Making sure the dual SL and OS citizen educators know about the upcoming OSCC17 event...
Just in case any educator colleagues missed seeing the announcement for the upcoming OSCC17 event (on December 9th-10th), the 2017 OpenSimulator Community
Conference will be held in the OpenSimulator Community Conference Grid (or OSCC Grid) virtual world AND streamed live (@
here are just a few of the education-related highlights from the upcoming OSCC program (at
The Liverpool & Manchester Railway circa 1830 (Graham Mills) - Presentation will detail how (in the absence of a photographic record of the railway) OpenSim is being used to model parts of the railway and adjacent areas.
40 Virtual Cities Online (Christer Lindstrom)
- Learn how public and private stakeholders are working together – using the OpenSimulator platform – to visualize, simulate, and plan future urban landscapes.
Spanish Language Learning (Martha Eugenia Lino and James Abraham) - Presentation will detail how students interact with learning objects and chatbots while strolling through a plaza or pyramid (to practice their Spanish language skills).
Case Study Simulationsfor In- and Out-of-World Use (Kay McLennan) - Learn how to create case study simulations (with NPC and chatbots) in an OpenSimulator grid and how the same simulations can be used for in-world
tours and out-of-world instructional materials.
SLurtles Research (Carina Girvan) – Presentation profiles the research conducted on [the constructionist learning possible through] the use of shareable artifacts in virtual world learning simulations.
Bringing Literature to Life in OpenSim (Mary Howard and Andrew Wheelock) – A discussion of the
Understanding the Holocaust Project (that correlates with the Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank) and the
Westing Mansion Project (that correlates with the fictional story The Westing Game).
Developing Usable Prototypes for Serious Games in OpenSim (Rachel Umoren and Evalyn Gossett) - An overview of the development process for serious games, including prototyping, usability testing, and more.
Virtual Worlds Database (Alyse Dunavant-Jones, Valerie Hill, and Marie Vans) – Learn how the Virtual Worlds Database is promoting the best educational content virtual worlds have to offer, including the Digital Citizenship Museum.
Note: As detailed in the step-by-step guide referenced above, there will be a pre-conference Educator Meet-Up
in the OpenSimulator Community Conference Grid at 5:00 p.m. SLT on December 8th. Hope to see a large turnout from SL in the OS grid on the weekend of December 9th and 10th!