The conference took place last Friday and Saturday..I have planned to be there..I told my students on Friday morning.. I will be attending this wonderful conference and was really enthusiastic about it but when I got home that day... Surprise!!!!... My Internet service wasn't working.. Spent the rest of the day trying to fix it.. but...It was a terrible disappointment. I could fix it last Sunday afternoon... too late for the fun.. But..there's always a but... smiles.. Thanks to my friend Jokay Wollongong.. I found this great site Tree TV, where you can find some of the best presentations... http://business.treet.tv/shows/bpeducation/episodes.
Of course the first thing I did was to watch this one:
Presented By Lindy McKeown (Decka Mah in SL) who explains How Action Learning works for staff professional development across organizations, how it narrows the 'Knowing - Doing Gap', and how it relates to Heutagogy, the management of self-managed learners.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference is about to get underway, and you're invited! The events will run for 48 hours straight and will include everything from keynotes by top educators like Karl Kapp and Tony O'Driscoll, and tours of some of Second Life's most innovative and inspiring sims, to fun social events like a 1950's rock 'n roll party, a fashion show, and skydiving. More than 5,000 avatars are expected to attend, making VWBPE 2010 something you won't want to miss.
VWBPE 2010 Conference Schedule
This is the landmark to the social Hud where you an get started... http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%204/5/250/38/
The Virtual Worlds Story Project will be hosting a panel discussion about Story Quests followed by a tour of The Uncle D Story Quest. We'd love to have you attend. The panelists for this immersive and thought provoking discussion will be:
Jenaia Morane (Jena Ball): Co-founder of TVWSP who will discuss how Story Quests came to be and invite participants to go on a creative journey. For more about Jenaia, please visit: www.tvwsp.com
Jokay Wollongong (Jo Kay): Founder of the Jokaydia sims and educator extraordinaire who will discuss how she and her Jokaydians have participated in and found ways to use Story Quests. To learn more about Jokay, please visit: http://jokaydia.com/
Ariella Languish (Ariella Furman): The Founder of Framed in 3D and the incredibly talented creator of the Uncle D machinimas. She will be speaking about using machinima as a teaching tool. To learn more about Ariella and her work, please visit: www.Framedin3D.com
Allen Partridge (DoctorPartridge Allen): A Professor at Indiana University of PA (Simulations & Games) and Shockwave / Director Evangelist for Adobe. Allen has a deep interest in both 3D education and the technology that fuels it, he will be discussing how best to assess immersive, interactive learning environments.
Time: Saturday, March 13 from 1:00 to 2:30
Where: Second Life
The Uncle D Story Quest tour will begin at 4:00 pm SLT (PST) at the following location:
To read more about this wonderful project visit Story Quest - Uncle D
To learn more about the conference, see the schedule of events, at: http://www.vwbpe.org.
We will look forward to seeing you there!
All the best,
Jenaia and Marty
P.S. Questions? IM us inworld at Jenaia Morane or Marty Snowpaw, or drop us an email atL
Jenaia.email@example.com or Marty.firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an example of one session....... The Handheld Aumented Reality Project (HARP) Using GPS.enabled handheld computers to teach. Presented by Dr. Patrick O'shea from Harvard University on March 28th, 2009.
The VWBPE Conference provides opportunities for virtual world communities to showcase projects, courses, events and research that lead to best practices in education. The end result of collaborating, sharing, and co-construction of knowledge during the conference is the creation of innovative and immersive environments in which virtual world residents can learn, work, and play.
It looks like a lot of interesting fun ..... Hope to see you all there...