Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event which focuses on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, to provide an opportunity to showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice.
This year, the conference is being held April 9-12th, using two immersive environments: Second Life and OSGrid. As always, the conference is FREE for everyone to participate.
The main conference will be followed up by a 3-week Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) which will highlight examples of educational design from a myriad of other immersive environments. Past presentations have included environments such as Club Penguin, Eve Online, World of Warcraft, Spot on 3D, inWorldz, Sococo, and a host of other virtual platforms.
Over 2000 innovative educators from around the world will be sharing their achievements and challenges that they face in enhanced learning technology as well as their vision of future collaborative learning in virtual worlds and games.
This year’s theme is Connections.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
|Dec 21, 2013||VWBPE 2014 Connections Call for Proposals Opens|
|Jan 6, 2014||Call for Reviewers Opens|
|Jan 19, 2014||Call for Proposals Closes|
|Jan 29, 2014||Second & Final Round Call for Proposals Opens|
|Jan 29, 2014||Call for Reviewers Continues|
|Jan 31, 2014||First Round of Acceptance Letters|
|Feb 1, 2014||Registration Opens|
|Feb 3, 2014||Call for Sponsors Opens|
|Feb 15, 2014||Call for Volunteers|
|Feb 15, 2014||Final Call for Proposals Closes|
|Feb 28, 2014||Final Round of Acceptance Letters|