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Worlds End Virtual Landscaping & Roleplay: Why Kitely? – A Merchants Perspective

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CherryNetwork‘s insight:

An exciting time within the Kitely community…

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February 25, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Virtual Outworlding: 2014 EVENTS: OPENSIM: Kitely Events Calendar

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CherryNetwork‘s insight:

Awesome!

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February 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Click here to support Celebrating Sally and her CHARE Vision by Sally S. Cherry

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Feb. 22, 2014 – Today, I am delighted and thankful to be celebrating my birthday also known as the first day of the rest of my life. So, I decided to celebrate in a non-traditional way by launching a crowdfunding campaign,

CherryNetwork‘s insight:

CHARE Village and its connected social media channels showcase information, campaigns, organizations, events, and resources related to HIV/AIDS awareness, nonprofit capacity building, STI laboratory training, laboratory career recruitment, and social media marketing. It houses a Welcome Center (usability training); Communications Center (social media/new media); STI Training Laboratory (lab training and recruitment); Senior Center (HIV/AIDS and Aging), Wellness Center & Spa (collaboration building), Nonprofit Row (ASO/NPO office rentals); Awareness Row (AIDS Awareness campaigns); CHARE Library (research/case studies); Awareness Plaza (national HIV/AIDS awareness); and Reflection Park (digital story-telling).

 

CHARE Village is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to worldwide health service providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health agencies, laboratory professionals, businesses, and individuals interested in the impact of STI/HIV/AIDS and other health disparities.

See on www.gofundme.com

February 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Infographic: NonProfit Commons in Second Life | infogr.am

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TechSoup began exploring Second Life in early 2006, and started having regular weekly meetings led by then community manager Susan Tenby (Glitteractica Cookie) by June of 2006. On August 14th, 2007, TechSoup officially launched it`s first simulator in Sec

CherryNetwork‘s insight:

Awesome…

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February 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Click here to support Celebrating Sally and her CHARE Vision by Sally S. Cherry

See on Scoop.itVirtual SarVana

Today, I am delighted and thankful to be celebrating my birthday also known as the first day of the rest of my life. So, I decided to celebrate in a non-traditional way by launching a crowdfunding campaign,

CherryNetwork‘s insight:

CHARE Village and its connected social media channels showcase information, campaigns, organizations, events, and resources related to HIV/AIDS awareness, nonprofit capacity building, STI laboratory training, laboratory career recruitment, and social media marketing. It houses a Welcome Center (usability training); Communications Center (social media/new media); STI Training Laboratory (lab training and recruitment); Senior Center (HIV/AIDS and Aging), Wellness Center & Spa (collaboration building), Nonprofit Row (ASO/NPO office rentals); Awareness Row (AIDS Awareness campaigns); CHARE Library (research/case studies); Awareness Plaza (national HIV/AIDS awareness); and Reflection Park (digital story-telling).

 

CHARE Village is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to worldwide health service providers, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, health agencies, laboratory professionals, businesses, and individuals interested in the impact of STI/HIV/AIDS and other health disparities.

See on www.gofundme.com

February 22, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

InMaps – I visualized my LinkedIn network

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CherryNetwork‘s insight:

Recent visualization of my professional network via InMaps. The green represents contacts established within 3D virtual worlds communities. The name for my virtual-based projects, network, and activities is "Real to Virtual; Virtual to Real" (R2V2R). The projects focus on the concept of integrating real life content and programs into virtual environments while fostering virtual-based connections for real life cooperative or collaborative interaction. "Much "avatar networking" via my 3D computer-generated reps – Sally Cherry (Kitely); Sarvana Cherry (OpenSim); and SarVana Haalan (Second Life). R2VR Team: http://bit.ly/1bFV2Sm Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1bYZ0zP

See on inmaps.linkedinlabs.com

February 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Real to Virtual to Real Integration of 3D Virtual Worlds in Lab Training and Career Recruitment

Previously posted in my laboratory blog at ONELab, an online professional community created to foster relationships among members of the growing laboratory team. Please note that my postings to ONELab are solely as an ASCP-certified medical technologist and that my independent use of ONELab does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). The opinions and thoughts expressed in my blog postings are my own and are not representative of any organization or other third parties mentioned within the postings. The external links were provided for informational purposes only. Professionally and personally, I strive to enhance access and delivery of information, services and resources associated with HIV/AIDS awareness, laboratory science, and social media capacity building.

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Greetings and welcome to the initial laboratory blog posting from “Med Tech Diva” also known as  “Ms. BugLady“.  I am an ASCP-certified medical technologist who is also a”social media techie” and Virtual Worlds Evangelist.  My professional and personal activities include reviewing social media and virtual worlds platforms for nonprofit capacity building, HIV/AIDS awareness, STI laboratory training,Image and networking. It is felt that social media especially 3D virtual worlds is a valuable communication tool within the laboratory science community.  The feasibility, usability, and acceptability review is a key factor in the selection of any communication tool. This review process  has been essential in developing a strategic social media plan and toolbox that enhanced the seamless  integration of real life activities within virtual worlds. According to Wikipedia, a virtual world also known as a massively multiplayer online world (MMOW) is a computer-based simulated environment. Virtual world users must create three-dimensional representations known as avatars in order to be visible within the  interactive virtual environments. Virtual worlds are also defined as a genre of role-playing video or web browser-based games known as  massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORG) in which a large number of individuals interact with one another.

ImageAlthough virtual worlds may be viewed as “games”, the application of virtual worlds is considered as “serious business” by a growing number of medical institutionspublic health providers, nonprofits and businesses as well as the military. The three-dimensional gridsOpenSim (i.e. Kitely, JokaydiaGRID); Second Life; and standalones  have proven to be feasible platforms for training, networking, collaborating,  and conferencing. The interactive grid-based communication mode is usually real-time text and when possible real-time voice.

The questions about usability and application of virtual worlds lead to virtual-based feasibility testing in preparation for the “real to virtual to real” integration of HIV/AIDS awareness, STI lab training, and capacity building activities. Since the initial beta testing in 2008, the evaluation process has involved assessing the ease of using virtual worlds, measuring the amount of content design/creation time, and calculating the overall cost of setting up and maintaining the designated virtual-based projects.

  As a result of the feasibility, usability, and acceptability review, Virtual Lab Training and Career Image(VLTC) Project – the “real to virtual; virtual to real” integration of laboratory training and laboratory career recruitment activities was established in OpenSim’s CHARE Village in Kitely and CheriNetiva in JokaydiaGRID. Despite the challenge of reduced funding, the Kitely-based component known as the CHeTARE STI/HIV Training Laboratory serves as the Project’s hub for laboratory training, career recruitment, information exchange, and community building.

ImageThe virtual worlds components of the Virtual Lab Training and Career (VLTC) Project are developed and maintained by yours truly, a real life ASCP-certified Medical Technologist and STI Laboratory Consultant/Instructor, Sally S. Cherry, BS, MT(ASCP) with the assistance of a computer-generated avatar identified as  Sally Cherry.

For more information,  click on http://real2virtual2real.com. If you are interested in using (or discussing) relevant social media and 3D virtual worlds platforms for laboratory-related activities, feel free to visit Med Tech Diva online.

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NAVAIR charts new course in virtual worlds – Southern Maryland News

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Imagine engineers, program managers, shipyards, Sailors and Marines designing aircraft, analyzing parts, creating new tactics, training and models — all together in real time, without ever leaving their office.

CherryNetwork‘s insight:

Delighted to see another excellent application of 3D virtual worlds within my real life home state of Maryland……

See on www.thebaynet.com

February 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Kitely: Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Recruitment (VLTC) Project

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The “Virtual Laboratory Training, Career Recruitment and Retention (VLTC) Project” is the ongoing real life to 3D virtual worlds integration of clinical laboratory training; information sharing; and laboratory career recruitment. This component of the virtual-based Project known as the Virtual Laboratory Training and Career Center (VLTC) is maintained within the 3D virtual world community, Kitely. It houses a STI/HIV Training Laboratory, Lab Career Center, Library, Meeting space, a Research Lab, and office space. The Virtual Laboratory Training and Career (VLTC) Center was developed and is managed by STD/STI Laboratory Consultant/Instructor, Sally S. Cherry, MT(ASCP) with the “in-world” assistance of the Kitely-based avatar, Sally Cherry (Kitely). For more information, click on real2virtual2real.com

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February 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

show #4: the sky is falling….

SarVana and I are so excited about “The Drax Files Radio Hour”… a favorite!

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley]

show #4 show #4

the party is over and the sky is falling: cloud party was absorbed by yahoo & rod humble left a certain building on battery street in sf for the very last time…

is this the end? or is this just the beginning of the resurgence of virtual worlds?

well, we have one hour of audio for you and after listening you may be strengthened in your opinion either way [stitcher lovers click here!]

so here you go [and sorry we did not cover the epic battle in eve online – many pre-produced segments had to be bumped due to the above mentioned pressing affairs]:

linkage to contextualize the show:

– jo breaks the news about rod and is not intending to fix it!

– dean takahashi on sl over the years

residents react to rod leaving, some even [seriously?] want to step in and fill the…

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February 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

   

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