Attended a one-hour remote work event held in VirBELA Open Campus.
Topic was “How to work with your team remotely while improving collaboration and accountability.”
Speaker was Glenn Sanford, CEO of eXp, a company whose employees work online in a VirBELA Business Campus.
There were 165 attending as VirBELA avatars and 56 watching on the YouTube stream.
Speaker, voice, slides, and sound were good. The audience asked questions via text chat and a new “Slido” web app that Glenn was testing. The audience interacted with each other in text and occasional voice.
VirBELA provides basic options for residents to personalize their avatars viz. skin color, hair color, formal attire or casual attire, and glasses or not. Each avatar has a viewable Profile with room to add bio and links as desired.
You can see the recorded conference at How to Work with Your Team Remotely with Glenn Sanford: Tools, Technologies & Accountability.
VirBELA info is at About VirBELA.
eXp info is at About eXp World Holdings, Inc.
Slido info is at Slido.
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If you haven’t been in Second Life recently (and who hasn’t) you’d be amazed on checking in again at the explosion of themed regions. This one was built single-handed by (looks at notes) Marion Ker Logan (nee NellyMoody Resident) in honor of her mother and heritage.
I usually scoff at roleplay because reasons however the Story Teller had me back to the days of Baba Yaga on looks alone (see first pictures). I also scoffed in advance at being asked in advance to wear period attire which I did anyway because Virtual Pioneers has period attire available gratis at their HQ.
And THEN I saw Cychwynn’s and others’ period attire and was awed and envious. Virtual Pioneers runs a nice program and the region builds, owners, and guides are outstanding.
Attended the Virtual Environments Networking conference held 29-Feb-2020 in the VirBELA Open Campus and was impressed with the content and the venue. Content focus was virtual reality technology used for K-12, University, and Workplace learning.
This is the first time I’ve seen Open Campus in a live fire conferencing exercise. Early in the presentation schedule my browser pinged and I found that one of the other attendees had checked my LinkedIn profile. I returned the compliment and sent a connect invite. I mentioned this in voice during a conference break and before you knew it there was a flurry of LI connects going off all over the place.
VirBELA venue information is available from the VirBELA Open Campus page. Our venue host was Natalia.
Conference organizer information is available from the About ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and VEN (Virtual Environment Network) pages. My conference organizer contact was Spiff.
Presenter biographies, materials links, and videos of the presentations are available from the VEN Conference Schedule page.
Attended the Autumn 2019 class presentations of Technological University Dublin’s Virtual Environments: Is One Life Enough? course taught in Second Life®.
Four teams presented on various aspects of the topic Future Work. To reach this objective they were required to work collaboratively online, including the difficulty of arranging to meet, the challenge of holding useful discussion, dividing the workload and so on.
The course is challenging—take a look at the expected outcomes:
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
. Access online communities and virtual environments.
. Employ your own online virtual identity.
. Manage the reputation of your personal brand.
. Engage collaboratively in a cross-cultural online environment.
. Identify appropriate online tools to facilitate and enhance online communication.
. Explain how convention and regulation underpin successful virtual communities.
. Create original online content.
. Differentiate between personal gain and professional responsibility.
You can read a summary at https://virtualenvironmentsmodule.com/