DU Educational Technology
Diversity University Main Campus is extraordinary
and unique as the first MOO to be designed specifically for classroom use.
DU Main is a project of DUETS, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
educational organization dedicated to meeting the on-line distance education
learning needs of individuals and institutions. Diversity University Main
Campus is a real-time internet accessible virtual reality educational environment.
Thousands of students, teachers, and administrators worldwide use DU classes,
literature, and consulting services. DUETS, Inc. financially exists as
do other non-profit organizations via grants, technical assistance fees,
and philanthropic donations. Frequently our staff and administrators assist
and maintain other educational virtual reality worlds. The Development
team of DUETS, Inc. combines more than four years of in depth full-time
professional experience coupled with hundreds of thousands of design hours
specifically for an educational MOO.
DU is proud to provide non-proprietary multimedia interaction
via our Web Gateway. The DU gateway, accessed via Netscape or any graphics
capable browser, allows the addition of graphics, sound, movies, or textual
objects. It is the pleasure and privilege of DU to provide you with the
ability to use nearly any program or plug-in through our Web Gateway.
Our gratitude goes to Marshall University
and University of Wisconsin Parkside
for providing computer resources. Special
thanks go to the many other individual contributors and organizations
who make Diversity University possible.
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As a nonprofit organization, DUETS, Inc. was conceived with a mission in
mind. Here you'll find a statement of that mission along with other public
documents such as our bylaws, our organizational structure and a list of
current Trustee Board members.
This segment defines a MOO and the culture and software history of this
remarkable and unique concept. What do the letters in MOO denote? What
is a MUD? Additionally, we are happy to provide you with links to other
educational, social, and gaming MOOs.
The primary medium used by DU are text and multimedia-based virtual reality
environments referred to as MOOs.
Our main branch, and the only one currently open to the public, operates
as a virtual campus, with dedicated buildings for most major academic subjects.
Located within these are fascinating educational
projects created by the DU community that can be explored individually
or used as part of classes.
Anyone may visit the MOO
as a guest to look around and request a permanent character. These are
given to people with a demonstrated interest in education using this medium.
Educators at all levels are encouraged to apply . Follow this link to learn
about becoming an active participant on DU MOO. Other DU MOOs being planned
are K12 MOOs for secondary students, a Teachers' MOO where training will
take place and a Research and Development MOO where programmers will be
encouraged to experiment. What
schools use DU?
We have designed several convenient and easy methods to allow you to connect
to the DU MOO campus. You may use a traditional telnet program to access
DU using text only. However, we also offer a multimedia connection using
a web window to supplement your real-time MOO discussion. Netscape Navigator
or Microsoft Explorer support Java and frames that are compatible with
a remarkable web/MUD client, Cup-O MUD. Richelieu, a member of our technical
staff, developed this revolutionary program that allows you to place an
interactive MOO window in the bottom frame of your graphics capable web
browser window. Our new Quick
Start page can help you get onto DU fast.
Our DU Services Division assists outside organizations in addition to the
DU MOO. You may follow this link to obtain a detailed list of our technical
services and their associated fees. Briefly, our excellent technical support
services include training in MOO usage and the establishment and management
of new or existing MOOs. We have the capability to provide training in
instructional techniques, management of on-line conference centers, consulting,
and assistance for project funding sources. DU will arrange long term support
for MOO administrators, teachers, programmers, and other MOO users.
DU Main is a virtual campus designed as a supportive facility to allow
teachers from every discipline to bring classes in whole or in part to
the DU MOO. In 1994, Globewide Network
Academy offered our first classes. The years that have past have seen
hundreds of teachers at all educational levels include DU in their curriculums.
Diversity University has, for years, coordinated its efforts to develop
the finest and most appropriate methods for bringing students on-line.
We provide regular meeting facilities for many academic discussion groups.
These academic gatherings represent both extensions of e-mail lists and
informal on-line discussions having their origins at DU.
Here are lists of events held at DU Main Campus and future conferences,
both virtual and physical. Also included here are reports on conferences.