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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
 

9:30am

Google Maps and Panoramas in Immersive VR Environments
We present our approach for enabling users to inject Google maps and geo-located panoramic views into virtual training environments. These virtual environments can be created by users through point and click operations. We believe that by mixing 3D virtual content with real world geo-located visual cues, trainees are able to translate more easily any skill or knowledge they acquire during their virtual training.

Speakers
avatar for Ramesh Ramloll

Ramesh Ramloll

CEO/CTO, DeepSemaphore LLC
Rameshsharma Ramloll, PhD Computer Science (Lancaster University UK), BTech Computer Science & Engineering (IIT Kanpur, India) has been developing immersive virtual learning environments for diverse user groups during the past seven years on platforms that include Second Life and... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/

2:00pm

Applications for Expanding the Design Space
We present three applications Webstickies, Surround view portals and Configurable classrooms to describe our efforts for expanding the application design space for the OpenSimulatorulator platform.

Speakers
avatar for Ramesh Ramloll

Ramesh Ramloll

CEO/CTO, DeepSemaphore LLC
Rameshsharma Ramloll, PhD Computer Science (Lancaster University UK), BTech Computer Science & Engineering (IIT Kanpur, India) has been developing immersive virtual learning environments for diverse user groups during the past seven years on platforms that include Second Life and... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
OSCC Keynote Regions Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/
 
Sunday, December 11
 

8:00am

Without Delay(!): Jazz-Up Your Teaching with Virtual World Learning Activities & Simulations
Join Kay McLennan in a fast moving discussion (with handouts!) of how educators can start using engaging and effective virtual world simulations/activities immediately and with little or no cost. Kay will provide tips, tricks, and practical advice for how to: (1) bring students into a virtual world -- for building, exploration, and/or immersive discussions; (2) how to set-up prepacked virtual world simulations; and (3) how to use virtual world simulations as a backdrop for creating unique teaching materials, including talking [avatar] head video clips.

Speakers
avatar for Kay McLennan

Kay McLennan

Director of Online Learning, Tulane University
Dr. Kay McLennan is a Professor of Practice at Tulane University. Kay has been creating and using virtual world learning simulations in her online economics and business studies courses since 2008. In particular, Kay uses student feedback to continually refine and expand the educational... Read More →


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

8:30am

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!

Speakers
avatar for Larysa Naldony

Larysa Naldony

Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Dr. Larysa Nadolny is an assistant 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/