OpenSimulator Community Conference 2016 

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://www.eventbrite.com/e/opensimulator-community-conference-2016-registration-28824725530 

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 10, and Sunday Dec 11 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live


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Saturday, December 10


Games Used In Engaging Virtual Environments for Realtime Language Education
Applying language games in virtual worlds has been the objective of a teacher training initiative by the Italian Ministry of Education in Edmondo in OpenSimulator. Language educators from all over Italy learned to build, script and design communication activities and games which will be showcased in this presentation.

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Letizia Cinganotto

PhD, Researcher, INDIRE
Letizia Cinganotto is a full time Researcher at INDIRE (National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research), Rome. She holds a BA in Foreign language Teaching, MA in e-Learning and multimedia Learning and in Moodle, and PhD in Linguistics on Clil (Content and... Read More →
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Heike Philp

CEO, let's talk online sprl
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), AVALON (Access... Read More →

Saturday December 10, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/
Sunday, December 11


Gamify Virtual Learning
Join Dr. Larysa Nadolny in a discussion of how to use the motivating and engaging features of games in designing a learning activity in the virtual world. She will give examples on how to use challenges, leaderboards, easter eggs and more!

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Larysa Nadolny

Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Dr. Larysa Nadolny is an associate professor in the Iowa State University School of Education (SOE) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) associated faculty member. Her publications include research on motivation and achievement in virtual worlds, augmented reality, and game-based... Read More →

Sunday December 11, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/


Do You Have What It Takes to Survive?
Join us as we discuss the creation of the AU Metaverse's SurvivalSim, where life teeters on the edge of a chocolate bar. From the frozen perch of a rusted out submarine to the debris left from crash landing in the Antarctic, SurvivalSim presents a challenge that tests the character strengths and wits of the players.

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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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Toni Scribner

Learning Analyst, USAF
Toni Scribner has over 29 years of service with the Air Force and is currently serving The Air University as an Educational Technology Innovation Analyst. She consults and assists AU faculty in designing, developing, and implementing emerging learning technologies and principles... Read More →
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Andrew Stricker

Distributed Learning Architect, The Air University
Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University by helping to design, develop, and implement advanced and emerging learning technologies into Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University Andrew served Vanderbilt University... 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 →

Sunday December 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/