Sunday, May 31, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: A plan for a field trip to CybaLOUNGE. Getting in is too easy. It would also be quick if I didn't talk so much.


A plan for a field trip to CybaLOUNGE 
Getting in is too easy. 
It would also be quick if I didn't talk so much.

A nine minute demonstration of what it takes for a beginner to enter a web-world and start doing things. 

Field trip plans: Below

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Title 

  "Field triip to CybaLOUNGE: Active and situated learning in a 3D place running in a browser:  Not a talk about this but a field trip to practice it."  by Dieter Heine, Chief Executive Officer of Metaverse School GmbH - Virtual World Platform Developer: assisted by Thinkerer Melville 

Location

Start in The VSTE sim on Second Life (www.secondlife.com) on June 8 at 8 PM ET, 5 PM SLT (PDT)

Summary 

New technology allows the operation of virtual worlds in a browser like Chrome.  Such worlds can run in most equipment that runs a browser--with no installation.  Metaverse School has hosted college level courses in its CybaLOUNGE website for over a year and can support classes, campus, or district level education at K-12 through graduate level education  The field trip will demonstrate the basic level of instructional support.   

A classroom on your lap

  • On your laptop, Chromebook, or tablet.  Even the devices in the library.
  • Nothing to install--runs in a browser--even a smart phone
  • A digital place: a 3D replica of a classroom, 
  • or of a museum, or anything you can imagine.
  • Voice conversations. Text chat.  Videos.  Images. Web pages.
  • Power-point displays that you can modify on the fly.
  • White-board displays that the students can type on.  
  • Separate rooms where groups of students can collaborate on projects.
  • No travel time, no travel cost, no building maintenance or repair.

The field trip (experiential learning)

  • The ease of entering CybaLOUNGE
  • Meet at VSTE site.
  • Establish voice or IM contact in SL, so we have redundant channels.
  • Introductory comments and QA session in voice
  • Meanwhile: click CybaLOUNGE  
  • url: https://nonprofitvirtualworld.org/location.html?locationid=800000002&dl=true
  • Enter as guest.  On the entry page, choose avatar and enter nickname
  • Note: To choose avatar, click in the white circle, be sure to get a dot there.

Arrival learning

  • Active learning: Ask Questions: Dieter, Selby, anybody
  • Practice walking:  Forward: up arrow; Turn: side-pointing arrow
  • Walk away from the landing point.
  • Voice is on with your mic muted.  
  • Turn off voice in SL before you unmute.
  • To unmute. click the red mic button.  The button will turn green. 
  • Optional: find Selby's whiteboard and click on it.  Add your own comment.
  • This entitles you to the power-pointer badge.
  • Essential: Click on the pointed pushpin (bottom line) and locate (don't click enter)  some of the destinations below.
  • NonProfit Virtual World, The Web Show, Selby's web-world
  • Community Virtual Library, Bill's place, Val's Storybook cottage.
  • (Others may be added to this list.)
  • When you have done this task you are entitled to the travel planner badge.
  • You can go to any of these places by yourself.
  • But you find out more if you get a couple of friends to go with you.
  • If you need help, mute yourself in CybaLOUNGE and turn on voice in SL.
  • Selby will stay in the SL location to provide help there via voice or IM.

Background

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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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License

  • Original text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domain.
  • Use as you please with attribution: link to the original.
  • All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.
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  • Annotated screenshots made with Jing
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  • Selby Evans in Kitely and Hypergrid, Thinkerer Melville in Second Life.

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