2017 IMA: EDU: Wanted: a virtual world viewer for education. Straw-man model

Wanted: a virtual world viewer for education: Straw-man modelA straw-man model for a virtual world viewer is presented with the objective of eliciting comments and suggestions for improvement.  Comments and suggestions will be used to produce a more refined model.  This article is explicitly licensed as public domain.A straw-man model is used to start developing specsStraw-man strategy: You put it up and everyone tells you what is wrong with it.Comments and suggestions will be used to produce a more refined model.This article is explicitly licensed as public domain.********************************************More after the break************************************************* Metaverse events, recent and upcomingAvatar Repertory Theater (ART) prepares a frightful Halloween show.Mal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityHYPERGRID EVENTSMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA 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 LIBRARIESEntertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ communityHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog***************************What do we need from a viewer for education and educational research?Minimize viewer learning time Capability: User activity tracking.Use secure, web-compatible exchange protocols (https)Meet standard accessibility requirements for educational offerings.Use a standard, widely taught, scripting language.Provide for still and video capture. by learner, instructor, and researcherProvide settings to configure for multiple learning styles.Mobile device compatibilityMicrolearning compatibility Support for individualized instruction guided by observed performance.Comply with relevant industry specs.Easy learning of viewer useCut actions to be learned to minimum needed for education:Walk, talk (voice), textMake friends, locate friendsSend and receive instant messagesClick objects to activate or select them.Gather objects and place them (learners can build to keep score)More? TBDAccessibility requirements (TBD)Text to speechSpeech to textUse only browser compatible calls More?  TBDDesirable featuresOptional recording to MP4Recall recording: Last N minutes before an error. Small segment video recording.Small segment saving for micro learning review.Add drag and drop importing for images, COLLADA files*, videos, urls, and avatars.*And other industry standard model formats: obj, 3ds, wrl, x3dAllow user to drag windows off the viewer screen.Keep compatibility with OpenSimulator, Helios, Halcyon  and Whitecoresim Integrate with web-world development (Cybalounge, Webworldz)Offer optional tips on learning and web-use.Provide hooks for the insertion of hand-held controls.Provide a way to overlay part of the virtual world scene on a video image.More?  TBDRelevant industry specsThanks to Lisa Laxton (Infinite Metaverse Alliance) for help on thisVirtual Worlds and Simulationhttp://www.web3d.org/standards  VRML-ISO Standards .wrl and .x3d formats plus Humanoid Animationhttps://www.khronos.org/files/collada_spec_1_5.pdf Standard for Collada 3D .dae fileshttps://www.sisostds.org/ProductsPublications/Standards.aspx  Standards page mostly for real-time military simulation HLA and DIS standardshttps://www.nationalbimstandard.org/   Building Model Standards Info Model Correct RL design for size etc. Human sizinghttp://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/is  Open Geospatial Standards (Close to Web3D GIS mapping)Accessibilityhttps://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility World Wide Web Accessibility Standardshttps://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/sec504.htm   Accessibility Standardshttps://www.section508.gov/content/learn/laws-and-policies  Accessibility Rehabilitation ActUsability, User Interface Design, and User Experiencehttps://www.usability.gov/ User Experience Guidelineshttp://www.usabilitynet.org/tools/r_international.htm  Tools for Usability https://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/  Web design Standards HTML5 etchttps://www.w3.org/standards/agents/  Browser Standards media players etc.Internet-based Datahttps://www.internetsociety.org/publications/ietf-journal-april-2016/internet-things-standards-and-guidance-ietf  Standards for IOThttps://www.w3.org/WoT/ Standards for Web of Thingshttps://www.w3.org/standards/xml/  XML StandardsSecurityhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_security_standards  Cyber Security Standardshttp://www.iso27001security.com/html/27033.html Network Security Standards Applies to Open Simulator https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/design-guidelines/index  .net Specificiation for c#https://cryptoconsortium.github.io/CCSS/  C4 Crypto Currency StandardsVirtual and Augmented Realityhttps://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/3333.3.html Head mounted Display Motion sickness issueshttps://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality-gear/head-mounted-displays/ VR Standards headsets for UKhttp://standards.ieee.org/innovate/ar/  Standards for AR headsetshttps://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/VRAR.html  New committee at IEEE for VR StandardsWebGL specs (for web-worlds) Suggested open source resources for viewerVoiceWire (wikipedia)Wire (about)Wire (feature)Mumble FreeswiitchRing Note: voice must be encrypted for secure communicationsMesh handlingBlenderMeshLabMeshlab (download)Wings3DViewerSecond life viewerFirestormOther third party viewersNotesOpen Source Viewers (Source Code):Linden Labs (original project)http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Get_source_and_compileOnLook (third party viewer of interest)https://github.com/diva/OnLookFirestorm (third party viewer of interest)http://hg.phoenixviewer.com/phoenix-firestorm-release/Kokua OS (third party viewer of interest)https://bitbucket.org/kokua/kokua-osRadegast (third party viewer of interest)https://bitbucket.org/cinderblocks/radegastSingularity (third party viewer of interest)https://github.com/singularity-viewer/SingularityViewerCtrlAltStudio (third party viewer of interest no longer in development)https://ctrlaltstudioviewer.codeplex.com/Alchemy (third party viewer of interest)https://bitbucket.org/alchemyviewer/alchemy**********************************************************************************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 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