Saturday, February 26, 2022

2022 Metaverse education: Social Virtual Reality for Teaching and Training - M Vans MACHINIMA. Different realities. Designing engaging experiences.

Metaverse education:  
Social Virtual Reality for Teaching and Training - 
M Vans MACHINIMA.  
Different realities. Designing engaging experiences.
Virtual Pioneers Semimonthly Meeting. Presented 09-Jan-2022

Index

  • Agenda 0:14
  • Speaker Bio 1:12
  • Syllabus - Modules 2:02
  • Syllabus - Discussions 5:14
  • Syllabus - Assessment 5:54
  • Syllabus - Readings 6:34
  • Content - Different Realities 8:28
  • Content - Augmented Reality 10:05
  • Content - Virtual Reality 14:15
  • Content - Mixed Reality 15:58
  • Content - Social Virtual Reality Worlds 17:22
  • Content - Engaging Experiences 21:09
  • Content - Designing Engaging Experiences 23:25
  • Design - Identifying Workable VR Platforms 28:34
  • Design - Field Trips 31:05

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

2022 Metaverse>\: Building a cottage. We build in the metaverse. Some people sell the things they build. There are markets.


Metaverse:  Building a cottage.  
We build in the metaverse.    
Some people sell the things they build.  
There are markets.  
You can build in the metaverse.  Build to suit you.  Or to support your teaching, marketing, or whatever.

Markets in the metaverse

Building in the metaverse

Building in second Life and OpenSimulator

Architecture

Easy-build

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2022 Metaverse: THINGS TO DO IN SECOND LIFE 2021 Blake sea. Vehicles And make videos.


Metaverse:  
THINGS TO DO IN SECOND LIFE 2021 
Blake sea.  Vehicles  
And make videos.
A video showing some of the most active and fun places in Second Life 2021!

Links to the places mentioned

Sunday, February 20, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Educators get together in the metaverse. No reservations needed. Everyone welcome. Here is a book club.


Educators get together in the metaverse.  
No reservations needed.  
Everyone welcome.  
Here is a book club.
A book club in the metaverse, shown in a video.

How to attend a metaverse meeting in SL

  • All you need is a computer (PC or Mac)
  • Register here:  Rockcliffe Gateway:  Create Your Second Life Account
  • Before the meeting, log into SL,
  • Use the starter experience to learn:
  • How to walk
  • How to chat (in text),
  • How to sit.
  • How to turn voice on.
  • How to turn your mic on and off (if you want to speak).
  • How to find a notecard in your inventory an open it.
  • How to teleport with a landmark.
  • How to change your avatar (if you want to)

Get to a particular meeting

Saturday, February 19, 2022

2022 BIZ: Business Grants for the Metaverse. And how to market a long video. The metaverse needs activity and content.


Business Grants for the Metaverse.
And how to market a long video.  
The metaverse needs activity and content.
Thinking about building a business in the metaverse? Maybe you can get help. Grid operators need you.

Time codes

  • Timecode Intro (0:00) #1 
  • What is the Metaverse? (1:19
  • #2 Businesses in The Metaverse (4:06
  • #3 For Types of Business Grants for the Metaverse (5:48
  • #4 How to Get Grant Approved (9:30)

Four types of metaverse grants

  • Community grants
  • Content creator grants
  • Platform contributor grants
  • Gaming grants 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

2022 The metaverse for education: How to get your clients started. Teaching metaverse 101. Student-centered learning.


The metaverse for education:  
How to get your clients started.  
Teaching metaverse 101.  
Student-centered learning.
General teaching plan for preparing teachers to use metaverse technology in a class.

Teaching metaverse 101

Prerequisites

  • Growth mindset 
  • Uses a computer with standard keyboard and is familiar with it
  • Familiarity with using web pages for such things as search, placing orders, etc.

Resources 

Class organization

  •  Student-centered learning.
  • Content available in the operating manual.
  • Learners are adults, should expect to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • "Teacher" gives Initial assignment, guidance in the use of resources, answers to questions.
  • Learners are organized into teams of 4 to 6 members.
  • Team activity is to be synchronous, but online in the virtual world.
  • Team members do not have to be physically present at the meeting.
  • Teams are formed by random assignment with consideration for available times.
  • Teams can meet at any time the teacher is available.
  • Where no travel is required, the meetings can be at night.

Learning objectives and assignments

  • The learning objectives are the skills identified above.

Assignments 

  • Sources:  Inquiry-based learning     Project-based learning
  • Learning task (inquiry):  Find out how to perform and teach (the skill).
  • Team assignment:  Test the instructions by performing the skill as a group.
  • Team report:  Describe any problems or needed improvements.
  • If one of the skill sets is making a video, then:
  • Team product: Make a video of team members showing the skills as for a class.
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  • Selby Evans in Kitely and Hypergrid, Thinkerer Melville in Second Life.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

2022 BIZ: Content creator in digital 3D? The metaverse has markets for you. Web sites where you can sell your products online.


Content creator in digital 3D?  
The metaverse has markets for you.  
Web sites where you can sell your products online.
The growing number of metaverse  places on the internet offer increasing opportunities for digital content creators to market their products.  Here are some examples.

Metaverse markets

Selling on multiple markets

  • You can import mesh objects into both of the above-mentioned worlds.
  • And probably into any world where you want to sell your products.
  • So you can sell objects in multiple markets.
  • It is not so easy with scripted objects.  
  • Second Life and Kitely scripts are written in LSL--the script language of SL.
  • But scripts written for Second Life may not give the same result in Kitely--you have to test them.
  • And those scripts will not work in grids other than Second Life and OpenSimulator. 
  • So you may not want to sell scripted objects in markets beyond these two.
  • Sell 3d models (Google search)

Saturday, February 12, 2022

2022 Metaverse books? Any book is last year's news. To keep current, you need to follow the current blogs.


Metaverse books?  
Any book is last year's news.  
To keep current, you need to follow the current blogs.  
A list of 40  blogs about the metaverse, with links.
  • Somebody asked for books about the metaverse.
  • I responded that books carry last years news at best. 
  • The person answered with a request for what I could recommend .
  •  I had just done what I hate: I pointed out a problem but gave no solution.
  • So I worked up  a solution:  blogs about the metaverse.  
  • The list I developed is after the break.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

2022 Metaverse: How many people are currently online in your part of the metaverse? Answers for a few parts


Metaverse:  
How many people are currently online in your part pf the metaverse?  
Answers for a few parts
Concurrency: the number of  people currently on line at a particular site.  How popular is the site at this time?

  • Watch on YouTube
  • What people might be doing in Second Life.
  • Sites may attract people from particular nations and so be busy when the nation is awake.

How many users online?

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

2022 Metaverse: Finding people in OpenSimulator, a decentralized and interconnected part of the metaverse. Perhaps a hint of the future metaverse.

Metaverse: Finding people in OpenSimulator,
a decentralized and interconnected part of the metaverse.  
Perhaps a hint of the future metaverse. 
How to find people in the huge land area of OpenSimulator

  • Watch on YouTube
  • Accessing The Hypergrid: Tutorial
  • OpenSimulator has a huge land area and most of it is unoccupied at any given time.  
  • That is what happens when you can make an unlimited amount of low cost land.   
  • If you want to find people in OpenSim/hypergrid, go to events or use OpenSimWorld.

How to find people with OpenSimWorld

Sunday, February 6, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: The metaverse is especially attractive to creative people. Some provinces let you get a place of your own and build things there.


The metaverse is especially attractive to creative people.  
Some provinces let you get a place of your own 
and build things there.
Through short videos and live demos, we show the many ways we have been applying arts processes to learning, both personal and professional.

Go there

Saturday, February 5, 2022

2022 VWEDU: Mexico in the metaverse. Immersive environment. Mexico is just 30 seconds away.


Mexico in the metaverse.  
Immersive environment.  
Mexico is just 30 seconds away.  
A cultural tour in the metaverse.   The Mexico of the Aztecs. The metaverse conquers as well as space. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Education in the metaverse. Meeting together around the world: Turkey, Ireland, United States. No distance in the metaverse.


Education in the metaverse.  
Meeting together around the world:  
Turkey, Ireland, United States.  
No distance in the metaverse.    
The educational metaverse in growing.  You are 30 seconds from anywhere.    Education does not have to be local any more.
  • Watch on YouTube
  • Presentation of ISP Student Projects to SL Educational Community - December 17, 2021

Time points

  • 0:00 - 7:50 Introductions by Wisdomseeker and Tooyaa 
  • 7:50 - 8:40 Besitaa's birthday celebration
  • 8:50 - 18:47 John O'Connor - TU Ireland 
  • 18:50 - 23:14 Magua (Murat Gulmez) - Γ‡ağ University 
  • 24:21 - 27:13 Magua talks about Blue project area (environmental- grp 1) 
  • 27:58 - 33:20 John talks about Purple project area (society- grp 3) 
  • 34:00 - 36:00 Magua talks about Gold project area (Economy- grp 5) 
  • 36:00 - Closing Remarks

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2021 BIZ: Buying and selling land in the metaverse. With and without NFTs. If there is a bubble, how do you manage it?


Buying and selling land in the metaverse.  
With and without NFTs.  
If there is a bubble, how do you manage it?
Get in before the fast rise.  Get out before the pop.  If you can't do that, don't get in. 

Owning digital land

  • A common theme in selling land:  "They're not making any more of it."
  • That does not apply to digital land. 
  • More land just takes more servers and more digital memory.
  • And they are making more of it when they have more buyers.
  • Virtual land only exists on a server.
  • Ownership is based on an agreement between you and the company running the server.
  • That agreement may be included in a NFT or in the terms of service (TOS).
  • In either case, read carefully.  There may be rules you have to follow.
  • Violating the rules might get you banned from the place.
  • Could you go to court?  Maybe.  
  • Sometimes the TOS says that disputes are to be settled by arbitration,

Land value

  • Land value (Investopedia)
  • What can add value to a specific piece of digital land is traffic,
  • the same thing that adds value to web sites on the flat web.
  • A famous person as owner can generate a lot of traffic. 
  • That would cause a rise in the value of nearby land.  
  • The first to know can make a lot of money on this knowledge.
  • But you won't be the first to know.
  • The famous person and friends will know first.
  • They will buy all the land they expect to appreciate.  

The opensource metaverse

  • OpenSimulator is a special case.  It is open source.  
  • That means you can download a free copy of the server software.
  • You can run that copy on your own computer or on your own rented server.
  • You can also make a transportable copy (OAR) of land you own on most grids.
  • You can sell that copy to others and run it on your own machine.
  • That is pretty much like owning your land.

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