Educational field trips to virtual worlds.
Parental supervision as needed.
No travel cost, no travel time, no school responsibility.
Educational field trips are probably out for now. But safe field trips to virtual places are increasingly available. Here are reports on a few.
- Watch on YouTube
- A field trip to Mars.
- A 3d place in your browser. As easy as going to a web page because it is a web page. Live music, writers, videos, meetings, comedy.
- 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.
- Museums on your lap. Going places in your laptop. An online presence extends the reach of a museum and gives new meaning to the idea of a field trip.
- Journal of Virtual Studies
- Web-worlds for education. Cybalounge, 3DWebWorldz
- You could give live lectures on a virtual campus. But why would you?
- "The Superhero's Journey Digital Storytelling: Project with Zinnia Zauber/Professor Renne Emiko Brock at Peninsula College Field Trip Part 1"
Browser-based or installed
- Go there in the browser, works on Chromebooks and tablets.
- Nothing to install
- Easy access. Tradeoff: limited capabilities.
- Works on laptops above the cheapest, needs app installed.
- Extensive capabilities. Tradeoff: More effort to access.
Student field trips in browser-based virtual places
- A field trip to Mars. Jezero Crater. Even without a pandemic you can't do that. Unless you have a digital side.
- A field trip to Mars. Jezero Crater. The rover, Perseverance
- A web-based 3D view of the Virginia Museum of Natural History Visit 3DWebWorldz in your browser.
- Case study in support of a course on process plant safety. Video made safely and at low cost in a user-built virtual world
- Heavy industry: Big equipment: Operator errors can be costly and dangerous. Simulation offers safe learning. And for teams, too.
- Demonstration oil rig: Conversation with an imaginary TA (Teaching Assistant)
- Art Gallery in your browser: Luna Gallery: a virtual field trip
- An interview with Don Margulis in his 3Dwebworldz Art Gallery
- Calling All Art History Teachers And Art History Lovers
- Nuna art gallery in OpenSim, 3rd rock grid. A great addition to art and education in virtual worlds (Part 1)
- Nuna art gallery in OpenSim, 3rd rock grid. Art and education in virtual worlds (Part 2)
- DanCoyote’s 12-Year Retrospective Exhibition
- Jamie and Selby visit an art gallery in 3DWebWorldz
- St. James artists in 3DWebWorldz. Art from the Saint James Artisans
- Art and art communities of the virtual worlds
- Writer's workshop in your browser: Virtual field trip
- Jamie and Selby introduce a 3D writer's workshop on the web
Not just for classes
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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