Thursday, February 12, 2015
Today, Thursday Feb. 12th
1pm SLT/Pacific Time
A roundtable discussion on the current state of education in opensim and how to improve it. An agenda of questions will be provided, but only minimal moderation will occur.
Some of the questions that will be covered:
What are the biggest challenges of virtual world education?
What in-world tools are available to aid instructional settings?
Are there outside tools that would be helpful to virtual world instruction?
How can we advertise education events?
This discussion will be conducted in text chat. Voice will not be available.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Never tried roleplaying sims before? Interested in what to expect and some basics on getting started? Join me for an introduction to roleplaying class, along with lots of resources for further involvement.
Introduction to Roleplaying
Today, February 5, 1:00 PM SLT/Pacific Time
Hypergrid Academy on Kitely
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Using Templates in Photoshop: An Introduction to Photoshop
January 29th (Today)
1pm SLT/Pacific Time
Instructor: Roswenthe Blackwell
Hypergrid Academy Campus
Today's Virtual Learning Series class is an introduction to Photoshop and using templates to create clothing for virtual worlds.
Photoshop Creative Cloud will be used. No experience is necessary.
To download Photoshop Creative Cloud for a free month trial (no credit card required):
Free full permission templates for a T-shirt and socks are included.
Download the socks template:
Download Robin Wood T-shirt template:
(I added a layer to Robin's template, but her templates can be found at:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
You can find the resources for all past Virtual Learning Series classes at the Virtual Learning Series dome at the Hypergrid Academy central location on Kitely.
The hypergrid address is grid.kitely.com:8002:Hypergrid Academy
Other free resources will be offered which correspond with class packets.
The next Virtual Learning Series class is Thursday, January 29th, at 1pm SLT/Pacific Time.
The topic is "Using Templates in Photoshop".
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Dress to look like the NPC you want to make. Pack it all in your suitcase. Go to Nara's Nook. I will bring the scripts, the tricks, and a cute little NPC kitty for everyone to take home and make on their own grid.
Today, January 18th, 12:00 Noon Pacific/SL Time
Instructor: Nara Malone
Hypergrid address: world.narasnook.com:8900
If on Kitely, jump to Hypergrid Academy and take the portal.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Don't forget! Creating and Managing NPCs, lead by Nara M, will be on Sunday, January 18th from 12 - 2pm Pac/SL time on Nara's Nook grid
January 15Navigating the Hypergrid
Come get some tips on jumping around in the hypergrid, along with some resources on where to find locations to visit.
January 22Creating Communities in Virtual Worlds
A Virtual Learning Series open discussion on community creation in virtual worlds.
January 29Photoshop Clothing Creation
A Virtual Learning Series class on basic clothing creation in Photoshop. Free shirt and sock templates will be included.
February 5Introduction to Roleplaying
An introduction to basic roleplaying skills and character creation in virtual worlds.
A roundtable panel on education in virtual worlds. Guest panelists!