Sunday, March 1, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 13th Annual Conference, March 26-28, 2020. A conference on your laptop. Travel time 30 seconds. Travel cost: $0.0

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 
13th Annual  Conference,  March 26-28, 2020.  
A conference on your laptop. 
Travel time 30 seconds.  Travel cost: $0.0

Announcing the 13th Annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education.  Right there on your laptop.  Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event focused on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, toto showcase the learning that takes place in this community of practice
VWBPE 2016 entrance

A conference in a virtual world

  • No travel.  it is on your computer.
  • No travel costs.  
  • No travel time.
  • Time to get to events: less than 30 seconds.
  • You can see any web links they offer right there on your laptop
  • And capture all the text discussion.
  • You can record a video of a presentation if you want.
  • You can cut out sections of the video to present to a class.  
  • You can find people easily if you know the name.
  • (Ctrl f gets search panel, click the people tab.)
  • No security problems, no disease risk.
  • You only have to install a viewer.

Advantages of a virtual school

  • Lower costs:  Once done, the cost per unit time is tiny.
  • Wide market: Installed in a virtual world, it can support teaching anywhere.
  • Individual attention:  Each student gets the full attention of  DTA.
  • Reliable performance: DTA provides services as designed, 
  • No human foibles: no bias, no emotion, no sick days, no change in practice.
  • No behavioral problems: Those happen, but they stay at home.
  • Always available:  DTA is available whenever students want help.  Office hours:24/7.
  • Available online: No travel, DTA is always on call in any computer or smart phone.
  • Digital records:  Data can go directly to a learning management system.

VWBPE 2014

VWBPE  2013

      VWBPE 2012

      VWBPE  2011 


      Visit me on the web

      • Drop by my web offices Weekdays: 12:-12:30 pm Central time (US)
      • I am available for free consulting on any topic in this blog.
      • Cybalounge and 3DWebWorldz (Orientation room)
      • I will be in both places, so you may need to speak to get my attention.
      • Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
      • And we can visit the Writer's Workshop on the Web
      • Don't register -- enter as guest.  


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