Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: Tomorrow's office in regards to the IT industry IOLE. Tomorrow's presentations, too. Preserved for student portfolios.


Tomorrow's office in regards to the IT industry IOLE.  
Tomorrow's presentations, too.  
Preserved for student portfolios.
Students report on tomorrow's office for the IT industry, preserved on video.  Would experience in videography be important to tomorrow's IT industry?   

Tomorrow's portfolio for job applications

Sunday, May 9, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: Tomorrow's office. Project-based learning online. Teamwork in a virtual world. Practicing the office of tomorrow.


Tomorrow's office
Project-based learning online.
Teamwork in a virtual world. 
 Practicing the office of tomorrow. 
A report about tomorrow's office: Students practice remote teamwork to complete and present a report.

Background


Friday, May 7, 2021

2021 #VW: Starting in OpenSim and specifically for starting in Kitely. Reducing the barriers to entry.


An instructional set for starting in OpenSim worlds 
and specifically for starting in Kitely.  
Reducing the barriers to entry.
Video instructions for starting in Kitely

The entire set

Topics

  • Using Firestorm to Enter OpenSim (Kitely) 3D World
  • All by Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa
  • Moving Around in OpenSim Worlds
  • Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa
  • Finding and Using Interactive Objects in OpenSim 3D Worlds
  • Accessing Resources
  • Using Zoom and Camera Controls in OpenSim 3D Worlds
  • Communicating in OpenSim 3D Worlds
  • Change Time of Day In OpenSim 3D World


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

2021 DTA: Charlie wants work as a greeter bot. Works 24/7, always says what you wrote, works for milliamps, makes a virtual world social.


Charlie wants work as a greeter bot.  
Works 24/7, always says what you wrote, 
works for milliamps, makes a virtual world social.
Imaginary greeter bot applies for a job.

Go there

Sunday, May 2, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: Biz: A note from the digital worlds. Some of us have lived in digital worlds for years. We have online meetings, classes, music, friends. The secret is....


A note from the digital worlds.  
Some of us have lived in digital worlds for years.  
We have online meetings, classes, music, friends.   
The secret is.... 
Immersive and social.  An immersive platform with people who share your interests.  We've been using in for years.
Business meeting in Kitely
  • We are from all over the world.
  • But it takes us less than a minute to come to this this meeting.



Friday, April 30, 2021

2021 EDU: RSA Minimate: Climate Change and the Future of Humanity. An educational video with an uncommon educational method


RSA Minimate: 
Climate Change and the Future of Humanity 
David Wallace-Wells 
Global warming is the existential challenge of our age. 

Educational content prepared and available on the web.  Maybe suited to some high school students. Probably suited to most college students. Surely suited to study by educators studying new methods of presenting educational material.  And possibly of value to educators teaching about climate change.   

  • Watch on YouTube
  • RSA Minimate: Climate Change and the Future of Humanity - David Wallace-Wells Global warming is the existential challenge of our age. 





Wednesday, April 28, 2021

2021 LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS in 3DWebWorldz.com. On a webpage, you are there all alone. In a virtual world, you are there with your friends


LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS in 3DWebWorldz.com.  
On a webpage, you are there all alone. 
In a virtual world, you are there with your friends
Online concerts with your friends. 

LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS in 3DWebWorldz.com

  • The LiveMusic3d.com Portal provides a community environment with avatars, live chat, dance animations and more. 
  • Watch/Listen your favorite artist in REAL TIME, live streaming into a virtual venue.

Go there

Why concerts in a virtual world?

  • An audience assembled, texting to each other.
  • And texting to performer.
  • The audience can make requests.
  • The performer can read the texts and join the conversation on the stream.
  • More like a nightclub than a TV show.
  • The audience doesn't just watch--it participates.
  • The performer is part of the audience.

Like  this


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

2021 BZ: Where will the digital generation have meetings? Business meetings? B2B? Conventions? Conferences? Will they travel to meetings if they like to work at home?


Where will the digital generation have meetings?    
Business meetings? B2B? 
Conventions?  Conferences?   
Will they travel to meetings if they like to work at home?
As people get used to working online, many will see the advantages of online meetings.
Virtual conference

The COVID lockdowns created a lot of new digital citizens.

  • Some of them want to work on the internet.
  • Many of these may prefer online meetings.
  • No infection worries, no cost, no travel time, no hanky-panky. 
  • Online meetings will thus cater to a different population. 
  • The traditional presentations of F2F meetings can be live-streamed.
  • Thus they can reach a larger audience that would not come to the F2F meeting.
  • But such F2F meetings can have parallel online meetings.
  • With online networking, online breakout rooms and online vendor rooms.

The growing population of digital citizens

Related

Sunday, April 25, 2021

2012 Digital Badge Program to Recognize Language Proficiency. The badges are coming.


Digital Badge Program 
to Recognize Language Proficiency
The badges are coming.
Badges can replace academic degrees and target specific job description needs.




ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce a new digital badging program through Credly. Digital badges are now issued to students in higher education institutions and adults completing an official ACTFL proficiency assessment, and may include the associated ACE CREDIT recommendations for the ACTFL assessment taken. These badges will recognize the effort involved in learning a language and provide evidence of an indispensable, validated skill.
  • Read more
  • Articles about Digital Badges in this blog (below);

Friday, April 23, 2021

2021 BIZ: #VWEDU: How the Kitely system would work for big online events.


How the Kitely system would work for big online events. 
Suggestions of how to plan an event in a virtual world.
80 bots in a Kitely world

The Kitely system 

  • Spreads a large audience into multiple rooms.  
  • (They may be called luxury boxes.)
  • No room is overloaded. 
  • A presentation to a large audience is streamed to all the rooms.
  • Arrangements are made to collect questions from all the rooms for a closing QA session.
  • Breakout rooms and vendor-sponsored rooms can be provided.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

2020 Hosting Large Events in Kitely. How to support networking.


Hosting Large Events in Kitely.  
How to support networking
Suggestions on how to support networking in virtual worlds.
80 bots in a Kitely world

Kitely is ready to host large virtual events

Networking
  • One of the main activities in large commercial or professional events is networking.
  • Virtual events can offer better networking opportunities than physical events,  but not without planning.
  • Online networking 
  • For a large event in Kitely, there are two potential sources of networking support: The event database and Kitely groups.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 Hobbies: Model railroads in Second Life.


Model railroads in Second Life.
This five-part mini-series is dedicated to the unique history, culture and communities surrounding one of the most popular modes of travel in the virtual world - railroads in Second Life.

In episode one, Hrdtop75 Deluxe of the Virtual Railroad Consortium joins Drax for a look back at the origins and history of the Second Life Railroad (SLRR) system ...

CREDITS:

  • Video Production: Draxtor Despres
  • Narration & Research: Hardtop75 Deluxe
  • Sets & logo: Marianne McCann
  • Special thanks to Patch Linden, Squeaky Mole and Joshu Philgarlic
  • Trains used made by Hardtop75 Deluxe, Zen Swords-Galway, Atomic Infinity and Brit Balogh
  • After the break: The rest of the story and previous articles. 



Monday, April 12, 2021

2021 BIZ: WEB-WORLDS: The four pit stops on the road to marketing


The four pit stops on 
the road to marketing
We are marketing all the time.  If you want people to do something, you market that action to them. If you want them to pay money, it is called selling.  If you want the kids to clean up their rooms, it is called parenting.  If you want kids to learn something, it is called teaching.  Here is the kernel on how to. 




Sunday, April 11, 2021

2021 #VWEDU:Early Cretaceous Meat Eating Dinosaurs by Dr. Bill Schmachtenberg & Dr. Alex Hastings. Lecture and discussion in a virtual world.


Early Cretaceous Meat Eating Dinosaurs 
by Dr. Bill Schmachtenberg & Dr. Alex Hastings.
Lecture and discussion in a virtual world.
Video of a science lecture done in a virtual world.  

3DWebWorld

Remote presentation

  • Remote presentation as close as your laptop.
  • Reaches as many people as want to hear it.
  • Remains available for years.
  • No travel cost, no travel time.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

2021 Bot (DTA) discussions at Magnolia gardens. Why use bots in virtual worlds?


Bot (DTA)  discussions at Magnolia gardens.
Why use bots in virtual worlds?
Discussion of bot demonstrations in a virtual world.
  • Quest-based learning, DTA as guide
  • Project based learning.
  • Read and follow instructions. A needed reading skill.
  • The Secret of the Instruction Manual
  • https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edi...​
  • Solo or team work.  
  • Teacher can be present for those needing help.

Go there

  • Hypergrid address:
  • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha 
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Metaverse Depot Grid (registration required):
  • http://grid.metaversedepot.com:8002/

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: DTA: More Digital teaching assistants planned for Magnolia Garden. AI-driven teaching assistants.


More Digital teaching assistants 
planned for Magnolia Garden. 
AI-driven teaching assistants.  
More bots are planned for Magnolia Gardens

Go there

  • Hypergrid address:
  • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha 
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Metaverse Depot Grid (registration required)
  • http://grid.metaversedepot.com:8002/

Monday, April 5, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: DTA: The bots of Magnolia Garden. Bots can give routine help while the teacher helps those who really need it.


The bots of Magnolia Garden.  
Bots can give routine help 
while the teacher helps those who really need it.
Bots can guide students in the practice of skills.

Quest-based learning, DTA as guide

  • Project based learning.
  • Read and follow instructions. A needed reading skill.
  • The Secret of the Instruction Manual
  • Solo or team work.  
  • Teacher can be present for those needing help.

Go there

  • Hypergrid address:
  • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha 
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Metaverse Depot Grid (registration required)
  • http://grid.metaversedepot.com:8002/

Sunday, April 4, 2021

2021 PROMO: Plan for organizing a blog in a digital "world". One person, publishing once a month, will get no following in years. But a collaborative blog...


Plan for organizing a blog in a digital "world". 
One person, publishing once a month, 
will get no following in years.  
But a collaborative blog...
Suggestions as to how and why a community or professionally-oriented class might want to develop a collaborative blog that reports on what they are doing.



  • Twenty people, publishing once a month on related topics, can build a following.
  • That is the potential of a collaborative blog/

Where would you get 20 people?

  • In a community.  People in a community share common interests.
  • In a professionally-oriented class. They all share professional interests. 

Why blog?

2021 DTA: A meeting with Charlie the Chatter. A draft model for a welcome bot in a virtual world. The tale of the chatter dog.


A meeting with Charlie the Chatter.  
A draft model for a welcome bot in a virtual world. 
The tale of the chatter dog.
An episode in the life of Charlie, the apprentice bot dog.
An important sign

I knew right away I was in over my head.  This was a three-dimensional world inside the computer.  Or down the rabbit hole.  "What do I do next?", I asked myself.

Then I noticed a big, shaggy dog trotting towards me.  It wore a sign saying "Look for the chat window, lower left."  It stopped, sat up and wagged its tail."

Saturday, April 3, 2021

2021 Listing products on Kitely Marketplace: A video tutorial. Illustrates how teachers could make instructional videos for a class.


Listing products on Kitely Marketplace: 
A video tutorial.  
Illustrates how teachers could make 
instructional videos for a class.
A simple "how to list your items on Kitely Market" video to help new people offer products on Kitely Market.
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More about Kitely Market

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Friday, April 2, 2021

2021 See; Welcome to New Eden. A place of beauty in a virtual world. Just the kind of place I think would make a good senior center.


Welcome to New Eden. 
A place of beauty in a virtual world.
Just the kind of place I think would make a good senior center.
Description of a place in a virtual world and consideration of how its amenities would benefit a senior center.
Destinations
Click image to enlarge
  • Go there: HG address:
  • grid.kitely.com:8002:New Eden  
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map, click FindTP
  • Web Page

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

2021 #VWEDU Make learning in a virtual world usefully social. Practice collaboration. A DTA as guide on the side.


Make learning in a virtual world usefully social.  
Practice collaboration.  
A DTA as guide on the side.  
Virtual worlds are inherently social.  Planning can make the social activity educationally valuable.
Team planning in a virtual world

Practice collaboration in school?

  • How do they do that?
  • PBL with teams.
  • When are they old enough to work in teams?
  • Ask a Little League coach.

How do you teach collaboration?


Monday, March 29, 2021

2021 DTA: 3DWebWorldz adds Keyword search to its FAQ. Brain for a bot.


3DWebWorldz adds Keyword search to its FAQ.  
Brain for a bot.
On the road to chatbots in virtual worlds 
Tour bot
  • Floating text:  "My name is Danielle you tourist guide, click me"
  • Gives notecard with landmarks

Keyword search

Below

  • Bot brain
  • Try it online
  • Improvement with experience

Sunday, March 28, 2021

2021 Virtual Worlds: Free radio: full permissions copy of this radio playing only commercial free streams. OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS) update by Shawn Maloney


Free radio: full permissions copy of  radio 
playing only commercial free streams. 
OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS) update 
by Shawn Maloney
Free full permissions copy of this radio playing only commercial free streams.
Free radio
  • Free full permissions copy of this radio playing only commercial free streams.
  • HG address:
  • grid.metaversedepot.com:8002:OSWRS
  • List of stations on the web
  • You can copy/paste a url into About Land on your land.
  • Or paste the entire list into a notecard for a radio scripted to use notecards.
  • Music therapy (Wikipedia)

Saturday, March 27, 2021

2021 The Tessin plan: Community regions in a big place (about 2 Km. on a side). That's 1.3 miles. It could provide a lot of rental space.


The Tessin plan: 
Community regions in a big place (about 2 Km. on a side).  
That's 1.3 miles.  It could provide a lot of rental space.
The key is community, not space.  What attracts people to virtual worlds is people. That takes a people-friendly place and good marketing.
The rental office on Tessin

Go there

  • In Kitely: Tessin/707/1061/43 (into the top address bar)
  • Kitely grid address:  grid.kitely.com:8002
  • Put the grid address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • Website
  • Kitely web page

Kitely dedicated servers

Friday, March 26, 2021

2021 DTA: imagining an entrance chatbot for a 3D website or a 3D grid. The chatbot uses the FAQ. Draft plan.


Imagining an entrance chatbot for a 3D website or a 3D grid
The chatbot uses the FAQ. 
Draft plan.
Draft plan for a welcome bot in virtual worlds.
Tour bot
  • Floating text:  "My name is Danielle you tourist guide, click me"
  • Gives notecard with landmarks.

Objectives

  • Show new people how a 3D place can be social 
  • Show how 3D places can be populated with informative bots.
  • For children, a bot might be an animal.  For geeks it might be a robot.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Update 3/23/2021 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference:Thinkerer award


Update 4/16/2021  
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference:Thinkerer award
First tiny community comes to Kitely
A collection of news items and links relevant to this blog.  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

Changes in this blog

Due to health problems, I will need to reduce the activity of this blog, at least temporarily.

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 

Monday, March 22, 2021

2021 #VWEDUL Students IN VR present Ryan Schultz. Overview of the Most Important Social VR Platforms. Yes, social!


Students IN VR present our special guest Ryan Schultz
Overview of the Most Important Social VR Platforms 
Yes, social!
Students interview a VR blogger.
Ryan Schultz comes to the Students In VR Workshop stage. Ryan has an unusual but useful background for a librarian: an honors degree in Computer Science. He has worked both in computer technology jobs and as a professional librarian, and has often worked where he can combine his two skill sets: applying various aspects of information technology to improve library service. 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: New Eden. Illustrating what we can do in virtual worlds. A makerspace in your laptop


New Eden.  
Illustrating what we can do in virtual worlds.  
A makerspace in your laptop
A island built as a makerspace (hobby)
What we build in virtual worlds.
Teleport board
  • Yes, the parchments are teleport boards.
  • In virtual worlds, we have writing that takes you to another place
  • Myst.
  • Makerspace (Wikipedia)
  • Makerspace (search)

Welcome to New Eden

Liadan and Senga are joint owners, and we have two farm managers, RobRoy and Robert.  We have had a great time building our World, and now we hope you will come and explore it. It isn’t completely finished, it never will be as we will always be making amendments. But we feel that is how it should be, a living growing World!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

2020 BIZ: #VWEDU: Will online work or study reduce creativity and social opportunities? The watercooler effect. The commons area as the online watercooler


Will online work reduce creativity and social opportunities?  
The watercooler effect.
The online break room as the online watercooler 
No water cooler in virtual worlds?  Replace it with a digital breakroom.

The creativity concern



2021 #VWEDU: HOW TO: Build an animated Object in Cybalounge I Metaverse School. Some entrepreneurial teachers will build their own instructional spaces


HOW TO: Build an animated Object in Cybalounge I Metaverse School.
Some entrepreneurial teachers will build their own instructional spaces,
See how to build in your browser.



Friday, March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Resources at Inspiration Island


COVID-19 Resources at Inspiration Island
Comprehensive COVID-19 resource at Inspiration Island about health issues, respected options, and the latest research.
Healthcare PRO Brielle MacXaris curates this comprehensive COVID-19 resource at Inspiration Island about health issues, respected options, and the latest research. Interactive and engaging materials in English and Spanish are available.