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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Mar 26 @ 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Overcoming technical limits of LSL (SL and OpenSim) @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
10:30 AM
Speaker: James Stibbards  / JB Hancroft This is an advanced technical session, for those who would like to have *large* and *complex* projects in SL or OpenSim, but are concerned about the inherent limits of[...]
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 26 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
CANCELLED :: Freedom and Intrinsic Motivation @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
03:00 PM
Speakers: Hsiao-Cheng (Sandrine) Han / Kristy Handrick; Liang Hung This research used participatory observational case study. Students from Taiwan used a 3D virtual world in their art class to create their artwork. The art teacher[...]
Mar 26 @ 03:00 PM – 03:50 PM
Educator's Networking Forum @ VWBPE Quadrivium
03:00 PM
Meet the VWBPE Sponsors! Moderator: Kevin Feenan / Phelan Corrimal; Rockcliffe University Consortium Nine sponsors have come together to support this year’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference. This open forum is your opportunity[...]
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 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 @ 09:00 AM – 09:50 AM
Virtual conferences and social responsibility @ VWBPE Lecture Area A
09:00 AM
Speaker: Linda Wylie / Linda March With global temperatures increasing, the debate is heating up in academia about the value of face to face conferences. Academics travel many miles creating a huge carbon footprint to[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Scholars VR: Engaging New Audiences with the Scholarly @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
10:00 AM
Speaker: Patrick Pennefather / Vesuviusblowhorn. University of British Columbia This conceptual case study lays the groundwork for a Virtual Reality (VR) research creation undergoing co-construction; shared to champion the continual experimentation with and investigations of[...]
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 @ 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Only what we do is real. Let us do VR @ VWBPE Lecture Area B
12:00 PM
Speakers: Reiner Schneeberger / Art Blue; JulietteSurrealDreaming This presentation will explore a way to bring art creations made in the virtual world of Second Life into HMDs mainly for educational projects so to create awareness[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]