Friday, December 13, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: OpenSimulator Community Conference 2019 Dec. 14-15. Dec 14 events: Selected presentations with emphasis on education and broad interest


OpenSimulator Community Conference 2019 (OSCC) Dec. 14-15.  
Dec 14 events:  Selected presentations with emphasis 
on education and broad interest 

OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC) is not all tech.  It is not even mostly tech.  It is mostly about uses of OpenSimpulator, especiallu in education.  And you do have time to catch a presentation--they mostly take 20 minutes.  Here are my suggestions for Sat. Dec. 14.
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The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. The conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.
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Suggested events for educators and non-geeks

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WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT OPENSIM 0.9.1, MIKE HIGGINS / KAYAKER MAGIC

7:30 am - 7:50 am
The OSCC grid has only recently upgraded to an up-to-date version of OpenSim 0.9.1 just in time for this conference. This is good news, but what exactly is good about it? This talk will list a bunch of the bugs that have been fixed since OpenSim 0.8.2. This is intended to be a fun performance talk were, for each slide we will stop and demonstrate a scripted object that works better in the latest versions of OpenSim. So there will be cannon firing, painting in the air with prims, throwing tomatoes at the audience (SPLAT!) , etc.

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EUREKA WORLD AN ECOSYSTEM FOR LEARNING, ORI SHAPIRA / TURH ZANE

9:30 Am - 9:50 Am
Eureka World’s platform is an interconnecting system which educational resources such as teachers, students, mentors and developers are seamlessly work together. Eureka World unique platform integrates into classrooms’ ecosystem to make every person with the opportunity to maximize their potential and create real lives full of satisfaction, value and happiness.

GOING UNDERGROUND: WAPPING TUNNEL IN OPENSIM, GRAHAM MILLS

10:00 Am - 10:20 Am
The 2 kilometre Wapping Tunnel was the first railway tunnel to run under city streets and a major achievement when it opened in 1830. It connected the Liverpool docks to the first modern railway, the Liverpool & Manchester, and took raw materials, notably cotton, to the factories in and around Manchester. This talk examines the potential and problems in using OpenSim to model the construction and operation of this landmark tunnel.
12:30 Pm - 1:20 Pm

GRASSROOT VW ENTREPRENEUR LESSONS LEARNED, RAMESHSHARMA RAMLOLL

1:30 Pm - 1:50 Pm
This talk will summarize my journey and lessons learned while developing a new virtual world product. I will highlight the many opportunities and challenges that will come your way. I believe the avatar based virtual world domain is different from traditional spaces where entrepreneurship is encouraged and we will get a chance to address those.

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VIRTUAL REALITY VS VIRTUAL WORLDS SMACKDOWN! VALERIE HILL / VALIBRARIAN GREGG & MARIE VANS / AMVANS LAPIS & BETHANY WINSLOW

2:00 Pm - 2:50 Pm
This session features a lively debate on the merits of virtual worlds and virtual reality! Our first presenter, Marie Vans, argues that “VR is the future, and the future is now!” Our second presenter, Bethany Winslow, cautions that “Regardless of what VR platforms are used in the future, designers of effective immersive learning with VR must know the history of virtual worlds in education as well as have some hands-on experience in using them.” The sparing partners will be moderated by Dr. Valerie Hill, the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon, and Kitely.

CREATIVITY PANEL MARIA KOROLOV

3:30 Pm - 4:20 Pm

A GRADUATE SCHOOL RESIDENCY IN VIRTUAL REALITY, SCOTT DOLPHIN

4:30 Pm - 4:50 Pm
The SUNY Empire State College Master’s in Learning with Emerging Technology program; better known as MALET has started holding one-day immersive residencies in virtual reality to introduce new students to the faculty, academic colleagues, and to present them with an overview of current programs and alumni projects past and present. 
This presentation reports on the events, and conclusions derived from post event debriefings, and presents evidence for continuing exploration and development.

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DESIGN CHALLENGES IN YOUTH-SAFE VR ENVIRONMENTS, EILEEN OCONNOR 

5:00 Pm - 5:20 Pm
After many years of using VR environments in graduate classes, and teaching others how to create these environments within graduate courses, I will be designing pre-developed VR environments for youth, in K-12 schools and in other youth-oriented organizations. I plan to work with the affordances such as though now coming available through Kitely’s Virtual Private Networks to create a youth-safe interface and a practical registration system, and, very importantly quasi-designed environments that simplifies development while leaving flexibility and optimization by the school or organization itself.
I am working through design considerations for developing the VR interface but also for providing sufficient scaffolding so that other adult instructors will know how to use these spaces effectively with sound pedagogical principles so they can work within the significant advantage that VR can bring to geographically distant ways of instructing youth.

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ART GALLERY: A PLUG-N-PLAY OER IMMERSIVE ACTIVITY, BETHANY WINSLOW

5:30 Pm - 5:50 Pm
Creating an in-world event of any size is a challenging endeavor. For busy educators creating even a single activity can be just another hurdle that prevents the wider adoption of virtual worlds for teaching and learning. We need stop reinventing the wheel and start creating content in way that we can share with each other. This presentation will showcase a proof of concept immersive learning activity for any virtual world event that will engage your participants and get them excited about the possibilities with using virtual worlds in teaching and learning. What better way to introduce educators, or future educators, to teaching and learning in a virtual environment than with a ready to go activity that you can implement with as little extra work on your part as possible? The presenter will share details on how this immersive event was designed, what tutorials and supportive content is provided, where to go see the in-world example, and how educators can use these resources to replicate this immersive experience at their own events.

MUSIC @ #OSCC19 FEATURED ARTISTS: LIBERTYBELLE LYRIC, JAMES OLMOS, AND DJ SHELENN AYRES

Join us for the OpenSimulator Community Conference 2019 music showcase. This event will take place Saturday after all presentations are over for the day. It is a chance to network and socialize with your fellow #OSCC19 avatar attendees.
Our music lineup:singer Libertybellow Lyric performssinger/songwriter/musician James Olmos performswe close our first night (Satruday) with a DJ set from Shelenn Ayres6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm

Reports from previous years

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