2018 WW: EDU: Learning centers on a browser. A use case for web-worlds as schools, libraries, and museums

Learning centers on a browser.   A use case for web-worlds as schools, libraries, and museumsThe internet is forcing us to reinvent learning environments.  Anything we need to learn is on the internet, so we no longer need to spend money on paper books.  Do we need to spend money on building more brick and mortar schools?  We could put well-staffed an well-equipped learning centers on the internet.Standing in the artAbove: Elephants all the way down. Dali is a natural for virtual worldsHere, virtual worlders visit a 3D reproduction of Salvador Dali “The Elephants”Learning centersLibraries have always been centers for adult learningSo have museums.  So have universities.All three of these have been adapting to the Internet and the WWWeb.And some will adapt to the growing availability of 3D virtual worlds.Now 3D virtual worlds can live in a browser–the same browser we use for search.People can meet in such places.  They can talk to each other.They can work together.  Teacher or mentors can work with students.Students can study together or work on projects together.With no one leaving home.  Independent Learning Centre (ILC)Web-WorldsCybaLOUNGE is a user-built 3D virtual world running in a browserYou get a free world when you register at CybaloungeHow to start building in Cybalounge, a roadmap for beginners Cybalounge is ready for virtual worlders to use: Tutorials and suggestionsW3DWebworldz is a professionally-built web-world.********************************************More after the break*************************************************Metaverse events, recent and upcomingVWBPE Calendar: Events start Mar. 4,  extend through March into April.IMA Social Web and Virtual World Events, Music, and Meeting CalendarHYPERGRID EVENTSEvents on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsOpenSimWorld EventsEntertainment on the HypergridOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersPromotion for virtual worlds and everything in ’emSelby’s daily events and news collection:  Virtual worlds are real Selby’s YouTube Channel-Search this blog with the search bar, upper left.OSCC 2017 PresentationsMal Burns: Inworld ReviewHypergrid Writer’s CommunityMetaverse Jobs; Job ListingsIMA projects3D web-worlds of the browser (G+ community) Virtual Outworlding news collection Destination guide: OpenSimWorldHyperica, Directory of Opensimulator hypergrid destinationsWELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESHypergrid DestinationsHypergrid-related articles in this blog*********************************************************************************************Cost and affordances Physical meeting rooms are expensive and therefore scarce.Virtual meeting rooms cost almost nothing.Virtual learning centers are already on the webThey are just clicks away from resources on the webNOTE-TAKING PRACTICES THAT ENSURE SUCCESSHOW TO STUDY EFFECTIVELY: 12 SECRETS FOR SUCCESS”Study Less, Study Smart”: The Best Ways to Retain More in Less TimeHow to Search the Internet EffectivelyAccessNo need for transportation–your learning center is in the spare bedroom.You can actually break up study into small pieces.That’s what psychology has recommended for years.  But a schedule with many breaks is inconvenient to manage.Educational interests versus management interests–guess who wins.Collaborate with friendsNot just those that live down the street.  Maybe some live across town–a 45 minute drive on a good day.Maybe some that live across the country or across the world.  It is still just a 30 second trip to join them in the virtual learning center.Bring in an expert or learning coachThat will cost money!  As if education did not cost money now.An expert or learning coach would only spend time with students who need help.Students with good learning skills would rarely need help.That’s why you need a good learning coach.To help students develop good learning skillsBut think of all the money you will save by not building those new buildings.AdvantagesAnyone who can use a browser can get to a web-world.A web-world can have people to talk to.People can include instructors, mentors, learning coaches, and fellow learners.Web-worlds can easily support collaborative projects and collaborative learning.Since learners are in a browser, they can readily practice the use of web resources.Download and install a little software, and they can enter elaborate virtual worlds.Worlds built specifically for instruction on a topic.But do they all fit together?If there is one that doesn’t have learning in it’s mission statement, skip it.They just don’t fit together in the brick and mortar world.But we are in the new century, the century of the internet.If you are interested in web-worlds…Drop by my web office.My office times:  Weekdays: 12:-12:30 Central time  (US) Mondays we focus on learning/library/museums.Fridays we may focus on grants, contracts, and business.Maybe weekends, too.  Other times by appointment. My web office: Cybalounge.Don’t register — enter as guest.  If you see no one, click the pointed push-pin (bottom line) to find me.We can also visit 3DWebWorldz, a professionally-built world.  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 suggestionsWeb-worlds are small and run in a browser with nothing else installed.Full virtual worlds are a bigger experience, but need extra software 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