UnConference Blocks

In the sessions below, you will see the schedule for all UnConference sessions, which immediately follow the lecture presentations. All UnConference sessions will be a hosted TweetChat that can be accessed from your browser on Twitter, on our website, or through web on a prim at the quadrivium.

Watch for the hashtags you will use for each UnConference Session at their scheduled times below. Please note, the hashtags will not be active until the corresponding UnConference sessions begin.

The topics of the TweetChats are summarized here, but consider posting the following:

  • extending of ideas
  • potential for new projects and collaborations
  • resources around the topic
  • or anything else you find intriguing about it!

Let’s light up Twitter and extend VWBPE 2017 discussions beyond the virtual world!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (1 scheduled)

6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.
Concurrent Lectures

Lizards of “ARS”© Installation Participatory Play
Presenter: Mary Stockrocki
VWBPE Lecture Area A

Through the Visual Literacy Lens to Learn Ecosystem
Presenter: Hsiao-Cheng Han
VWBPE Lecture Area B

6:50 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
UnConference Session

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around teaching in Second Life, the possibility of using artistic expression for learning, or developing a visual skills, through the VWBPE social media channels.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 (3 scheduled)

6:00 a.m. – 6:50 a.m.
Concurrent Lectures

How to Run Educational Communities in SL
Presenter: Dragon Shichiroji
VWBPE Lecture Area A

Proposed Immersive Experience for Learning English
Presenter: Graziano Ferro
VWBPE Lecture Area B

6:50 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
UnConference Session

Educational Communities, Teaching Tools, and Immersive Fun
VWBPE Quadrivium

Hashtag: #vw_unconf_community
Feed Page: https://vwbpe.org/conference/unconference-feeds

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around educational communities, consider the teaching tools, and immersive fun, through the VWBPE social media channels.

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Concurrent Lectures

Assessing/Promoting Informatics Competencies
Presenter: Toni Hebda
VWBPE Lecture Area A

Master’s in Nursing Virtual Practicum Skills
Presenter: Karen West
VWBPE Lecture Area B

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
UnConference Session

Support Teams, Nursing and Informatic Skills
VWBPE Quadrivium

Hashtag: #vw_unconf_practicums
Feed Page: https://vwbpe.org/conference/unconference-feeds

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around support teams, nursing, and informatics, through the VWBPE social media channels.

7:00 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.
Lecture Presentation

Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers
Presenter: “Sen” Sensuous Maximus
VWBPE Lecture Area A

7:50 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.
UnConference Session

Teaching Tips and Tools, Inworld Lectures and Workshops
VWBPE Quadrivium

Hashtag: #vw_unconf_teach
Feed Page: https://vwbpe.org/conference/unconference-feeds

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous lecture on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend that session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around teaching tips and tools, and inworld lectures and workshops, through the VWBPE social media channels.

Friday, March 31, 2017 (2 scheduled)

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Concurrent Lectures

Virtual World and Creativity
Presenter: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han
VWBPE Lecture Area A

PIVOTE: From Second life to Fieldscapes
Presenter: David Burden
VWBPE Lecture Area B

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
UnConference Session

Virtual World Learning Exercises, Creativity, and Interactions
VWBPE Quadrivium

Hashtag: #vw_unconf_creative
Feed Page: https://vwbpe.org/conference/unconference-feeds

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around virtual world exercises, creativity, and interactions through the VWBPE social media channels.

3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Lecture Presentation

Lessons from Years of Teaching in Second Life
Presenter: Greg Perrier
VWBPE Lecture Area A

3:50 – 4:50 p.m.
UnConference Session

Barriers to Teaching in Second Life, Technology Integration, and Promoting Learning
VWBPE Quadrivium

Hashtag: #vw_unconf_barriers
Feed Page: https://vwbpe.org/conference/unconference-feeds

This participant-led unconference session will focus on the complementary topics from the previous two lectures on the program, though it is not necessary that you attend either session in order to participate in this session. This interactive discussion should extend the ideas around barriers to teaching in Second Life and technology integration through the VWBPE social media channels.