Transcript of the Nonprofit Commons Meeting with Paul Preibisch / Fire Centaur of Avatar Classroom on June 8, 2012

What follows is an unedited transcript of the Nonprofit Commons meeting held on June 9, 2012. Read on for the full transcript….

Nonprofit Commons Meeting

June 8, 2012, 8:30 AM PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


[08:32] JerryBuchko: yes, good mornings all around πŸ™‚

[08:32] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, sorry that we didn’t broadcast the announcements through the usual channels this week. We are having some rough spots with the transition, but we’ll be back in full glory next week, with all announcements etc

[08:33] Buffy Beale: sounds good Glitter

[08:33] Tuty Inkpen: Hi Glitter and Buffy!

[08:33] Glitteractica Cookie: Zinnia is here and ready to take on the community management duties and we’re here to help her

[08:33] Buffy Beale: Hiya Tuty πŸ™‚

[08:33] Glitteractica Cookie: Hi Donna

[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone for helping me along!

[08:34] Tuty Inkpen: Congrats Zinnia!

[08:34] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, with that…

[08:34] Buffy Beale: yay Z!

[08:34] HB Eternal: Fridays will now be color coded – right Zin?

[08:34] Parhelion Palou: First order of business … paint everything orange
[08:34] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[08:34] Buffy Beale: Buffy Bye, Bridges for Women, Victoria BC Canada, @bridges4women

[08:34] Glitteractica Cookie: Will you please say your real life name, nonprofit org affiliation, location in the physical world, URL, twitter handle and anything else you care to share?

[08:34] Buffy Beale: oooo darn sorry

[08:34] HB Eternal: Harold W Becker, The Love Foundation, Florida, @lovefoundation

[08:34] Chayenn: Monique Richert, Protect Yourself 1, Inc ., Baltimore , MD, PY1.US, , @PY1US

[08:34] Panny Bakerly: Jeanne Booth, Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, NY; @FrptHisSoc

[08:35] Zinnia Zauber: Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance, Sequim, Olympic Peninsula, Washington. @renneemiko

[08:35] Parhelion Palou: Walt Whitman, TechSoup contractor & generic volunteer, north of Baltimore, MD, no website, never a twitter

[08:35] Jenelle Levenque: Bruce Hestley, Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH,

[08:35] Ethelred Weatherwax: Dave Dexter, Neenah Historical Society, Wisconsin USA

[08:35] alebez: Ale Bezdikian, Online Community Coordinator, TechSoup, SF .Ca. @TechSoup, @alebez

[08:35] Glitteractica Cookie: Susan Tenby, Online Community and Social Media Director, TechSoup, San Francisco, CA USA @techsoup @suzboop

[08:35] Sister Abeyante: Sister Patrice Colletti, SDS Milwaukee, WI *** @SisterAbeyante *** @TechTips4Usds *** as well as a volunteer with Virtual Ability, Inc.

[08:35] Tuty Inkpen: Donna Marie Johnson, Social Networking Mentor and President of WAHMs WIN community-benefit and advocacy organization to help reduce poverty for women in Atlanta – @WWAHHMpreneur Connect with me at

[08:35] jacmacaire Humby: Hi everyone

[08:35] Dancers Yao: Kara Bennett, Elder Voices, Los Angeles, CA Health Care and Human Rights

[08:35] Zotarah Shepherd: BEACH College, Santa Rosa, CA

[08:35] Buffy Beale: hi jac πŸ™‚

[08:35] bulaklak: Michael DeLong, Online Community Manager, TechSoup, @TechSoup, @MichaelDeLongSF, San Francisco,

[08:35] JANLyssa Serenity: Lyssa Rowan, Job Accommodation Network, Morgantown WV, @JANatJAN

[08:35] jacmacaire Humby: Hi Buffy

[08:36] Ricken Flow: Ricky Davis, San Antonio, TX USA, @dyverse_steele DJ, hiv/aids peer support

[08:36] Adalace Jewell: Corine Van Hellemont, RoSa Library Brussels, Belgium. @adalace

[08:36] In Kenzo: Evonne Heyning in Los Angeles for a few more days – @amoration

[08:36] jacmacaire Humby: Jacques Macaire HUMANBE Action Tank and Council on Sustainable Development France and International @Humanbe

[08:36] JerryBuchko: Jerry Buchko | Private Practice (Personal Finance Counseling, Coaching, & Tutoring via Telepresence) | Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA | | @jerrybuchko

[08:36] Glitteractica Cookie: WB creech, it’s been a while

[08:37] Creech Antwerp: Thanks

[08:37] Ronnie Rhode: Denise Harrison, The Garden for the Missing, and SLURL Remora (203,148,21), Project Jason, assistance for families of the missing,

[08:37] Mimika Bracula: Mimika Panagiotarou, postgraduated student in Greece and volunteer and first time

[08:37] Buffy Beale: wow Creech I’ll say, great to see you!

[08:37] Glitteractica Cookie: Can someone post the links to the places to find us btw meetings

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Did everyone get a chance to introduce themselves?

[08:37] Buffy Beale: yay Mimika!

[08:37] Jenelle Levenque: Welcome Mimika

[08:37] Zinnia Zauber: Here are the many ways to can get involved with the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life:

Nonprofit Commons blog:



Google Group:

Google Calendar:


About TechSoup:

Weekly Networking Event: Wharf Ratz, Aloft, Tuesdays, 7-9pm SLT
Aloft Nonprofit Commons (168,223,23)

Monthly Networking Event (3rd Thursday): Common Ground, Plush, 5PM-7PM SLT
Plush Nonprofit Commons (128,229,26)

[08:38] Rhiannon Chatnoir is Joyce Bettencourt, Boston area, creative gal for, soon to be grad student at @SingularityU & this fall community manager here at @NPSL – & @RhiannonSLU

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: Sorry, that is a long list. lol

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: We post that list every week

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: Does someone have our list

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: But, great ways of how you can connect with the Nonprofit Commons online and inworld.

[08:38] bulaklak: Someone already posted it

[08:38] Zinnia Zauber: I posted it.

[08:38] Glitteractica Cookie: oh i missed that

[08:39] Glitteractica Cookie: any more introductions

[08:39] Buffy Beale: lol surprised it didn’t light up your screen Glitter

[08:39] Buffy Beale: like it did mine πŸ™‚

[08:39] Eme Capalini: Eme Capalini, Virtual Ability

[08:39] Glitteractica Cookie: nope, the trees in the background are going crazy and flashing so something is odd with my viewer today

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: Any final introductions for the final group?

[08:40] Glitteractica Cookie: OK, with that, Zinnia… take it away

[08:40] Rhiannon Chatnoir has had that issue before too.. the linden trees that flicker into focus and then not again

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!

[08:41] Kali Idziak: Jessica Dally, Springwire (new name!) seattle, WA

TechSoup Announcements

[08:41] Zinnia Zauber: It is time for our TechSoup Announcements!

[08:41] bulaklak: Hi, gentle people! Always a pleasure to be here on a Friday.

[08:42] bulaklak: We have an exciting new hire on our team whom I hope you will meet soon. Here name is Bea Dominguez and she will be collecting stories of technology being used in mission-based work (you know, that TechSoup kinda thing.) So . . . get your stories ready for her because she will stop by now and again and want to hear them from you.

[08:43] bulaklak: We have a few great events coming up in the next few weeks.
[08:43] bulaklak: If you ever wanted to know how nonprofits can really benefit from social media, now is your chance.
[08:43] bulaklak: In a free webinar on June 20 co-produced with Eventbrite and Social Media for Nonprofits
[08:43] bulaklak: We’re really excited about this one
[08:44] bulaklak: And here is ye olde link. Please register!
[08:44] bulaklak:
[08:44] bulaklak: A few other webinars coming up . . .
[08:44] bulaklak: One is going to show you how to be a spreasheet wizard. I know you all love spreadsheets. That one is on June 14 and here is the link
[08:45] bulaklak:

[08:45] In Kenzo: Come….webinar….with… It’s a great way to learn quickly!

[08:45] bulaklak: And finally on June 21, we have a webinar on fundraising. An always-important topic for mission-based orgs.
[08:45] bulaklak:
[08:45] bulaklak: Oops, sorry that is the same link
[08:45] bulaklak: Here is the other one!
[08:46] bulaklak:
[08:46] bulaklak: And speaking of events
[08:46] bulaklak: (last announcement I swear)
[08:46] bulaklak: If *you* have a nonprofit tech related event you want to share with our community
[08:47] bulaklak: Please add it to this Upcoming calendar
[08:47] bulaklak:
[08:47] bulaklak: We stream this calendar in a few places on the TechSoup site, so our community sees these events
[08:47] bulaklak: It’s also a great place to find events in your area!
[08:47] bulaklak: Thanks, folks. Have a great day!

[08:48] Buffy Beale: thanks bulaklak these look great

[08:48] In Kenzo: Thanks Bukalak!

[08:48] JerryBuchko: thanks bulaklak!

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Super, thank you bulaklak!

Mentors Central

[08:48] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, now it is time for Mentors Central

[08:49] bulaklak: Yay, Mentors!

[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: If you don’t know about the Mentors… I want you to meet them.
[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: The NPC Mentors are here to help you and share information.
[08:49] Zinnia Zauber: Can the Mentors please say Hi to everyone?

[08:50] Tuty Inkpen: Hi Mentors! *waving* Thanks for all you do.

[08:50] Jenelle Levenque waving

[08:50] talkwithmarie: helo everyone:) gtsy all!

[08:50] Zinnia Zauber: The Mentors meet after this meeting, but they are also here for you anytime.

[08:50] Sister Abeyante: Is there a list somewhere?

[08:50] Parhelion Palou: It’s in a locked file cabinet under the sim

[08:51] talkwithmarie: hehe

[08:51] JerryBuchko: lol

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: We use Mentors Central as a means to share with info that will make your time inworld successful.
[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: hehe

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Yes, Sister, I think we are updating our list on the wiki.

[08:51] Sister Abeyante: Excellent

[08:51] Zinnia Zauber: Right now I am the chair, so you can always contact me.

[08:51] Buffy Beale: hi everyone

[08:52] Zotarah Shepherd: Hi Buffy

[08:52] Zinnia Zauber: Next week I will talk about IP RIghts.

[08:53] Buffy Beale: πŸ™‚

[08:53] HB Eternal: Z is more a sofa than a chair – she brings everyone together

[08:53] JerryBuchko: hey Buffy

[08:53] Buffy Beale: lol HB

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: lol Thanks, HB.

[08:53] Zinnia Zauber: I also wanted to take this moment to let you know that NPC will be part of the Second Life 9 Birthday Celebration.

[08:54] Zinnia Zauber: Are there any other orgs doing that event?

[08:54] talkwithmarie: yay!

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: I am looking for that link…
[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: We will showcase our “Wishes Granted” project at the celebration.

[08:55] Ricken Flow:

[08:55] Zinnia Zauber: So I want to say thank you to everyone for your support on that.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: THank you, Ricken.

[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: One more thing for Mentor Central, please share with us what you want to learn.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: We have a great group of educators and we want to use their brains.
[08:56] Zinnia Zauber: Brains….

Paul Preibisch / Fire Centaur of Avatar Classroom with SLOODLE

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Now I would like to introduce our main speaker.
[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Fire, can you please join me up here?

[08:57] Fire Centaur: sure
[08:57] Fire Centaur: Im coming

[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you
[08:57] Zinnia Zauber: This is Paul Preibisch / Fire Centaur of Avatar Classroom .

[08:58] bulaklak: Welcome, Fire!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Quick bio of Fire

[08:58] Buffy Beale: yay Fire!

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Paul Preibisch graduated from Simon Fraser University in Computing Science. He spent 5 years teaching English in South Korea, and is now living in Tokyo Japan, where he works as a full time web-developer and programmer for an e-learning software company.

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Paul has had an island in Second Life since 2006, and was a lead developer of the SLOODLE project in 2009-2010. Paul has been an active presenter for educational conferences in Second Life including several SLanguages from 2006-2011. Paul has also presented across Korea at several Korean Kotesol conferences in 2011.

[08:58] JerryBuchko: Tokyo, awesome! πŸ™‚

[08:58] Zinnia Zauber: Paul is currently working with Edmund Edgar on the Avatar Classroom (, a turn key Moodle / Sloodle solution to connect 3d classrooms with quizzes, assignments, and role play activities.

[08:58] Tuty Inkpen: Welcome Fire!

[08:59] Glitteractica Cookie: come sit up front, Fire

[08:59] Zinnia Zauber: I think SL is being tough on all of us this morning.

[08:59] Rhiannon Chatnoir: he is on his way back up front

[09:00] Fire Centaur: Hi , sorry, please fogive, my SL is not liking me today!

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Fire for joining us today

[09:00] Rhiannon Chatnoir: can grab a seat up on the green chairs

[09:00] Fire Centaur: waiting for avatars to rez in so I dont sit on your lap!

[09:00] Glitteractica Cookie: yes, please sit in the front

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Lots of people are interested in what you do

[09:00] Glitteractica Cookie: the stools in the front

[09:00] JerryBuchko: πŸ™‚

[09:00] Zinnia Zauber: Yay!

[09:01] Fire Centaur: ok i think im not sitting on anyones lap

[09:01] Glitteractica Cookie: nope, you are fine

[09:01] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it Fire, you are all set!

[09:01] JerryBuchko: you’re good πŸ™‚

[09:01] Fire Centaur: ok great!
[09:01] Fire Centaur: Hi everyon!!!
[09:01] Fire Centaur: nice to see you!~

[09:01] Buffy Beale: nice to see you too Fire

[09:01] Fire Centaur: thanks for inviting me back to speak with you all
[09:01] Fire Centaur: its 12:30am here in Tokyo!
[09:01] Fire Centaur: getting hot in this part of the world already

[09:02] Rhiannon Chatnoir waves hello to Japan

[09:02] Fire Centaur: for those of you whom I havent met yet,
[09:02] Fire Centaur: my name is Paul preibisch

[09:02] Tuty Inkpen: Since you’re Fire sounds like you can take the heat. lol

[09:02] Fire Centaur: haha

[09:02] talkwithmarie: hehe

[09:02] Tuty Inkpen: I’m in Atlanta … called HOTlanta

[09:02] Fire Centaur: right Donna, I chose this name specifically because the heat usually gets to me!
[09:02] Fire Centaur: I am an elearning developer from Vancouver Canada, currently living in Tokyo Japan. I am a graduate in Computer Science, from Simon Fraser University, and have been working with Moodle for about 7 years now.

[09:03] Buffy Beale: ohh yay a Canadian πŸ™‚

[09:03] Fire Centaur: Im really glad to be here at NPC with you – thanks to Rik for inviting me
[09:03] Fire Centaur: Ys, I miss Vancouver a lot! I will be back there in August though to escape the Tokyo heat!
[09:04] Fire Centaur: Today, I want to talk with you about a project Ive been workign on for over a year now in Tokyo

[09:04] Glitteractica Cookie: great

[09:04] Fire Centaur: with another SL user named Edmund Edgar
[09:04] Fire Centaur: Edmund Earp in Second Life

[09:04] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Fire is the person to ask all of your Moodle/Sloodle questions to after he finishes chatting

[09:04] Fire Centaur: both of us are origional developers in the SLOODLE project
[09:05] Fire Centaur: How many of you here are familiar with MOODLE?

[09:05] Zinnia Zauber: me

[09:05] Rhiannon Chatnoir raises hand

[09:05] Lotta Flux raises hand

[09:05] JerryBuchko: yes vaguely

[09:05] JerryBuchko: understand that it’s an LMS

[09:05] Ozma Malibu: yes

[09:05] Fire Centaur: ok this is great

[09:05] Buffy Beale: I am

[09:06] Fire Centaur: looks like we have a few people

[09:06] Jenelle Levenque: I have no clue

[09:06] Fire Centaur: well… very quickly,

[09:06] Glitteractica Cookie: i know moodle

[09:06] Fire Centaur: MOODLE is a software you can install on your webserver,
[09:06] Fire Centaur: that once installed, is a teacher / student website
[09:06] Fire Centaur: (Learning Management System)
[09:06] Fire Centaur: where teachers can assign logins for their students
[09:07] Fire Centaur: or students can sign into
[09:07] Fire Centaur: and then particpate in online activituies
[09:07] Fire Centaur: like chat rooms
[09:07] Fire Centaur: group forums
[09:07] Fire Centaur: quizes
[09:07] Fire Centaur: assignements
[09:07] Fire Centaur: submit online papers
[09:07] Fire Centaur: etc
[09:07] Fire Centaur: since it is an LMS
[09:07] Fire Centaur: every activity is linked to the grade book

[09:07] Tuty Inkpen: so similar to ning but it’s on your own server
[09:07] Fire Centaur: so a teacher can assign grades etc

[09:07] Fire Centaur: yes

[09:08] Jenelle Levenque: We had something like that at college

[09:08] Tuty Inkpen: (I am a homeschool educator, so this could be useful for us. Definitely want to know more.)

[09:09] Ozma Malibu: The gradebook part is important for the teacher to organize the classroom.

[09:09] Fire Centaur: MOODLE is opensource

[09:09] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yay!

[09:09] Tuty Inkpen: sweet!

[09:10] Fire Centaur: meaning it is completely free
[09:10] Fire Centaur: and many programmers can commit new features to it
[09:10] Fire Centaur: so the whole community beneift
[09:10] Fire Centaur: its licensed under GPL3

[09:10] Ethelred Weatherwax: I disagree. I dislike “open source” because it means you need a certain level of technical skill. And usually your own server

[09:10] Fire Centaur: as is SLOODLE
[09:11] Fire Centaur: MOODLE has a core philosophy

[09:11] Creech Antwerp: I am a fan of open source

[09:11] Fire Centaur: which you can read about here;

[09:11] In Kenzo: Many open source technologies do not require your own server and can be very easy to use.

[09:11] Fire Centaur: briefly, it is:
[09:12] Fire Centaur: All of us are potential teachers as well as learners – in a true collaborative environment
we are both.

[09:12] Rhiannon Chatnoir: Ethelred, there are some hosting companies, like DreamHost, that have one click installs of common open source software, such as Moodle, to make it easy to set up a base install

[09:12] Fire Centaur: 2) We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to
[09:12] Fire Centaur: 3) We learn a lot by just observing the activity of our peers.

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: Fire, if you turn on your Nonprofit Commons Group Tag, then you can Rez your slideshow.

[09:12] Fire Centaur: thanks zinnia

[09:12] Creech Antwerp: Eth – you can also fairly easily get volunteers who can help you with setup.

[09:12] Tuty Inkpen: I use hostgator and think they may have moodle on quick install … will look into it

[09:12] Zinnia Zauber: You are welcome, we want to see your goods!

[09:13] Ozma Malibu: Educators like Moodle because it’s less commercial, Ethelred, not just to make money but designed for good pedagogy, and more fun to use than other LMSs.

[09:14] Fire Centaur: im sorry, I think I must relog –

[09:14] Tuty Inkpen: Yes, as a home educator, non-commercial online resources are important … so many ads on most of the free sites and they are just awful and crash my older pc’s that the kids use

[09:14] Lotta Flux: wb Fire

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: Did you guys get to check out Fire’s website?
[09:15] Zinnia Zauber:

[09:15] Lotta Flux will after the presentation

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: It looks really cool! We get a lot of questions about SLOODLE.

[09:15] Chayenn: PY1 emailed twice avatarclassroom since they made their last presentation but no answer

[09:15] Zinnia Zauber: So, I know he will be back soon to share with us.

[09:16] bulaklak: It must be such an exciting time to grow up.

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: oh, Chayenn, you can remind him.

[09:16] Chayenn: i will

[09:16] Buffy Beale: yay here’s Fire πŸ™‚

[09:16] Lotta Flux: yay! he’s back!

[09:16] Fire Centaur: Hi again!

[09:16] Zinnia Zauber: Welcome Back Fire

[09:16] Lotta Flux: lol Buffy πŸ™‚

[09:16] bulaklak: Welcome back, Fire.

[09:16] Fire Centaur: im real sorry everyone – its funny, sl never troubles me EXCEPT when I have a presentation
[09:16] Fire Centaur: im on a different machine now

[09:17] Zinnia Zauber: Super

[09:18] Chayenn: PY1 was emailing you a few times after your last presentation in NPC concerning your chairs recording surveys
[09:18] Chayenn: but we never got any answer from you

[09:18] Fire Centaur: ok… as I was saying

[09:18] Fire Centaur: the MOODLE philosphy, there are two more points
[09:18] Fire Centaur: 4) A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly
respond to the needs of the participants within it.

[09:18] Chayenn: We have a sim for HIV education on Jokaydiagrid and we were looking to get your advice to record our surveys

[09:19] Fire Centaur: oh great Chaen
[09:19] Fire Centaur: pls contact me about this – perhaps I can help
[09:19] Fire Centaur: so In sumary,
[09:19] Fire Centaur: All of us are potential teachers as well as learners – in a true collaborative environment
we are both.

We learn particularly well from the act of creating or expressing something for others to

We learn a lot by just observing the activity of our peers.

By understanding the contexts of others, we can teach in a more transformational way

A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly
respond to the needs of the participants within it.
[09:20] Fire Centaur: so.. SLOODLE
[09:20] Fire Centaur: is…
[09:20] Fire Centaur: The LINK
[09:20] Fire Centaur: between second life and MOODLE
[09:20] Fire Centaur: you probably guess that
[09:20] Fire Centaur: !
[09:20] Fire Centaur: once you have MOODLE installed on yoru server
[09:20] Fire Centaur: SLOODLE is a TOOLBOX of 3d elements that connect to your MOODLE
[09:20] Fire Centaur: it is the 3D extention to your LMS
[09:20] Fire Centaur: so you can do activities in SL

[09:21] Lotta Flux: How cool is that??

[09:21] Fire Centaur: and have them communicate with your LMS

[09:21] Lotta Flux: smiles

[09:21] Tuty Inkpen: Pretty cool

[09:21] Fire Centaur: …

[09:21] Creech Antwerp: Ok, that is really neat

[09:21] Fire Centaur: SLOODLE was started in 2007
[09:21] Fire Centaur: and was origionally pitched to the SLED mailing list
[09:21] Fire Centaur: by jeremy Kemp
[09:22] Fire Centaur: Jeremy Kabumpo from SJSU

[09:22] Creech Antwerp: Does it go in both directions?

[09:22] Fire Centaur: and also by Daniel Livingstone / Buddy Sprocket (UWS) posted the idea on Second Life
Educators mailing list
[09:22] Fire Centaur: yes it does
[09:22] Fire Centaur: creech

[09:22] Creech Antwerp: and are you using the SL API for it?

[09:22] Fire Centaur: basically, using SLOODLE

[09:22] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yay Jeremey & Daniel.. both great guys & educators

[09:22] Fire Centaur: you have a Database attached to SL, with an API
[09:22] Fire Centaur: in 2008,
[09:22] Fire Centaur: the great folks at Eduserve gave us a grant
[09:23] Fire Centaur: for funded development of the idea

[09:23] Glitteractica Cookie: Let’s hold on questions until he end, so we have time to get the key information for the group before Fire’s time runs out
[09:23] Fire Centaur: before that, good ppl were volunteering their time, like Peter Bloomfield and edmund earp

[09:23] Fire Centaur: I was hired as a full time developer in 2009
[09:23] Fire Centaur: then in 2010, i worked independently on the project while in vancouver
[09:24] Fire Centaur: and did projects with educators like Chris Surridge (Devils Island Mystery)
[09:24] Fire Centaur: and other ppl in SL
[09:24] Fire Centaur: in 2010, till present I teamed up with Edmund earp
[09:24] Fire Centaur: to continue devel
[09:24] Fire Centaur: what we found however
[09:24] Fire Centaur: was

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: Fire, how can people get going on the Avatar Classroom?

[09:24] Fire Centaur: SLOODLE was REALLLY hard to install
[09:24] Fire Centaur: ok sorry for histry lesson!

[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: hehe
[09:24] Zinnia Zauber: We are just so excited!

[09:24] Fire Centaur: ill hurry it up
[09:25] Fire Centaur: ok so to install sloodle
[09:25] Fire Centaur: you needed abunch of skills
[09:25] Fire Centaur: install on your web server
[09:25] Fire Centaur: configuration of tools etc
[09:25] Fire Centaur: it just took too long to set up
[09:25] Fire Centaur: so…
[09:25] Fire Centaur: thats where the avatar classroom came in
[09:25] Fire Centaur: ed and I wanted to build somethign turn key
[09:25] Fire Centaur: with the avatar classroom, you sign up at
[09:26] Fire Centaur: and our server automatically makes a moodle website for you
[09:26] Fire Centaur: and hosts it on our server
[09:26] Fire Centaur: as a subdomain
[09:26] Fire Centaur: etc:
[09:26] Tuty Inkpen: sweet! you solved a problem. awesome.
[09:26] Fire Centaur: and automatically
[09:26] Fire Centaur: installs sloodle module
[09:26] Fire Centaur: AND configures all the tools…
[09:26] Fire Centaur: so…
[09:26] Fire Centaur: what you get in world

[09:26] Lotta Flux: wow!

[09:26] Fire Centaur: is a 3d classroom
[09:27] Fire Centaur: once you rez it

[09:27] Zinnia Zauber: Very cool!

[09:27] Fire Centaur: it has a control panel
[09:27] Fire Centaur: with a shared media surface
[09:27] Fire Centaur: you open it up
[09:27] Fire Centaur: and it has an iphone interface
[09:27] Fire Centaur: (we used iphone webkit)
[09:27] Fire Centaur: to set up scenes
[09:27] Fire Centaur: it comes with four scenes preloaded
[09:27] Fire Centaur: and they are automatically linked to your moodle website
[09:27] Fire Centaur: so… literally in about 5 minutes, you have a complete website with tools for
[09:28] Fire Centaur: 1) quizing
[09:28] Fire Centaur: 2) recording chat inworld
[09:28] Fire Centaur: 3) presentations
[09:28] Fire Centaur: 4) a scoreobard!
[09:28] Fire Centaur: with any currency you choose
[09:28] Fire Centaur: so you can use it for roleplaying if you like
[09:28] Fire Centaur: I made a bunch of visual documentation at
[09:28] Fire Centaur: everyone can sign up for free
[09:28] Fire Centaur: and try it out if you like
[09:29] Fire Centaur: ed and I are doign a 30 day trial for free, so if you want to check out if you like sloodle, you can do it, and we wont have hard feelings if you cancel on day 29
[09:29] Fire Centaur: !!!

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: Great!

[09:29] Fire Centaur: shall I rez one here?

[09:29] Zinnia Zauber: go for it

[09:29] Creech Antwerp: yes please

[09:30] Zinnia Zauber: We will need to start to wrap up, but I think everyone wants to see this.

[09:30] JerryBuchko: definitely

[09:30] Lotta Flux: oh yes!

[09:30] Tuty Inkpen: yes

[09:30] Fire Centaur: every time I try to touch my inventory sl is giving me probs but I will try

[09:31] Lotta Flux: *Fingers Crossed*

[09:31] Creech Antwerp: wow

[09:31] Lotta Flux: very nice

[09:31] Fire Centaur: ok, this is the “shell”

[09:31] Zinnia Zauber: Fun!

[09:31] Fire Centaur: you can see the grey thing
[09:31] Fire Centaur: thats the rezzer
[09:31] Fire Centaur: it has a shared media surface I have to log into
[09:31] Fire Centaur: ine sec
[09:31] Fire Centaur: one sec

[09:31] Ozma Malibu: ah! that is what you meant by scenes. but do people still use their own SL islands?

[09:31] Fire Centaur: yes
[09:32] Fire Centaur: u can make your own scenes and our rezzer saves it
[09:32] Fire Centaur: like a holodec

[09:32] Tuty Inkpen: cool

[09:32] Ozma Malibu: ah

[09:32] Fire Centaur: and you can move thigns around and then save their positions
[09:32] Fire Centaur: ill rezz the first scene
[09:32] Fire Centaur: if i move the shell
[09:33] Fire Centaur: everything moves too
[09:33] Fire Centaur: now ill do the remaining scenes
[09:33] Fire Centaur: the last scene has a pool with sharks
[09:33] Fire Centaur: and quiz chairs
[09:33] Fire Centaur: thats the fun one
[09:33] Fire Centaur: ojk this is the presentation scene

[09:33] Zinnia Zauber: lol

[09:33] Fire Centaur: woa
[09:33] Fire Centaur: its big

[09:33] Buffy Beale: lol this is great

[09:33] Ozma Malibu: so you only have one scene at a time?

[09:33] Fire Centaur: maybe you will need to fly up to it
[09:34] Fire Centaur: oh
[09:34] Fire Centaur: u can rez multiple scenes at once

[09:34] Lotta Flux cams up instead πŸ™‚

[09:34] Zinnia Zauber: This is really great, Fire.

[09:34] Fire Centaur: i have scene 1 and two rezzed

[09:34] Lotta Flux: it is great!

[09:34] Fire Centaur: now I will do the meeting area

[09:34] Creech Antwerp: CRAZY

[09:34] Fire Centaur: and then finaly the quiz scene
[09:34] Fire Centaur: ok
[09:35] Fire Centaur: the fun one is coming now
[09:35] Fire Centaur: quizes with sharks

[09:35] Fire Centaur: ok

[09:35] Lotta Flux: really nice

[09:35] Fire Centaur: do you have time to try the quiz

[09:35] Lotta Flux: and very professional

[09:35] Fire Centaur: if so, please fly up
[09:35] Fire Centaur: and sit on a quiz chair

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Not right now, but

[09:35] Fire Centaur: oh

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: Please

[09:35] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yeah, auto rez/holo deck type functionality is always fun to watch

[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: keep this out
[09:35] Zinnia Zauber: so that way everyone can check it out

[09:35] Fire Centaur: ok will do

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: We need to move forward

[09:36] Fire Centaur: ok
[09:36] Fire Centaur: np
[09:36] Fire Centaur: basically
[09:36] Fire Centaur: what this is
[09:36] Fire Centaur: is a classroom
[09:36] Fire Centaur: connected to a moodle website
[09:36] Fire Centaur: this one is connected to
[09:36] Fire Centaur: when a student sits on a quiz chair
[09:36] Fire Centaur: they are automatically enrolled in your site
[09:36] Fire Centaur: am I up for time Zinnia
[09:36] Fire Centaur: ?

[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: Sadly
[09:36] Zinnia Zauber: yes

[09:37] Fire Centaur: ok..

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: But, I think we might want to learn more again

[09:37] Fire Centaur: so much information πŸ™‚

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: this is so great

[09:37] Fire Centaur: ok
[09:37] Fire Centaur: sounds graet

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: we might have to ask you back again

[09:37] Fire Centaur: sure!

[09:37] Lotta Flux: Yes, another presentation at an upcoming meeting would be great!

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: what do you guys think?

[09:37] Tuty Inkpen: Thank you, Fire!

[09:37] Fire Centaur: my great honor and pleasure

[09:37] Tuty Inkpen: yes another presentation would be great

[09:37] Ethelred Weatherwax: I hope someone is keeping a chatlog

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: This is very exciting!

[09:37] Creech Antwerp applauds

[09:37] CarynTopia Silvercloud: very useful infor
[09:37] CarynTopia Silvercloud: mation

[09:37] Zinnia Zauber: Fire, thank you for showing us this!

[09:37] Fire Centaur: please check out website for documentationa nd videos

[09:37] Tuty Inkpen: I love this kind of stuff … creative learning.

[09:38] Fire Centaur: you can contact me if u like at

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Super!

[09:38] Fire Centaur: or

[09:38] Fire Centaur: my twitter is @fire, and @avatarclassroom

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Please keep the class room up so we can look at it

[09:38] Fire Centaur: sure will zinnia

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: and we are grateful for you to join us.
[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: Maybe you can stay for our Mentors meeting?

[09:38] Buffy Beale: this is really great

[09:38] Fire Centaur: yes sure!

[09:38] Ozma Malibu: So, this is sort of a holodeck but you can have more than one scene at a time?

[09:38] Zinnia Zauber: We would love to have you talk more then.

Open Mic / Announcements

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, so with that, let’s give a call for Open Mic!

[09:39] Fire Centaur: ok sounds great, shall i take a seat now?
[09:39] Fire Centaur: ok

[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: yes, thank you Fire.
[09:39] Zinnia Zauber: Does any one have an announcement?

[09:40] Tuty Inkpen: yes announcement … raising hand

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Great, Donna.
[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it.

[09:40] Jenelle Levenque: Raises Hand

[09:40] Zinnia Zauber: gotcha Jen

[09:41] jacmacaire Humby: Raises Hand..

[09:41] Zinnia Zauber: Donna, please share with us.

[09:41] Tuty Inkpen: August Workshop Series with Industry Experts who have partnered with

[09:41] Tuty Inkpen: WAHMs WIN.

[09:41] Mimika Bracula: i have an announsment too

[09:41] Tuty Inkpen: It’s called AVAIL Workshop Series 2012 and you can learn details at
[09:41] Tuty Inkpen: about online business building, for small business owners
[09:42] Tuty Inkpen: It’s designed to support women entrepreneurs who may be struggling to develop their income and grow their businesses.
[09:42] Tuty Inkpen: Thank you.

[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Donna!
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, Jen!
[09:42] Zinnia Zauber: Go for it!

[09:42] Jenelle Levenque: Would like to introduce Mimika Bracula who is a student from Greece and would like to survey people about their NGOs
[09:42] Jenelle Levenque: This is her first time at NPC

[09:43] Rhiannon Chatnoir waves

[09:43] Ozma Malibu: Hi Mimika

[09:43] Tuty Inkpen: HI Mimika. Definitely would love to chat.

[09:43] Mimika Bracula: My real name is Mimika Panagiotarou (email address my avatar name is Mimika Bracula and I am postgraduate student at University of Aegean . I make a thesis with subject: SL as an instructional learning environment for NGO managers.
[09:45] Mimika Bracula: so i would like to send you some questions

[09:45] Rhiannon Chatnoir: do want people to email you, or do you have a survey online somewhere Mimika?

[09:46] Mimika Bracula: I would prefer to email me because
[09:47] Mimika Bracula: i am not very familliar with this

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Mimika, maybe you can email me and we can share your survey.
[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Then people can email you if they wish.

[09:48] Creech Antwerp: Setting up a google form as a survey is pretty easy. I could help with that.

[09:48] Jenelle Levenque: Great idea Zinnia

[09:48] Zinnia Zauber: Oh, Creech, thank you for offering to help!

[09:49] Creech Antwerp: Sure, I’ve been remiss for 2.5 years

[09:49] Mimika Bracula: ok Zinnia great and thank you again

[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: Mimika, please contact us.

[09:49] Creech Antwerp: if you you want to take me up on it

[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you!
[09:49] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, Jac, you are up.

[09:49] jacmacaire Humby: I have 2 questions.. Does someone is going to RIO for the summit? and how to receive an answer from the googlegroup concerning our propositions?

[09:50] Mimika Bracula: thank you all i will contact you

[09:50] Ozma Malibu: (Also Mimika I will send our paper to you.)

[09:51] JerryBuchko: (@Mimika, There’s also some data analysis you can do with the google forms as well that might be helpful for your research)

[09:51] Mimika Bracula: thanks Ozma

[09:51] Buffy Beale: welcome Mimika and Jac not going to Rio but would be nice

[09:52] Ozma Malibu: Right Jac, I wish!

[09:52] jacmacaire Humby: just to know if someone could do a virtual presentation from there..

[09:52] JerryBuchko: afk

[09:52] Tuty Inkpen: afk

[09:52] Mimika Bracula: Jerry i dont have so advanced technical knowledges

[09:53] Zinnia Zauber: crashed…

[09:53] Mimika Bracula: hi buffy

[09:54] Rhiannon Chatnoir: sadly not going to Rio, but I know of a few projects that will be there

[09:54] Glitteractica Cookie: Are we still taking open mic announcements?

[09:54] Zinnia Zauber: Sorry, I crashed there.

[09:54] Ozma Malibu: I think we are still talking with Jac

[09:54] Ozma Malibu: he had a second question

[09:54] jacmacaire Humby: Could you send me some information Rhiannon?
[09:54] jacmacaire Humby:
[09:55] jacmacaire Humby: yes second question??

[09:55] Buffy Beale: wb Z

[09:55] Ozma Malibu: Jac is a tireless volunteer with so much energy

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Okay, looks like we might have more discussion to add to the Mentor Meeting with Jac.

[09:55] jacmacaire Humby: no problem zinnia..

[09:55] Zinnia Zauber: Would that be okay, Jac?

[09:56] jacmacaire Humby: second question is and how to receive an answer from the googlegroup concerning our propositions?

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: Ah, that is a good question.

[09:56] Rhiannon Chatnoir: yes it is a topic that is better suited for starting a discussion during the mentor meeting

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: I think I might have to learn about that.

[09:56] Creech Antwerp waves goodbye for this week – hopes he will be back next week

[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you Creech!
[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: So, with that!
[09:56] Zinnia Zauber: I want to thank everyone for joining us today!
[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: We will start the Mentors Meeting at 10
[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: And Fire has agreed to stay on

[09:57] Sister Abeyante: Thanks, all/. Great topic.

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: and share more
[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you everyone and we will see you next week!

[09:57] Ozma Malibu: Congrats on your fist day, Z, you did great!!

[09:57] Buffy Beale: Thanks Z great job

[09:57] Ozma Malibu: first day πŸ™‚

[09:57] In Kenzo: <3

[09:57] jacmacaire Humby: Sorry I have to go.. but don’t hesiate to let me know…

[09:57] Zinnia Zauber: Thank you guys for your help!

[09:57] In Kenzo: adios everyone thank you

[09:58] alebez: Thank you all. Have a great day. Thanks you Fire and Zinnia!

[09:58] Zotarah Shepherd: Yay Z!

[09:58] Mimika Bracula: thanks you all

[09:58] Glitteractica Cookie: thanks

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Written by: Zinnia Zauber