Sunday, March 13, 2016

2016 EDU: PEOPLE: 9th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2016 poster sessions (2)

9th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2016 poster sessions (2)
The VWBPE Conference is a completely virtual conference that is conducted using simulated environments. Participants experience the conference through a virtual reality type setting including conference rooms, theatres, exposition halls, meeting spaces, and other types of venues similar to a brick and mortar type conference.  The conference is free to attend. The cost of the conference is covered by sponsorship and donations.
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  • (More after the break)
  • Where is Arcadia?
    Free stuff here
    • Of course there is free stuff.  We are in virtual worlds, after all. 
    • Yes, this blog is a sponsor
    Bauhaus Museum
    • Museums are a natural fit to virtual worlds
    • Bauhaus 
    Rockcliffe University Consortium
    • Rockcliffe is a resource for educational activities
    Public service information
    • University of Idaho
    Renaissance Island
    The donation and creation of Renaissance Island is the first attempt by the Info Island library group to create an immersive, engaging multidisciplinary environment. The focus of the island is Tudor, Britain (1485-1603), though it may expand beyond this in the future, possibly to the Stewart period. In addition to providing an immersive educational experience, Renaissance Island also avails living quarters to residents wanting to spend time in Tudor, Britain.  Immersive environments such as this engage learners and supplement the classroom experience.  
    Participants may role play, participate in some other way, or simply observe.  Alliance Library System staff have collaborated with educators and their students in such disciplines as drama, literature, history, library science, and architecture as well as other specialists and aficionados to develop Renaissance Island. Renaissance Island is somewhat unique in that the entire island is the classroom, and there are so many residents who collaborate and have a rich diversity of backgrounds. Role playing is combined with learning.
    - Renaissance Island’s Parish of Reading Primley (named through a collaborative process) includes cottages, shops above which the merchants may live, a market square/cross, church, bulwark, galleon, manor house, knot garden, kitchen garden, town green, classroom, and the Globe Theatre.
    - There are also library resources available on a variety of pertinent topics. The library, located at Lagswell Manor, was initially developed by a library technical assistant student serving her practicum on Renaissance Island. Additional resources are embedded in the actual buildings and some of the parish objects, for which residents, librarians, students, and educators have collaborated to build and inform. 

    Student Opportunities

    The Island is very much a work in progress. Accuracy and authenticity are encouraged and sought, but it is not perfect, yet. This actually provides an opportunity for students to hone their critical thinking skills. What is out-of-place? Challenge students to find them and make suggestions. Beyond walking along all-too-clean Tudor streets, entering the Globe, or reviewing the library resources in the manor house there are opportunities for student involvement.  In addition to students enrolled in courses, there are educational and cultural events offered for Second Life residents. Renaissance Island is very much a place where informal learning, as well as formal learning, occurs. We would like to be able to offer Renaissance Island Residents and the overall Second Life community a series of lectures by scholars on period topics.

    Please contact Amza Hydraconis in Second Life for information on arranging tours, visits, or use of any of the buildings for classes.
    foodways Museum
    • Museums are a natural fit to virtual worlds
    Virtual ability
    Posters display web pages
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    • You chose which ones by clicking on them.
    University of New Mexico exhibit

    Welcome to UNM!

    • Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.
    7th Annual VCARA 2016 Conference


    • Call for Poster Presentations
    • 7th Annual VCARA 2016 Conference
    • Virtual Worlds: The Future is Now
    Call for posters that focus on issues related, but not limited to, any (or combination of):
    Preserving memories through Storytelling - Storytelling for archival and documentation purposes, best practices, technologies, research, techniques, tools.
    Preserving Creativity - Documenting 3-D arts, entertainment, role playing games. Tools for documenting creativity in 3-d worlds. Research methods & ethical issues.
    Preserving Education Digital Objects - Building archival and documentation procedures into instructional design. Methodology efficacy of preservation/documentation processes. Cross disciplinary and practices. 
    Preserving Complex Objects - Educational/instructional courses, simulations for educational     purposes including 3-d objects, machinima, events.
    Submission Guidelines: The submission must consist of an emailed letter stating your name(s), institutional affiliation, and contact information. Include a title, brief abstract of your work, and anyother details that may be relevant. 

    We will provide instruction and support for presenting in the virtual environment. Most 
    presenters use Microsoft Power Point slides and create a podcast, and we can assist in the
    process of uploading any materials you submit into Second Life. 
    • Please send submissions to: Dr. Patricia Franks
    • Associate Professor and MARA Program Coordinator -- 
    • iSchool, San Jose State University.

    News and Notes


      The Hypergrid WIP Show

      The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

      Next WIP show 

      • Next WIP show: Sun. Mar. 13, Noon SLT
      • Narasnook location
      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
      • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
      • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
      • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
      • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
      • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
      • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
      • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
      • II 
      • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
      • hop:// II/68/369/22

        Previous Articles from the WIP show 

        HG links-- depending on your interests 

        Metaverse beginner help

        • I publish about 6 days a week, skipping 1 or 2 days in midweek
        • For more on topics like this, circle Selby Evans in Google+ 
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        • Annotated screen shots made with Jing
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        • This blog is not affiliated with Second Life or anything else. 
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        1 comment:

        1. Exploration and hands on approach aids with learning and retention this is one of the good benefits of using this Virtual reality Canada in educations.