Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 PEOPLE: IMA: Creating G+ Invites for Open Simulator HyperGrid Events

Creating G+ Invites for Open Simulator 
HyperGrid Events
The OpenSim Community previously used Google invitations to invite people to  events.  Then one of Google's "improvements" in G+  hid the invitation process so well that most of us that most of us couldn't find it.  With a little help from his frieds, Shawn Maloney found it and here explains how to use it again. 

Tips and Tricks from Shawn Maloney: How to create G+ Events (Invites) for Open Simulator HyperGrid Events. Following these steps will help you create G+ Events that can be shared or promoted by others to help get the word out about your events!
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Bagarthach Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 10/17, 7pm SLT

This week the Short Poetry Workshop is the Bagarthach, which is a verse from a sci-fi novel where aliens make things happen by making rhymes. Similar to a Little Willie, or Ruthless Rhymes, this light verse is a 4 line poem that rhymes but is funny and a bit mean spirited. So join us to learn, write and share your Bagarthach. Short Poetry Workshop - East Cookie, Cookie (185, 121, 23)

Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 EDU: The Web Report: Educator Edition: Digital Citizenship (beta)

The Web Report: Educator Edition: 
Digital Citizenship (beta)
Produced by Valerie Hill, an editor of the Web Report: Educator Edition
A beta edition of the Web Report is presented as a preliminary demo of the concept.  This report, the Educator issue/edition, describes the Digital Citizens project of the Community Virtual Library.  It also and illustrates the developing pattern of the Web Report, with introductory comments by one or more persons qualified to talk about the video, followed by the video itself.
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    Sunday, October 15, 2017

    2017 VID: FleabotMARS2a

    FleabotMARS2a
    Video done in OpenSim world of Kitely

    I am experimenting and doing tests using real-time animation tools and environments. So many talented people working now doing incredible design and music I just want to showcase them and tell a lovely story.  --michael mchugh
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    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    2017 WW: Cybalounge tutorial: Contacts with people: Your friends list and more

    Cybalounge tutorial: Contacts with people:  
    Your friends list and more
    An advantage of a user-built virtual world is that you can find users who are building.  At least you can if you can use the contact support.  Cybalounge offers that support and you can use it to make friends, exchange messages, offer teleport, exchange inventory items, or give people manager powers in your place. 

    How do you interact with people?

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    Friday, October 13, 2017

    2017 IMA: HG Chamber of Commerce: How about a Virtual Worlds Fair?

    HG Chamber of Commerce:  
    How about a Virtual Worlds Fair?
    A suggested plan for promoting virtual worlds on the Hypergrid.  A persistent Worlds Fair Grounds with links to places of interest all over the Hypergrid.  Free space is available.  Can we get a group together to do this?
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    • A real world's fair in virtual worlds.
    • The fair grounds are a hub to HG places and events everywhere.
    • Displays promote the places and events and walkin TPs give prompt access.
    • Infinite Metaverse Alliance  can provide space and promotion.
    • Hypergrid Chamber of Commerce may be interested in managing it.
    • A persistent space with some persistent and some temporary exhibits
    • Following the pattern of some state fairs in the old world.
    • Seasonal, not annual.  Events and promotion several times a year.  
    • The fair grounds could be the Go-To place for what's happening on the Hypergrid.
    • The Virtual World’s Fair is where VR hype meets theme parks
    • (We can't use that term without checking trademarks and copyrights.) 
    • Worlds Fair of the Metaverse?
    • Can we get a group together to do this?
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    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    2017 EDU: WW: Information/social games for public service web-worlds

    Informative/social games for public-service web-worlds
    Informative/social games could be a useful strategy for web sites created by public-service organizations.  They might be especially useful for web-world sites because they could be played socially by visitors to the site,  even though the visitors are in remote locations.  
    Web-world for nonprofits
    and public service organizations
    • Public service organizations have a theme and a mission.
    • The mission usually includes building public awareness about the theme.
    • Awareness would often include prevalence, risk factors, and recommended action.
    • A web site on the theme might present a list of these things.
    • A web-world on the theme might do the same.  
    • But since it can bring people together, it can do more.  
    • It can offer cooperative or competitive games using the awareness information.
    • What can visitors do in a web-world if nobody is there?
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    Monday, October 9, 2017

    2017 THERAPY: EDU: Virtual Reality Grocery Shopping: Part 2

    Virtual Reality Grocery Shopping: Part 2
    An illustration of how virtual reality can be used to provide practice intended to be therapeutic.

    Virtual Reality Occupational Therapy would like to present, back by request, another grocery shopping session. Designed to address visual perceptual skills of visual closure, figure ground, and scanning, this session allows clients to practice and improve these skills by locating items on the shelves of a grocery store. We have most recently been using VR-OT with TBI, PTSD, Anxiety disorders, ADHD, and Autism, with outstanding outcomes and noting excellent carry-over of skills!! If there are any VR-OT sessions that you would like to see, please feel free to let us know.
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    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    2017 WW: MAG: The Web Report: Education and Educators: Planning

    The Web Report: Education and Educators: Planning 
    Plan for a video-based web magazine reporting on educational activities in virtual worlds.  Each edition/issue would have a lead editor and some others.  The edition would consist of videos  about education in virtual worlds with introductory videos made in web-world sets. 

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    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    2017 WW: EDU: Drag and Drop building in Cybalounge: Tutorial

    Drag and Drop building in Cybalounge: Tutorial
    Building in Cybalounge just got much easier.  You can drag and drop things from your browser, desktop, or file folder onto the Cybalounge screen and into your Cybalounge world.  That applies to web pages, images, videos and objects in COLLADA (DAE) files. 

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    Friday, October 6, 2017

    2017 EDU: NEW: Online libraries as centers for adult instruction. Self-managed learning.

    Online libraries as centers for adult instruction.  
    Self-managed learning in virtual worlds
    Self-managed instruction and the internet are a natural fit.  Add in the need for life-long learning and we have the timely trio.  A natural for online libraries.  But self managed often means solitary.  Or it used to mean that.  Web-worlds let you confer with people on your browser.

    What can virtual libraries do for self-managed learning?

    • Provide evaluated content.  
    • Provide lesson plans designed for self-managed learning (SML).
    • Help learners choose the best instructional method for them.
    • Provide course plans designed for SML.
    • Provide links to environments that support their best learning method.
    • Provide links to instruction  in learning-how-to-learn.
    • Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity
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