All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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Speakers: Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo; Joyce Bettencourt / Rhiannon Chatnoir; Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber; Buffy Beale / Buffy Bye; Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg
Join our constellation of stars as we explore the future of education and social good in virtual worlds. For 11 years, the NPC hosts educational workshops, tours, parties, mentor support, and events on Friday mornings in Second Life. Be a star! Everyone is welcome! Four questions will be addressed during this Roundtable Discussion.
- Analyze how to strengthen our community through empowerment.
Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation
Speakers: Alyse Dunavant-Jones / AlyseDunavantJones; Pat Franks / Preceptor Amat; Marie Vans / Amvans Lapis San Jose State University, School of Information
In Fall 2019, San Jose State University’s Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration developed a survey to determine criteria for courses based in both desktop and headset Virtual Reality. 56 VR and virtual world educators responded, and the survey resulted in 29 criteria. In this presentation, VCARA members address key factors that affected the survey, how the results compared to expectations, and how research and experience in virtual worlds contributed to the survey’s success.
- Participants will be able to describe VCARA’s survey methodology and identify VR course criteria.
- Participants will be able to compare educators’ needs in headset/desktop VR vs. 3D virtual worlds.
Accessibility: Speak easy HUD
Speakers: Niela Miller / Marly Milena; Janie Teague-Urbach / Katsii Tennen.
We offer a glimpse into a unique training for educators, counselors, artists, coaches and facilitators who wish to discover a way of using arts-based processes (builds, paintings or photos) symbolically in SL. We call this Symbolic Modeling (SymMod). This useful tool can be applied to intellectual, psychological, spiritual or creative processes, both with individuals and with groups. We will be showing a short film, as well as describing and demonstrating the SymMod method.
- Participants will be able to witness the SymMod process and its usefulness in various fields.
- Participants will be able to understand the benefits of training in the SymMod method.
Accessibility: Speak easy HUD & transcriptionist