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Organizing the UnSymposium

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Zombies..... Ninjas…. And Pirates…. No it’s not the Apocalypse But, it will be disruptive There will be rogue teachers Games, Virtual vorlds MMORPGs and Machinima MOOCs, OOCs, Badges & Gamification Think of this disruption ….Play as Professional Development So come join for the Third Annual UnSymposium Friday November 2 & Saturday 3, 2012 The Virtual Worlds and Games UnSymposium in its third year is a grassroot community organized yearly event. The theme this year is disruption and we couldn’t think of a better way to pull that theme off than ninjas, zombies and pirates. Disruption in education in whatever shape or form has been a daily… Read More

Save the Dates!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Virtual Worlds & Games UnSymposium

November 2 & 3

with a Evening of Machinima

 

About the UnSymposium The Virtual Worlds & Games UnSymposium is a community building event that provides opportunities for graduate students, alumni and educators to share current practices, network with colleagues, and explore opportunities for professional development, enhancing research, teaching and… Read More

VWBPE – Prologue

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
SITE Floating Island VWBPE: THE PROLOGUE or Program Update Virtual World Best Practices in Education Conference March 15- 17, 2012 5 weeks and counting but there is still time..... The CFP is still open until February 15, 2012. The Call for Proposals (papers, workshops, games, Machinima and posters) has been extended to midnight on February 15, 2012.  All that’s required is a 50 – 100 word abstract (full papers… Read More

Virtual Worlds UnSymposium

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium 2011: Games, Play and Community www.vw.unsymposium.org Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, 2011. The Theme for 2011 is Games, Play and Community. This is a fully online, free conference. The Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium is a community building event that provides opportunities for graduate students, alumni and educators to share current practices, network with colleagues, and explore opportunities for professional development, enhancing research, teaching and learning. Second Life on the CAVE sim Read More

More Serious Gaming Fun ….

Monday, October 10th, 2011
A number of our EduPunxers are involved in the Virtual Worlds Unsymposium www.vw.unsymposium.org We're helping organize and facillitating some discussions. So far we are looking at..... Discussion of World of Warcraft, Cognitive Surplus and Theorycraft.  We're going into WoW almost every day and while there have been discussion on how to use it for your class - we really want to get into a discussion that really details the math, statistics and management strategy involved in participating in WoW on a raid level. A rousing game of "Burning Questions/Taboo Topics" - what's… Read More

Games, Play and Community

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Ready for An UnSymposium Let's get started..... We are  planning for the in-depth discussion and collegiality inherent in symposiums, mashing that up with an unconference format, and still allowing  for thoughtful presentations on research and works in progress?   There will be a structured CFP that will be announced on September 1st. This CFP will provide the initial scope of the Unsymposium. Some initial topics being considered are Virtual Worlds, MMORPG(s), Machinima, augmented reality, alternate reality games and a little bit of sub-creation studies. Also during September: Group on Quest Line during… Read More

UnSymposium

Monday, March 14th, 2011
2011 Virtual Worlds UnSymposium November 4-6, 2011 Following up on the Virtual Worlds Graduate UnSymposium in 2010 (Schedule from last year VWGUS Calendar At a glance_Rev2 ) We will begin planning in June (after we all recover… Read More