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Building the virtual university from the ground up
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Download realXtend Viewer 0.42 Free - Create virtual worlds with this application - Softpedia

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New high for OpenSim grids, smaller grids attract users – Hypergrid Business | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it

New high for OpenSim grids, smaller grids attract users – Hypergrid Business | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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James OReilly's comment, October 16, 2011 11:59 PM
Hypergrid Business statistics from Maria Korolov remain a waste of time to look at:

1. Take a look at the waving curve of rising and falling ghost town sims. At least, smart OSgrid regularily deletes their numbers by 20-25% every quarter. The other grid operators indicate nothing.

2. The term “Sim” remains undefined and statistically indiscrete. The category of Standalone Quad-sims and Infinite regions only underline this fuzziness related to ghost town sims.

3. From a mathematical viewpoint, the validity of the statistic has no value due to lack of statistical error of margin. Alone the mere estimate of 20-25% of rise and fall from OSgrid indicates that the confidence level ranges at 75-80% and is dropping if you include the error of margin from other grid operators.

4. As to the dubious sample of grid operators themselves, no quality criteria or benchmarking is implemented.

Come out of the shadows Maria Korolov and provide a better statistical approach than merely body-counting the rise and fall of ghost town sims.

For the purpose of hypergrid businesses, Maria Korolov’s dubious statistical approach is a dis-service for Opensim.

Compliance with DMCA and the Online Shopping Assistant remain to be minimum entry & registration requirements for any legitimate statistic of hypergrid business use.

Question: What does a service provider have to do in order to qualify for DMCA Safe Harbor protection?
http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca512/faq.cgi#QID129

Endorsed by 27 government consumer protection agencies:

Online Shopping Assistant
http://www.econsumer.gov/english/resources/shopping-assistant-text.shtm

Beyond the above due diligent compliances, legitimate entry & registration requirements for the bona fide Contract Capability of Grid Operators needs assessment, especially with regard to:

Implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implied_covenant_of_good_faith_and_fair_dealing
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VWBPE 2012 - Informational Meeting

VWBPE 2012 - Informational Meeting | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Looking forward to an Epic VWBPE 2012!


Join us to learn how you can participate in this innovative immersive virtual conference for educators using or interested in using virtual worlds to support learning.
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vAcademia

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Any form of training sessions - lectures, seminars, trainings, discussion groups - are possible in the classrooms vAcademia. All classes can be saved in a 3D-recording.

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heraldic's comment, October 15, 2011 5:32 AM
It seems like a really first virtual world with 3D recording ability. Great!
Daniel's comment, October 15, 2011 2:42 PM
Really nice graphics! thumb up
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Direct Messaging comes to my.secondlife.com | Living in the Modem ...

Direct Messaging comes to my.secondlife.com | Living in the Modem ... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Linden Lab, again with little or notification, have added a new feature to my.secondlife.com – Direct Messaging. The new feature allows you to send personal messages to your friends via your and their Web Profiles.
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Ethics and Virtual Worlds - RezEd

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On the GoodPlay Project, headed up by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, we've been conducting in-depth interviews with 15-25 year-old… (#Ethics and #VirtualWorlds by Sam Gilbert (including #tips to help #students)
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Educators Still Turning To Second Life » Ciaran Laval

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Ilan Tochner (Kitely) about a one click future for virtual worlds

Ilan Tochner, the CEO and founder of Kitely, explains how he works on a one click future for virtual worlds. He participated at the MetaMeets 2011 conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Amazon.com: Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds (PB) (Research in Management Education and Development) (9781607523772): Charles Wankel, Shaun Malleck: Books

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How to communicate better in virtual worlds | KurzweilAI

How to communicate better in virtual worlds | KurzweilAI | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Mapping real-world motions to self-animated virtual avatars, using body tracking to communicate a wide range of gestures, helps people communicate better (How to communicate better in virtual worlds http://t.co/KKvhIakx...
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Virtual Galleries How do new media technologies influence livelihood and arts participation in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia? | jokaydia Virtual Worlds and Games Links! ...

Virtual Galleries How do new media technologies influence livelihood and arts participation in remote communities of the Northern Territory of Australia? | jokaydia Virtual Worlds and Games Links! ... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
HOW DO NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES INFLUENCE LIVELIHOOD AND ARTS PARTICIPATION IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA?
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Amazon.com: Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual (Human-Computer Interaction Series) (9781848828247): William Sims Bainbridge: Books

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Intel Simulator Turns Disaster Preparedness Into a Game

Intel Simulator Turns Disaster Preparedness Into a Game | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
A new technology helps people and governments simulate disasters from the safety of multiplayer virtual worlds.
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Amazon.com: Working Through Synthetic Worlds (9780754677123): C.A.P. Smith, Kenneth W. Kisiel, Jeffrey G. Morrison, C. A. P. Smith: Books

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BlogHUD : Get a Second Life Blog - Second Life blogging community network and tools

BlogHUD : Get a Second Life Blog - Second Life blogging community network and tools | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
New POST in 20 min 『blogHUD : : blogging from Second Life』 Sim is NOT Closed 07:21 am http://t.co/4KOE9qMn #slfeed...
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On the fly 3D surface reconstruction: KinectFusion

Virtual worlds news from an Australian perspective since 2006...
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New OpenSim release includes mesh, other improvements – Hypergrid Business

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Coming Soon: Big User Interface Changes to Second Life!

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Big changes are coming soon to Second Life's much-debated, much-derided user interface, according to Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble, who recently stopped by the popular Second Life user forum SL Universe to mention this ...
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Faster World Startups, Less Server Lag and Faster Rez Times | Kitely Blog | Metaverse NewsWatch | Scoop.it

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Explore the History of the Ancient World

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Heritage Key brings you into the realm of King Tut with a exciting virtual experience of life in ancient times. Enjoy learning about the past in a totally new way. (Interested in virtual worlds but don't want to jump into Second Life?
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Sept. 29, 2011: Mesh ... - Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable

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VWER Meeting Transcripts by Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at www.vwer.org. VWER Oct 6, 2011 ...
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Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International Schools, presentation given at TechEx 2011 Conference in Bangkok.
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Kinect Project Merges Real and Virtual Worlds - Technology Review

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Kitely moves assets to Amazon cloud – Hypergrid Business

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