Tag: workshops

Ryan Schultz – Exploring Social VR PlatformsRyan Schultz – Exploring Social VR Platforms

Ryan Schultz was the featured guest for our Students in VR workshop March 17, 2021, in AltspaceVR. He discussed the most important social VR platforms and the pros and cons of each, and how to navigate within their communities.

Ryan is a librarian and citizen journalist and blogger covering social and educational VR apps, games, platforms, and experiences from his unique perspective as a librarian and computer science and technology expert on his Ryan Schultz.com site.

His “Comprehensive List of Social VR Platforms and Virtual Worlds” and List of Non-Combat, Open-World Exploration/Puzzle/Life Simulation Games” articles are some of the most popular sources for VR experiences with an educational slant for students and teadchers. You may also keep track of him and his views and reports on Twitter as @quiplash.

 

Workshop: Leslie Shannon Talks 5GWorkshop: Leslie Shannon Talks 5G

Our next workshop in AltspaceVR is February 24, 2021, with Leslie Shannon discussing how 5G and what “splitting the chip” will mean for the new wave of immersive technology, especially for augmented reality and the spatial internet and it’s impact on education. With more bandwidth and lower latency, 5G promises will impact education, especially remote learning opportunities.

Come join us in AltspaceVR to learn about this and join the conversation.

 

Dr. Angelina Dayton Presents at Virtual World SocietyDr. Angelina Dayton Presents at Virtual World Society

Dr. Angelina Dayton, TheVRLadyThe director of Students in VR, Dr. Angelina Dayton, will be the featured guest for the Virtual World Society Fireside Chat in AltspaceVR February 11, 2021.

Dr. Dayton is known as “The VR Lady.” A long time educator and researcher, she earned the nickname during her years spent hauling VR headsets all around to rural Native American schools in Oklahoma. The students would see her arrive and shout out “The VR lady is here!”

She is a virtual reality user experience designer, speaker, consultant and trainer at TheVRLady.com. She combines her specialties in design and deployment of virtual reality user experiences into complex organizations such as public schools, paired with her expertise based on an anthropological assessment of how best to integrate emerging technology into highly structured, low-resourced environments. She has put more than 10,000 students into VR.

She uses these skills to bring to life one of her current passion projects involving the large scale deployment of immersive technology within rural schools in the Cherokee Nation boundaries, with over 50 schools and over 15,000 students piloting curated content based on state academic standards.

Previously, Dr. Dayton worked with the American Indian Resource Center as a virtual reality specialist. She also works as a research scientist assisting VWS in investigating, evaluating and assessing the adoption of virtual reality.

She has degrees in Education from Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and the University of the Pacific and a degree in American Indian Studies from Northeastern State University. She is the mother of seven amazing children aged 11 to 28 years old and is a children’s magician in her spare time.

We love working with her. She inspires all of us, and she will inspire you at this event with the Virtual World Society.