VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2017 Conference are held in Second Life (represented in blue on the calendar). All times are in SLT (PST). You may access this time zone converter for your local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

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Art Quest: Learning About Art via Quests 01:00 PM
Art Quest: Learning About Art via Quests
Mar 12 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Presenters: Johannes1977 Resident (SL); Eleseren Brianna (SL) Description:  This will be an interactive art exhibition and quest offered in Second Life. Participants will learn about famous artists and pieces of art work via clues and[...]
The Legacy of Literature Alive! 06:00 PM
The Legacy of Literature Alive!
Mar 12 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Presenter: Beth Ritter-Guth (Desideria Stockton, SL). Union County College Description: Literature Alive! has been in SL for 10 years.  Having created and built more than 80 literary simulations, LA! was the first Open Educational Resource initiative[...]
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VWBPE 2017 Pre-Conference Social 05:00 PM
VWBPE 2017 Pre-Conference Social
Mar 16 @ 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM
VWBPE 2017 Pre-Conference Social @ VWBPE Pre-Conference Social
It’s a St. Paddy’s Day Sham-Rockin’ Party! Lots o’Luck will come your way if you join us for St. Patty’s Day! Get out your shamrocks and join us for a wee bit of blarney and[...]
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Which Worlds Are You? 01:00 PM
Which Worlds Are You?
Mar 18 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Presenter: AgileBill Firehawk, SL. Boise State University Description: The robotic arm dusts off the sand from the window.  “Crew … Prepare to exit our time capsule and collect readings on Humans of the past 10[...]
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Chemistry Labs in Second Life 09:00 AM
Chemistry Labs in Second Life
Mar 21 @ 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Chemistry Labs in Second Life
Presenter(s):  Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt (Julia Tiraxibar, SL); Dr. Kurt Winkelmann (Winkelmann Teichmann, SL). Texas A&M University. Description: Second Life as a potential medium for teaching chemistry labs was tested with Texas A&M University general[...]
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Spanish Language Learning at Escape 01:00 PM
Spanish Language Learning at Escape
Mar 24 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Presenter: James T. Abraham (El Profesor, OS); Martha Eugenia Lino (Eugenia Calderon, OS).  Glendale Community College Description: Join us for a tour of Escape where you will find a variety of locations that present embedded[...]
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The Lizards of ARS (c) 10:00 AM
The Lizards of ARS (c)
Mar 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The Lizards of ARS (c)
Presenter: Mary Stokrocki.  Arizona State University. Description: The Lizards of ARS, the Latin word for art, functions as a parody improvisational site for visitors to learn about the changing nature of art, and reinterpret its[...]
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Volunteers ROCK Kick-Off 02:00 PM
Volunteers ROCK Kick-Off
Mar 28 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Volunteers ROCK Kick-Off @ VWBPE Gateway
Volunteers ROCK: Getting Started Meeting The Volunteers Rock Kick-Off for all our volunteers is to answer any questions, share last minute news, take some pictures, make sure you have what you need and just have[...]
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Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 11:00 AM
Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Mar 29 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Exhibit Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ VWBPE Ribbon Cutting
Listen to music with Ari (Arisia Vita) as he streams soft and soothing piano music during the event. Ari says  that “Second Life gives me the chance to play for you and breathe life into[...]
A Conversation about Education and Second Life 01:00 PM
A Conversation about Education and Second Life
Mar 29 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
Above the Book Interview Host: Kevin Feenan Rockcliffe University Consortium Special Guest: Ebbe Altberg Linden Lab As part of the special program for VWBPE’s tenth anniversary, our host, Kevin Feenan, will interview Ebbe Altberg on[...]
Quadrivium Networking Topic: VR Technology on the Horizon 02:00 PM
Quadrivium Networking Topic: VR Technology on the Horizon
Mar 29 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  VR Technology on the Horizon @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Adrienne Evans Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on VR technology, the latest trends, what is viable and what is still too experimental to[...]
The Freewheelin’ Electric Tambourine Man Parade 03:00 PM
The Freewheelin’ Electric Tambourine Man Parade
Mar 29 @ 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM
The Freewheelin’ Electric Tambourine Man Parade @ VWBPE Parade
The time’s may be a-changin’ but at 3:00 pm (slt) today, it is time for Peace, Love, Brown Rice and Flower Power! So, if you feel like groovin’ and coming with us on this freewheelin’[...]
Lightning Production’s Bob Dylan and The Band Tribute Concert. 03:30 PM
Lightning Production’s Bob Dylan and The Band Tribute Concert.
Mar 29 @ 03:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Lightning Production’s Bob Dylan and The Band Tribute Concert. @ VWBPE Social
The legacy of Bob Dylan is still being written. But, it is hard to argue that Dylan is not one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. This past year (October 2016) Dylan[...]
The Keys to Legacy: A VWBPE Quest 04:30 PM
The Keys to Legacy: A VWBPE Quest
Mar 29 @ 04:30 PM – 04:50 PM
Join in the hunt for academic excellence. Four days of underwater adventure that will open the doors to the past, the present, and the future. Find the secret keys of mystery and unlock your Legacy.
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Twenty Years in Virtual Worlds 05:00 PM
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Twenty Years in Virtual Worlds
Mar 29 @ 05:00 PM – 05:50 PM
Presenter: Celia Pearce Northeaster University Virtual worlds have been “the latest thing” since the birth of the World Wide Web in 1993. In this “long view,” Dr. Celia Pearce, author of The Interactive Book (1997),[...]
Lizards of “ARS”© Installation Participatory Play 06:00 PM
Lizards of “ARS”© Installation Participatory Play
Mar 29 @ 06:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Lizards of "ARS"© Installation Participatory Play @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenter: Mary Stokrocki Arizona State University The Lizards of “ARS”© the Latin word for art, functions as a parody improvisational site for visitors to learn about the changing nature of art, and reinterpret its[...]
Through the Visual Literacy Lens to Learn Ecosystem 06:00 PM
Through the Visual Literacy Lens to Learn Ecosystem
Mar 29 @ 06:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Through the Visual Literacy Lens to Learn Ecosystem @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Lecture Presenter Matthew Sinclair University of British Columbia This project designed to provide students with an immersive environment in which they could learn about ecosystem through a visual literacy lens. The benefits and drawbacks of[...]
Teaching in Second Life, Art and Visual Literacy 06:50 PM
Teaching in Second Life, Art and Visual Literacy
Mar 29 @ 06:50 PM – 07:50 PM
Teaching in Second Life, Art and Visual Literacy @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
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Good Morning, VWBPE! 05:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE!
Mar 30 @ 05:00 AM – 06:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
VWBPE – Day Two. Join us for early morning coffee, continental breakfast, and an early dip “Under The Sea.” This is your chance to enjoy a guided tour of the undersea gardens, explore the Mermaid[...]
How to Run Educational Communities in SL 06:00 AM
How to Run Educational Communities in SL
Mar 30 @ 06:00 AM – 06:50 AM
How to Run Educational Communities in SL @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenter: Dragon Shichiroji Over the last ten years Mystic Academy and its educational staff have developed resources and skills which are matured and available for sharing. This presentation from the Founder gives an opportunity[...]
Immersive Experience for Learning 06:00 AM
Immersive Experience for Learning
Mar 30 @ 06:00 AM – 06:50 AM
Immersive Experience for Learning @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Power Promo Presenter: Graziano Ferro Michela Fragona BBN Srl Educational Publisher Proposed immersive experience for learning English as a second language for Italian students. We would like to take advantage of the immersive VE for[...]
Educational Communities, Teaching Tools, and Immersive Fun 06:50 AM
Educational Communities, Teaching Tools, and Immersive Fun
Mar 30 @ 06:50 AM – 07:50 AM
Educational Communities, Teaching Tools, and Immersive Fun @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
A Look Back at the Inworld Conference 08:00 AM
A Look Back at the Inworld Conference
Mar 30 @ 08:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Legacy Panel Panelists: Beth Ritter-Guth John Lester Ken Hudson Kevin Feenan The Legacy Panel will take a look back, where we were, and a look forward, where we are potentially going, not only with virtual[...]
Assessing/Promoting Informatics Competencies 10:00 AM
Assessing/Promoting Informatics Competencies
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Assessing/Promoting Informatics Competencies @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenter: Toni Hebda Chamberlain College This project assessed nursing informatics competencies in faculty in one graduate nursing program. Faculty also received an orientation to Second Life. Faculty members were asked to self-assess their informatics[...]
Master’s in Nursing Virtual Practicum Skills 10:00 AM
Master’s in Nursing Virtual Practicum Skills
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Master's in Nursing Virtual Practicum Skills @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Lecture Presenter: Karen West Debra Duncan Chamberlain College of Nursing Review of a short term project to facilitate avatar skills with a group of Master Degree of Science Nursing students.
Support Teams, Nursing and Informatic Skills 10:50 AM
Support Teams, Nursing and Informatic Skills
Mar 30 @ 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Support Teams, Nursing and Informatic Skills @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
Machinima with Gridjumper (tanya.smedley) 12:00 PM
Machinima with Gridjumper (tanya.smedley)
Mar 30 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Machinima with Gridjumper (tanya.smedley) @ VWBPE Social
Comedy, drama, tutorials …entertainment and instruction brought to you via Machinima, the art of making movies in virtual and digital game environments.  Spend an hour watching some Legacy works with others who create such works[...]
Creating Characters with Artistic Tools 01:00 PM
Creating Characters with Artistic Tools
Mar 30 @ 01:00 PM – 02:50 PM
Creating Characters with Artistic Tools @ VWBPE Workshop
Workshop Presenters: Niela Miller Octagon Creations Barbara Swords Avilion Cameo Theatre This session will provide attendees with an experience of creating characters out of prims and digital art and bringing them to life.  We will[...]
Quadrivium Networking Topic: Critical Thinking in the Age of Information Overload 03:00 PM
Quadrivium Networking Topic: Critical Thinking in the Age of Information Overload
Mar 30 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  Critical Thinking in the Age of Information Overload @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Peggy Daniels Lee Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a discussion on critical thinking in the age of information overload. We live in an information society[...]
VWBPE Legacy Party Barge Excursion 04:00 PM
VWBPE Legacy Party Barge Excursion
Mar 30 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
VWBPE Legacy Party Barge Excursion @ VWBPE Social
\We have ice cold beer and other assorted refreshing drinks for everyone. Grab your favorite drink and join the fun as we relax and tour the entire VWBPE conference on this unique floating barge. The[...]
Building the VWBPE Quest: a Global Collaboration 05:00 PM
Building the VWBPE Quest: a Global Collaboration
Mar 30 @ 05:00 PM – 06:50 PM
Building the VWBPE Quest: a Global Collaboration @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Panel Panelists: Valerie Hill Community Virtual Library Brant Knutzen University of Hong Kong Carla Pritchett Tulane University This presentation shares the partnership between librarians and educators to create a live literature-based experience at The Quest[...]
Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers 07:00 PM
Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers
Mar 30 @ 07:00 PM – 07:50 PM
Bootcamp for Virtual Teachers @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenters: “Sen” Sensuous Maximus Builder’s Brewery Yen Verhoeven University of Rochester This updated version of the 2015 VWBPE presentation unmasks the overlooked but necessary skills, tips, tools, and procedures for those who run lectures[...]
Teaching Tips and Tools, Inworld Lectures and Workshops 07:50 PM
Teaching Tips and Tools, Inworld Lectures and Workshops
Mar 30 @ 07:50 PM – 08:50 PM
Teaching Tips and Tools, Inworld Lectures and Workshops @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
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Good Morning, VWBPE! 06:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE!
Mar 31 @ 06:00 AM – 07:00 AM
Good Morning, VWBPE! @ VWBPE Social
VWBPE – Day Three. Join us for early morning coffee, continental breakfast, and an early dip “Under The Sea.” This is your chance to enjoy a guided tour of the undersea gardens, explore the Mermaid[...]
Quadrivium Networking Topic: The Technology of an Ideal Education System 07:00 AM
Quadrivium Networking Topic: The Technology of an Ideal Education System
Mar 31 @ 07:00 AM – 07:50 AM
Quadrivium Networking Topic:  The Technology of an Ideal Education System @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Quadrivium Discussion Facilitator Dauna M. Kiser Meet us at our quadrivium where we hope to entice you into a what-if discussion about the technology of an ideal education system. What new and trending technologies, applications,[...]
OYEAS: Algebra and Calculus thru 3D numbers 08:00 AM
OYEAS: Algebra and Calculus thru 3D numbers
Mar 31 @ 08:00 AM – 09:50 AM
OYEAS: Algebra and Calculus thru 3D numbers @ VWBPE Workshop
Workshop Presenters: Danielle Patterson Rebecca Patterson Dream Realizations Camera controlled interactive workshop of revised 2015 session, Open Your Eyes And See Numbers: without words or symbols. The updated session includes recent work that lays the[...]
PIVOTE: From Second Life to Fieldscapes 10:00 AM
PIVOTE: From Second Life to Fieldscapes
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
PIVOTE: From Second Life to Fieldscapes @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Lecture Presenter: David Burden Daden Limited The presentation will look at Daden’s PIVOTE eDrama approach for defining virtual world learning exercises, and how that approach has evolved through implementations in Second Life and OpenSim to[...]
Virtual World and Creativity 10:00 AM
Virtual World and Creativity
Mar 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Virtual World and Creativity @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenter: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han The University of British Columbia This paper presents the findings from a high school art project by using participatory observational case study from the perspective of creativity. The main research[...]
Virtual World Learning Exercises, Creativity, and Interactions 10:50 AM
Virtual World Learning Exercises, Creativity, and Interactions
Mar 31 @ 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM
Virtual World Learning Exercises, Creativity, and Interactions @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
Telima (Diamond Spiritor) Lunchtime Concert 12:00 PM
Telima (Diamond Spiritor) Lunchtime Concert
Mar 31 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Telima (Diamond Spiritor) Lunchtime Concert @ VWBPE Social
Telima has always had a passion for singing. She began her SL career singing in a Karaoke lounge. The audience told her she should stream live, and in her words, “I have never looked back.”[...]
How Immersion in Virtual and Augmented Worlds Helps Students in the Real World 01:00 PM
How Immersion in Virtual and Augmented Worlds Helps Students in the Real World
Mar 31 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
Presenter: Chris Dede Harvard Graduate School of Education Many people of different ages now participate in immersive virtual and augmented environments, from World of Warcraft to Pokemon Go. Mobile VR is now affordable and practical,[...]
Under The Sea, Under The Sea… 02:00 PM
Under The Sea, Under The Sea…
Mar 31 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Under The Sea, Under The Sea... @ VWBPE Social
… “Darling it’s better, Down where it’s wetter, Take it from me. . .Under the sea!” Or, better yet, come explore it for yourself!  Bring your friends and snorkel.  Take the guided undersea tour, and/or[...]
Lessons from Years of Teaching in Second Life 03:00 PM
Lessons from Years of Teaching in Second Life
Mar 31 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Lessons from Years of Teaching in Second Life @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Lecture Presenter: Greg Perrier Northern Virginia Community College I will cover 13 different actions that promote student learning in a virtual world. I will share 10 teachable moments that helped shape my understanding of education[...]
Barriers to Teaching in Second Life, Technology Integration, and Promoting Learning 03:50 PM
Barriers to Teaching in Second Life, Technology Integration, and Promoting Learning
Mar 31 @ 03:50 PM – 04:50 PM
Barriers to Teaching in Second Life, Technology Integration, and Promoting Learning @ VWBPE Quadrivium
Unconferencing the Conference 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[...]
The Ballet Pixelle First Performance of Phylogeny 05:00 PM
The Ballet Pixelle First Performance of Phylogeny
Mar 31 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
The Ballet Pixelle First Performance of Phylogeny @ VWBPE Social
Come join us for refreshments on the red carpet during our pre-show experience. You will have a chance to take photo ops and mingle with other guests before the immersive performance by The Ballet Pixelle.[...]
The Ballet Pixelle Second Performance of Phylogeny 06:00 PM
The Ballet Pixelle Second Performance of Phylogeny
Mar 31 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Come join us for refreshments on the red carpet during our pre-show experience. You will have a chance to take photo ops and mingle with other guests  before the immersive performance by The Ballet Pixelle.[...]