IOLE Class Presentations Autumn 2019

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/

Technological University Dublin’s Virtual Environments: Is One Life Enough? classroom in Second Life ®.
Collaborative team presentations on Future Work. Yes, one team presents as dog🐕 avatars—their blogs explain why😊.

Partnership Team Building Autumn 2019

Partnership Team Building Autumn 2019 documents the presentation given 10-Oct-2019 as part of Technological University Dublin’s Virtual Environments: Is One Life Enough? credit-bearing course taught twice yearly at its Second Life campus.

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Partnership Team Building Movie

Online Collaboration Tips for the Tech-Savvy @ Dublin Institute of Technology in Second Life

Always a pleasure to guest lecture for “Is One Life Enough” at Dublin Institute of Technology’s campus in Second Life. Course module information is at https://virtualenvironmentsmodule.com/

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1. Guest Lecturer, Sitearm Madonna
2. Dean of Arts and Tourism, John O’Connor, addressing students
3. Facilitator, Locks Aichi, chatting with Sitearm and John

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Better eco-living literacy through games?

City-building simulation games update!

SimCity_2013_screenshotSimCity 2013
Likes:
– price – $29.99 complete mac/pc downloadable edition from Origin
– multiplayer capability: you can open a region with multiple cities, distributed among you as “mayor” or open to your friends as fellow mayors. Either way you can exchange services so that individual cities can specialize.
  + can be played online or standalone your choice
– simplified utility system: electricity, water, sewage are automatically delivered via roads
Wishes:
– individual city sizes are limited – if you want to go mega you have to go regional

Cities_skylines_screenshotCities Skylines 2015
Likes:
– price – $29.99 complete mac/pc/linux downloadable edition from Steam
– tons of free add-on mods, which: a) keep on growing, and b) include terrain maps of selected real cities
– map/terrain editor (see above re real cities)
Wishes:
– you can only play standalone

Both
Likes:
– graphics
– design freedom (e.g., infinite money vs. budget constrained)
– exploring and optimizing eco-living options (e.g., dirty vs. clean industry; electricity, garbage, sewage options; traffic)
– tons of tutorials/demos/play throughs on YouTube
– the possibility for us to become eco-living literate through playing or watching or commenting or all of the above these simulations
Wishes:
– keep linking up with the incredible 3d content and state-of-the-art user interfaces used on simulations, such as Wargaming, and real world services, such as Google Earth

Pic/Info Credits
SimCity 2013
Cities Skylines 2015

ArcheAge (10x) and SwordArtOnline (1x)

You can play ArcheAge for free online, if you download and install it. It is both a “theme park” and/or a “sand box” live single and/or multiplayer game. You will learn and/or risk experiencing and/or enjoying “being lost” in a virtual world, where you may build/conquer/craft/solo/team. Sweet!

You can also watch SwordArtOnline, if you have a NetFlix (not free) account, and watch the episodes. What would happen if you signed up for an online single and/or multiplayer game that you could not log out from and if your physical life depended on your virtual survival?

Both virtual worlds I find worth watching:
. ArcheAge requires frequent computer interaction
. SAO requires minimal computer interaction

Either way, may you choose how you play and continue!