All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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Speakers: Kae Novak / Kavon Zenovka and Chris Luchs / Abacus Capalini
The first phase of transformative learning (Mezirow, 1991) is a disorienting dilemma, yet when designing for education we often default to user design (ux) principles that focus consistency and ease of use. If we are to engage new frontiers and reach for the stars in our virtual world and game design, we as educators need to experiment with hard fun (Papert, 2002), disorienting dilemmas (Mezirow, 1991), and desirable difficulties (Bjork, 2011).
- Participants will be able to experiment with dilemmas when designing learning experiences.
Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation
Speaker: William Krebs / AgileBill Firehawk
So you want to teach in virtual reality. 3D immersive platforms offer creative ways to teach better. But how? How much creativity is enough, or too much? Join us for this hands on demonstration and discussion of possible patterns for a given introducing our hypothetical students to our demo topic – wider aspects of collectible card gaming. After seeing examples, participants will consider and suggest ways they would design the learning scenes of the future. This workshop reviews, updates, and offers practice in design of 3D learning based on a 2016 VWBPE paper (Krebs et al, 2016).
- Participants will be able to identify and evaluate 3d learning designs
- Participants will be able to draft ideas for their own 3d learning designs
Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation
Speaker: Leticia Deleon / Letty Luckstone, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
While virtual environments have been explored, discovered, and conquered, true immersion for learning continues to be elusive. This workshop will engage participants in an immersive model that borrows from experiential learning through the marriage of avatar, environment, and actions. Not only will participants engage in an immersive, interactive experience by using multimodal tools, but also create a plan for using the model with their own learners.
- The participant will immerse their avatar in a learning experience using multimodal tools.
- The participant will design their own plan for engaging their learners in true immersive learning.
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
Host: Asmita Duranjaya
“MindScape” is related to brain research and what can refer to the human mind, how to develop, inspire and care for or manipulate it. 15 artists have created either a 2D or a 3D work referring to the topic by adding his or her idea, be it more realistic-physical or more mental or philosophical abstract. The 3D area is a moon landscape, where the 50-prim-installations are presented.
- Participants will be able to observe the installations and pictures and to interact with them.
- Participants will be motivated to develop their own idea about what MIND can be and do for them.
Accessibility: Provide a written script during the presentation. Bots provide information on the art installations.
Access: Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nice%20Atoll/185/142/3685
Hosts: Abacus Capalini; Kavon Zenovka
The retro release of World of Warcraft (WoW) last year resulted in the largest quarterly increase of subscriptions ever for the game. By all accounts, WoW classic is hard, time consuming and labor intensive. So why is it so popular? We’ll do a tour starting at the entry area and playing for an hour showing the hard fun and difficulties that is part of WoW classic. We’ll discuss the design and mechanics during this immersive experience that you can use in creating your own educational experiences
- Identify elements of hard fun, flow, and fiero in difficult games and virtual worlds play.
Accessibility: Discord VOIP & In game Text
Access: Participants will require an active paid subscription to WoW (see Technology Requirement details below), then they will need to download World of Warcraft Classic (See https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/wowclassic) and create a character on the Bloodsail Buccaneers Realm on the US East Server. For this immersive experience, we will be gathering in the troll and orc starting area in Durotar.
Technology Requirements: Participants will need the following technologies: World of Warcraft (requires paid subscription) and Discord (free VOIP software). To access World of Warcraft Classic, participants will need to have an active subscription for World of Warcraft (WoW) https://worldofwarcraft.com. The system requirements for WoW can be found at https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/243159
To access Discord, participants will need to go to https://discordapp.com/ and have the choice to either access the discord through their browser or download to their desktop. This event will use the Discord channel at https://discord.gg/a6f6Jvt