Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 EDU: Rockcliffe University Consortium on Avacon grid: open education

Rockcliffe University Consortium on Avacon grid
open education
Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC) has opened up a version of its well-known library in OpenSimulator on the Avacon grid.  Here I give an overview of the open education part.  
Entry point (intended?)
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  • HG address:
  • Library
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the World Map.  Click Find, TP
  • The arrival point is in a canyon.  You can fly out.  
  • They will probably change it soon.

More after the break
  • This auditorium is a convergence of 4 standard sims
  • So it can probably accommodate 200 or more seated avatars
Teamspeak backup for voice
  • Teamspeak may be able to offer better voice services.
Open education resources

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How to get visibility

Dirt: Digital research tools
Open education
Open education is education without academic admission requirements and is typically offered online. Open education broadens access to the learning and training traditionally offered through formal education systems.[1] The qualifier "open" refers to the elimination of barriers that can preclude both opportunities and recognition for participation in institution-based learning. One aspect of openness or "opening up" education is the development and adoption of open educational resources.-- Wikipedia
Open culture and humanities
Themed immersive spaces

Open Library of the Humanities 

Open Culture
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Gaming and Simulations
  • This area is TBD
Artistic Practice 

Open science
Teaching and learning 
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Next WIP meeting

    • Sunday Jan 28, noon SLT (California) time
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • 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.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora

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