AvaCon Executive Board members Joyce Bettencourt and Chris Collins were delighted to participate in a Keynote Panel at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014 conference on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Â The topic of the panel was “OpenSimulator’s Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds Research and Education”, and the discussion focused on OpenSimâ€™s education community and AvaConâ€™s contributions to education and research, especially in regards to how the OpenSimulator Community Conference has been a powerful tool for this advancement.
Despite some technical challenges, the panel discussion included a variety of questions about the future of OpenSimulator and how it can be used in education. Other members of the panel included Crista Lopes | Avatar: Diva Canto, Melanie Thielker | Avatar: Melanie Milland, and Michael Cerquoni | Avatar: Nebadon Izumi.
With many thanks to the organizers of VWBPE, the Streaming Team, and the audience for a terrific discussion!