Ilan Tochner on Using Kitely Virtual Worlds on Demand for Immersive Courseware

Learning2gether Episode 62

Ilan Tochner was all set to give us a variation on his presentation from the recent Moodle Moot Virtual Conference:Using Kitely Virtual Worlds on Demand for Immersive Courseware

View the event description and WiZiQ recording from MMVC11 here:

What was this about?

The idea is to enable educators to imagine it and then do it, but not be limited to an existing virtual world.  You do this by creating a file in OAR format which you can save on your computer and load in your browser or share. You pay with Kitely credits.  Sign in with Facebook, and you can make your world accessible to anyone on the Internet or just people who are part of a particular Facebook group.  These members can get into your world via their facebook accounts.  I’m not clear on how payment is made, but you pay for the time you spend in the world, and apparently so does everyone else (not necessarily the creator of the world).  This seems to be an idea to make virtual environments easy and accessible for teachers and their students, and also of a way to monetize such environments.

What happened?

Ilan kindly agreed to give us his presentation Aug 28 at 18:00 GMT.  At the usual time for these talks, 13:00 GMT, half a dozen people had appeared at TappedIn unaware of the late start (it had been announced but not noticed).  Then when Ilan finally came online at 18:00 there were only he and I at Elluminate so we decided to reschedule for the following week at an earlier time. We  rescheduled for 12:30 GMT so as to finish by 13:30 and allow Ilan time to be where he needs to be at 14:00 GMT.

On our second attempt Ilan had an emergency he had to deal with and he was not able to join us on that day. Although we were not able to connect with Ilan via Learning2gether, we have his WiZiQ presentation recording.



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