Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Poe Flies a Kite in Kitely
Location: Writing Annual Report (grrrr)
AJ Kelton has planned a field-trip to the on-demand virtual worlds host Kitely, and to test how it works we uploaded an OAR file from Jokaydia Grid. Not everything has rezzed yet, but that Kitely can support OAR uploads from other grids is a game-changer.
The picture is of AJ's avatar on Kitely.
What a timely application for educators. For a very low cost for a few avatars, we can run simulations when needed. Most of the work I do now does not require a persistent world that is empty when no one logs on. And I don't plan to send students into large social worlds since my current assignments do not envision that sort of engagement. I do, however, want them to use premade avatars for literary work in an immersive setting.
Special thanks to AJ Kelton for experimenting with this. I will provide a full report on my work in Kitely next month.