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 worldsSelf-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.Watch on YouTubeValibrarian is a leader in library work in virtual worlds.This brief interview shows how web-worlds can be used to present information.Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsWhat 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********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityIMA BlogIMA locations3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community)Selby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsDestination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+*****************************How would instructional design change in offering SML courses?In self-managed courses, the objectives are unchanged.  Instruction can offer a wider range of presentation methods.Students can choose their preferred presentation method.Libraries would offer links to places where the environment supports this learning.Libraries would provide a thorough FAQ, highly accessible and searchable.The FAQ should grow from student questionsTo choose learning methods, students need help.They need the names of the methods and instruction on choosing.Suggested features of an online self-study courseHow to Develop an Online Course For Self-Directed LearningShow learning objectives and why they are important.Show that taking control means taking responsibility.Give prompt assessment and feedbackProvide instruction options to fit all learning styles.Provide resources for collaborationCredentialsSchools offer instruction and credentials. Libraries may need to point to credentialing sources.  Here is a possibility: The Institute for Performance ImprovementOr online colleges: Western Governors University,Education communitiesVirtual Worlds Best Practices in Education FriendsVirtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education (Facebook)EducationVWER (Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable)EducationVirtual EducatorsGamification in EducationVirtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education (Facebook)Second Life for EducatorsVirtual World EducatorsVirtual Worlds Education RoundtableVWER on FacebookConferences, meetings, events, connection sThe Always Educational Conference.  Education communities of the future.Unconventional thinking about conventional conventions in virtual worldsTech generation: Visit a web-world. A MOOC is better than a conferenceInstruction and training: examplesGAME: iCivics: Do I have a right?K12 and the Texas Virtual Academy. Can you teach online?Learning how to learn | Barbara OakleyTeaching how-to in virtual worlds: Compensation modelsImmersive Teaching and Learning Environments. UT at El PasoKitely academy. Let’s think Hypergrid.We Must Continue to Learn, be Curious. The mystery of the knowledge gapMA Education in Virtual Worlds, UWE, University of West EnglandMNPS Virtual School: What is real and what is virtual?Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearningGamification and questsPatterns and Journeys in Quest Based LearningLearning games in retail management, leadership and coaching at TELUS9 Techniques For Online Educators To Gamify Their Digital ClassroomsThe University of Idaho and the game of educationWhy games are better than classes. How Success Affects Brain ChemistryGames in virtual worlds. SummaryEdugaming and the BSG project.  Game design, content creators for 3DGamification as Discipline for Instructional DesignThe Silent Peacock returns: Room 326Serious Games Award Entries Due May 1Games: Play DoctorGamification! Educational Puzzle**********************************************************************************LicenseOriginal text in this blog is CC By: unless specified public domainUse as you please with attribution: link to the original.All images without attribution in this blog are CC0: public domain.*********************************My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you don’t see me:Click the pointed pushpin on the bottom line See if I am in Selby’s room.My office times:  Weekdays: 12: -12:30 Central time  (US) Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. Thinkerer Melville in Second Life, Selby Evans in KitelyA web page you can walk intoTry a browser-based virtual worldCybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsEntertainment in virtual worldsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersHYPERGRID EVENTSThe web show: a magazine from the virtual worldsArt of the Artists: [email protected] Machinima Challenge (L$350,000 Prize Pool) Create a film with a work of art.OpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Videos from virtual worldsFree video resources for virtual worlds: Screen capture beyond FRAPSSimple video editing with Shotcut, for virtual worldersConvienient video capture in Windows 10–any windowArticles about videos from virtual worldsNews and NotesHG links– depending on your interests Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   Communities in the virtual worldsArcadia Asylum All Around   G+ community: Hypergrid SafariG+ community: Metaverse ToursOpensimworld. Destination guide for the Hypergrid   Best metaverse communitiesRadio in the virtual worldsOpenSimWorkingRadioStreams (OSWRS). Invited article by shawnkmaloneyAviation radio: Music to fly by. And to promote your aviation event.Radio for your place – Radio for the metaverse. Anyone for podcasts?Metaverse beginner helpIMA best practicesNMA entry path How to Enter Kitely Virtual WorldsMetaverse 101 Info + Tutorials for getting started in OpensimFr43k Paine/Dealing With GriefersA Dimension BeyondVirtual Outworlding Table of Contents. SummaryNewcomer help in virtual worldsVirtual worlds are about people. Communities, communication, shared goalsTime conversion: put time/zone into Google search to get your time The Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby may capture video of presentations in voice, for posting on YouTube.The WIP show normally meets on 2 Sundays a month at 12 pm California time.The show meets at the Pandora location on the second Sunday But will not meet in the summer.And at Cookie II on the fourth Sunday.  To keep up with the WIP meetings, join the Kitely group, Work in progress.We can go to your place if there is time.Next WIP meetingSunday Oct , 22, noon SLT (California) timeCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II In Kitely, put Cookie II into the find bar of the world map. -Suspended for Summer: Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put

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