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. The topic of the panel was “OpenSimulator’s Role in the Future of Virtual Worlds Research and Education”, and the discussion focused on OpenSim’s education community and AvaCon’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!