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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
State of Immersion: Tales of Front Line of Learning, Research and Engagement

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Where it's a zombie apocalypse, a realistic simulation of oral surgery or a book come to life, what matters is if the environment allows you to immerse yourself. Our experiences and the research give us numerous constructs to consider immersion. We'll cover immersion, flow, presence, cognitive absorption, suspension of disbelief, embodiment and more . We'll contrast the authentic with NPIRL or not possible in real life to discuss how much immersion or authenticity is really needed.

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Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne

Professor, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor of Doctoral Studies at CTU and in Computer Science at CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes in virtual worlds and received the 2017 Thinkerer award from the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education. Her team won the $25,000... Read More →
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Abacus Capalini

Community College Leadership
Chris Luchs is a Community College Leadership PhD student at Old Dominion University. He has over twelve years of experience teaching online and F2F at the community college level. His areas of instruction are Business, Accounting, and Multimedia and Graphic Design. In addition to... Read More →
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Barbara Truman

Graduate faculty member & simulation researcher, University of Central Florida
Dr. Barbara Truman serves as a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando. At UCF, Barbara founded an award-winning department representing Online@UCF. Her background is in Instructional... Read More →
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Kavon Zenovka

PhD Student, Instructional Designer
Kavon Zenovka is an instructional designer and is a PhD student at the University of Colorado - Denver. She collaborates with ISTE Games and Simulations Network educators to offer a Just-In-Time series, called “Rapid Responses” whenever they find it necessary to discuss or fact... Read More →

Saturday December 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/