VWBPE Program

All sessions of the VWBPE 2020 Conference are held in Second Life®. All times are in SLT (Pacific Time).
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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.


Keynote :: Are you future ready? Steps to build your stairway to the future @ VWBPE Auditorium
09:30 AM
Speaker: Dr. L.Robert Furman / Zadist Diavolo Dr. L. Robert Furman is an educator, leader, scholar, speaker and author; but most notably, Dr. Rob is a true champion for education in the 21st century. Beyond[...]
Mar 26 @ 03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Workshop: Andragons 2020: What shape is your lesson? @ VWBPE Workshop Area A
03:00 PM
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[...]
Mar 27 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
A Nonprofit Commons Salute to the Stars @ VWBPE Quadrivium
09:00 AM
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[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Quadrivium 2. Stellar Language Learning Practices @ VWBPE Quadrivium
10:00 AM
Facilitator: Deanya Zenfold (SL)/Deanya Schempp (RL) Assistant: Elektra Panthar (SL)/Elisa Segoni (RL) Virtual worlds have been used extensively as language learning labs and classrooms for more than a decade. What are the particular affordances that[...]
Mar 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Workshop: Avatars on the Edges of Space: An Immersion Model @ VWBPE Workshop Area B
11:00 AM
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[...]
Mar 27 @ 04:00 PM – 04:50 PM
Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
04:00 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Workshop: Symbolic Modeling: A Great Teaching Tool @ VWBPE Workshop Area A
09:00 AM
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[...]