Thanks, Therese, for the introduction. I will be bringing folks into CTCUni, Cornell University's Active Worlds Universe. To join us you will have to install our customized browser. You will be downloading a 3MB browser for Windows computers from our Web site at:
This site is password protected, you will need a Login and Password that you will get from me. Because this is a K-12 environment, please include your full name and contact information and affiliation for our records in your email.
Please send me email at
Before next Monday, you will only be able to test your connection. Your account will not work. I apologize for this, but again, we support a closed community of people primarily under the age of 18. Your accounts will go live at 9 am EST on Monday, feel free to log in and test things.
(The Active Worlds Educational Universe (AWEDU) browser is available for free download at http://www.activeworlds.com/edu/awedu_download.asp. If you are not familiar with the software and would like to get your flippers wet, then I recommend you install this and explore on your own. VanGogh world is always fun. This browser will NOT give you access to the tour on Monday.)
Our tour will feature 4 kinds of worlds: a prototype game environment, a laboratory, exhibit worlds, and SciFair worlds built by teams of teens and teachers.
Active Worlds has a browser Web window built in. I will provide a Web page that will load when you enter Welcome world. It will have links that will teleport you to the worlds we will visit. If you get lost, go back to Welcome, select the link for the next world in the list.
See you Monday,