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Transcript of the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable
July 19, 2012
Topic: Future VWER Meeting Topics
AJ Brooks: Hi everyone, and welcome to the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable. Our topic today is “Future VWER Meeting Topics”
AJ Brooks: The VWER meets each Thursday at 11:30am SLT for an hour and is a forum to educate and inform the community about issues that are important and relevant to education.
AJ Brooks: Our group has met every week for over four years and we get a wide variety of educators, from seasoned veterans to the newly rezzed.
AJ Brooks: This is a public meeting, so we will be keeping and publishing a transcript of what is said in local chat. If you’ve not seen our transcripts, you should check them out – they are an excellent information asset
Birdie Newcomb: a topic about topics. Hmm
AJ Brooks: and a great historical reference. Via our web site, they are also searchable. The transcripts can be found at http://www.vwer.org – select the LIBRARY tab at the top.
Claudia13 Rossini: very topical
AJ Brooks: The Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable continues to develop a community of educators from around the world with a variety of thoughts, needs, and ideas.
AJ Brooks: When you blog or tweet, please remember to include the tag #vwer (its important not to forget to include the #)
AJ Brooks: So, lets get started – the way we usually do. Please introduce yourself in local chat – you name, what you do, and where you do it. No need to wait, go ahead and type away.
AJ Brooks: I am AJ Kelton, I’m the Director of Emerging Instructional Technology for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at Montclair State University. I am also the Founder and Chief Moderator for the VWER.
Birdie Newcomb: Birdie Newborn, Bandanna Books
Claudia13 Rossini: Claudia….insane builder
Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, Santa Rosa, CA
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): /me is Joe Essid, University of Richmond English & Writing Center, teaching with virtual worlds since 2007. I run simulations based on Poe’s House of Usher in SL and Jokaydia Grid.
AJ Brooks: emphasis on the insane
Wrenaria Antiesse: kimmy hescock, social and immersive media manager, Oregon state university
Kali Pizzaro: Evelyn McElhinney, Lecturer Nursing, RN, Doctoral student Glasgow Caledonian University
Claudia13 Rossini: nods nods nods to AJ
Esparanza Freese: /me is Hope Botterbusch, Florida
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Congratulations on the book, Dan!!
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): ridvan ata, phd researcher, university of sheffield,uk
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Dan Holt, Lansing Community College, Lansing MI, English prof.
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Thanks, Iggy!
AJ Brooks: Is that everyone?
AJ Brooks: Before we get into our topic for today I have some house keeping stuff to take care of.
AJ Brooks: In order to maintain our ability to hold weekly meetings, and grow in ways the VWER community has suggested and requested, we need more moderators. This is not optional.
AJ Brooks: On Tuesday Aug 14th, the VWER Moderators will hold a special meeting called “VWER Moderator’s Meeting.”
[Grizzla's note: Clever name for a meeting.]
AJ Brooks: And it is not difficult. Being a moderator can be fun and its pretty easy. This session will discuss, from the perspective of our current moderators, what it means, and what it takes, to be a VWER Moderator.
AJ Brooks: You do not need to commit to being a moderator to come to the meeting. You just need a serious interest. If you come and like what you hear, there is a mentorship model in place.
AJ Brooks: If it’s not for you, at the very least you understand a bit better how our meetings work.
AJ Brooks: None of us thought we’d be good at this when we first started doing it. But we all are committed to the educational community and making sure the VWER remains a vital and important asset for all.
AJ Brooks: I hope you’ll think about joining us on the 14th.
Claudia13 Rossini: <—fortunately i’m too insane to moderate (that and AJ probably forbids anything so disastrous happening
AJ Brooks: and yes, claudia is forbidden from moderating
AJ Brooks: there is NOTHING moderate about her
Claudia13 Rossini: lol
AJ Brooks: so – lets get at today’s topic
Claudia13 Rossini: it’s my total lack of strong opinions
AJ Brooks: the fine people who moderate your meetings want to know what YOU want to talk about
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): LOL Claudia would be a great moderator. We’d need to get her a whip and a chair and a lion-tamer hat
Claudia13 Rossini: whispers: have those in inventory
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): /me grins
AJ Brooks: we’ve covered a number of topics but realized that it’s been a long time since we asked the community what kinds of topics it wanted to hear about
AJ Brooks: so – who wants to get us started
AJ Brooks: what topics would be of interest
AJ Brooks: taps fingers on roundtable
AJ Brooks: taps foot
Claudia13 Rossini: AJ…i have something that interests me…but it might be more of a research thing
AJ Brooks: spill it
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): field trips, the field trips to other VWs was really informative and helpful, the ones we did a year or two ago.
Birdie Newcomb: I have to ask, as a non-teacher, what’s the educational difference when teaching in SL (besides the learning curve)? Do you teach the same stuff, or entirely different?
AJ Brooks: ok – lets start with field trips
AJ Brooks: where should we go
AJ Brooks whispers “birdie, will get back to yours in a moment”
AJ Brooks: and should we do them as special meetings are should we do our weekly meetings as the field trip
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Cloud Party, Jokaydia Grid, Reactiongrid, OSgrid?
AJ Brooks: for the latter, it might alienate those who don’t have accounts on those grids
Claudia13 Rossini: well……i’ve wondered, and made decisions based solely on things i see…..but…..since this is an immersive environment….and the better immersed the better the learning (read that in some books)
Birdie Newcomb: or hardware that won’t work with Cloud Party
AJ Brooks: i love the field trips we did, they were fun
Claudia13 Rossini: how much does the immersive aspect of a build effect how good the experience is
AJ Brooks: ooo – good claudia – hold that for a few
Kali Pizzaro: great topic Claudia
AJ Brooks: will get to that after done with field trips and birdie’s
AJ Brooks: so – what does the crowd think – field trips during regular weekly meetings or as special meetings?
AJ Brooks: I’m fine with either – although I won’t be at any meeting from Sept to Dec due to classes
Kali Pizzaro: as a meeting
AJ Brooks: (meaning, any thursday meetings)
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): They worked well as special meetings when we did them before. Though–in-SL field trips would work for a regular meeting?
Robert (robit.gundersen): open to either way
Kali Pizzaro: or as a special if you want to lead
Birdie Newcomb: as a meeting, yeah
AJ Brooks: ooo – in-SL field trips – interesting, we’ve never done those
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): I’m interested in real world events simulated in second life. For example, I am currently building an aircraft crash scene in SL for an aircraft accident investigation class. Wondering what other educational simulations have been built inworld?
AJ Brooks: wow – so two great ideas in one. Field trips on special days and in SL trips on regular meetings
Kali Pizzaro: Lots Captain
AJ Brooks: so – if we were to do in SL field trips – where would we go?
Robert (robit.gundersen): I’ve worked on street scenes .. photorealistic
AJ Brooks: after field trips, we’ll get to birdie, then claudia, then UCMO
Birdie Newcomb: hypergridding!!
Robert (robit.gundersen): scenes!
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I won’t speak for Grizzla, but she talks about Cupid’s Cove (and it’s not a romance sim)
[Grizzla's note: Cupid's Cove, aka Cuper's Cove, WAS a historical build about the first English-speaking settlement in Canada - but it is now gone.]
AJ Brooks: ok – any other suggestions?
AJ Brooks: just to make a list
Claudia13 Rossini: i know of a building that catches fire and is being used to test exit responses
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): yes! hypergridding
AJ Brooks: claudia – can you get us that sim name?
Kali Pizzaro: PTSD Island
AJ Brooks: that would be cool
Wrenaria Antiesse: mmhmm
AJ Brooks: PTSD Island, cool
AJ Brooks: any other ideas?
Kali Pizzaro: let me see if i can get the slurl although we might need to be careful
Wrenaria Antiesse: could have members do guided tour of their projects in SL
Birdie Newcomb: wouldn’t want to live there…
Claudia13 Rossini: oh sure…it’s part of a project for Penn Univ…..
Zotarah Shepherd: A topic I would like to see: Criteria for good pedagogy and and what else needs to happen when teaching in a virtual world.
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): WW I Poetry in the Trenches by CSteph
Kali Pizzaro: disclaimer
AJ Brooks: hold off on new topics ideas for just a few, we’re on a slight backlog
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): that was a destination suggestion
Kali Pizzaro: I will see if I can find the slurl for an island where you can go round with a knapsack and make nutritional decisions about food
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Iggy’s Poe sim would be cool to visit as a group.
Claudia13 Rossini: UPenn Activity Area – Easy L$ pr, UPenn Research (178, 126, 32)
AJ Brooks: Lets slip off field trips for now, if you can think of any other locations during the meeting just post them to the chat and we’ll ferret them out
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Thanks, Dan. Roderick could give the tour! In SL or OpenSIm
AJ Brooks: Birdie, can you restate your idea?
Zotarah Shepherd: I am not sure what other sims I have seen are still up. So much has changed
Birdie Newcomb: Do you teach different things because you’re in SL?
Birdie Newcomb: And, I’ve noticed that an assistant is very handy
AJ Brooks: so – is the content different in Sl compared to F2F?
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): becoming a SL educator
Birdie Newcomb: Also a builder
Birdie Newcomb: Do you learn different things? Can you teach the same things?
AJ Brooks: ok – great.
Birdie Newcomb: Iggy’s House of Usher — do they learn the same things?
AJ Brooks: If we ran one like that, would you be willing to get us started (not moderate, just state your question)?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): In theory, Birdie, they learn more about the nature of narrative and determinacy
Birdie Newcomb: Or, more hifalutin — are we changing education?
AJ Brooks: oooooooo
Margaret Michalski: On Birdies Idea I would like to say traditional online vs 3D
AJ Brooks: ok, claudia – what was your idea?
AJ Brooks: Claudia – you were talking about immersion?
Zotarah Shepherd: Criteria for good pedagogy and and what else needs to happen when teaching in a virtual world.
AJ Brooks: Did we lose claudia for now?
Zotarah Shepherd: To make the most of the VW
Claudia13 Rossini: well….not to be insulting, though i know i am….i think it’s time we considered seriously the builds…move beyond ‘make do’…into builds that provide good immersion….i think they might have a serious effect on how we use VW’s and how well learning takes place here
Zotarah Shepherd: I think my question is closely related to Claudia’s
AJ Brooks: so – not just the fact that the build exists but its realistic nature
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): A good builds field trip would be intriguing.
Claudia13 Rossini: or fantasy, if fantasy is the point
Kali Pizzaro: or if it is interactive?
Kali Pizzaro: Claudia
AJ Brooks: ok – excellent.
Robert (robit.gundersen): I agree Claudia .. we are far from operational and we need to make a step change in quality
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): Mesh will help to that end
Birdie Newcomb: A corollary to mine: What would help new teachers when teaching in SL?
AJ Brooks: What we’ll end up doing is to take the list that Wren and Iggy cull and then come up with some titles and run them by the suggesters before running the meetings.
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): But it’s all about textures too
AJ Brooks: we’d also want to make sure the suggesters were available for the meeting so they could participate
Claudia13 Rossini: no, i don’t think mesh matters other then just another build tool
Zotarah Shepherd: So many think you build a classroom here and that is all a VW can do. We know it has much more to offer.
Kali Pizzaro: however if the area needs to look authentic then that can be important – a ward environment
AJ Brooks: but I think we’re generating some great ideas. that said, we need 52 each year! LOL
Kali Pizzaro: etc
Kali Pizzaro: to the learning experience
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): If you are talking about suspending your disbelief due to the quality of the build, then mesh with baked textures is the best we have at the moment
Robert (robit.gundersen): I visited a major sl /VE developer yesterday and was left thinking we haven’t come very far .. although I think we ARE moving but slowly
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Hmm..we need a new VWER officer to be our travel agent each week
Kali Pizzaro: what about how the perception of social presence contributes to learning
AJ Brooks: well – I was one for 14 years
AJ Brooks: before my life in higher ed
AJ Brooks: Ok – UCMO – can you repeat your original topic idea you posted before?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): finish that PhD mister Kelton! We’ll find some sucke…I mean volunteer
AJ Brooks: lol
Claudia13 Rossini: lol
Wrenaria Antiesse: lol Iggy
Zotarah Shepherd: hehe
AJ Brooks: getting there
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): I’m interested in RL simulations within SL
AJ Brooks: ok – can you say more
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): for example, I am building an aircraft crash scene
Kali Pizzaro: yep I do PBL for healthcare
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): for an online class
Kali Pizzaro: clinical simulation
AJ Brooks: cool!
Zotarah Shepherd: In SL you can do so much more than in RL
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): it recreates a documented crash scene
Kali Pizzaro: excellent
AJ Brooks: oooo – thats awesome
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): so that the students can tour the scene online and write a report
AJ Brooks: can we come see it when its done?
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): Certainly
AJ Brooks: yay
AJ Brooks: field trip!
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): I hope to have it ready for this fall
AJ Brooks: and so what is your question, or should I say, topic idea?
Robert (robit.gundersen): how forensic can you .. do you want to be .. before it becomes useful?
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): Other ideas for teaching simulations?
AJ Brooks: well – thats a topic right there, teaching simulations
Zotarah Shepherd: You could even show the crash “as it happens” in a SL reenactment without students getting hurt and investigate while there is still smoke and danger happening.
AJ Brooks: what Iggy does with Poe is not a simulation the same as what you do, or what Kali does
Kali Pizzaro: Iggy is more role play – do you agree Iggy
Zotarah Shepherd: At Poe you can roleplay the stories and poems
AJ Brooks: so – I think we have maybe a 1/2 dozen or dozen ideas, that’s good for 2-3 months. more more more – what else ya got?
AJ Brooks: perhaps we can do a once a month field trip in SL – we’ve never tried that before.
yes, it’s rp to see if students can change the outcome of Poe’s tale, when faced with two very determined and morose actors as Roderick and Madeline
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): it might be interesting to discuss different perspectives with social norms such as western, asian etc for vws as well
AJ Brooks: members can suggest a build, moderators will go visit and try to group one or two by topic
AJ Brooks: Rivdan – wow – great idea!
Claudia13 Rossini: interesting Ridvan
AJ Brooks: I REALLY like that one
Kali Pizzaro: yep
AJ Brooks: we may need to hold that until the spring so I can be at it
AJ Brooks: LOL
AJ Brooks: are there any topics we might have covered in the past but should do again?
Birdie Newcomb: one field trip might be to a language learning site — that seems to be a good use of SL
Claudia13 Rossini: i’ve notice and entire ‘style’ amongst a group of japanese builders….right down to clothing and av appearances
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): i am really wondering other perspectives for vws as well not just western
AJ Brooks: love it, grand idea
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): @AJ, I’d like to bring back our panel of artists and our defense contractors–for SEPARATE panels–to give us a picture of their fields and VWs
Kali Pizzaro: How about – Does the identity of the chosen avatar influence physical world behaviour
Zotarah Shepherd: You can connect with people from different countries and cultures in a VW that would be difficult in RL. I am sure there are many examples of that.
AJ Brooks: ok – those can be special monthly meetings
AJ Brooks: great idea
AJ Brooks: follow ups
Claudia13 Rossini: that’s good Zo
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): right, though two of our artistes won’t use voice
Birdie Newcomb: And it might be useful to have a session with builders and designers — to see what’s possible, or amazing.
Claudia13 Rossini: who they?
AJ Brooks: any other people/individuals you’d like to see us interview
AJ Brooks: big names?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): @Claudia, Miso Susanowa, Wizard Gynoid, Soror Nishi
AJ Brooks: movers and shakers
Kali Pizzaro: I might have some phase one findings to report late in the year or early next year
Zotarah Shepherd: Yes an artist can build amazing art in a VW that would just not be possible in RL.
Kali Pizzaro: from my PhD
AJ Brooks: LOl – Claudia – you’ve GOT to be kidding – give her an open mic – NEVAH!
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): That would be cool, Kali.
Zotarah Shepherd: ooo great Kali
Claudia13 Rossini: but but but
AJ Brooks: lol
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Great topic idea, Kali.
Kali Pizzaro: which one lol
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): VW to physical influences
AJ Brooks: nobody can think of any rock stars they’d like to see interviewed?
Kali Pizzaro: ah cool
Claudia13 Rossini: (but i’m told i have a lovely voice….and i can avoid spelling errors)
Birdie Newcomb: Lady Gaga — she might come
AJ Brooks pats claudia on the head
Claudia13 Rossini: physical influences?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): David Bowie and Brian Eno have avatars
Kali Pizzaro: world claudia
Zotarah Shepherd: Advantages of teaching students with disabilities updates in a virtual world is always a good topic.
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): As does Drew Carey.
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): but they won’t answer my IMs :I
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): how about resistance to vws , why we love it why we hate it
Claudia13 Rossini: oh good Riv
AJ Brooks: good – what else
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): Riv – good one – as we have found SL to be very divisive with students, they either love it or hate it
AJ Brooks: lets do a brainstorming – no silly ideas, no turns any more – just write ideas into local chat
Birdie Newcomb: Hmm, let me search the bottom of my wastebasket…
Kali Pizzaro: what about Jim Blascovich or Jeremy Bailenson
AJ Brooks: Oooo – Bailenson – good
AJ Brooks: can talk about identity and suspension of disbelief
Kali Pizzaro: yep and avatars
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): another panel with some students?
Claudia13 Rossini: be nice to find some human behaviorists studying VW’s
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): discrimination in SL re: furries
Kali Pizzaro: yeah Iggy
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): not done that for a while
Birdie Newcomb: A costume party!
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia) looks around “this is a costume party, Birdie!”
AJ Brooks: let’s do the costume party close to thanksgiving – come as your alt or something like that
AJ Brooks: @Iggy – ROFL
Zotarah Shepherd: I’d like to see more authors of books about VWs present to us
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Hoo whee Thanksgiving
Kali Pizzaro: woo – Claudia shopping!
Claudia13 Rossini: i’m soo not coming as my alt….she’s more outspoken then i am
AJ Brooks: NOT POSSIBLE!
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Excellent idea, Zo.
Claudia13 Rossini: lol, AJ, don’t bet the sim build on it
AJ Brooks: you already own the sim build dear
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): 15 on our sim for the transcript
AJ Brooks: so – what authors
Claudia13 Rossini: man, could we get Robert Shapiro?
Kali Pizzaro: Sun joo Ahn or Jesse Fox
Birdie Newcomb: Neil Gaiman
Kali Pizzaro: worked with Balienson on paper about avatars
AJ Brooks: Nick Yee
Kali Pizzaro: yep
Kali Pizzaro: was my next shout
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Karl Kapp?
Zotarah Shepherd: I am a serious Neil Gaiman fan
AJ Brooks: if we could get Yee and Bailenson at the same time – talk about daedelus – THAT would be awesome
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): Neil Gaiman was on an episode of the Simpsons (but hasn’t everyone been on the Simpsons by now)
AJ Brooks: ok – change of pace – any topics we should NOT do
AJ Brooks: anything you guys are sick of
Kali Pizzaro: negative aspects of SL
Kali Pizzaro: to not do
Kali Pizzaro: lets try to be positive although not completely uncritical
AJ Brooks: I’m a socialist, erudite, academic who wants everything for free
Claudia13 Rossini: i’m with Kali on that….no more SL bashing, or other VW’s bashing….i’m sick of hearing it
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): @AJ and a linux user too?
Frankie Antonelli: Jesse Schell might be great too. Although he is a games guy, his concept of virtual companions rather than avatars sounds intriguing
Claudia13 Rossini: we might want a positive look at viewers, they change so fast….who’s tried what, what seems to work for what computer
AJ Brooks: thats an idea, a meeting on the different viewers
Birdie Newcomb: adult sites. sigh.
Zotarah Shepherd: I have been through viewer hell – not fun
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): lol, AJ. I have to shut down basic shaders even to run at a decent frame rate!
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Well, my next meeting focuses on what we’d build from scratch if we made a VW. That can avoid SL-bashing and go to what we’d carry forward
AJ Brooks: and see if we can get – ooo – maybe a panel discussion – one person from each of the major viewers
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): @AJ, that’s a GREAT topic
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): who around the table knows folks from those firms?
AJ Brooks: it came to me in the middle of typing – hence the – ooo – LOL
Zotarah Shepherd: I am still using old 1.23
Claudia13 Rossini: you know AJ…i’m not sure that’s a good idea…it just becomes an hour of ‘our viewer is best’ advertising
AJ Brooks: you guys have to know how much the moderators all love each other
AJ Brooks: Claudia – we could stop it from becoming that
AJ Brooks: that’s where the interviewer comes in to control the conversation
Kali Pizzaro: could we pitch – what is good for newbies, builders, low graphics etc etc
Claudia13 Rossini: it’s just i think.personal experience is best, what works with what machine
AJ Brooks nods
AJ Brooks: no – actually, the more I think of it….
AJ Brooks: I think its personal, but preference and not machine
Captain Hammer (ucmo.hotshot): I agree Claudia, I cannot user the SL viewer at home on Ubuntu, have to use Phoenix
AJ Brooks: I use Imprudence because I like it – I’m sure other viewers would work on my machine
AJ Brooks: See, now UCMO – I didn’t know that
AJ Brooks: thats helpful for others – especially as open source becomes more relevant
Birdie Newcomb: I use different viewers for different VWs, so I don’t get confused.
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): I use v3 because that’s what new users/students will use, though I’m familiar with firestorm as a back up.
AJ Brooks: LOL
Margaret Michalski: I agree with Kali, when building I have to use imprudence because my ATI card can’t handle Coolviewer for longer than an hour max.
Zotarah Shepherd: I do too Birdie
AJ Brooks: I cannot use the SL viewer at all – any machine I own
Wrenaria Antiesse: /me uses the most up to date official viewer, and is fine with that
Claudia13 Rossini: see for me, rainbow is rock steady on my computer
Birdie Newcomb: Is there life after SL?
AJ Brooks: say more on that birdie
Claudia13 Rossini: no Birdie
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I’m sending Doctor Horrible after Capt. Hammer
AJ Brooks jabs Claudia
Claudia13 Rossini: if i stop showing up….i’m dead
Kali Pizzaro: i use v3 for the same reason as Dan
Wrenaria Antiesse: lol Iggy
Kali Pizzaro: Actually that is an interesting statement Claudia
Kali Pizzaro: how will we know if people leave are they just gone or are they dead
Kali Pizzaro: or injured
AJ Brooks: what happens when the person behind our avatar passes away
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I am a Joss Whedon fan, Wren. and seriously, if SL were to end, some real lives would too. That worries me a LOT.
Kali Pizzaro: I have thought of this
Birdie Newcomb: Feels like an alternate universe. I can be in one or the other.
Claudia13 Rossini: lol, someone in SL requires me to check in every morning
Wrenaria Antiesse: @Iggy – Whedon rocks
Zotarah Shepherd: /me high fives Iggy
Claudia13 Rossini: (so my body doesn’t get smelly)
Kali Pizzaro: I though Claudia was dead cause she did not turn up for a meeting lol
AJ Brooks high fives everyone – because I can
Kali Pizzaro: 5 mins left
Kali Pizzaro: OH I would like Jokay to come back and bring some little miners
Kali Pizzaro: to talk about their experiences
Kali Pizzaro: if age able
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): yes, a Minecraft panel would be GREAT
Claudia13 Rossini: (short people?)
Kali Pizzaro: oh you are awake
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Maybe I can get the dude from Glitch to speak
Graham Mills: a panel on mobile?
Claudia13 Rossini: ok, no idea what minecraft is obviously
AJ Brooks: having Jo with some of her older miners is a def. option
AJ Brooks: she’s said fine to that
Zotarah Shepherd: I’d like to know how various applications can enhance education in VWs (not SLoodle again though)
Robert (robit.gundersen): I’d like to develop applications we need
AJ Brooks: what kind of apps?
Zotarah Shepherd: So many awesome educators who could tell us more about what they do with students in VWs
Robert (robit.gundersen): scenario instancing
AJ Brooks: can you tell us what scenario instancing is in 30 seconds?
Birdie Newcomb: like the holodecks?
Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): such as avatar classroom ? http://www.avatarclassroom.com/
AJ Brooks: AH – got it
Prof. Dan (profdan.netizen): Robert, you should talk to Andrew Fallen–is working on crime scene scenarios for criminal justice students.
AJ Brooks: excellent
Robert (robit.gundersen): VE learning, student scenes on demand ..
AJ Brooks: well – this has been great
LoriVonne Lustre: I have a faculty member interested in crime scene scenarios as well
Robert (robit.gundersen): we are working with similar clients
AJ Brooks: I think we have plenty to sift through
AJ Brooks: time is up for this week. See everyone next week same bat time, same bat channel