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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2015 

The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software. Organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimuator and AvaCon, the virtual conference features presentations, workshops, keynote sessions, and social events across diverse sectors of the OpenSimulator user base.

More info at: http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to: https://oscc15.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, December 5 • 9:30am - 9:55am
SUNY Graduate Program: Designing Worlds for Professional Uses

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Who is Irene Cruz? My presentation was connected to the Empire State College (SUNY) MALET Program.  Entering this program has been life-changing for me.  My initial career path was in Graphic Design and for many years I provided this service as a Consultant within companies such as; SONY, PEPSI, IBM and McGraw-Hill.  I enjoy the creative atmospheres, however, something was lacking.  That something was to be an Educator.  I have a long line of educators in my family and much like the movie, "My Cousin Vinny", I must have this abilty in "the blood."  So, I went back to school and became an Adult Educator for Higher Education.  Now it seems, I have another itche, and that is to mesh my creative ability with my teaching/training abilities.  Fully entering the VW (VLE) environments was what it took!  I am now completing my MA degree this month of December, 2015.  I am currently looking to pursue another career avenue that lends itself into Instructional Media Design for VLEs/MOOC and so forth.  I would love to connect with those who have the same passions and interests in an effort to produce a collaboration of ideas and products.   Please contact me through esolefllearning@gmail.com.  Thank you for this tremendous opportunity. 

ESC INFORMATION - Taking advantage of the affordability, OAR uploads, repurposing, and export features now available with open-simulator-based islands, an emerging-technology graduate program at SUNY Empire State College developed a concentration in virtual-environment design. Here adult students are scaffolded through basic island construction, sharing work with course colleagues as they progress through a theory-and-practice based program where they conceptualize, construct, pilot, and evaluate islands to meet their own professional needs. After highlighting core elements of this program, the instructor will have four students share their island outcomes, challenges and victories as they created, piloted, and evaluated their own simulations, training and teaching environments. The islands developed include: a simulated video training environment for learning professional video production, an island for acculturating non-English speakers to technology and to American life, a university outreach through a multi-level experimental island for both English and science education for K12 students, and a digital learning and literacy environment for library patrons.

Speakers
avatar for Irene Cruz (Christendom)

Irene Cruz (Christendom)

Higher Educational Instructor, Cruz Enterprizes
Irene Cruz has over twenty-years combined professional involvement within Adult Literacy Education, Educational Consultation Training and Online Instruction, Graphic Design, and Corporate Training. She has certification (Training Coursework) within Private and Adult Education (NYSED) and is now developing curriculums and designs for virtual environments. In addition, she is interested in pursuing a career in VLE design/curriculum development.
avatar for Maja Anderson

Maja Anderson

Maja Anderson is Assistant Director of Communications and Community Relations at Cornell University's Public Service Center and Center for Engaged Learning + Research. Her primary focus is to bring the work of the Centers to wider audiences by expanding their modes of outreach and by developing and integrating a communication strategy that incorporates new pathways of communication for Center's diverse audiences.
avatar for Eileen O'Connor

Eileen O'Connor

Associate Professor, Empire State College / SUNY
Dr. Eileen O'Connor began her career in chemistry in government and industry in the 1970's and in technology at IBM in the 1980's. After pursuing a doctorate in science education and instructional technology, in the 1990's, she moved into the academic side of science and technology, starting to use virtual reality environments in her science education master's classes at the State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College in 2007. As her... Read More →
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Al Ritondo

Videographer
Al Ritondo has written, produced and directed hundreds of corporate video presentations, as well as teaching video production techniques at associations, conventions, and trade shows and through podcasts. Al has now turned his attention to virtual 3d environments, and is developing a 3d virtual environment to teach video production to the next generation of videographers.
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April Steenburgh

Finger Lakes Community College
April Steenburgh has a background in adult digital literacy instruction in public libraries. She is currently the electronic resources and online instruction librarian at Finger Lakes Community College.



Saturday December 5, 2015 9:30am - 9:55am
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

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