VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
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Mar
16
Fri
2018
Innovative Virtual Libraries: Research & Design
Mar 16 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Presenters:
Valerie Hill/Valibrarian Gregg (Avatar)
Educators and Trainers
Robin White-Sieber/Sparkybear Mandelbrot
Artists, Designers and Builders

Virtual world librarianship requires innovative design to help educators and learners connect and find authentic and accurate information. Librarians and an Artist/Designer share examples of collaborative team design to build a virtual world library with plans to expand to web-based worlds allowing easy access for all. The move and design of the Community Virtual Library, the process of creating the Dickens Project Resource Center and Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely will be featured.

Participants will be given specific examples of collaboration in virtual world design to illustrate the processes that support sharing expertise and talent as a team to achieve the organization’s mission.
Participants will have the opportunity to view collaborative virtual world design through examples of real librarianship with access for all types of learners.

Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Format: Spotlight Presentation
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Liberate Agency Amplification Via Avatar Identity
Mar 17 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Presenter:
Renne Emiko Brock/Zinnia Zauber (Avatar)
Educators and Trainers

Let go of control. Instructors empower students through agency with active learning ownership, not with ultimate authority. Build validating lessons prior to entering virtual situations with surprising personal investigation, mood board creation, and character sketches. Develop education buy-in through accelerated and immediate avatar customization to reveal individuality and unlimited potential. Use reflection exercises to reveal how this experience exposed their real investment in themselves.

Participants will be able to utilize revelations of student’s motivation via avatar development.
Participants will be able to foster personalized research, design, documentation, and blogging.

Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Format: Spotlight Presentation
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Apr
1
Mon
2019
The Queen’s Heroes in the Five Kingdoms
Apr 1 @ 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Host: Leticia De Leon (SL: Letty Luckstone), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Description: Participants in this immersive experience will engage in an allegorical experience that is both storytelling and game. This underwater paradise needs heroes that will save the five kingdoms from a man-made destruction. Guided by a HUD and a mentor, all heroes who heed the call will travel to the five underwater kingdoms to piece together the story and undergirding real life issues. Those who engage with this experience may do so in storytelling or game mode.
Participants will be the hero in an allegory that follows an underwater path to the five kingdoms.
Participants will evaluate environmental issues in a five-kingdom challenge to win the game.

Access: In order to access this experience, you must download and install the Second Life viewer and create a free account with Second Life. See the conference website for information about setting up an Second Life account. Once logged in, participants can teleport to this starting location in the VWBPE regions.

Location: Queen’s Herons Game Start
Accessibility: Speakeasy Hud tool, notecards