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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 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
In search of... (Turnkey Education Simulation Give-aways)

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Thoughtfully constructed virtual world education simulations are a hit with students of all ages and contribute to increased learning outcomes. Still, until this type of learning simulation becomes more mainstream (and educational simulation content is included in textbook ancillary materials), early adopter educators need to create their own simulations or use the open license (or creative commons license) content created by others. To focus attention on the currently available as well as the “wish list” open license content needed, this panel includes presentations from college, K-12, and workplace instructors using and/or sharing virtual world learning simulation content.

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avatar for Enrique Cachafeiro

Enrique Cachafeiro

Teacher, Chatham Charter School
Enrique Cacahfeiro is a Biology Teacher and Technology Facilitator at a public charter school in rural North Carolina. He has been active with virtual worlds since 2012 when he finished his graduate Certificate in Virtual Worlds from the University of Washington. He has been finding different ways of using Virtual Worlds and OpenSim to augment classroom instruction and immerse students in learning.
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Stephen Gasior

Biology Instructor, Ball State University
Stephen Gasior is a Biology Instructor at Ball State University, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (at Ball State University), and Administrator/Evangelist for REDgrid (Ball State's OpenSimulator campus -- see http://idialabprojects.org/redgrid/). Stephen is the founder of the Virtual Islands for Better Education (VIBE) grids. VIBE is a collaborative of virtual educators and builders actively using OpenSimulator in... Read More →
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Lori Landay

Professor, Berklee College of Music
Professor and Coordinator (of Technology in Learning and Teaching) in the Liberal Arts Department at the Berklee College of Music. Lori is the author of two books -- "I Love Lucy" and "Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture" -- and in addition to authoring articles on virtual worlds, digital narrative, silent film, and television culture, her creative work includes animation, graphic design, creative... Read More →
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Kay McLennan

Professor of Practice, Tulane University
Kay McLennan is a professor of practice at Tulane University. Kay teaches economics and business studies courses in a completely online format to part-time students at Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies. Kay’s 3D virtual world educational simulations were finalists in two Federal Virtual World Challenge contests -- in 2012 for her Prisoner's Dilemma game theory simulation and in 2013 for her Data Detectives Game. Kay has a Ph.D... Read More →
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Larysa Nadolny

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Dr. Larysa Nadolny is an assistant professor in the Iowa State University School of Education (SOE) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) associated faculty member. Her publications include research on motivation and achievement in virtual worlds, augmented reality, and game-based learning environments. She has received grant funding from government and private organizations, including NSF, TIAA CREF, and HP.


Saturday December 5, 2015 2:30pm - 2:55pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

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