Cool Toys pics of the day: Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) #vwbpe


Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE):

The picture is me, at the Green Room, waiting to teleport down to the
first panel of the Healthcare programming track for the conference. I
was told that they are expecting between 5,000-6,000 avatars to attend
the conference, but I don’t have a clue how they count this. I do know
that at one point we had four people on six computers watching
multiple simultaneous presentations in a room in the main library on
campus. I was there 8 hours putting this up on screen. Everytime I was
ready for a break, something else amazing was presented and would drag
me away. I was 4 hours late eating dinner because there were too many
wonderful presentations. And that is on a Friday night! Between us, we
saw presentations about:
* conversation robots,
* accessible design,
* artificial intelligence,
* social networking for scientists,
* live music performances as education and outreach,
* video production,
* programming & scripting,
* assistive technology usage patterns,
* different question & answer behaviors by students in virtual worlds,
* a MoonWalk simulation & training exercise,
* mass casualty triage simulations
* verifying research data integrity in Second Life research
and much much more.

I am already really tired, and there is still tomorrow! If you haven’t
already seen it, check out their website. Don’t think you need to
attend in Second Life. If you don’t have an avatar yet, you can watch
the keynote presentations on


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