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[...]
Interstellar: Learning in Space @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 26 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Interstellar: Learning in Space @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 PM
Speakers: Cynthia Colongne / Lyr Lobo; Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell; Barbara Truman / Delightful Doowangle All aboard as Virtual Harmony travels to the stars. We design and test game simulations for exploration in virtual[...]
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[...]
Keynote: Virtual Worlds and Social Justice: An Impact and Civic Engagement Agenda @ VWBPE Auditorium
08:00 AM
Speaker: Dr. Michael Thomas / Haruki Dean Introduction: Heike Philp / Gwen Gwasi Michael Thomas is a Professor of Education with a focus on digital learning, social justice, social mobility and the student experience. I’m[...]
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 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
You Don't Have To Go To Space for Effective PD! @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
09:00 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[...]
Reflection of the need for a moral and ethical reality constituted from three-dimensional immersive digital environments (3D-IDEs) @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
03:00 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[...]
Mar 28 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Virtual Reality in Education: Intentional Immersion @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 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[...]