OpenSimulator Community Conference 2018 - December 8 - 9, 2018

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

More info at http://conference.opensimulator.org and to register, go to https://oscc18.eventbrite.com
Community social events can be scheduled on dates leading up to the conference on Saturday 12/8/18, after 7PM PDT on Sunday 12/9/18, or in the following days. Submit your community event for us to add to this conference schedule.
Events taking place Saturday, Dec 8, and Sunday, Dec 9 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live

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Saturday, December 8 • 8:30am - 9:00am
GUINEVERE, Games, and Let the fun of learning a language begin!

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The GUINEVERE Project (Games Used IN Engaging Virtual Environments for Real-time language Education, 2017-2019) aims to demonstrate the potential of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments in order to improve teaching. Now half way through the project life-time a major part of the development includes a literature review on gamification and game design, developing guidelines for language teachers, documentation on categorization games and of course: games parks in the virtual worlds of OpenSim, Second Life and Minecraft to explore quests, mini-games, role-play scenarios and much more for our ongoing field tests with learners. This panel is proud to present the mid term result and is looking forward to outline the field test and pilot teacher training courses which will be part of the final outcome of year two.

This presentation gives an overview of how project-based learning principles can guide the design and development of games and activities to supplement language learning in OpenSIM. The presentation arises from the EU funded GUINEVERE project on games in immersived environments.

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Silvia Benini

Senior Research Asst, University of Central Lancashire
Dr Silvia Benini works at the University of Central Lancashire (UK) as senior research assistant for the GUINEVERE project and she is also a tutor and lecturer in the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick (Ireland).
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Heike Philp

CEO, letstalkonline
Heike Philp is CEO of let’s talk online sprl is an edtech and immersive learning integration specialist. Philp co-initiated four European funded projects on teaching and learning a language in real-time at a distance: LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers... Read More →
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Michael Thomas

Professor of Higher Education and Online Learning, University of Central Lancashire
Dr Michael Thomas PhD PFHEA is Professor of Higher Education and Online Learning at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. He has published over twenty books and special editions of peer reviewed journals and is the founding editor of the book series Digital Education and... Read More →
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Nick Zwart

Founder, 3DLES
Nick Zwart is an experienced OpenSimulator developer and runs his own company 3DLES focusing on education in immersive environments.

Saturday December 8, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am PST
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/