Saturday, December 5, 2020

2020 #VWEDU: OPENSIMULATOR COMMUNITY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: December 5-6, 2020. Presentations Dec.6 on education in OpenSim


OPENSIMULATOR COMMUNITY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 
December 5-6, 2020. 
Presentations Dec.6  on education in OpenSim
OSCC20 is here Dec 5-6 2020. A lot of presentations are in support of online education.
    Come see how we use these 3D collaborative spaces in amazing ways!

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Presentations on education in OpenSim Dec 6

  • All times are California time Dec. 6

Survey on VR interest

  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC 
  • RENEWED & NEW [PANDEMIC-RELATED] INTEREST IN VIRTUAL WORLD EDUCATIONAL SIMULATIONS
  • SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT
  • KAY MCLENNAN
Session will detail the results of a recent survey of educators (to find out about educators’ expected virtual world and virtual reality learning simulation use during the current pandemic-impacted academic year). Spoiler alert — most of the educators surveyed plan to expand their use of virtual world learning simulations (while the educators foresee a reduction in their use of virtual reality headset-based simulations). Also, this session will explore the topic of “right sizing” virtual world learning simulations – as guidance [for new and experienced users] on how to maximize student engagement and learning outcomes.

IMA Viewer developments

  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Keynote Auditorium  06 DEC 
  • SCENEGATE, ECHOVOICE, AND IMABOX
  • SPEAKERS:
  • FRANK RULOF
  • LISA LAXTON
This presentation from Infinite Metaverse Alliance® (IMA) and Thales Group discusses research and development progress towards improving open source code for: SceneGate and Future Viewer efforts, EchoVoice server and bridge applications, and a platform agnostic IMABox solution. The discussion is focused on the development work progress to provide modernized solutions advancing virtual world technologies for everyone. The work of IMA and Thales is in general directed toward broadening use of the Metaverse for Public, Education, Industry and Government sectors but the community as a whole benefits from open source.

Narrative-based education

8:30 am - 9:00 am Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC 
WHOSO PULLETH OUT THIS SWORD OF THIS STONE AND ANVIL, IS RIGHTWISE KING BORN....
SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT
HEIKE PHILP (RL: HEIKE PHILP)

Storytelling is a wonderful means of getting our language learners excited. Recreating such a story in a virtual world would provide a great setting for roleplay and fanfiction. Yet, how difficult is it to recreate scenes of Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter or King Arthur and his Round Table in OpenSim? What about character creation? Changing avatar outfit, clothes and accessories? When creating the scene, what building skills are required and when it comes to storytelling, what skills are required to come up with a captivating story? These main three challenges will be addressed in an EVO session and we hope to recreate collaboratively a story in OpenSim. Organised by TESOL America every year in January / February thousands of language educators mingle online to learn from each other in a free-of charge 5-week workshops. This year we invite participants to join us in creating story – and perhaps it is the story of EXCALIBUR

Art

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC  
  • WHY IS OPENSIMULATOR SO BORING?
  • SPEAKERS 
  • ART BLUE (RL: REINER SCHNEEBERGER)
  • JULIETTE SURREALDREAMING (RL: KISMA REIDLING)

My owl says, “This presentation must be a keynote.” That is not true, it has to be THE KEYNOTE. In case you arrive on time to listen to the keynote from the beginning then you will know for sure what to answer when you are asked next time, “What do you do for a living?” Then you can answer, “I MAKE AMERIKA ART AGAIN.” And when the person shakes their head or even worse gives you a sign of stupidity, it will be time to tell the naked truth, “I USE OPENSIMULATOR.” This presentation is based on social science. This presentation uses an AI. This presentation is Art. This presentation is disruptive. The “K” in Amerika stands for a reason, a reason that will be uncovered. In fact, this presentation is all about you. You, being a person who may have heard over the years, “Oh … Really? You still work with Opensimulator, isn’t that like old SL?” In fact, the person might be thinking: “How boring.”

Grid-hosting reinented

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC 
  • A NEW DIMENSION IN GRID HOSTING!
  • SPEAKERS:
  • MYRON CURTIS (RL: MYRON CURTIS)
  • STEVE LAVIGNE (RL: STEVE LAVIGNE)
A presentation about A Dimension Beyond Inc. and how they have taken a different path on hosting OpenSim, Halcyon, and cybaLOUNGE grids. We will get into the in’s and outs of hosting DreamGrid OpenSim Grids.

We will talk about selling hosting in different ways and the in’s and outs of the different ways. A Dimension Beyond decided to do hosting differently and we will explain how it works. We will also share experiences in hosting Halcyon and cybaLOUNGE.

The future

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC 
  • THE FUTURE PANEL 
  • SPEAKERS FOR THIS EVENT
  • MAL BURNS
  • Metaworld Inworld Review

Living in virtual worlds

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC
  • LIVING IN VIRTUALITY: THE ROAD FORWARD
  • SPEAKER:
  • KALILA LAKEWORTH

We’ve been escaping into virtual worlds for decades. With the resurgence of VR, now is the time to go to the next level. Let’s take a look at what is needed out of the software that will ultimately empower us to live our lives virtually.

Community and society

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote Auditorium 06 DEC 
  • CRAFTING GEMEINSCHAFT FOR RESILIENCY IN TIMES OF SOCIAL DISSOCIATION 
  • Generally translated as "community and society"
  • SPEAKERS:
  • ALGERNON LOIRE (RL: ELIZABETH STRICKER)
  • DELIGHTFUL DOOWANGLE (RL: BARBARA TRUMAN), UCF Graduate Faculty & Simulation Researcher
  • FRANKIE ANTONELLI (RL: FRANCISCA YONEKURA)
  • JJ DRINKWATER (RL: JJ JACOBSON), Sci-Fi Librarian
  • LYN SKYLARK (RL: KATHY FLITTER)
  • LYR LOBO (RL: CYNTHIA COLONGNE), OSCC Co-Chair, Professor
  • SPINOZA QUINNELL (RL: ANDREW STRICKER)

This panel will discuss the spontaneous social architecture and journey of the Virtual Harmony community. The Virtual Harmony community offers 12 Open Simulator grids supporting its work with small communities, immersive 3D courses, and learning simulations. Speakers will share their journey in the virtual community. Highlights will include an overview of Virtual Harmony’s Gemeinschaft framework for resiliency in times of dissociation. Five areas of the Gemeinschaft framework to be discussed by the panel are: kinship and fellowship, psychological and spiritual nourishment, creative ideation of art-of-the-possible, collaborative design and creation of virtual habitats for Gemeinschaft, and harmonious healing and resiliency from co-living in Gemeinschaft. The concept of social dissociation will be briefly described along with healing recommendations.

Outreach

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Keynote Auditorium, 06 DEC
  • DYSTOPIA RISING: HOW EMERGENCY REMOTE EDUCATION OPENS THE PORTAL TO METAVERSE
  • SPEAKERS
  • ABACUS CAPALINI (RL: CHRIS LUCHS)
  • KAVON ZENOVKA (RL: KAE NOVAK)

While virtual worlds might be emerging pedagogy for many, as veterans we have a dystopic opportunity to show other educators how deeper learning can take place in immersive environments. Come join us for a discussion on how to showcase your worlds and once again open the portal to the creative, educational, technical, and experiential metaverse.

A virtual prom

  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Keynote Auditorium, 06 DEC
  • CONNECTING DURING COVID: UNLOCKING A HIGH SCHOOL PROM IN OPENSIM
  • SPEAKERS:
  • GRIDJUMPER (RL: TANYA MARTIN)
  • LOGANSAN DEICH (RL: RANDALL DEICH)
2020 brought us a terrible pandemic but an opportunity to provide high school students with an alternative form of interaction and productive participation. Hear how high school students participated and benefitted from a virtual prom on Avacon Grid and how a group of educators, in multiple remote geographic locations, volunteered their time and skills to make it happen.

Class collaboration 

  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Keynote Auditorium, 06 DEC 
  • CROSS-COLLEGE CROSS-POLLEN “WHEN PROFESSIONAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS COLLIDE…”
  • SPEAKERS
  • ANDY SULLIVAN (RL: ANDREW SULLIVAN)
  • SITEARM MADONNA (RL: JAMES NEVILLE)
  • ZINNIA ZAUBER (RL: RENNE BROCK)
Can undergraduate instructors and students in different areas of practice cooperate online to instill cross-disciplinary communication skills at the same time as they more effectively teach and learn their own subject matter? 

College students from Montana State University Billings and Peninsula College Washington State were brought together by their instructors, online, in an authentic industry modeling scenario where a consultant group is hired by a corporation to improve performance, based on discussion with subject matter experts and studying work processes. Operator and Designer students came together to focus on A) Effective visual communication cues in a dangerous operating environment, and B) Learning to communicate professionally across technical specialties.

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