web page. Minimalist art


Installation art in a web page.  
Minimalist art in a browser. 


Minimalist installation art in a dance venue makes the audience become part of the art.
Minimalist art: 
dance hall

Friday, February 28, 2020

2020 Virtual: #VWEDU: OSCC19 SCENEGATE VIEWER--Thales group and IMA. For OpenSimulator and other digital scene creators.


OSCC19 SCENEGATE VIEWER--
Thales group and IMA.  
For OpenSimulator and 
other digital scene systems.
This presentation from Infinite Metaverse Alliance® (IMA) and Thales Group discusses development of a new open source viewer for the OpenSimulator community focused on improvements in usability, accessibility, and interoperability. 

Development is driven by inclusive “design thinking” while adding capabilities for the future to address gaps in development aimed at the needs of new users and those with different abilities that may be digitally marginalized.  

Use SceneGate

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Thales and IMA

The SceneGate Viewer project is one of several R&D projects integrated with decentralized OpenSimulator development supporting the mission to advance virtual worlds, virtual reality, and synthetic environments. 
The work of IMA and Thales is directed toward broadening use of the Metaverse for Public, Education, Industry and Government sectors but the digital-3D community as a whole benefits from open source.

SceneGate


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  • 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
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Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: update 3/4/2020 IMA SceneGate Viewer Release 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows. Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1 OpenSim stats decline reversed this month


#VWEDU: update 3/4/2020
IMA SceneGate Viewer Release 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows. 
Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1
OpenSim stats decline reversed this month

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 

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, February 25, 2020

2019 DTA: Managing the media streams in SceneGate. For OpenSim (user level)


Managing the media streams 
in SceneGate. For OpenSim (user level)
SceneGate and other virtual world viewers offer 3 kinds of media streaming: audio (mainly for playing music streams), video, and media on a prim (BOPs).   Here are instructions  for users on how to manage them.

Onscreen buttons 
to control sound 
  • To get the sound control panel, hover the cursor over the speaker graphic
  • The sliders on that panel let you adjust the volume of the sound channels

Use SceneGate

Monday, February 24, 2020

2020 #DTA: #VWEDU: Vocabulary learning from the beginning: Can the DTA evaluate beginner performance? How?


Vocabulary learning from the beginning:
Can the DTA evaluate beginner performance?  
How? 


Immediate feedback is needed for optimal learning conditions.  A computer is limited in what it can evaluate.  But in a scene under its control, it can give feedback to support vocabulary learning and well up into the more advanced language skills. 
The Empty Classroom
Off to learn a language

Can DTA evaluate beginner performance?

  • The DTA can present interactive scenes to give context for learning concrete vocabulary words,
  • It can record and file learner responses. 
  • It can best support learning if it can evaluate the responses and give immediate feedback.
  • Or if it can arrange for others to give the feedback.
  • Conveniently, this feedback is only to support learning.
  • It does not have to be recorded.  It just has to happen.  Indirect evaluation.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020 COMEDY: Feb. 2020: Lauren's place, Tuesdays at 5:00 PM Pacific NSFW*


2020 COMEDY:  Feb. 2020: Lauren's place,   
Tuesdays at 5:00 PM Pacific NSFW

Jan.-Feb. collection of comedy from Lauren's place:   WyNott,  Catboy, HiTechAmouretta, Randy, Jamie, Synnove

          Saturday, February 22, 2020

          2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Entrepreneurial thinking and design thinking for the virtual world Digital Teaching Assistant


          Entrepreneurial thinking 
          and design thinking for 
          the virtual world Digital Teaching Assistant 


          Entrepreneurial thinking discovers an opportunity to market a new product or service.   Design thinking develops a plan for producing and marketing such a product or service. A Digital Teaching Assistant is potentially a new product or service.  A collaboration of ideas.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).

          Group meeting in a virtual world
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            Friday, February 21, 2020

            2020 VW: WW: #VWEDU: #DTA Use-targeted learning plan for schools in digital worlds. Learners can pick the skills they need for the uses they intend. Gamified as a model


            Use-targeted learning plan in digital worlds.
            Learners can pick the skills 
            they need for the uses they intend.
            Gamified as a model
            A gamified plan for learning how to use digital/virtual worlds is offered both as a suggestion for teaching the use of virtual worlds and as a model for gamification in other educational contexts.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).


            Practice goal setting 

            Overview

            • Use-targeted learning plans rest on units of competency-based learning.
            • Use-targeted learning plans put the units into clusters of skills needed for practical objectives.
            • And they arrange each cluster into subclusters that can mark stages of learning progress.
            • The learner sees demonstrable achievement milestones marking progress.
            • And, for the more advanced uses, the learner can choose the objective.

            Proposed roadmap for instruction in the use of virtual worlds

            • Identify the uses
            • Identify the user levels
            • Specify the skill sets required for each use-level combination.
            • Organize tool buttons and instructional units to fit the skill sets.

            "Game" elements

            • Clearly specified goals and levels. (Practice goal seeking)
            • Closely spaced levels allow frequent achievements.  (Growth mindset)
            • User choices in targets and paths (Independence)
            • Levels based on what the learner can do.  (Objective success) 
            • Skills focus rather than "knowledge" focus.  
            • "Game" is in quotes because the elements serve for learning, not just for games.


            Thursday, February 20, 2020

            2020 #VWEDU: update 2/21/2020 Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1 OpenSim stats decline reversed this month OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020


            #VWEDU: update 2/21/2020
            Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1
            OpenSim stats decline reversed this month
            OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020

            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 

            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, February 18, 2020

            2020 #VWEDU: BIZ: Want a digital campus for your school? There's an app for that. Actually several. Here are some on RezMela Apps (Kitely grid)


            Want a digital campus for your school?  
            There's an app for that.  Actually several.   
            Here are some on Kitely grid.


            A Kitely region showing the use of several Rezmela Apps to build spaces with no need to know much about building in virtual worlds.

            An app-built place

            • Not just the building. The trees and shrubs, everything.
            • You still have to decide what you want. 
            • And tell that to the app.
            • But you don't have to learn to build.

            Go there


            Monday, February 17, 2020

            2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: GAME: Any learning task in school is a game if you want it to be. Turn study into a game


            Any learning task in school is a game 
            if you want it to be.
            Turn study into a game.

            What people do in education is much like what people do in games.  Educators can use the principles of games to enhance the effectiveness of education.
            Learning in a game?

            Start with a puzzle

            • People voluntarily work to solve puzzle games like this. 
            • They learn answers to things that are of no lasting importance.
            • Just because they like the game.
            • Education has a more efficient system.
            • Give them all the answers at the start.
            • Don't let them waste time figuring things out for themselves.
            • After all, education already has all the answers.
            • Except how to make education as attractive as games.
            • Puzzle: Finding the answers teaches something more than being given the answers
            • What do students not learn when you give them all the answers?

            Here is an opportunity for inquiry-based learning

            Sunday, February 16, 2020

            2020 #VWEDU: BIZ: #DTA: SceneGate OpenSim viewer with beginner and extended modes. Summary


            SceneGate OpenSim viewer 
            with beginner and extended modes.   
            Summary.
            Updated 6/10/2020

            A collection of articles about SceneGate, a viewer designed for use in OpenSimulator grids.  SceneGate has a number of features designed to help specific groups of users, such as beginners, students, people with disabilities and attendees at meetings.  This article will be updated with new articles when they are posted.
            Scenegate full screen
            Click image to enlarge
            • For beginners
            • For experienced users
            • For the educator bundle 
            • For marketing OpenSim
            • Future plans
            • Background

            Use SceneGate

            Friday, February 14, 2020

            2030 WW: Starting in 3DWW: Simplified screen controls for new people, especially guests.


            Simplified 3DWW2020 screen controls 
            for new people, especially guests.


            Beginner-friendly revisions to 3DWebWorldz are explained.
            Beginner buttons for 3DWW
            Click image to enlarge
            • Hover the cursor over a button to see what it does.

            • You can enter the three dimensional place 3DWebWorldz as a guest.
            • No registration, nothing to install--it runs in your browser.
            • Since you don't register, the system won't know you when you come back.
            • And you don't want to try everything the place has to offer anyway.
            • So the buttons on the starter screen only do what a guest can reasonably do. 
            • Even those are more than you will want to do on your first visit.
            • So after the break I will tell about the buttons in use clusters.
            • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary

            Contents

            • Move, walk around
            • Talk
            • Chat (Type)
            • Events
            • View
            • Lighting adjustment
            • Fix the wonkies

            Thursday, February 13, 2020

            2020 #VWEDU: update 2/17/2020 Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1. OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020 IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5


            #VWEDU: update 2/17/2020
            Kitely updates to OpenSim 9.1.1
            OpenSim Fest 2020. August 28th-30th, 2020
            IMA SceneGate Viewer 1.0.0 for Linux and Windows
            Tangle Grid SciFi Expo Feb 5-Mar.5 

            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
            Click image 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 
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