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Updates: VIBE, Utherverse, David Deeds’ scoopit

March 24, 2015


Awesome site for 3D Virtual Worlds!

Originally posted on Worlds Beyond Studios: Blog:

Greetings virtual worlders!  We’ve added a few things to our resources and virtual worlds for education lists, so feel free to check them out.  We’d also like to draw special attention to a great curated list of resources by Virtual World guru David Deeds. We will also post a link to this in our resources list, but here it is as well.  You’ll see a link on there for a presentation he gave about using OpenSim in the k12 classroom.

Thanks for the great work, David!

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Research and Inquiry Summary for 2014

December 9, 2014

What an exciting year it has been professionally! Just submitted my research output at my workplace, and the best part of it is collaborating with colleagues. What a journey learning is :-)

Here’s a quick summary, with links to appropriate locations. I look forward to more collaboration in 2015! Read more…

Systems Development Methodologies – The Outline

May 12, 2014

SYD701 Assignment 3 – The Outline

“Purpose: This assignment asks you to take a holistic view of the systems development process and to identify various elements that could be brought together to create a useful process for the development of a specific complex project. The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of elements found in currently used methodologies and to apply that understanding by constructing a workable methodology or project development process and providing examples of how it might work in practice. You are NOT required to complete all the documentation for the system.”

This is my first attempt to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing or put another way plunging into Step 1 – not knowing what I don’t know! I thought if I documented the process, on a regular basis, perhaps I could figure out what I should be doing BEFORE the due date! I seem to take an awful long time ‘to get my head around’ new concepts, methods, processes…and yes, methodologies. (I’m still struggling with that concept – What is a methodology?)

Here’s the outline of what I should be addressing in this final Assignment for SYD701:


  • Theory
    1. Define the chosen Process/Methodology
    2. Description of ‘four’ elements, including the justification
  • Practice
    1. Construct an overall Rich Picture & Root Definition of the scenario
    2. Construct a High Level Plan
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of ‘four’ elements
  • Reflection
    1. Appropriateness
    2. Use of the ‘four’ elements
    3. Possible future use

I’m really curious to find out how the above process unfolds! Since I wouldn’t be able to explain what each item means at the moment. But learning process is quite magical. Somewhere along the line, the light bulb will show its bright self and everything will fall into place somehow. Right now, it remains a mystery and seems an impossibility but I’ll hang in there. After all, the beginning of any project is always exciting, full of hope and ideas, as there’s plenty of time to finish it! (Let’s see how it changes as the deadline approaches). Watch this space!

Nelson wins Smart Cities comp! | Gigatown News

April 26, 2014

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Nelson wins smart cities comp!

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7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

April 24, 2014

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7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies. 
25-27 April 2014

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7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies.

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What is OpenSim? – Hypergrid Business

April 19, 2014

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Hypergrid Business What is OpenSim? Hypergrid Business OpenSim is built to be generally compatible with Second Life, so people familiar with the Second Life interface, building tools and scripting language will find little difference in OpenSim,…
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Wind of change at Linden Lab – Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014

April 14, 2014

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What an amazing conference this was! I was glued to my PC for hours on end, even until early morning and I have some great news to share.
The biggest and most…

KiwiBelma‘s insight:

"VWBPE conference organizers had again a big surprise in store. The newly appointed CEO Ebbe Altberg appeared with a remarkable announcement: "Reconnecting with the Education Market".

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Language Practice in Second Life – YouTube

April 7, 2014

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Language Practice on Second Life: the next thing to being there? This presentation will report on activities performed and, observations and student feedback…

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Student motivation and achievement in learning English as a second language using Second Life |

April 3, 2014

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real time

March 26, 2014

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At Second Life, we occasionally debated the merits of virtual reality vs augmented reality. In caricature: Virtual reality was the core dream of SL, same as the core proposition of Snow Crash, the …

KiwiBelma‘s insight:

Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality

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