Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 #DTA: #VWEDU: The merit of badges: Define a useful skill set, specify a goal, give public recognition of skills.


The merit of badges:  
Define a useful skill set.
Specify a goal.
Recognize skills. 

Badges are sometimes thought of as deriving from gamification.  But they are widely used in more serious activities, though with different names.  And they may be used because they are thought of as motivators.  But, with proper design, they can serve other useful functions as well. 
Goal seeking: a useful skill 

The naming of badges

The badge system serves motivation and more

  • It aims at a valuable skill set, such as First aid.
  • It specifies the contents of that skill set.
  • It specifies how to demonstrate the required skills.
  • It can mark a step toward a larger goal (a set of badges).
  • It is a short term goal that offers practice in goal-seeking.
  • It encourages self-directed learning.
  • It gives social recognition of learning achievement. 
  • It reduces test anxiety, because learners take the test when they are ready. 
  • And the "test" consists of demonstrating well practiced skills.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

#VWEDU: Update 5/27/2020 Firestorm update for OpenSim. Metamodernism and Changing Literacy, Record number of OpenSim grids this month


#VWEDU: Update 5/27/2020
Firestorm update for OpenSim
Metamodernism and Changing Literacy
Record number of OpenSim grids 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 
Dancing at Kitely, 
where everybody knows your name
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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, May 26, 2020

20220 #VWEDU: "Gateway to Thinking", an educational TelePortal for Education Monthly Tour #1. Library Land (CVL), Cookie, Tour Guide: Hajime Nishimura


"Gateway to Thinking", TelePortal for Education Monthly Tour #1
Library Land (CVL), Cookie
Tour Guide: Hajime Nishimura (Yan Lauria in SL/OpenSim), 
Abyss Observatory
For educators wondering how to teach online, visit here and talk to people who have been doing it for years.  See the teaching resources already available all the time, at no cost
The tour starts
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  • Location: Library Land (CVL), Cookie
  • http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/81/85/21
  • 100 TP boards are arranged in 9 categories. 
  • Each TP board displays 512x256 snapshot of destination. 
  • On touch a board puts information into local chat:
  • A brief description of the destination and
  • A clickable link that takes you to the destination (and a return link)

Monday, May 25, 2020

2020 CAG University (Turkey) has a virtual campus and teaches a course about virtual worlds there.


CAG University (Turkey) has a virtual campus 
and teaches a course about virtual worlds there.  

A virtual campus in Second Life.  A real campus in Turkey.  A class in both places.  Here Magua Therac tells about the class he offers in both places.  
 CAG university main entrance
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Goal

  • Magua TheriacI want to take it to another level.
  • I want to make it international with some other schools.
  • A university from USA or Europe or both together.
  • (The classes are conducted in English
  • Magua Theriac is the teacher's SL name You can contact him in SL

Sunday, May 24, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: ACRL tour of Cybalounge. Meeting in a browser. CybaLOUNGE is 30 seconds from anywhere. Even from lockdown


ACRL tour of Cybalounge.  
Meeting in a browser.  
CybaLOUNGE is 30 seconds from anywhere.  
Even from lockdown 

No social distancing on the web.  We digitals are already immune.  We can talk.  We can show you around our digital places.  And we can make videos to show anyone, anytime, anywhere.  No travel costs.  No carbon footprint.  All the time and costs focus right on the goal.

Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: An educational workgroup meeting in a browser. 3DWebWordz


An educational workgroup meeting in a browser. 
3DWebWordz 
Personal Learning Networks are more useful on the web, especially when we need technical information or advice about online education.  Here we show excerpts from a discussion about online streaming of a musical event and asset-based learning.  How many high schools teach about online streaming as part of the music classes?       

An educational workgroup meeting in a browser.  

Topics: 

  • Streaming in OBS 
  • Copyright management 
  • The awesome online performance of James Olmos
  • School systems blocking of web sites and handling that 
  • Using Chromebooks.  (They work on web-worlds if access is not blocked.)

Thursday, May 21, 2020

#VWEDU: Update 5/21/2020 Record number of OpenSim grids this month Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales Multi-college diversity in Kitely.


#VWEDU: Update 5/21/2020
Record number of OpenSim grids this month
Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales
Multi-college diversity in Kitely.

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 
Dancing at Kitely, 
where everybody knows your name
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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, May 19, 2020

2020 HG: OSCC19 STATE OF THE OPENSIMULATOR COMMUNITY


OSCC19 STATE OF 
THE OPENSIMULATOR COMMUNITY

Presentation by Maria Korolov on the state of the opensimulator community at the end of 2019

Monday, May 18, 2020

2020 BIZ: Meeting remotely in a digital place: CybaLOUNGE. Remote collaboration without the hassle.


Meeting remotely in a digital place: CybaLOUNGE.  
Remote collaboration without the hassle.

Before you buy collaboration software, meet the sales representative in that software.   Or insist that they let you hold a meeting to try it out.  Digital places in web-worlds present a mostly familiar environment with the resources of your laptop (because they run in your browser).

A workgroup meeting

Meeting bulletin board
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  • After the break: Dieter's new office

Saturday, May 16, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: MUSIC: The digital stage: Performers are doing it. Are educators doing it?


The digital stage: 
Performers are doing it.  
Are educators doing it? 

An overview of the expanding use of performance on the digital stage: Music, theater, stand-up comedy.

Below

  • Streaming
  • Performances in digital worlds
  • Music
  • Stage
  • Video capture

Friday, May 15, 2020

2019 #VWEDU: #DTA: The DTA can encourage good time-management habits


The DTA can encourage 
good time-management habits

Is time management a reasonable learning objective for school?  If so, how would a school teach it?  Here are some suggestions.
Thinking 
about time management


Thursday, May 14, 2020

2020 EV: #VWEDU: Update 5/17/2020 Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales. Multi-college diversity in Kitely. OpenSim grids show growth during pandemic


#VWEDU: Update 5/17/2020
Record number of OpenSim grids this month
Kitely Market Passes $250,000 in Sales
Multi-college diversity in Kitely.

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 
Dancing at Kitely, 
where everybody knows your name
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, May 12, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: OSCC19 DESIGN CHALLENGES IN YOUTH-SAFE VR ENVIRONMENTS Virtual Private Grids


OSCC19 DESIGN CHALLENGES 
IN YOUTH-SAFE VR ENVIRONMENTS

Eileen O'Connor discusses the challenges and resources met in offering virtual world education to students in the K-12 range.

Monday, May 11, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Institute for New Paradigms. (INP) - An Overview of VR for Educators. What can you do in VR? What can't you do in VR.


Institute for New Paradigms. (INP)   
An Overview of VR for Educators
What can you do in VR? 
What can't you do in VR?

A video of some things educators can do in Virtual Reality (VR).  And an indirect hint that something students can do is make videos reporting on the results of their educational activities. 

VR:  Virtual reality

Sunday, May 10, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Web-worlds are easy to get to. Here are a couple of examples.


Web-worlds are easy to get to.  
Here are a couple of examples.
Two demonstrations of how easy it is to get to virtual worlds on the web (web-worlds).  

An easy visit to CybaLOUNGE 



Saturday, May 9, 2020

2020 DTA: Draft plan for teaching elements of digital citizenship: How to become a digital guard. Game elements for digital self-defense. Sure you can improve it.


Draft plan for teaching elements of digital citizenship:  
How to become a digital guard.  
Game elements for digital self-defense.
Sure you can improve it.

A draft plan for teaching elements of digital citizenship with the aid of a digital teaching assistant (DTA) and methods from gamification.  This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).
The new martial arts

Plan for teaching elements of digital citizenship

Objectives

Digital Safety Badge (DSB)

  • Apprentice: Recognise and report scams and phishing.  
  • Journeyman: Help others to recognise and report scams and phishing. 
  • Master: Mentor others as they work on the DSB.

Digital Guard Badge (DGB)

  • Apprentice: Recognize and report instances of cyberbullying
  • Journeyman: Help others to deal with  instances of cyber-bullying.
  • Master: Mentor others as they work on the DSB.

Friday, May 8, 2020

2020 #DTA: #VWEDU: OpenSim Traveller badge: Knowledge base. What you need to know to be a world traveller in SceneGate. Travelling the Hypergrid.


World Traveller Badge: Knowledge Base (KB).  
What you need to know 
to be a world traveller in SceneGate.
Travelling the Hypergrid.


A collection of information you need to travel the Hypergrid easily and to teach others how to travel the Hypergrid.  Specifies the knowledge expected of one who holds a DTA World Traveller Badge.
Places panel
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A DTA badge page

  • This page has the information we think people need to travel the Hypergrid with SceneGate.
  • It will be updated as needed

What is the Hypergrid?

  • A grid of grids.  A lot of OpenSim grids connected so you can travel from one to another.
  • Like a national highway system connects cities.  But much faster.
  • You just teleport.  May take nearly a minute.  
  • Key terms: region. hypergrid address, suitcase, places panel 


Thursday, May 7, 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 
Dancing at Kitely, 
where everybody knows your name
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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