VWBPE Program

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
You may access this time zone converter for your local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

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Note: Daylight Saving Time

In most of the United States and Canada, Daylight Saving Time is in effect as of 8 March 2020. Is your location affected? Check this page to find out when (and if) Daylight Saving Time begins for you. The Spring/Fall time change occurs throughout March and April, if at all, depending upon your location.


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Can SL improve access to STEM education and collaboration for autistic students? Exploring potential for a STEM Outreach Firm 01:00 PM
Can SL improve access to STEM education and collaboration for autistic students? Exploring potential for a STEM Outreach Firm @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 26 @ 01:00 PM – 01:50 PM
Speaker: Laura Gilmour / Zeppelin123. University of Alberta. Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, M.Ed. Special Education, B.A. Psychology, Autistic Self-Advocate. Stairway to STEM, a National Science Foundation-funded organization helps autistic succeed in post-secondary education. Resources[...]
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Join the Team: Ready to Launch? 03:00 PM
Join the Team: Ready to Launch? @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 27 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Speakers: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg, Wordsmith Jarvinen.  Community Virtual Library Education in virtual worlds requires collaboration among colleagues and communities to overcome many obstacles including lack of administrative support, digital disruption leading to too[...]
Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses 04:00 PM
Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Mar 27 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
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[...]
Red Carpet and Pre-show Experience 05:30 PM
Red Carpet and Pre-show Experience @ Royal Opera Garnier
Mar 27 @ 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Most SLer’s love to dress up!  Put on your favorite, fancy outfit and join us on the red carpet. Make yourself low lag by removing scripts and huds. You will have a chance to take[...]
DeJa Vu – The Forest Queen 06:00 PM
DeJa Vu – The Forest Queen @ Royal Opera Garnier
Mar 27 @ 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
DeJa Vu has been an SL theatre & ballet group since 2014. Their ballet, “The Forest Queen”, will stimulate your imagination, accompanied by beautiful Celtic music. The direction, set design, and choreography are by Ina[...]
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You Don’t Have To Go To Space for Effective PD! 09:00 AM
You Don’t Have To Go To Space for Effective PD! @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 28 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Speaker: Becky Adams / Elli Pinion, University of New Mexico I will share findings of my research with a small group of K-12 teachers who participated in an online professional development initiative. Issues regarding the[...]
Boldly Go – Celebrate Success & Cataclysm Stories 10:00 AM
Boldly Go – Celebrate Success & Cataclysm Stories @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Speaker: Renne Emiko Brock / Zinnia Zauber. Peninsula College, Confidence comes from educational attempts that fail with room to reflect and regroup to triumph. The constellations don’t move us. The stories behind the stars do.[...]
Soul of A Charioteer in Virtual Orbit Around Mars 12:00 PM
Soul of A Charioteer in Virtual Orbit Around Mars @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 28 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Speakers: Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell, Air University; Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo; Barbara Truman / Delightful Doowangle Like Socrates’ image of the soul as the charioteer, who must hold the reigns of the spirited[...]
Reflection of the need for a moral and ethical reality constituted from three-dimensional immersive digital environments (3D-IDEs) 03:00 PM
Reflection of the need for a moral and ethical reality constituted from three-dimensional immersive digital environments (3D-IDEs) @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
Mar 28 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Speaker: Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda / ecoonis, Universidad Autonoma de Querataro During the development of initial digital technologies, the user was an observer entity that, since it was not involved in the mixing of the[...]
Virtual Reality in Education: Intentional Immersion 03:00 PM
Virtual Reality in Education: Intentional Immersion @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 28 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Speakers: Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg, Community Virtual Library; Bethany Winslow / Bethany Winslow; Marie Vans / Amvans Lapis. Virtual reality offers opportunities and challenges that impact education (both on head-mounted displays and desktops) for[...]
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