Thursday, April 30, 2020

2020 EV: #VWEDU: Update 5/5/2020 Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales. Multi-college diversity in Kitely. OpenSim grids show growth during pandemic

#VWEDU: Update 5/5/2020
Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales
Multi-college diversity in Kitely.
OpenSim grids show growth during pandemic 

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, April 28, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: BIZ: A workgroup at work in a digital place. We travel the web. Less travel time, more work time. What workgroup work is not talk?


A workgroup at work in a digital place.  
We travel the web.  
Less travel time, more work time.  
What workgroup work is not talk?

Businesses have workgroups.   Educators have project-based learning (a way of training for working in groups). Both can use a more efficient way to bring people together in a working group. Here is how to do it with no building, no travel, nothing but people working together.

The CybaLOUNGE workgroup

  • We meet like this every two weeks.
  • Dieter is the developer of CybaLOUNGE.
  • The others are interested in using it or reporting on it.
  • Dieter tells about new developments and upcoming improvements.
  • This video shows how a digital place can support a work group meeting.
  • We were in Arizona, Texas, and Germany.  
  • It took us less than 30 seconds to get together.
  • We went nowhere that COVID-19 could go.  
  • The place costs about the same as a web page.
  • Compare that with the non-productive costs of conventional work groups.  
  • Go there. Check it out: Cybalounge 
  • Don't register.  Come in as a guest.  

Monday, April 27, 2020

2020 Music: #VWEDU: How to attend a live performance in 3DWebWorldz. Student performance or professional. Music, theater, commentary


How to attend a live performance in 3DWebWorldz.   
Student performance or professional.  
Music, theater, commentary

How a person can use a browser to attend live presentations in a digital place on the web.  And how schools can leverage that capability to enhance their educational offerings.

Where?


Educational use cases

  • Student concerts: The whole family can attend from anywhere.
  • Student theater: The resulting video goes into student portfolios.
  • Student reports and commentary: Results from project-based learning.
  • Professional lectures: Part of the school's educational program.
  • Instructional videos: To be followed by class discussion and assignments.
  • Note that any of these can have family presence and participation.

Questions

  • How do you do it? 
  • What does it cost? 
  • What does the 3D location add?
  • How many people can attend?
  • Answers after the break

Sunday, April 26, 2020

2019 EDU: Asset-oriented learning. Goal-directed learning. Build your professional portfolio Reputation as an asset.


Asset-oriented instruction.  
Goal-directed learning.  
Build your professional portfolio.  
Reputation as an asset.
Schools don't just give grades.  They build skills.  Grades don't do much for students in the world of work.  Skills do.  And the right skills build a portfolio of products.  The skills are assets.  The portfolio can document them. 

Asset directed learning: skills rather than grades

Suggested skills levels

  • Novice
  • Apprentice
  • Journeyman
  • Master
  • These are similar to guild levels
  • And to levels in some games.
  • Thus they may fit to some gamification plans.
  • And fit into job descriptions.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: PEOPLE: International, multicultural college MOOC in Kitely: Jews/Arabs/secular/religious students work together in classes


International, multicultural college MOOC in Kitely: 
Jews/Arabs/secular/religious students work together in classes 

Colleges can go international and multicultural  You can't move those old brick buildings, of course.  You can move those young students.  You can let them work together.  They just need digital skills.  And they need those skills anyway.


The course

  • 14-week course now in its second year 
  • taken by more than 1200 students 
  • from 7 different colleges 
  • in 3 different languages (English, Hebrew and Arabic)
  • new experience – an academic course where you don’t just learn about multiculturalism but you experience it! 
  • Led by Dr. Elaine Hoter from Talpiot College, Holon Israel 
  • A joint project between 7 teaching colleges in Israel
  • Kitely’s private worlds help students learn empathy

Friday, April 24, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Starting to teach online? All the tools you need in one place. And a digital classroom in a browser. Demo seminar April 25


Starting to teach online?  
All the tools you need in one place.  
And a digital classroom in a browser.  
Demo seminar April 25

Announcing full support for teaching online, developed and managed by teachers who are doing just that.   Demo seminar April 25, 6:30-7:30 pm (east coast U. S. time, one hour earlier for central)  

All the tools you need in one place

  • •Class Panel for Collaboration & Shared Documents
  • •Share content one on one with students when created inside A.C.T.
  • •Class Agendas and Lesson Plans
  • •Create Courses, Modules, Lessons, Worksheets 
  • •Expand your own promotion via our community calendar events
  • Multiple Choice and Essay Assignments
  • Automatic and Manual Grading
  • Drip scheduling!
  • Smart Actions 
  • Smart Action Software Systems

Active Creator Toolbox for Teaching was designed to put all the tools you need in one place so you can stop searching for those lesson plans or coaching notes for clients. We can host your base of operations for you and your students, whether you teach groups or individuals, and whether you go by professor, teacher, guide, tutor, coach, or instructor.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

2020 EV: #VWEDU: Update 4/21/2020. Multi-college diversity in Kitely. 2020 Learning Revolution Kitely upgrades for better scalability.


#VWEDU: Update 4/27/2020
Multi-college diversity in Kitely.
OpenSim grids show growth during pandemic 
Kitely upgrades for better scalability

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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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

2020 PROMO: Use your Kitely web page to promote your place.


Use your KItely web page to promote your place 

Suggestions on how to get promotional benefits from the web page that comes along with having a Kitely "world."  
 Promotional Image
  • From the Kitely web page of Carabou's "world."

  • Description
  • Image
  • Go there
  • Repost buttons

Monday, April 20, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Teamwork in a digital place. Online learning does not have to be lonely. They can't learn teamwork by themselves.


Teamwork in a digital place.  
Online learning does not have to be lonely.  
They can't learn teamwork by themselves.

Example of project-based learning in an online digital environment (MUVE), with detailed account and reports of student projects (by the students).  A blog describes the experiences in the project and gives links to student blogs.

Project-based learning

After the break

  • Recent archives from this project
  • AI for workgroups
  • Skills-based learning

Sunday, April 19, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: Knowledge-based learning teaches study skills. That is learning how to "learn." The DTA can coach study skills.


Knowledge-based learning teaches study skills.  
That is learning how to "learn."  
The DTA can coach study skills. 
A consideration of what skills are needed to succeed in knowledge-based learning and how the DTA could teach them
Wondering what knowledge is

Needed skills

  • Recognize a knowledge- based course
  • Collect/organize
  • Rehearse/Recall

Saturday, April 18, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Learning management system for teaching online. Developed online by online teachers. With online support by online teachers. With optional use in a browser-based digital world


Learning management system for teaching online.  
Developed online by online teachers. 
With online support by online teachers.
With optional use in a browser-based 3D digital place.

A learning management system (LMS) developed specifically by and for online teachers.  Supported by a browser-based virtual world that can be used for teacher meetings, LMS assistance, and actual classes.  
Fiction Fountain presentation

What's this?

  • Learning management system for teaching online.
  • Developed by online teachers for online teachers.
  • Suited for use by independent online teachers and tutors
  • Or by online tutoring services.
  • Or by teachers newly online because school policy.
  • Designed to be used online either in the flat web.
  • or in a 3D digital place running on a browser
  • See it on the flat web:  SmartSoftware
  • Or visit the 3D digital place:  3DWebWorldsz
  • There, if you come at the right time, you can talk with educators.
  • Yes, talk. if you have a working voice system.
  • To see the right time to talk with me, look at the end of this article.

Friday, April 17, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: LANG: Virtual worlds for learning language. Immersive learning does not have to be expensive. Summary


Virtual worlds for learning language.  
Immersive learning does not have to be expensive.
Summary
A collection of articles about language learning in virtual worlds.  These worlds cost little and are accessible around the world.  They can offer a massive opportunity For low-cost learning of a second (or more) language.    
Welcome to practice in 
English as a Foreign Language

Immersive language learning

After the break

  • Language games
  • Digital Teaching Assistant
  • Situated learning
  • Web-worlds
  • International meetings
  • Therapy
  • Places teaching a language in Kitely

Thursday, April 16, 2020

2020 EV: #VWEDU: Update 4/21/2020. Multi-college diversity in Kitely. Grand Opening Tour: Marly Milena Music Library at CVL Sunday APRIL 19th


#VWEDU: Update 4/21/2020
Multi-college diversity in Kitely.
Grand Opening Tour: Marly Milena Music Library 
at CVL  Sunday APRIL 19th  

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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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2020 HG: HELP: An OpenSimulator place can be big, with many destinations. The landmark solution. Land manager skills


An OpenSimulator place can be big, 
with many destinations.  
The landmark solution.  
Land manager skills       
How to get the public to the place you manage with a landmark.  A Land manager skills set for those who want level up.  Other travel methods and Land manager skills will be covered in later articles.
A landmark is even faster
  • A sim in OpenSimulator can be much bigger than 256X256 meters.
  • On Kitely, the available sizes go up to 1024X1024 meters. 
  • That is over .6 mile on a side,  
  • Depending on where you live that is from six to twelve city blocks.
  • You could have a dozen destinations of public interest there. 
  • You need a way to get people to where they want to go on your place.
  • Furthermore, you often need a way that you can post in plain text.  

Travel methods for the Hypergrid

  • Landmark: Best method, but can only be given inworld.
  • Hypergrid address: in plain text, but only goes to a sim, not coordinates.
  • Firestorm hop: in plain text, may only work in Firestorm, only works for users in the grid it directs to.
  • Walkin or on-click teleport:  A device located inworld.  

Monday, April 13, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: BIZ: The coming digital campus. Access management. Public and controlled access. Campus security without campus police.


The coming digital campus.  
Access management.  
Public and controlled access. 
Campus security without campus police.
A consideration of access that will be needed in an online campus and what is currently available.  A digital campus can offer much greater control of access than is practical in a physical campus.  This article is specifically declared Public Domain (CC0).
Universal campus (Kitely)

Access management?

  • Public-facing places that anyone can go to without preparation.
  • Campus-facing places: access limited to specific kinds of people,
  • Registration-facing places: access limited to faculty and students in a course.
  • Private places with access controlled by school staff.   

Kinds of people on campus

  • The general public: Anyone who finds the school on the internet 
  • The "local" public: Town and Gown
  • Commercial supporters: Companies that contribute to the school
  • Alumni and other potential supporters
  • Faculty
  • Invited experts
  • Potential students and their parents
  • Students registered for specific courses

Sunday, April 12, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: #DTA: WW: SmartSoftware in beta test. Toolbox for teachers. Digital classrooms--at last a place that looks familiar. Digital, yes, but teacher designed and teacher tested.


SmartSoftware in beta test.  Toolbox for teachers.  
Digital classrooms--at last a place that looks familiar.  
Digital, yes, but teacher designed and teacher tested.

Teaching online is getting easier.  In 3DWebWorldsz the SmartActionSoftware System puts everything at your fingers to create an online course for both hands-on and hands-off training. Auto graded quizzes, comprehensive tests and modular training units that can be dripped to your students or delivered by a calendar date.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

2020 Explore: WRITE: Greenfield: Saloon, free houses, maze, ships, dance floor, petting zoo, adult. Suitable for writing prompts and RP


Greenfield: Saloon, free houses, maze, 
ships, dance floor, petting zoo, adult. art 
Suitable for writing prompts and RP

Greenfield, a Kitely region with the amenities above (and below).
Teleporters

Greenfield self-description

  • GREENfield IS READY TO HAVE YOU HERE
  • |We finished landscaping, so Greenfield is all yours if you want.
  • Its a joy to explore our land or sit on relaxing spots and watch the birds.
  • Visit the museum of art, try the maze or ride our bull. 
  • There are stores (some with interesting freeware), 
  • you can even start your own store, its free.
  • And if you are looking for a free home to live in, its all there.
  • Live near the large pond where you can enjoy the unique reflections.
  • There is a nude beach, a dark palace (omg) and many many more.

Go there