VWBPE Calendar

All sessions of the VWBPE 2019 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (PST).
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Mar
30
Sat
2019
CANCELLED :: Storming the Bastille: A Look at the French Revolution
Mar 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Life gets busy and choices have to be made. We look forward to an offering from Johannes in 2020.

Presenter: johannes1977 Resident

Description: Storming the Bastille: A Look at the French Revolution will be an interactive walk through timeline, where participants can learn about the French Revolution and get an idea of how they can present important moments in history in virtual worlds.

Access: Second Life. See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account. Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.
This venue will be available for a limited time for individual exploration after the presentation.

Location / SLURL: TBA

Accessibility: SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Apr
6
Sat
2019
VR and virtual worlds: One and the same?
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 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 virtual worlds and addresses friction between VR and 3D virtual world developers and users. The presentation contrasts two free, desktop-compatible VR worlds (AltspaceVR and Sansar) and summarizes the state of communities in these worlds vs. 3D virtual worlds like Second Life. Ultimately, it proposes best practices for future educational collaboration and digital citizenship across virtual platforms.

Participants will be aware of the complex relationship between VR and virtual worlds
Participants will understand advantages, challenges, and tips for collaborating with VR proponents

Accessibility: Voice and SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Above the Book: Catching up with Thinkerer
Apr 6 @ 02:00 PM – 02:50 PM

Moderator: Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal)

Description: Today Kevin will be catching up with a great friend to VWBPE , and the education and arts community in virtual environments: the first recipient of the VWBPE Thinkerer Award: Selby Evans – known across the metaverse as Thinkerer.  In 2014, the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Organizational Committee instituted a new personal achievement award to recognize an individual who has provided outstanding service to both the field of education and the virtual world community at large. Let’s find out what Thinkerer has been up to these past 5 years.

Accessibility: Voice and transcriptionist

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Digital Citizens around a Community Drum
Apr 15 @ 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Hosts: Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg), Community Virtual Library; Kara Bennett (Dancers Yao), Elder Voices
Description: As digital citizens, we each are journeying along a unique path with a personal story and perspective. Global digital participatory culture requires personal responsibilities for authenticity and ethics. Come learn about a storytelling community drum advocating digital citizenship. Share stories in a 3D learning environment.
Participants will witness various perspectives of digital citizenship through personal stories.
Participants will have an opportunity to voice their own digital citizenship stories.

Access: Second Life. See the conference website for information about creating a Second Life account. Either SL or Firestorm viewers are recommended.
Accessibility: Speakeasy Hud tool

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