Virtual Attendee Registration Open Until November 4

Virtual Attendee Registration Open Until November 4

With the Rockcliffe University Conference on education and technology coming up next month, our on-site registrations closed as of September 30. While we will not be taking any more on-site registrations, there is still an opportunity for people to register as virtual attendees up to Sunday November 4th.


Register by November 4 to guarantee your place!


Some sessions, like our keynotes, will be streamed live from our venue, including opportunities to engage with the presenters in real-time through our mobile friendly conference site. Those attending the conference virtually can expect to see:

  • Keynotes
    • “Learning for the Future: Tinkering with the Schema of School” with Dr. Pamela Redmond, Touro University
    • “To Boldly Go: Education, Technology, and Captain Kirk” with Dr. Chris Haskell from  Boise State University
  • Hands on Play sessions with a focus on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allowing users to create, share and reuse interactive online content; and
  • InfoGraphic Sessions

If you couldn’t join us physically in San Francisco, considering joining us a virtual attendee.

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Registration Deadline for the Rockcliffe Conference Extended

Registration Deadline for the Rockcliffe Conference Extended

The Annual Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference (RUCC) is happening November 9-10, 2018 at the historic Fort Mason Center near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

Registration has been extended to September 30th, including options for student rates to kick off the new academic year. Space however is limited as the conference is filling up quickly.


Register today to guarantee your place before they are all gone!


Attendees can expect a dynamic mixture of sessions, excursions, and critical discussion, all around the topic of innovative technology and its application to education at all levels, and how the two can impact our students’ preparedness for the digital world and a continually disrupted job market. Those attending the conference in-person can expect to see:

  • Keynotes
    • “Learning for the Future: Tinkering with the Schema of School” with Dr. Pamela Redmond, Touro University
    • “To Boldly Go: Education, Technology, and Captain Kirk” with Dr. Chris Haskell from  Boise State University
  • Experiential Play sessions that focus on how the learning experience is influenced by the learning environment, including an opportunity to experience the California Academy of Sciences;
  • Workshop sessions that will focus on innovating the way we teach;
  • Hands on Play sessions with a focus on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allowing users to create, share and reuse interactive online content; and
  • Roundtable sessions on deconstructing experiential learning components and how they impact on learning.

On-site attendees will get the most of the conference. However, if you can’t join us physically in San Francisco you can still register as a virtual attendee. Some sessions, like our keynotes, will be streamed live from our venue, including opportunities to engage with the presenters in real-time through our mobile friendly conference site.

On-site seating is limited, so you should register for the conference now before we sell out.

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Inside Avatar Studio – Season 4: Dick Dillon (Coughran Mayo) “Innovation and Tenacity in Virtual Environments”

Inside Avatar Studio – Season 4: Dick Dillon (Coughran Mayo) “Innovation and Tenacity in Virtual Environments”

Rockcliffe University Consortium and our charming host Renne Emiko Brock (Zinnia Zauber) are pleased to have Dick Dillon (Coughran Mayo) as this month’s guest July 11, 2018, at 3:00 PM SLT. 

Join us at the Rotunda, Rockcliffe Library or watch live on Rockcliffe’s YouTube channel (with many archived videos to revisit!)

 

 

SLURL: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/243/12/29

Live Stream: https://gaming.youtube.com/urockcliffe 

Dick also appeared on Inside Avatar Studio: Season 2 on July 27, 2011! 
http://www.avatarstudio.info/season-2/dick-dillon-ngut-ohs/

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Joining us August 8th, is 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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Producer: Bevan Whitfield (Elisa Butler)

 

Kevin Feenan: Social Resiliency in Digital Games – International Conference on Immersive Learning

Kevin Feenan: Social Resiliency in Digital Games – International Conference on Immersive Learning

Social Resiliency in Digital Games by Kevin Feenan
International Conference on Immersive Learning, Conference Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper offers an insight of social resiliency in digital games based on ten years of observations from conference presentations on various digital games and virtual reality simulations. The paper articulates the issue of disruptive innovation and its relationship to the driving need for future college and university graduates to be prepared to face challenges associated with complex problems. The paper outlines five key success factors associated with digital game-based learning and their relationship to social resilience. Finally, the paper concludes by discussing several key implications on how future game-based learning designers may be better able to tackle the problem of managing disruptive innovation. Researchers may draw upon this paper’s observations to help frame ways in which future digital games may be better suited for instructional purposes when trying to address challenges of disruptive technology.

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

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

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference Program Nov 9-10 2018 
Fort Mason Arts & Culture, San Francisco
Recharge Your Profession at the Future Present! #RUCC 

The Future Present Tentative Conference Program: 
https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-attendees/schedule/
https://rucc.confcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Future-Present-Tentative-Conference-Program.pdf

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…

Registration closes August 31, 2018! 
https://shops.urockcliffe.com/product/rucc-2018-registration/

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Use your Professional membership discount and join us in San Francisco!  Rockcliffe University Professional Member https://urockcliffe.com/membership/

Consider Sponsorship! https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/for-sponsors/

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/

Nearby Attractions:  California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, Maritime National Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz Island…
https://rucc.confcenter.org/2018futurepresent/venue-information/nearby-attractions/

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

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

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

Rockcliffe University and our charming host Renne Emiko Brock (Zinnia Zauber) are pleased to have 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. 

VIDEO: https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=AFbMo-G5bDE

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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Inside Avatar Studio – July 11, 3PM “In Conversation With Dick Dillon (Coughran Mayo): Innovation and Tenacity in Virtual Environments” 

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Inside Avatar Studio – August 8. 3PM – 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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Producer: Bevan Whitfield (Elisa Butler)

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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