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.


Can SL improve access to STEM education and collaboration for autistic students? Exploring potential for a STEM Outreach Firm @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
01:00 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[...]
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[...]
Join the Team: Ready to Launch? @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
Mar 27 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Join the Team: Ready to Launch? @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
03:00 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[...]
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[...]
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Boldly Go - Celebrate Success & Cataclysm Stories @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
10:00 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.[...]
Mar 28 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Soul of A Charioteer in Virtual Orbit Around Mars @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
12:00 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) @ 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[...]