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
12
Mon
2018
Making Discoveries with SL Creative Processes
Mar 12 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Making Discoveries with SL Creative Processes @ Second Life

Host: Niela Miller / Marly Milena

Description: Using arts-based processes and tools such as building shapes, digital art,and a drawing board, we will explore how the representation of ourselves and our experiences in and out of a virtual world can lead to insight, new perceptions, and creative inspiration. We will also demonstrate how these tools can be useful for educators wanting more engaging ways to interact with their students and material.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/33/92/23

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This presentation is one time only for VWBPE. This beautiful location is available for individual exploration.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Blending VWs & Digital Tech. in Language Teaching
Mar 17 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Format: Spotlight Presentation

Presenter:
Anabel Nowak/Ann von Rhein (Avatar)

This presentation deals with teaching immersive English literature by blending 3D worlds, machinima and other external digital tools.
In this project students practice English while having the chance to use different platforms and devices in order to train 21st century skills.

Participants will be able to learn how digital technology and new ideas can easily be incorporated in language syllabi in order to revolutionize teaching.

Accessibility:
Voice
SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Mar
29
Thu
2018
Immersive Tribal Quest
Mar 29 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Immersive Tribal Quest @ Second Life

Host: Dragon Shichiroji, Mystic Academy

Description: Take part in a fascinating and enhanced immersive adventure designed by Mystic Academy in which you take the role of the Explorer, discovering and learning about the wisdom and myths of indigenous cultures such as the Native American, Vedic, Aboriginal, Incan, and beyond earth. Participants will have much fun learning and gaining greater appreciation for these cultures which contain much value, hope and timeless wisdom for the modern world. A great set of gifts are your reward at the end to help you to go onward and also build other communities.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/154/72/2514

Access: See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account (Attendees). Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.

This venue will be available for individual exploration after the presentation.

For more fun join optional the VWBPE Passport to the Metaverse 2018 Rezzly Quest: https://vwbpe.org/conference/passport-to-the-metaverse-2018

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Exhibit Tour and Scavenger Hunt
Apr 5 @ 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Meet us on the social sim for an exclusive tour of the exhibits.  Working in groups we will start the exhibit scavenger hunt if you haven’t already and work through it together. You will have plenty of time to finish it later in order to get the fabulous prize!

Location: Social Plaza
Exhibitors, this would be a great time for you to be at your booth!

Apr
6
Sat
2019
The significance of virtual archaeology
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM

Presenter: Marion Smeltzer (SL: Nova Saunders), Educators and Trainers, VIBE
Description: Virtual archaeology has expanded with new features and landscapes representing archaeological and historical places that have been part of “real world” archaeological research. Any proposed computer-based visualization will always aim to improve aspects related to the science, research, conservation or dissemination of our archaeological heritage.

Participants will be able to view examples of archaeological computer-based visualizations
Participants will be able to explore additional resources relating to historic and cultural preservation

Accessibility: Slides will be made available

Lizard of ARS: Secondary students design parody masks and installation on the OpenSim
Apr 6 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Presenter: Mary Stokrocki (SL: MaryLou Goldrosen), Educators and Trainers
Description: After exploring the OpenSim with students for four years, I invited them to revise my parody play, The Lizards of ARS/ART, a satiric reinterpretation of Baum’s (1900) The Wizard of Oz. Using participatory action research, I gathered their 2-D mask images converted into 3-D forms and related parodies. Two older students arranged them in two different installations on the OpenSim virtual world. This communal experience helped develop imaginative play, digital skills, and diverse art meaning.

Participants will be learn to revise the model parody, transfer 2-D mask, build 3-D form, and install

Accessibility: Voice and SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Apr
12
Fri
2019
CVL Presents: Hypergrid Resources Library Poker Run!
Apr 12 @ 09:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Hosts: Bethany Winslow (Bethany Winslow), Project Lead for CVL’s Hypergrid Resources Library; Valerie Hill (Valibrarian), Director, Community Virtual Library
Description: Embark on a hypergrid adventure and poker run to visit two Hypergrid Resource Libraries in development on the Kitely and Avacon grids. This Community Virtual Library project will provide resources to help educators new to OpenSim to develop sustainable communities of practice across multiple virtual worlds. Help us test our hypergrid portals and give us your valuable feedback that will guide the ongoing development of the library in both locations. Plus, the best poker hand wins a prize!
Participants will be able to find this growing resource, and hopefully be inspired to get involved!
Participants will be able to understand how these resources will help educators new to OpenSim.

This venue will be available for individual exploration. Visit whenever you like, as often as you wish, from the weekend of the conference through Sunday April 21st. Enter the prize drawing by taking an in-world screenshot of your best poker hand. Email your screenshot to bethany.winslow@sjsu.edu by no later than midnight Sunday April 21, 2019. The best hand wins as-yet-to-be- determined prize!

Access: This event starts in Kitely, then we will be hypergridding to the library branch in Avacon grid. Hypergridding means jumping from a grid hosted on one server to another grid, which can be on another server, located anywhere in the world! Choose one of the following options to start in Kitely:
1. Create a new free account on the Kitely grid OR
2. Use an existing OpenSim Avatar/Account to hypergrid to Kitely

OPTION 1:
Follow the steps below, or watch this short tutorial video: Find the CVL Hypergrid Library via a Kitely Account (3:12) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ich4LPkYIZE&feature=youtu.be
a. Create a free account with Kitely – https://www.kitely.com/
b. Download and install an OpenSim enabled version of the Firestorm viewer -https://www.firestormviewer.org/downloads/
c. Login to Kitely and use the world map to search for Cookie II
d. At the Cookie II welcome station, walk toward the large map that shows an aerial view of the whole region. The Hypergrid Resources Library is the second grid from the left at the top of the map.
e. Click directly on that part of the map to teleport to the library.

NOTE: If you have any difficulties, please see this written tutorial (with five short videos) – http://www.newmediaarts.org/home/projects/have-a-r-t-will-travel/ (New Media Arts sponsors the Community Virtual Library) or refer to the Kitely article:  How to Enter Kitely Virtual Worlds – https://kitely.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/doc/pages/4849666/How+to+Enter+Kitely+Virtual+Worlds

OPTION 2:
You can use an existing OpenSim account to search for and hypergrid to Kitely using the URL http://grid.kitely.com:8002. Then search and teleport to Cookie II. At the welcome station you will find a map to teleport directly to the CLV Hypergrid Library.
Follow the steps below, or watch this short tutorial video: Find the CVL Hypergrid Library via OS Grid (1:59) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJnFOq0t20g&feature=youtu.be
a. Login to OpenSim and pull up the world map. (From the top tool bar in Firestorm, click on World, then World Map or use the map icon in the lower tool bar.)
b. Search for http://grid.kitely.com:8002 and then click Teleport.
c. At the Kitely welcome station pull up the world map and search for Cookie II and click to teleport. (NOTE: You may get a notice that the teleport failed, but that’s normal. It just means the world is booting up.)
d. At the welcome area for Cookie II, walk toward the large map that shows an aerial view of the whole region. The Hypergrid Resources Library is the second island from the left at the top of the map.
e. Click directly on that part of the map to teleport to the library.

Accessibility: SpeakEasy HUD Tool