Saturday, May 30, 2020

2019 WW: #DTA Starting in CybaLOUNGE. A DTA content page designed for JIT learning

Starting in CybaLOUNGE.  
A DTA content page designed for JIT learning 
Updated 6/2

An example of Just-In-Time (JIT) learning design prepared to help incoming students and meeting attendees get started quickly in CybaLOUNGE. This article is explicitly licensed Public Domain (CC0).


This page supports JIT learning

  • Don't read it though carefully.
  • Skim through it if you like:  Look for any topic that interests you.
  • If you see some that you want to know more about, read it more carefully.
  • But don't bother with the details unless you want to use the information right now
  • When you are ready to use the information, you will have a better idea of what you want to know. 
  • The key to knowing a lot is no longer how much you can remember.
  • The key is how much you can find out with a quick search.
  • To search the page: click Crtl+f.  The search bar appears near the top.
  • Enter a term you want to know about.
  • Just-in-time learning
  • Key terms are listed below.

Key terms (to search for)

  • Go there
  • Enter as guest
  • Walk, turn
  • Walk fast
  • Sit, stand
  • Talk in voice
  • Chat in text
  • Chat log
  • Use a web link sent in text
  • Copy the chat text
  • Look for other people in CybaLOUNGE
  • Go to another place in CybaLOUNGE

Go there

Enter as guest

  • Click the button that says: "Guest login."
  • You will be asked to pick an avatar and enter a nickname.
  • No registration, no password, your choices are temporary.
  • The system will not know you when you return.

Walk, turn

  • If the system ignores you, click the screen
  • Walk forward:  Press the up arrow
  • Turn: Press the left or right pointing arrow.

Walk fast

  • Hold down the shift key when you press the up arrow.

Sit, stand

  • Sit: Click on a sphere in a chair.
  • Stand:  Click on the "Stop animation" button, upper right

Talk in voice

  • If you have a mic setup, click the red mic graphic. It turns green and your mic is live.
  • You can hear people talk when the mic is red.  Voice is on but your mic is muted.
  • Mic setupheadset with microphone

Chat in text

  • Anything you type in the chat bar appears in the chat stream when you press return.
  • Others may also type into the chat stream.
  • You (and others) can put a web link into the chat stream
  • The web link will appear in a distinct color.
  • A click on the link will open the web page.

Use a web link sent in text

  • Text that appears in a distinct color is probably a web link.
  • Click on it to open the page in another browser tab.
  • You can go to that page and still talk to others in CybaLOUNGE

Chat log (World Chat)

  • Click the chat window button on the bottom line (left).

Copy the chat text

  • Click the copy button at the bottom of the of the "World Chat" window.
  • If you closed that window, look World Chat above.

Look for other people in CybaLOUNGE

  • Click the pointed push-pin graphic to open the location selection panel.
  • The first tab, labelled "Social" shows anyone in a public location in that section of CybaLOUNGE
  • It  shows the location of that person and offers an Enter button to go there.

Go to another place in CybaLOUNGE

  • Click the pointed push-pin graphic to open the location selection panel.
  • The second tab, labelled "Social" shows anyone in a public location in CybaLOUNGE

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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