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Transcript of the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable November 29, 2012
Topic: Open Forum
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Hi everyone and welcome to the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable!
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Here’s a little general info about VWER meetings:
Grizzla Pixelmaid: This is a forum to educate and inform about virtual worlds issues that are important and relevant to education.
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Each week we get a wide variety of educators, from seasoned veterans to the newly-rezzed.
Grizzla Pixelmaid: We meet every Thursday, here on the virtual campus of Bowling Green State University, from 11:30-12:30 pm SLT (Second Life Time, which is the same as U.S. Pacific time).
Grizzla Pixelmaid: We’ve met every week since March 2008.
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Roundtable discussions are held in TEXT chat, not voice chat.
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Grizzla Pixelmaid: OK, that’s it for the general announcements
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Today’s meeting is an Open Forum, so we’re free to ask any questions and make any comments related to virtual worlds and education,
Grizzla Pixelmaid: altho’ I’ll usually gently attempt to keep us on one topic at a time.
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Now we like to begin by introducing ourselves, and if this is your first time here, please say so, so we can take good care of you.
Grizzla Pixelmaid: Everyone can type at once!
Grizzla Pixelmaid: I’m Chris Robinson, “Virtual Assistant” in the Office of Educational Technology for Georgia Gwinnett College in metro Atlanta.
Claudia13 Rossini: Claudia – builder on a longgggggg break
Zotarah Shepherd: I am working on an MA in Education Technology at Sonoma State University in northern California. I finished all my classes. My Thesis project: Teaching and Learning Life Awareness & Success Skills in Virtual Worlds.
Birdie Newcomb: Birdie Newborn, entrepreneur
Wrenaria Antiesse: is Kimmy Hescock, social and immersive media manager at Oregon State University
Beth Ghostraven: Beth O’Connell, middle school librarian, Virginia, US; resident of Victoria City in SL
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): is Joe Essid, University of Richmond Writing Center. Teaching next semester again with SL for a final project in my first-year seminar
Shailey Garfield: Shailey, The Open University, UK
David Stack (richmedia): Sorry to be late! If this is introduction time, I’m David Stack, Deputy CIO, UW-Milwaukee.
Kimmer Jameson: Kimberly Flack, Assoc. General Mgr – Education, KAET – PBS affiliate across state of Arizona
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Welcome, David! never a need to apologize for coming late or leaving early.
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Someone’s mic is on – please turn off
David Stack (richmedia): Thx
Claudia13 Rossini: PBS…as in THE PBS?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Yes, esp. when Iggy gets the notices out late.
Kimmer Jameson: yes – public broadcasting — also an educator
Claudia13 Rossini: oh cool
Kimmer Jameson: ty
Claudia13 Rossini: (unless she plans a beg-a-thon)
Kimmer Jameson: nooooo
Claudia13 Rossini: laughs
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): My annual check to public broadcasting is in the mail…really. I’m a happy member of our local NPR and PBS affiliates:)
David Stack (richmedia): I gave at the office
Claudia13 Rossini: LOL Rich
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): grins
Claudia13 Rossini: hey Kali, hugs
Kali Pizzaro: Hi Folks
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Well… let’s see… has everyone introduced themselves?
Kali Pizzaro: sorry am late
Zotarah Shepherd: Hi Kali
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Howdy Kali
Kali Pizzaro: so what we talking about
Zotarah Shepherd: We just did Introductions
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): We just finished introductions – so I was about to ask what burning issues we need to discuss
Kali Pizzaro: david you got your mic open
David Stack (richmedia): Sory, tidn’t realize it was me!
Beth Ghostraven: Andy Wheelock, AKA Spiff
Beth Ghostraven: I’ll start over
Claudia13 Rossini: ok, 30 lashes with a candy cane
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): hold on Claudia
David Stack (richmedia): Guess mic was left on from the EDUCAUSE VW meeting.
Christmas Poking Stick (all copy): Poking stick activated. Type ‘not me’ to release controls
Christmas Poking Stick (all copy): Right Click to Brat
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): I will ask whether anybody has some super-secret fix for ghost avs – other than the usual ones – rebake textures, character tests, change av shape, etc.
Christmas Poking Stick (all copy): Where’s my present?!
Claudia13 Rossini: lol
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I’ll save that for the holiday party
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Iggy, behave yourself – or I’ll get out my exploding taco gun again
Birdie Newcomb: Not sure what I did, or didn’t do — for weeks I could wear clothes but my body wasn’t visible
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): will do, Grizzla. Seriously, did many students have that problem this week?
Claudia13 Rossini: Griz really does need help with cloud av’s though
Beth Ghostraven: Grizz, another friend is having trouble, traced it so far to a group she’s in
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Yes! Yesterday more than half our students ghosted, and took forever to rez. Not a good early SL experience for them.
Birdie Newcomb: this is new?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): This has happened a lot in SL recently. Did you have them Ruth?
Beth Ghostraven: Although I’m not sure what you mean by “ghosted”
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Yep, new.
Claudia13 Rossini: cloud av’s Beth
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): The av shows up as a puff of smoke – a cloud – a ghost. No av shape, clothes
Claudia13 Rossini: I gave her all the help i knew
Beth Ghostraven: Is the person actually logged in at the time?
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Yes
Birdie Newcomb: not just slow in rezzing?
David Stack (richmedia): Took me longer than usual to rez for this meeting, but I’m running an underpowered MacBook Air for this kind of work.
Beth Ghostraven: The whole system was running maintenance yesterday afternoon
Claudia13 Rossini: i’m worried it may be a viewer related issue….
Birdie Newcomb: or maybe it’s the new “ruthing”
Kali Pizzaro: was this in V3
Kali Pizzaro: even
Beth Ghostraven: “ruthing”?
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): We had the same group of students logged in on Monday, same time, and had no trouble. Yesterday, more than half of them showed up as clouds, and I don’t even know if my efforts fixed them, or if it just took them forever to rez.
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Ruth=old default avatar for everyone. You can re-rezz as her to fix issues
Birdie Newcomb: being ruthed — back to a basic generic shape
Beth Ghostraven: ok
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): I don’t think it’s viewer, Claudia, because today I logged into several of those accounts using both the SL viewer and Firestorm. Same thing, either way.
Beth Ghostraven: If it was just yesterday it could have been a grid-wide issue w/ the maintenance
Kimmer Jameson: the viewer uninstalled with some updates on windows XP on my home laptop the other nite
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): we have all this SL Lore, after only a few years! Worth a book one day (grins in a venal way)
Claudia13 Rossini: lol
Beth Ghostraven: Andy Wheelock, AKA Spiff Whitfield, got a 3-year grant for his Anne Frank MOOC project
Claudia13 Rossini: if it’s not viewer, then i bet it’s the SL update….if i remember you were fine in the morning, but the afternoon went nuts
Kali Pizzaro: Beth that is what i was thinking new viewer 3 was released yeasterday i think
Kali Pizzaro: oops spelling
Kali Pizzaro: Anne Frank MOOC mmm
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): But this has been a problem in Firestorm, too. So it may be a server-side problem
Claudia13 Rossini: trouble is, she has a class coming up as this meeting ends
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Right. And I spent half an hour this afternoon in live chat with SL tech support, and all they could say was that each student would need to submit a separate support ticket. Like that’s going to happen.
Shailey Garfield: This is not helpful at al, Griz
Birdie Newcomb: and get an answer weeks later — if then
Zotarah Shepherd: I’m glad there are grants for such great projects Beth. Wonderful!
Claudia13 Rossini: did you ever try dumping cache (nag nag nag)
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Ah, Linden Lab…how well they understand education (sits on hands)
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): LOL
Claudia13 Rossini: lol Iggy
Kimmer Jameson: Tell us more about the grant Spiff/Andy has been awarded — the MOOC and all!
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): or (getting serious, with an effort) clear group cache and relog
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): I would have them dump cache if that seemed to have anything to do with it. But it happens on any computer. And there’s hardly anything in their caches.
Beth Ghostraven: It’s $150,000 US over 3 years
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Yes, I’ll withdraw my question about fixing clouds/ghosts.
Claudia13 Rossini: you could just test it on one av….
Beth Ghostraven: I don’t know much more about it
Kali Pizzaro: excellent
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): This is great news, Beth. Who will host this?
Kimmer Jameson: WOW! is it for middle school students? educators?
Zotarah Shepherd: Wow Beth that’s great
Birdie Newcomb: not Linden dollars, is it?
Beth Ghostraven: He works on the district level in New York
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): LOL Birdie
Beth Ghostraven: no, US dollars
Beth Ghostraven: luckily!
Zotarah Shepherd: Does the MOOC use VWs?
Kali Pizzaro: beat me to it Zo
Beth Ghostraven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-SXsluRDTQ
Zotarah Shepherd: Great minds Kali
Zotarah Shepherd: Thanks Beth
Kali Pizzaro: wooopppp
Kali Pizzaro: excellent
Wrenaria Antiesse: was randomly pulled away, as happens, but is back now woo
Zotarah Shepherd: I will watch it later. I am conserving data minutes.
Kali Pizzaro: my i wish i had more time to join all these fan moocs
Beth Ghostraven: I need to look into it more myself; I don’t know too much about it yet
Beth Ghostraven: If you come to one of the ISTE events you can ask him about it
Kali Pizzaro: *fab
Kimmer Jameson: Spiff/Andy said he would pop in — I just texted him
Kali Pizzaro: great
Beth Ghostraven: Thanks, Kimmer!
Kimmer Jameson: sure 😉
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Does anybody else have anything fun going on with students in SL these days?
Shailey Garfield: I have been asked a Q by a medical team who would like to know about voice morphing…
David Stack (richmedia): Thought one of our Profs was going do use a VW in next semester’s “DIGITAL STORYTELLING & ROLE-PLAYING”
Shailey Garfield: I was wondering if colleagues had experience about voice morphing…
David Stack (richmedia): Instead, “Using a wiki, students will populate with people to meet, places to find, and things to discover, which will then be plotted onto a Google map.”
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I’ll embed that video into the final transcript, Beth. Thanks!
Kali Pizzaro: We are hoping to start a project to use with college students – in the UK this is between school and uni
Birdie Newcomb: what is voice morphing?
Shailey Garfield: This medical team would like to run a session in SL where the paticipating researchers are anonymous
Kali Pizzaro: Shailey in what way
Zotarah Shepherd: That sounds interesting Kali
Kali Pizzaro: that is what I did I think Shailey
Kali Pizzaro: or sorry are you talking about the researchers are anon
Shailey Garfield: That is, you can change the voice – so if a male participant could havea female voice, etc.
Shailey Garfield: So they would like to use voice but not the real voices
Birdie Newcomb: ah, thanks Shailey
Kali Pizzaro: who
Claudia13 Rossini: aren’t there a lot of voice morphing programs out there…..i’ve known people who’ve used them in SL
Kali Pizzaro: the medics
Shailey Garfield: they are planning to run a technique called nominal group technique and also Delphi
Kali Pizzaro: ah ok
Kali Pizzaro: why voice
Birdie Newcomb: how does that work?
Kali Pizzaro: why not do text and save the data
Kali Pizzaro: think i know the answer 😉
Shailey Garfield: In RL, people are hesitant to share and participate in an effective way as they can be seen as being opinionated about items for discussion
Kali Pizzaro: yes
Kali Pizzaro: for NGT
Kali Pizzaro: powerful folk oppress
Kali Pizzaro: sometimes
Shailey Garfield: so they are hoping that in SL, people would be more free to share their views
Kali Pizzaro: or are perceived
Shailey Garfield: I suggested text
Beth Ghostraven: They might actually feel more free to share in text
Birdie Newcomb: that is a typical experience — but for nooobies, I don’t know
Shailey Garfield: but they said that they would lke to use voice
Kali Pizzaro: yeah if they just have an anon avi and use text
Kali Pizzaro: ok
Claudia13 Rossini: Shailey…..they might feel less free in many instances
Kali Pizzaro: mmm how are they going to save the daya
Kali Pizzaro: data
Kali Pizzaro: ?
Kali Pizzaro: record?
Zotarah Shepherd: In Text it is easier to express without being overrun
Beth Ghostraven: I’m picturing those crime witness videos with the person blurred out and their voice weird-sounding
Kali Pizzaro: lol
Shailey Garfield: The discussions have not progressed to that stage but I guess recording of the audio
Kali Pizzaro: sure
Shailey Garfield: yes, Beth exactly that way
Claudia13 Rossini: oh boy….you could be letting yourself in for TOS problems
Kali Pizzaro: I think the egalitarian part can work wiht anon avi
Kali Pizzaro: but mmmmm
Kali Pizzaro: maybe Claudia
Kali Pizzaro: but it will be through IRB i am sure
Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): (I hate to cut out early – but have to go do cat-herding with another group of students in SL shortly. I leave you all in Kali’s and Iggy’s capable hands!)
Shailey Garfield: could you elaborate , Claudia?
Kali Pizzaro: cheers Grizzla
Shailey Garfield: Thanks, Griz
Shailey Garfield: See you soon, Griz
Zotarah Shepherd: TOS problems?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Thank you Grizzla. We’ll carry on
Beth Ghostraven: Have fun, Grizz
Wrenaria Antiesse: bye Grizz!
Zotarah Shepherd: She poofed
Kali Pizzaro: Think you are pretty solid with TOS Shailey eh?
Kali Pizzaro: terms of service
Claudia13 Rossini: Shailey….is this going to be a bunch working with an affiliated hospital/clinic….and the people being interviewed aware that they are speaking with professionals?
Shailey Garfield: yes, they are specialists in podiatry
Shailey Garfield: spread all over UK
Zotarah Shepherd: I know TOS but what would be the problems?
Zotarah Shepherd: Hello Hobbs!
Shailey Garfield: discussing through the technique which research topics should they be focussing on
hobbs Constantine: Hi Z
Claudia13 Rossini: Recording conversations…in both text and voice….they would need to know that upfront
Shailey Garfield: yes, Claudia
Zotarah Shepherd: Come sit with us Hobbs
Kali Pizzaro: Shailey you will be taking this through research ethics board
Kali Pizzaro: as research
Shailey Garfield: My query was more on how do you change voices?
hobbs Constantine: trying to, lag
Shailey Garfield: in SL?
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Hello Hobbs!
Kali Pizzaro: use voice morph
Kali Pizzaro: communicate
Claudia13 Rossini: just google for voice morphing Shaley
hobbs Constantine: I hope I’m not sitting on someone, I don’t think so
hobbs Constantine: Hi all!
Shailey Garfield: can different avs have different morphed voices?
Claudia13 Rossini: hey Hobbs ltns
Kali Pizzaro: then click voice morph me thinks
Zotarah Shepherd: You are fine Hobbs
Claudia13 Rossini: yes Shailey
Shailey Garfield: Ok, that’s very helpful
Kali Pizzaro: did you hear that
Kali Pizzaro: lol
Shailey Garfield: have people participated in a group where al voices were morphed? was it odd?
Wrenaria Antiesse: there are various voice morph options in SL
Claudia13 Rossini: <—has voice off
Wrenaria Antiesse: a whole list of different ones
Kali Pizzaro: yeah did you hear mine
Shailey Garfield: No, I didn’t Kali
Kali Pizzaro: ?
Kali Pizzaro: ,mmmmm
Birdie Newcomb: I hadn’t seen that before
Claudia13 Rossini: she may not have voice active Kali
Kali Pizzaro: ah you need to pay
Kali Pizzaro: subscribe
Kimmer Jameson: I have to log for an RL meeting but hope to join you again – thanks for letting me join you!
Kali Pizzaro: http://secondlife.com/landing/voicemorphing
Claudia13 Rossini: nice meeting you Kimmer
Wrenaria Antiesse: oh so you do
Birdie Newcomb: Ack, it costs money
Kali Pizzaro: cheers Kimmer
Kali Pizzaro: come again
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Thank you, Kimmer. Check our site later for the transcript
Wrenaria Antiesse: hadn’t noticed that before
Zotarah Shepherd: Bye Kimmer
Claudia13 Rossini: i bet you can find a freebie that will morph voice in SL….
Kali Pizzaro: so you would need to factor that Shailey plus think each individual would need to subscribe
Kali Pizzaro: yeah possible Claudia
Shailey Garfield: Thanks a lot, Kali, Claudia and all. That was helpful. I am sorry if I have taken too much of the group time.
Claudia13 Rossini: try google first….you are using a mic on your own computer….
Kali Pizzaro: not at all
Zotarah Shepherd: Hi Spiff
Claudia13 Rossini: that’s what we do in these meetings Shailey
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Hi Zotarah
Kali Pizzaro: so Spifff thanks for coming
Shailey Garfield: Yes, I have a mike and I will try different morphs available as default in SL viewer
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): and everyone
Kali Pizzaro: fancy telling us about your grant
Birdie Newcomb: Hi Spiff
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): yes, we were talking about your grant
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Oh that is nice to be talked about
Beth Ghostraven: Hi Spiff! They were asking about the project and I”m woefully uniformed
Claudia13 Rossini: we figure a 12 way split would be acceptable (i want new Uggs)
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): hahah
Zotarah Shepherd: Congratulations on your grant Spiff!
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): thank you
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): new Redwings with the full steel shank, Claudia
Claudia13 Rossini: Uggs!
Zotarah Shepherd: Come over and sit with us Spiff
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Thank you
Claudia13 Rossini: prepare to be cross examined
Zotarah Shepherd: You’re welcome.
Birdie Newcomb: tell us about the project
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Well… it is a 3 year grant
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): 150,000
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): It will involve our area schools in Western New York
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Who will sponsor / host the site?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): My work will host the site
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Erie 1 BOCES/ WNYRIC
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): We are a shared services public entity
Zotarah Shepherd: Grants that support new technology for education are kinda rare.
Birdie Newcomb: are /vws part of the plan?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): http://www.wnyric.org/cslo
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): yes
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): This grant is completely for the Virtual Environment
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): it is an Open Sim Environment
Zotarah Shepherd: Wow!
Claudia13 Rossini: that is excellent
Shailey Garfield: Great, Spiff
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Yes… here is some of the website information
Birdie Newcomb: OK, not SL?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): http://bit.ly/theislands
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Very cool. Any links to the hypergrid?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): http://bit.ly/holocaustproject
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Well… we are hoping to offer hypergridding
Zotarah Shepherd: That is also encouraging for the rest of us who use VWs for teaching.
Zotarah Shepherd: Hypergriding is fun. There is so much out there.
Kali Pizzaro: ?hypergridding but not to SL obv
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Yes… well… I was hoping on a wing and a prayer to get the funding
Claudia13 Rossini: a leak in the dam….yeah
Beth Ghostraven: It will also be a good example for us to use when talking about VWs
Kali Pizzaro: fab
Shailey Garfield: exactly, Beth. I was also thinking the same.
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I am also working on a Professional development piece that is a MOOC
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): We have had our first teachers run through it and it was a big success as far as I am concerned
Claudia13 Rossini: what are you intending to ‘build? as in, campus?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I am hoping to offer the next session to anyone
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): so that any teacher may attend
Kali Pizzaro: great how many completed
Zotarah Shepherd: When will the project be running for students or is it already Spiff?
Kali Pizzaro: and how many on it
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): It is ready to go
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): there are other components that are in development
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): the other project is called the “Heir of the King
Beth Ghostraven: David was talking earlier about this [11:59] David Stack (richmedia): Thought one of our Profs was going do use a VW in next semester’s “DIGITAL STORYTELLING & ROLE-PLAYING”[11:59] David Stack (richmedia): Instead, “Using a wiki, students will populate with people to meet, places to find, and things to discover, which will then be plotted onto a Google map.”
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): it is a medieval roleplay
Beth Ghostraven: Oh AWESOME!!!
Beth Ghostraven: Sorry, I just love medieval history SO much more than modern
Birdie Newcomb: game of thrones?
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Well it works like “Clue”
Claudia13 Rossini: (has very fancy medieval bed)
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Students in their roles must try to figure out who the “Heir of the King” is
Zotarah Shepherd: I would love to see that Spiff. I did Medieval RP with teens on the Teen grid
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): You are who I need to collaborate with then
Beth Ghostraven: Send us links pls?
Claudia13 Rossini: oh, we want pics too, laughs
Zotarah Shepherd: I would be interested in helping with that.
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I need some guidance to make sure I am on the right track
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I’d be honored
Beth Ghostraven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEeBXSvSMvM
Claudia13 Rossini: all i can provide is furniture
Birdie Newcomb: I know an armorer
Zotarah Shepherd: Please publish a paper so I can cite it in my Thesis. *grins*
Kali Pizzaro: Caludia dont be commiting to anything lol
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): This is wonderful news. I’ve hoped for the same sort of outcome with the Usher Project in SL and Jokaydia Grid
Claudia13 Rossini: lol, already made stuff….which Iggy has copies of
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): RP for educational ends
Zotarah Shepherd: I love to build
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Claudia is a wonderful builder as you can see
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): Any little help would be greatly appreciated
Zotarah Shepherd: Claudia is an awesome builder
Beth Ghostraven: I can provide the noob perspective, as usual
Beth Ghostraven: laughs
hobbs Constantine: that’s an understatement @Claudia, she is amazing
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): And your expert advice on Cakes right Beth?
Beth Ghostraven: haha yes, and ice cream
Claudia13 Rossini: i do actually have a lot of stock that i can export Spiff
Shailey Garfield: I think hat Beth/you said about students interacting on the wiki alongside OPenSim interactions…
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): For those of you who don’t know Beth, cleaned up at the SIGVE Trivia night
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): it was about Cakes
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): That is wonderful Claudia
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Claudia, what viewer do you use to export content?
Shailey Garfield: I will be happy share my experiences of having wiki for students
Claudia13 Rossini: lol, Rainbow 1.22
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I used Imprudence for Usher in J’Grid
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I would be happy to set any educator here up with a free educator account
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): It will give you access to the Anne Frank Build
Shailey Garfield: I will also be happy to help with the evaluations – so how effective has been the initiatives for students?
Beth Ghostraven: jumps up, waving hand
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): the Heir of the king etc.
Claudia13 Rossini: but i think i can actually pass OAR files
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): If you got to the website: http://bit.ly/theislands
Beth Ghostraven: *hand
Zotarah Shepherd: I have been making and stockpiling textures for building on other grids.
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): there is a tab for signing up
Kali Pizzaro: bet you are glad you came Spiff
Kali Pizzaro: wooo sings – the power of vwer
Kali Pizzaro: 1 min folks
Kali Pizzaro: any burning thoughts
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): Yes, and Spiff’s project segues into next week: “Tell Santa: What Simulation Would Do YOU Want in STEM, the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences?”
Beth Ghostraven: great topic!
Claudia13 Rossini: (i only have 50+ gigs of textures)
Kali Pizzaro: eh mmm might want to review that
Iggy (ignatius.onomatopoeia): I’ll play Santa
Kali Pizzaro: oh ok re read
Kali Pizzaro: so Hobbs you got something to share
Spiff (spiff.whitfield): I am glad I came… I usually can’t make these meetings… but I stumbled happily into today… so I thank you
hobbs Constantine: Yes, thanks Kali
Zotarah Shepherd: You have lots of support with us Spiff
Kali Pizzaro: excellent then you can come and tell us how it all went at a later date
hobbs Constantine: I am conducting a study on the effect of VWs on science inquiry skills. I am seeking participants that have had an avatar for at least 5 weeks. The research is 3 activities, 1) pretest, 2) some basic genetics work at Genome Island and 3) posttest. It should take ~1 hour and pays $500L. Please contact your students and consider participating yourself. The link to start and give consent is https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7HbN-uLIFSqaGVPWDljTW9zYlU
Beth Ghostraven: Hobbs, what ages?
hobbs Constantine: I’m working on my PhD thanks in large part to friends made here at VWER.
hobbs Constantine: @Beth between 18 and 65
Kali Pizzaro: woop me too
hobbs Constantine: Z my buddy!
Zotarah Shepherd: I’d be glad to do that Hobbs.
hobbs Constantine: Thanks Kali
Zotarah Shepherd: smiles