Saturday, August 13, 2022

2022 The metaverse is for networking. Networking is for professionals. Professionals are for learning. Learning is about possibilities.


The metaverse is for networking.  
Networking is for professionals. 
Professionals are for learning.  
Learning is about possibilities.
How metaverse groups can expand the reach of networking for professionals.

Time stamps

Introduction 0:16 Problem Statement 1:22 Six Degrees of Separation 2:30 Seven Plus or Minus Two (7 ± 2) 4:13 Dunbar’s Number (150) 6:07 The Social Brain Hypothesis 7:27 Small-World Networks 9:52 Putting It All Together 11:31 Degrees of Separation (reprise) 12:39 Small-World Networks (reprise) 13:23 Exotic Connections 14:30 Persistent Signals 15:50 The Metaverse 18:02 Pro Tips 18:57 Six Degress of Separation - Perception Shift 19:43 Cognitive Limits 7 ± 2 150 - Perception Shift 20:08 Small-World Networks - Perception Shift 20:23 Pro Tips (reprise) 20:49 Multiple Signals 21:19 Unfamiliar Networks 21:47 Cognitive Bias 22:23 Hybrid Tech 22:53 Hybrid Tech (examples) 23:19 Close 24:12 Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/...

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

2022 The accessible metaverse. As close as your laptop. But accessibility takes more than that. Here are some features that add accessibility for common disabilities.


The accessible metaverse.  
As close as your laptop.  
But accessibility takes more than that.  
Here are  some features that add accessibility for common disabilities.   
The metaverse is great for people with mobility limitations.  It can be designed to be accessible to people with other disabilities.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

2022 The metaverse and visual impairment. Is the metaverse only for people with good vision? Or are there alternatives?


The metaverse and visual impairment. 
Is the metaverse only for people with good vision?  
Or are there alternatives?   

The metaverse can accommodate disabilities.


Sunday, August 7, 2022

2022 Why learning is moving online: More support for JIT (Just In Time) learning. Learn it when you need to use it.


Why learning is moving online:  
More support for JIT (Just In Time)  learning.  
Learn it when you need to use it.
The hardest part of supporting JIT learning is maintaining an index.  Here's how to automate that.
The Empty Classroom
Students doing homework?

Indexing documents

Indexing everything

  • Omnisearch
  • Omnisearch blog
  • Let students search all relevant content--including audio and video files--to find just what they need.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

2022 The metaverse, ageism, and libraries. In virtual worlds, nobody knows how old you are. Long video illustrating a lecture. Could it be done in short parts?


The metaverse, ageism, and libraries.  
In virtual worlds, nobody knows how old you are.  
Long video illustrating a lecture.  
Could it be done in short parts?
Ageism in libraries.  Can it extend into the metaverse?  Are there any library jobs in the metaverse
  • Sheila discusses ageism and the way it can manifest itself 
  • She talks about ageism and libraries from three perspectives:
  • How ageism is experienced in the library workforce and some ways it can be combatted.
  • How librarians may fall into ageist practices when providing library  services. 
  • How this applies to library and information services in virtual worlds. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

2022 Metaverse: Community Virtual Library Song. Yes, libraries can have songs in the metaverse. We can even have duets. But not group singing.


Community Virtual Library Song.
Yes, libraries can have songs in the metaverse
We can even have duets.
But not group singing.
The metaverse can be an outlet for beginning singers and songwriters.   


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2022 #VWEDU: Metaverse practice in the place they are studying. Ecology, natural history, geology: these happen in places, not books. Here is a virtual field trip.


Metaverse practice in the place they are studying.  
Ecology, natural history, geology: these happen in places, not books. 
Here is a virtual field trip.  
Metaverse places can be programmed to teach. Any important object can tell about itself, ask questions about itself, and report student interactions.  

Virtual field trip

  • Free trip.
  • No travel time.
  • No trip arrangements.
  • Asynchronous: no time coordination. 
  • All time is learning time.
  • Students proceed at their own pace.
  • See student's face on camera as needed.
  • Digital environment is interactive and informative.
  • Can be used for content presentationpractice, or formative assessment.
  • Can be used by individuals or teams.
  • Practice session can be monitored.
  • Performance can be monitoredevaluated, and rewarded.

The programmed environment