Motivated Learning


NEW ISSUE: Sim Street Journal Issue #9 • 2014 (CONTENTS)

Enterprising people know that continuous learning is a life-long process. Virtual pioneers all confess that a large motivation for having a “second life” is to learn, develop ideas, test talents, consider potentials, and to be inspired by friends.

Learning, both through the entrepreneurial informality and the professional formality, is stretched to new horizons in the virtual landscape. All those committed to the environment’s advantages over other platforms, agree that the potential is far from utilized, but will be.

Through a shakeout, virtual schools are evolving to best use the medium. With so many uses virtually, the delivery of classes to students is just one on a list of applications. How Second Life® and Opensims evolve will divide or bridge the communities in the next phase.

Learning varies by intent. The entrepreneurs make their own way, usually without much assistance. Learning in the trenches may be one method, but each tends to do it alone, not taking advantage of others’ conclu- sions. The educators have full virtual plates as they adapt to a new learning genre. Hence, SSJ is penetrates what is learned from others, and connects the entrepreneur to the educator.


A Path to Popularity
Chriscloud Loon, La Casa del Mar— represents the consummate host. Having worked in many virtual capacities, he follows his talents like sign posts on the highway. A student of human nature, his community-building skills also provide residents what they most want.

Patience to Grow” 
Ferre Howlett, Verballis Translation and— represents the quintessential entrepreneur. Taking advantage of opportunity, he adds pursuits like climbing stairs. Patience allows him vision, purpose, and flexibility. New skills and business strategies continually inspire him.

Axioms Applied
Arkad Baxton, AP Products and Avatar Social Network— represents the comprehensive executive. With an interconnected horizontal range of businesses, he is motivated by a master plan. The specifics may vary, but his overall direction is consistent. Mastering both SL and social media, he makes them work.  PAGE 36

Educators’ Experiences

Experience from Evolution” 
Lorraine Mockford, Nova Scotia Community College— represents the instructor who recognizes the strength of virtual conferences and events. Realizing that there are many avenues for delivering educational content, she has a historical perspective on what educators have learned.

Experience from Expectations” 
Thinkerer Melville, author and consultant— represents the sagastic view of a retired professor who now studies the virtual culture and educational developments. He survived the tumultuous history of virtual education, and, as he observes, he makes sense of developments in his regular blogs and postings.

Experience from Integration” 
Lorraine Charron, University of North Carolina— represents the researcher and the practitioner. Assisting a nursing community, participating in activities, and conveying her work into her PhD, she is a student of the students, an expert in how learning is best achieved virtually.

Experience from Adaptation” 
Phelan Corrimal, Rockliffe University— represents the educator that addresses the demands of in-world students. Offering classes, integrating volunteers, and supporting a library of resources, he fills the needs of residents building skills and a foundation in the virtual world.

Experience through Serving
Eleanor Medier, Sim Street Journal— concludes from what educators contribute and her experience.

The Aesthete & the Amateur: Seeking Visual Enlightenment
Eleanor Medier discusses the next phase in the ongoing saga as an art critic with a review of a DanCoyote sculpture. Heavy Writer is always happy to banter the opposite point-of-view.

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Enjoy different, but related, issue versions: online and in-world (available at the Second Life® SSJ office (Innu 82, 36, 1650) or here as a PDF: sim street journal #9.
Back issues are available on MARKETPLACE).

Sim Street Journal examines the relevance of this totally created world, and its potential impact, on the real one. It is impossible for so many talented, experimental, and tech savvy individuals to come together without having profound influence. Within its pages, SSJ will query what can be learned, gained, and used from the virtual commercial and cultural environments. Like its namesake, Wall Street JournalSSJ also seeks to bridge commerce and culture, but in this case, it is also between the virtual and the real.

Index of all issues profiles, columns, and overviews:

“In-world to Out” examines why a second career is fulfilling for so many talented and visionary residents.
ISSUE 1: Finding Purpose in the Virtual World” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 3: The Best of Both by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: Different yet the Same” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: Legacy and Longevity by Ty Lomes, Snug Harbor
ISSUE 5: Courage to Speak by Kylie Sabra, Curator, Rose Galleries
ISSUE 7: Copyright Clarity by Eleanor Medier, publisher Sim Street Journal
ISSUE 8: Challenging the Obstacles by Patrick Lichty, University of Wisconsin
ISSUE 9: Educators’ Experiences
“Experience from Evolution”  by Lorraine Mockford, Nova Scotia Community College
“Experience from Expectations”  by Thinkerer Melville, author and consultant
“Experience from Integration”  by Lorraine Charron, University of North Carolina
“Experience from Adaptation”  by Phelan Corrimal, Rockliffe University
“Experience through Serving” by Eleanor Medier, Sim Street Journal

“Relevance Review” discovers what the virtual world has to offer the real one through sector perspectives.
ISSUE 1: Music Renaissance” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 2: Witness to the Virtual County Fair by Kalanite Bluestar
ISSUE 2: Is the Future in the Past?” by Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 6: “Twelve Points of Relevance by Eleanor Medier

Pioneer Profile presents leading virtual entrepreneurs who reveal wisdom gained.
ISSUE 2: Dancing with the Issues by Uzo Dayafter (Arkad Baxton)
ISSUE 3: Quest to Do It Better by Machess Lemton
ISSUE 3: A Moving Momentum by Galilla Sinatra, Rug Halberd, and Martin Yeats
ISSUE 4: Nature as Redefined by Sudane Erato, New England Estates
ISSUE 5: Clearing the Fog by Yanik Lytton, Fogbound Blues
ISSUE 5: Fit for Survival by Kaddan Yue, OMG! Inc. Fashions
ISSUE 5: Reaching Out to Reach In by Arkad Baxton, Avatar Social Network
ISSUE 6: The Business of the Game by Skip Oceanlane, Capital Exchange
ISSUE 7: Suite Intelligence by KT Syakumi, IntelliGroup
ISSUE 7: Ear to the Ground by Amy Nevilly, SecondAds
ISSUE 8: The Future of Resolving Disputes by Ellen S. Ross, attorney, coach, mediator
ISSUE 8: The Future of Resolving Disputes by Megan Prumier, entrepreneur and builder
ISSUE 9: Axioms Appliedby Arkad Baxton, AP Products and Avatar Social Network

“Critic’s Choice: Artist” critiques artists by experts on the streets, to reveal first and second life balances.
ISSUE 1: Blindboink Parham Preserves Legends”
ISSUE 3: “Only of the Heart from TerryLynn Melody by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier
ISSUE 4: Tributes and Tales by Russell Eponym
ISSUE 6: Interpret and Connect by Kevin M. Thomas
ISSUE 7:  Emotional Translator by Paris Obscur
ISSUE 8: Intimacy of Distance by Jordan Reyne, musician and author

“Critic’s Choice: Presenters” critiques venues and managers by those who know, explores the challenges, and discovers bridges.
ISSUE 1: Crossing Culture by Kalanite Bluestar
ISSUE 2: Blues Hues by Kalanite Bluestar includes:
• Jaco Fitzpatrick, Crossroads
• Yanik Lytton, Fogbound
• Caylene Linette, Cay’s Blues at Woodland Lake
• Van Hoffnung, Bagdad Café on Route 66
ISSUE 3: “Supporting the Stage by Sparkie Cyberstar
ISSUE 5: “Fueling the Fire by FreeWee Ling, Curator, University of Western Australia, 3D Art Challenges

Moody’s Musical Musings” by Throughthesewalls Moody:
ISSUE 1:  Preview of upcoming column.
ISSUE 2: Economics of Musician Incomes”
ISSUE 3: Closer though Farther
ISSUE 4: Social Media as Music Support
ISSUE 6: “Fan Focus
ISSUE 8: Expectations

“The Aesthete and the Amateur” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
ISSUE 1: “University of Western Australia 3D Art Challenges”
ISSUE 2: “Rose Theatre and Galleries exhibits”
ISSUE 3: Arguing Abstraction by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer
review 3d installations, recipients of LEA grants:
• Nino Vichan, “When the Mind’s Eye Listens”
• Cica Ghost, “Rust”
• Mantis Oh, “Ascension”
ISSUE 4: The Accident and the Albers” by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
• Moeuhane Sandalwood, “Shadow of a Nightmare Past” from “House of Memories
• ChapTer Kronfeld, “Purgatory – Laeuterungsberg”  (Seven Deadly Sins)
• Haveit Neox, “The Backyard” from “House of Memories”
ISSUE 5: Revenge versus Sacrifice by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer reviewing:
• Fran Benoir at Twilight Gallery
• Samara Barzane at Twilight Gallery
• Molly Bloom at Rose Galleries, Angelica Gallery, and her own gallery
ISSUE 6: Accident versus Intention by Heavy Writer and Eleanor Medier reviewing:
• Ally Aeon studio
• Ginger Lorakeet gallery
• Xirana at Active Gallery
ISSUE 7 Part 1: Mysterious versus Obvious Realism by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer reviewing:
• Part 2: Gem Preiz (“Aliens or Ancients”)
• Part 3: Liz Lemondrop (“Views to the Outside”)
Both show at the beautiful Angelwood Bay Galleries

ISSUE 8 Part 1: The Fixer”  by Heavy Writer with Eleanor Medier
• Part 2: “Free Expression” The Freedom Project from the University of Western Australia
– Krystali Rabeni, “A Helping Hand”
– Megadeus, “Mental Prison”
– Slatan Dryke, “Yonder”
– iSkye Silverweb, “Speechless Freedom”

ISSUE 9: “Seeking Visual Enlightenment” by Eleanor Medier and Heavy Writer review  “Hephaestus Plantonicator,” Social Sculpture by DanCoyote

“New Voices” introduces Buckley36 with Fresh Eyes

Ask Ann advice column that runs in each in-world issue (available from kiosks in-world and Marketplace).This content deals specifically with issues inside the culture of SL. Some of the concerns asked to Ann SLanders have equivalents in real life. Enjoy the edgy concerns that puzzle many beleaguered avatars and seek help for the most perplexing causes of drama.



Published in complimentary versions: in-world and online.
— The in-world magazine has topics that relate to those who understand the virtual context, including photographs, parallel articles. It has tabs for information landmarks, and web links.
— The online magazine expresses what the virtual world offers the real one. It is a mirror that reflects parallel articles, hot topics, and provides more links.

Contributions are encouraged if covering topics relevant to real world readers.

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