Inside Avatar Studio: Season 4 – Brett Atwood, Senior Marketing Manager, Linden Lab

Inside Avatar Studio: Season 4 – Brett Atwood, Senior Marketing Manager, Linden Lab

Rockcliffe University and our charming host Renne Emiko Brock (Zinnia Zauber) are pleased to have Brett Atwood (Brett Linden), Senior Marketing Manager at Linden Lab as our first guest of Season 4: Inside the Avatar Studio on June 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM SLT. 

Brett is also an Associate Professor at Washington State University. He will be bringing to the discussion over a decade of senior management experience as a website editorial lead and content development strategist for companies including Amazon.com, Linden Lab, RealNetworks, and Billboard magazine.

Brett’s background also includes demonstrated experience in interactive storytelling, social media persuasion and evaluation tools using multimedia and virtual reality content across multiple platforms. 

Join us at the RUC Rotunda, Rockcliffe Library https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/243/12/29 or watch live on Rockcliffe’s YouTube channel https://gaming.youtube.com/urockcliffe (with many archived videos to revisit!)

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Our next show, July 11, joining us will be the team behind the incredible feature documentary “Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me”  (embodiment and placemaking in virtual worlds) with Bernhard Drax, Tom Boellstorff & Donna Davis.  Full feature film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQw02-me0W4&feature=youtu.be 

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Producers: Bevan Whitfield (Elisa Butler), Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal) 

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference Program, Nov 9-10 2018 – Fort Mason Arts & Culture, San Francisco

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference Program, Nov 9-10 2018 – Fort Mason Arts & Culture, San Francisco

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference Program Nov 9-10 2018 
Fort Mason Arts & Culture, San Francisco
Recharge Your Profession at the Future Present! #RUCC
https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-attendees/schedule/

Learning for the Future, Experiential Learning & Mixing Realities, Digital Citizenship through Immersive Learning, Achieving Virtually Real Accessibility, Transformative Digital Storytelling, Mobile Technology in Clinical Orientations, AR/VR…
Presentations & workshops with instructional developers, researchers, designers, educators, and librarians; field trips & excursions…

Early Bird Registration ends June 17, 2018. Register early and save $50! https://shops.urockcliffe.com/product/rucc-2018-registration/
(Become a Rockcliffe Uni Professional Member and save even more! https://urockcliffe.com/membership/) Registration closes August 31, 2018.

Conference Venue: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
https://fortmason.org

Conference Hotel: Holiday Inn SanFrancisco Fisherman’s Wharf (online booking Group Code: RUC)  https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/venue-information/

Infographic Guidelines & Submissions, Tracks, Free Design Tools & Resouces
Categories: Research, Project & Non-Profit Education Support Community https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-presenters/rucc-2018-infographics-guidelines/

Live or Virtual Participation? Compare and Decide https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-attendees/live-or-virtual/
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Virtual Worlds MOOC will take place from JULY 1st through JULY 31st in 2018!

Virtual Worlds MOOC will take place from JULY 1st through JULY 31st in 2018!

SLMOOC has changed to VWMOOC to incorporate the wide variety of virtual worlds available to educators. If you’re interested in presenting, contact Maggie Larimore in SL.

The syllabus of the course is available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D56c4suwSN4iOCPYD3EyBVGzwdMlz_mVGCwrVT8UDrg/edit?usp=sharing
To sign up in the new Second Life Virtual Worlds MOOC Group please head to the VWMOOC Building and click the Join the Group Board on the inside of the front door, to the left above the Mailbox.
The landmark to the VWMOOC Building is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/107/90/63
The Facebook Group is available here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vwmooc/

Inside Avatar Studio: Season 4 Kickoff “Education In An Age Of Social Disruption”

Inside Avatar Studio: Season 4 Kickoff “Education In An Age Of Social Disruption”

The long-awaited Rockcliffe Inside the Avatar Studio: Season 4 kicks off May 16, 3 PM SLT!  Renne Emiko Brock - Avatar Zinnia Zauber

Our lovely new co-host Renne Emiko Brock (Zinnia Zauber) interviews with Kevin Feenan (Phelan Corrimal), founder of Rockcliffe University Consortium in conversation about “Education in an Age of Social Disruption“. 

The iconic Inside The Avatar Studio (#IAS) brings together innovative leaders from the virtual technology frontier to discuss perceptions, perspectives, and predictions of what ‘being virtual’ means in today’s society. Guest speakers discuss current issues and trends surrounding the implications virtual experiences based on their own areas of subject matter expertise.

Our past guests have included: Robert Bloomfield, Beverly McCarter, Jessica Lyon, Lauren Weyland, AJ Kelton, Maria Korolov, Malburns Writer, Ham Rambler, Bernard Drax and Daniel Moshel,Terry Beaubois, Botgirl Questi, Doug Thompson, Gentle Heron, Dick Dillon, Chestnet Rau, Ian Hughes, Dave Levinson, Will Burns, Pooky Amsterdam, Tim “Digistar” Goree, Wiz Nordberg, Joel Foner, Chris Collins, Andrew Hughes, John Lester.. and panel topics such as Social Communications, Avatar the Movie, Virtual Frontier Panel and VWBPE…

Join our studio audience in Second Life https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/243/12/ or watch live on Rockcliffe’s YouTube channel https://gaming.youtube.com/urockcliffe (with many archived videos to revisit!)

Season 4 will see a re-worked format for the new season including additional perspectives on digital literacies, future technology, education pedagogy, guest hosts, and much more.

Host: Zinnia Zauber (Renne Emiko Brock) Producer: Bevan Whitfield (Elisa Butler)

VWBPE 2018 Conference Proceedings Published: Journal of Virtual Studies

VWBPE 2018 Conference Proceedings Published: Journal of Virtual Studies

The Journal of Virtual Studies is a peer-reviewed, free and open access publication sponsored by the Rockcliffe University Consortium. Its main aim is to feature work that examines knowledge emergence in virtual spaces, whether they be web 2.0 or 3D applications. In order to receive publication notices, please register at the website. The Journal of Virtual Studies is constantly evolving, just like the work of those who can imagine that horizon. Teachers, academics, practitioners, and others engaged in the use of any virtual space for education, research, or training, are encouraged to submit proposals to the journal.

Every year, the Journal of Virtual Studies publishes a special edition for the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference proceedings. All papers and presentations were peer-reviewed with the same level of care as journal papers typically are, convening an additional editorial staff to assist in the process. Vol 9, No 2 (2018) has now been published and can be downloaded here.

The journal features work from a variety of communities who took up the VRevolution challenge. Also available in this issue are links to keynote videos, a spotlight on this year’s Thinkerer Award winner, and papers highlighting the topics shared at each of the Quadrivium sessions.

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference #RUCC Venue Information, Infographic Guidelines & Participation: Live or Virtual?

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference #RUCC Venue Information, Infographic Guidelines & Participation: Live or Virtual?

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference #RUCC
Nov 9-10, 2018 Venue Information 

Venue: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture https://fortmason.org
Hotel: Holiday Inn SanFrancisco Fisherman’s Wharf (online booking Group Code: RUC) https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/venue-information/

Infographic Guidelines & Submissions, Tracks, Free Design Tools & Resouces:
Categories: Research, project & Non-Profit Education Support Community https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-presenters/rucc-2018-infographics-guidelines/

Live or Virtual Participation? Compare and Decide https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-attendees/live-or-virtual/ 

Early Bird Registration ends June 17, 2018. Register early and save $50! https://shops.urockcliffe.com/product/rucc-2018-registration/  
Registration closes August 31, 2018.
Become a Rockcliffe University Professional Member and save even more! https://urockcliffe.com/membership/ 

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2nd Annual Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference (RUCC), San Francisco

2nd Annual Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference (RUCC), San Francisco

2nd Annual Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference (RUCC)
Nov 9-10, 2018, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Recharge Your Profession at the “Future Present”!

Now that VWBPE is over, did you know that Rockcliffe is having a live conference Nov 8-10 in San Francisco?

The two-day “Future Present” conference will feature experiential-based learning, networking opportunities & how new #TechEd can impact future learning & career training. #StayRelevant!

https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/ #VR/#AR #DigitalLiteracy #ImmersiveTech

Call for proposals & tracks: https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-presenters/call-for-proposals/

Early Bird registration & virtual registration: https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/

Last year’s RUCC Highlights (Sacramento CA, Oct 2017)

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Feb 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science S.T.E.A.M.

Feb 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science S.T.E.A.M.

Feb 11, 2018 – Events Schedule: Second Life International Day of Women and Girls in Science

8:00 am – Self-guided tour of Etopia Island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/194/56/22. Choose from several walking tours or take the Etopia Circle Line. Visit with storytellers to learn more about the contribution of real women to environmentally mindful community building and more.

9:30 am – Virtual Ability, Inc: The Food Lady: Carving My Path in the Science of Nutrition with presenter Carla D’Andreamatteo (SL: LoppiBear) at the Research Pavilion, Healthinfo Island. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/130/196/30

Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island Events 10:30 am – 1:00 pm:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/129/33/703

–10:30 am – Keynote Address – Lyr Lobo: A Journey into the Unknown: Women in STEAM
Join us as we reflect on the past, examine the present and gaze into the future of Women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the Arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Using a trivia game presentation style, Lyr Lobo, aka Dr. Cynthia Calongne, welcomes active participation in the chat log and will blend the speaker notes with trivia questions for everyone to enjoy!

–11:00 am – Interactive exhibits at the Women in S.T.E.A.M. Thuja Hynes leads a tour of her Women in S.T.E.A.M. center, originally constructed at Science Circle and now hosted by Inspiration Island. Interactive exhibits such as Rate Your STEAM-ability and Share Your STEAM Heroes, and displays discussing the challenges as well as opportunities for females in education and careers.

–11:30 am – Tour of Nutrition Resource Center
StarLight will be giving a tour of the Nutrition Resource Center which provides links to healthy nutritional resources for those who seek to improve their health by changing their nutritional eating habits.

–12:00 pm – Exploration of Brodmann’s Brain with OsanGar
Cortical cytoarchitecture based on Brodmann Areas, followed by immersion into the brain and explanation of the region localization based on coordinates in the cortex planetarium.

1:00 pm – TOUR new Library Land location for Community Virtual Library with Valibrarian http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/197/201/21

1:30 pm – Rockcliffe Virtual Library Tour with Mel Krupinski
Resources related to immersive environments: articles, bibliographies, curated collection of research tools, and other links to knowledge emergence using virtual collaborative environments.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/61/161/30


2:00 pm – Dance Off Some STEAM with DJ Urbanking Burner – Celebrate SciTechEnginArtyMath Geeks AfterParty  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/215/27/23
Sponsored by Virtual AbilityRockcliffe University, & NonProfit Commons.

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference RUCC 2018 Officially Opens

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference RUCC 2018 Officially Opens


Rockcliffe University Consortium would like to officially announce the opening of our 2018 Conference happening November 8-10, 2018 in San Francisco, California, at the Fort Mason Center.

The Call for Proposals and Registration to the conference is now open.
Proposals must be submitted before April 13, 2018

Early Bird Pricing for Registration is available until June 17, 2018.
This event is limited to only 50 on-site in San Francisco and 200 virtual registrants.

Don’t delay. Get your proposals in before the deadline and get registered.
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OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 – Kevin Feenan – President, Rockcliffe University Consortium – Dec 10

OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 – Kevin Feenan – President, Rockcliffe University Consortium – Dec 10

Sunday, December 10 • 5:30pm – 6:00pm (PST)
Kevin Feenan – President, Rockcliffe University Consortium

Understanding digital literacy is about understanding our relationship to how technology is at once shaped by society and is also influenced by society. Centers of education, including libraries, museums, science centers, and others need to go beyond simply presenting facts and figures.

https://oscc2017.sched.com/speaker/KevinFeenan 

OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 

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 OpenSimulator 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://oscc17.eventbrite.com

Events taking place Saturday, Dec 9, and Sunday, Dec 10 will be live simulcast streamed to https://gaming.youtube.com/c/AvaconOrg/live