3 virtual environment platforms that inspire learning
By Ann Cudworth
Congratulations to Dr. Lazaros Papadopoulos for his recent publication
Ustream recordings (right click and open in new tab/page)
Login-URI: http://vibe.bio-se.info:9000 Registration Web Interface: just put URI in Grid manager and registration is splash page Grid Name: vibe Hypergrid Address: vibe.bio-se.info:9000:VIBE
Biological Interactive Objects for Science Education (BIO-SE) (now called Virtual Islands for Biology Education - VIBE) is a collaboration to create learning tools in virtual worlds. What differentiates this effort is that lesson plans and walk-throughs are being created to allow students to navigate through the virtual environment and object manipulation requiring minimal expertise or training in using the VW software. With a land grant from the Fashion Research Institute, BIO-SE was organized to create modular learning lessons in the area of biology on the OpenSim-based ScienceSim. We have now created our own hypergrid to improve our ability to collaborate and make our builds directly accessible to more people. Please see individual User pages for more information on group members and for their specific inworld activities.
Amongst others, the following is a list of more important builds created by BIO-SE and associates.
Congratulations to our double machinima winner Dragan Lakic VWBPE 2013 Film and Machinima Awards: 2nd Place Father and Son Explore 3D Virtual Worlds Beyond the Stage http://youtu.be/n2NAOujGrVc and VWBPE 2013 Poster Awards: 3rd Place A Real-Time Interactive 3D Virtual Retail World http://youtu.be/sLvpZuW7558
video of our presentation The Fantastic Voyage of Converting to OpenSim for Biology and Archaeology Education
We run our own HyperGrid that is becoming our main building area and for future class use. Details for how to access and become a member can be found on our HyperGrid page. The connection details for the BIO-SE grid are the following:
Login-URI: http://vibe.bio-se.info:9000 Grid Name: vibe Hypergrid Address: vibe.bio-se.info:9000:VIBE
If you are experiencing problems with the hypergrid, please check the FAQ page where we provide hints and pointers for visitors and grid owners.
For builders, the resources page lists freely available resources such as basic scripts, textures, animations, sounds, terrain files, as well as full builds that can be imported or loaded as IARs or OARs onto your grids.
VIBE - Main region has teleporters to associated servers: Genome Island, Global Health/South Africa Traveler, Project Alexandria, Nova Archaeology, BIOME, and a Showcase Grid. There are teleporters to other educational or science grids as well. A shopping region based on Linda Kellie OARs is present as well.
In order to minimize bloat in our hyprgrid setup, each Builder also gets their own independent but linked hypergrid. VIBE has a main hub area that allows easy travel between them.
|Project Name||Description||Hypergrid Coordinates||Wifi Page|
|Nova Archeology||This grid is run by Nova Saunders||nova.bio-se.info:9000:Nova||hypergrid only|
|Genome Islands||These regions are run by Max Chatnoir||genome.bio-se.info:9000:Huxley||Genome*|
|BIOME||This region is run by Clowey Greenwood||biome.bio-se.info:9000:BIOME||hypergrid only|
|Repository of Knowledge||This is a public library.||repo.bio-se.info:9000:Repository of Knowledge||[ hypergrid only|
|Global Health||This grid is run by Rachel Gloedu||globalhealth.bio-se.info:9000:Tropical||Global Health**|
|Africa Traveler||Learn about Global Health in Africa.||africatraveler.bio-se.info:9000:AfricaTraveler||hypergrid only|
|Showcase and Sandbox Grid||Interesting publically available OARs are loaded up||showcase.bio-se.info:9000:Showcase||hypergrid only|
|Sandbox Regions||4 regions of public sandboxes||showcase.bio-se.info:9000:Sandbox SW||hypergrid only|
|Tooth Fairy||Pediatric Dentistry Training simulation||toothfairy.bio-se.info:9000:erietta||Tooth Fairy**|
*registration by invite or permission of Grid Admin **no public registrations