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Sunday, September 8 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
The Fantastic Voyage of Converting to OpenSim for Biology and Archaeology Education

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The Virtual Islands for Better Education, VIBE, is a collaborative of college and K-12 educators and virtual world builders looking to leverage OpenSim for learning activities. What our panel will cover is our experience moving lessons from Second Life to Opensim, usage by college students for genetics and global health, usage by 4th graders for biodiversity, and construction of massive Creative Commons literature libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Max Chatnoir

Max Chatnoir

Professor of Biology Dr. Clark is also director of Genome Island on Second Life Texas Wesleyan University
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Stephen Gasior

Biology Instructor, Ball State University
Stephen Gasior is a Biology Instructor at Ball State University, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts (at Ball State University), and Administrator/Evangelist for REDgrid (Ball State's OpenSimulator campus -- see http://idialabprojects.org/redgrid/). Stephen is the founder of the Virtual Islands for Better Education (VIBE) grids. VIBE is a collaborative of virtual educators and builders actively using OpenSimulator in... Read More →
avatar for Dragan Lakic

Dragan Lakic

Senior Consultant / Trainer, EdWeWo
Over 19 years of IT, training and business experience, supported by numerous IT and Training qualifications, backed by sound practical knowledge in Planning, Designing, Development, Deployment and Delivery of: | | • Innovative synchronous and asynchronous eLearning 3D Virtual World assessment tools and programs for Diploma, Certificate IV, III and II in Business and IT | • Assessment validation and moderation for Diploma... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Lowe

Carolyn Lowe

Carolyn is an associate professor of science education at Northern Michigan University when she teaches life science for future teachers, undergraduate and graduate courses in teaching science, and basic biology.She lives in the woods of the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Carolyn (Clowey) previously operated Biome and Biome II in Second Life and now has two complete grids, Biome and Biome4Kids as part of the Virtual Islands for Better... Read More →
avatar for Greg Perrier

Greg Perrier

Associate Professor, Biology NOVA , Manassas Campus
avatar for Marion Smeltzer

Marion Smeltzer

IUP Archaeological Services
avatar for Rachel Umoren

Rachel Umoren

Indiana University
Staff Neonatologist, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics-Neonatology, IU School of Medicine, IUPUI


Sunday September 8, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Breakout Zone 4

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