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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 Roffo)
Description: The Science Circle is a 10 year old alliance of scientists, educators, students, and science enthusiasts who collaborate to share knowledge and promote open source education worldwide. Our mission is to enhance science understanding through interdisciplinary dialog via virtual environments and social media. We continue to collaborate with educators and researchers to re:envision innovative ways to attract and engage a diverse people and ideas, while working to solve technological and user issues.
1. Participants will be able to see how Virtual Worlds can facilitate open-source STE(A)M education.
2. Participants will be able to consider the interplay between VWs and the toolbox of social media.
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, Veterans, and their families. This population deserves the most effective treatments for deployment- and combat-related PTSD, sleep disorders, depression, and suicide prevention. This presentation will discuss CDP’s synchronous and asynchronous Second Life training models and environments, and preliminary outcomes data regarding effectiveness.
1. Participants will be able to describe CDP’s Second Life regions for mental health provider training.
2. Participants will be able to compare and contrast outcomes of physical and virtual training models.
Discussion Moderator: Lorraine Storry Mockford (SL: LoriVonne Lustre)
Join us on the Social Plaza for a discussion about the making of Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me as a follow up from this morning’s keynote presentation. Bring your questions for the film maker, Bernhard Drax / Draxtor Despres, and the researchers (if they are able). Most importantly, this is your opportunity to meet the participants in this outstanding research and film.
Be sure to watch Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is Me.
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