VWBPE Calendar

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Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Feather in your cap: Achievement and recognition @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
10:30 AM
Presenter: Renne Emiko Brock (SL: Zinnia Zauber), Peninsula College Description: Imparting knowledge and acknowledgment is vital for encouraging curiosity and confidence in students. To hit the target, one must aim higher to reach their mark[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Science Circle: Innovators in global science education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
10:30 AM
Compass Point Round Table Discussion Presenters: Mike Shaw (SL: Shawza Tunwarm), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Matthew Burr (SL: Beragon Betts); Robert Knop (SL: Prospero Frobozz); Vic Michalak (SL: Phil Youngblood); Steven van Hook (SL: Kip[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Virtual world training for mental health providers @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
10:30 AM
Presenter: Kevin M. Holloway (SL: Jarom Cooperstone); Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Description: The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) has piloted virtual-worlds based training programs for mental health providers serving military Service members,[...]
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Design thinking for education in online education @ VWBPE Quadrivium
03:00 PM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), University of British Columbia; Yi Meng (SL: Emma de Pizan); Wenyi Gong (SL: Hermione524); Peisen Ding (SL: AAADeanAAA) Description: Our team seeks to create a[...]
The need to determine a Trusted Friend @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
The need to determine a Trusted Friend @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
03:00 PM
Presenter: Josain Zsun (avatar), Chilbo Description: Expedition Central was a location providing links for avatars to travel and explore Second Life. With Cyrus Hush, (Expedition Central founder), passing, no further maintenance can be done. Had[...]
Apr 4 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
What's the reality of virtual conferences? @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Presenter:  Alice Krueger (SL: Gentle Heron), Virtual Ability Inc. Description: Our organization, as do others in virtual worlds, holds virtual conferences annually. How does conference organization and preparation compare to physical world conferences? What advantages[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Creating a future full of opportunity within our global village @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
10:00 AM
Presenter: Jessie Nunes (SL: Catalina Staheli), Northwest Arctic Borough School District Description: Bringing powerful, positive change to remote, rural areas through an introduction of opportunities in online careers as content-creators, 3D modelers online, and more.[...]
Apr 5 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Nonprofit Commons past reflections, future directions @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
10:00 AM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Cynthia Calogne (SL: Lyr Lobo); Joyce Bettencourt (SL: Rhiannon Chatnoir); Renne Emiko Brock (SL: Zinnia Zauber); Buffy Bye (SL: Buffy Beale); Sheila Webber (SL: Sheila Yoshikawa) Description: After a year of[...]
Virtual hunts for virtual detectives @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
Apr 5 @ 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Virtual hunts for virtual detectives @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
11:00 AM
Presenter: Mary Howard (SL: mrshoward118), Grand Island Central School District Description: Virtual environments provides extraordinary opportunities to engage students in instruction. From building to immersive experiences, students can receive tremendous benefits from the use of[...]
Apr 5 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
GUINEVERE: Learn a language through games in virtual worlds @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
12:00 PM
Presenters: Heike Philp (SL: Gwen Gwasi); Letizia Cinganotto Description: Digital game-play has become a popular way of practising a language and many youngsters enjoy playing this in their spare time. EU funded project GUINEVERE (2017-2019)[...]
Apr 5 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Reconsider cultural difference in online education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
12:00 PM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), University of British Columbia; Kwesi Yaro (SL: Banapeh); Diana Ihnatovych (SL: dianaihn); Jennifer Zhao (SL: JenniferZhao); Peisen Ding (SL: AAADeanAAA) Description: Have educators considered online[...]
Culture and education for peace in times of 3-Dimensional Immersive Digital Environments (3D-IDEs) @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Presenter: Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda (SL: ecoonis), Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro ; Juan Carlos Valdes Godin, (SL: interpres) Description: The present work is based on the macro concept of 3D-IDEs, in specific virtual world environments,[...]
Apr 5 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
Learner-Generated Augmentation: Curriculum design with AR @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
04:00 PM
Presenter: Kenneth Y T Lim (SL: Veritas Raymaker), Description: This presentation introduces an approach to the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in the design of learning environments, which foregrounds the surfacing of novice conceptions. Termed[...]
Apr 5 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
Re-visioning interprofessional education in virtual worlds @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
04:00 PM
Presenters: Susan Toth-Cohen (SL: Zsuzsa Tomsen), Thomas Jefferson University; Anne C. Smith (SL: Annemaree Michigan), Five Sparrows Counseling and Educational Services. Description: From their inception, virtual worlds have attracted educators from many disciplines, and benefits[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Eureka World: An educational virtual world ecosystem @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
09:00 AM
Presenters: Ori Shapira (SL: turh zane), Educators and Trainers; Dani Seryoti (SL: s Maya), Educators and Trainers Description: Eureka World’s platform takes a broader perspective on learning and involves a wide spectrum of actors from[...]
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Metaphorical insights with Symbolic Modeling @ VWBPE 2019 Workshop
09:00 AM
Hands on Workshop Presenters: Niela Miller (SL: Marly Milena), Educators and Trainers; Janie Teague-Urbach (SL: Katsii Tennen), Support and Help Communities Description: We will show some short films demonstrating the use of Symbolic Modeling (SymMods)[...]
Re-visioning art and design education: Nourishing collaborative creativity in virtual worlds @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
09:00 AM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Yi Meng (SL: Emma de Pizan), Educators and Trainers; Xiangling Feng (SL: Belldance), Artists, Designers and Builders; Qian Wang (SL: Zoemmmua), Artists, Designers and Builders; Xinyi Wei (SL: Wuixinyi), Artists, Designers[...]
The significance of virtual archaeology @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Apr 6 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
The significance of virtual archaeology @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
09:00 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[...]
Apr 6 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Dickens Project exemplifies virtual collaboration @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
10:00 AM
SPOTLIGHT Presenters: Valerie Hill (SL: Valibrarian Gregg), Peninsula College; Breiana Theodore (SL: Jodie Landon); Mary Pat Lynch (SL: Aoife Lorefield) Description: The Dickens Project, a virtual simulation of A Christmas Carol and the life and[...]
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Blue Mars on Virtual Harmony for agile mindsets @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
12:00 PM
Presenters: Cynthia Calongne (SL: Lyr Lobo), Educators and Trainers; Andrew Stricker (SL: Spinoza Quinnell), Educators and Trainers Description: Join us for Blue Mars on Virtual Harmony, a 3D OpenSimulator game. The game blends NASA data[...]
Re/visioning virtual education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Re/visioning virtual education @ VWBPE 2019 Quadrivium
12:00 PM
Compass Point Discussion Presenters: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han (SL: Kristy Handrick), Educators and Trainers; Junsong Zhang (SL: Junsongz), Educators and Trainers; Kyle Stooshnov (SL: StrangeSensei), Educators and Trainers; Fabian Frahlich (SL: Fironboy), Educators and Trainers Description:[...]
VR and virtual worlds: One and the same? @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
VR and virtual worlds: One and the same? @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
12:00 PM
Presenters: Alyse Dunavant-Jones (SL: AlyseDunavantJones), Advocacy and NonProfit; Valerie Hill (SL: Valibrarian), Advocacy and NonProfit; Marie Vans (SL: amvans Lapis), Advocacy and NonProfit Description: Through librarians’ perspectives, this presentation analyzes conflicting definitions of VR and[...]
Apr 6 @ 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Lizard of ARS: Secondary students design parody masks and installation on the OpenSim @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area A
03:00 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[...]
Apr 6 @ 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Gamification of education: The roles of collaboration and virtual identity @ VWBPE 2019 Lecture Area B
04:00 PM
Presenter: Brant Knutzen (SL: MrK Kas), Educators and Trainers Description: This project is an investigation of the factors which affect the engagement and satisfaction of learners using a multi-user virtual immersive environment. The focus is[...]