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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 • 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Interactive People and Places in Opensimulator: Introducing Students to Yeats, John Snow, and urban public health

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A series of presentations by practicing educators featuring projects using NPCs and the spatial environment in OpenSimulator for interactive and contextual immersive learning. Scenarios include: students tracking down the mechanism of disease communication; contextually understanding the social, environmental and economic factors that impact health; and creating narrative environments for historical or literary lessons. 
 
Using NPCs to virtually expose students to disease transmission concepts
From Local to Global - Using virtual environments for global-public health education
An Evening with William Butler Yeats, Life Long Learning with Pocket Scenes 

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Ghaelen D'Lareh

Adjunct Professor - University of Iowa, De Landria Learning Worlds
Ghaelen D'Lareh teaches college history courses online. She also builds immersive virtual worlds for education, conducts radio-to-world healing events, and is a visual, digital, and ceramic artist. Her latest immersive educational project integrates Opensimulator worlds and web-based courses for college and lifelong learning.
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Evalyn Gossett

Clinical Assistant Professor, Indiana University Northwest
Evalyn Gossett, RN, MSN is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing, Gary, Indiana. Her interests are in using online and virtual environments for interprofessional education.
avatar for Ruby ODegee

Ruby ODegee

Volunteer, Lakewater Project
Ruby O’Degee has been involved with building and developing storybuilds and educational environments for the last 10 years. Her recent public school teaching retirement opened up opportunities for her to work full time with Open Sim collaborators to produce worlds and explore uses for Open Sim technologies.  | | A long time member of the Devokan Trust storybuilder's group, this past summer she ventured out to take part in developing... Read More →
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Kimberly Rufer-Bach

Owner, Designer, and Producer, The Magicians
Kimberly Rufer-Bach (avatar Kim Anubis) is Owner, Designer, and Producer of The Magicians, a top solution provider for Second Life and OpenSimulator.  Since 2005 Kim has specialized in working with educators, nonprofits, and government agencies to bring their virtual worlds projects to fruition.  Kim is the author of The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide to Communication, Collaboration, and Community Engagement; and co-author of... Read More →
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Rachel Umoren

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Director of Immersive Learning, University of Washington
Dr. Rachel Umoren is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington and the Director of Immersive Learning for the Neonatal Education and Simulation-Based Training (NEST) Program. Her research interests are in enhancing healthcare partnerships and teamwork using virtual simulations. She has published and presented internationally on using virtual... Read More →


Saturday December 5, 2015 5:00pm - 5:50pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

Attendees (18)