VCARA Blog https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog Our school hosts virtual world events as part of our Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration. Managed by Dr. ... en A Sherlock Holmes Experience in Second Life https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/sherlock-holmes-experience-second-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sat., April 3, 9-11 a.m. Pacific Time </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 30, 2021 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <h3> Join us in Second Life for a Sherlock Holmes Celebration! </h3><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/sherlock-holmes-experience-second-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/sherlock-holmes-experience-second-life#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:35:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6642 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR Women and the iLRN Conference https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-women-and-ilrn-conference <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enjoying Events on the iLRN Virbela Campus </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 27, 2021&nbsp;by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The <em>Immersive Learning Research Network</em> (iLRN) is an international organization of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-women-and-ilrn-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-women-and-ilrn-conference#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sat, 27 Mar 2021 17:33:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6639 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 14 Reasons Why VW is Better than VR https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/14-reasons-why-vw-better-vr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Presented at VWBPE Conference by Marie Vans </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 26, 2021&nbsp;by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> On March 19, Marie Van’s&nbsp;presentation, <em>14 Reasons why Virtual Worlds are Still Better than Social Virtual Reality Worlds</em>&nbsp;was streamed live as part of the VWBPE 2021: Reconnaissance Conference. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/14-reasons-why-vw-better-vr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/14-reasons-why-vw-better-vr#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Fri, 26 Mar 2021 21:17:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6638 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu iLRN Virtual Campus Celebrates XR Women https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/ilrn-virtual-campus-celebrates-xr-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virtual Worlds Women--don&#039;t be left out of the Virtual Reality Conversation! </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 10, 2021 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> XR Women is a global collective of women and allies in XR. XR Women is committed to educating, connecting, uplifting, and inspiring women working in XR and those who have yet to join the industry.&nbsp;XR Women connects women with each other, shares opportunities, provides resources, and guides with&nbsp; insight. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/ilrn-virtual-campus-celebrates-xr-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/ilrn-virtual-campus-celebrates-xr-women#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Wed, 10 Mar 2021 15:04:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6614 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu The Game is Afoot! Calling all Sherlockians and Friends https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/game-afoot-calling-all-sherlockians-and-friends <p> <strong>Published:</strong> February 13, 2021 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Plan now to join us Saturday, April 3, for a celebration of Sherlock Holmes in our Victorian Village on iSchool Island in Second Life.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/game-afoot-calling-all-sherlockians-and-friends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/game-afoot-calling-all-sherlockians-and-friends#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Sat, 13 Feb 2021 15:54:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6575 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Charles Dickens’ Christmas Reading https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/charles-dickens-christmas-reading <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to the audio recording </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> December 17, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The Community Virtual Library is a “real” library with branches in multiple virtual worlds–include virtual reality environments. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/charles-dickens-christmas-reading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/charles-dickens-christmas-reading#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: General Multimedia VCARA Blog Thu, 17 Dec 2020 22:00:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6512 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Recap of Dickens’ Reading, Parts 3-4, Dec. 9 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-3-4-dec-9-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> and Invitation to attend Dickens Events held on CVL Research Row </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> December 10, 2020 by Dr. Patricia C. Franks </p> <p> Fun was had by all last night!&nbsp; Especially by the readers!! Thanks to the following who each read multiple parts of two fun readings: </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-3-4-dec-9-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-3-4-dec-9-3#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Thu, 10 Dec 2020 20:55:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6499 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Recap of Dickens’ Reading, Parts 1-2, Dec. 8 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-1-2-dec-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And Reminder to Join Us for Parts 3-4, Dec. 9 </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> December 9, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> A festive audience gathered last night to enjoy a reading if Charles Dickens’ Holiday Story: Holiday Romance in Four Parts. Enjoy some photos from yesterday’s reading. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-1-2-dec-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-dickens-reading-parts-1-2-dec-8#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Wed, 09 Dec 2020 18:53:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6491 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Holiday Romance in Four Parts https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/holiday-romance-four-parts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Charles Dickens Holiday Story </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> December 1, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Join the Friends of VCARA for the 3rd Annual Dickens Holiday Reading on December 8 and 9, 2020, from 9 to 5 p.m. SLT (Pacific Time). </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/holiday-romance-four-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/holiday-romance-four-parts#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:07:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6477 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Recap of VR Exploders Group Visit to AltSpace https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-group-visit-altspace <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 25, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Members of the VR Exploders group entered AltSpace VR on Friday, November 20, 2020, and met at the CVL build and then enjoyed the psychedelic Shiva experience.&nbsp;If you haven’t tried AltSpace yet–visit&nbsp;<a href= "https://altvr.com/">https://altvr.com/&nbsp;</a> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-group-visit-altspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-group-visit-altspace#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:24:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6472 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium Recap https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-recap <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 25, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The first annual research symposium was held October 24, 2020, in the XR Research Center, a part of the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration on SJSU’s iSchool island in Second Life. </p> <p> Keynote presenter, Dr. Donna Z. Davis, shared her thoughts on the promise and challenges ahead for those seeking to use virtual reality in a way that promotes equity and inclusion (figure 1). &nbsp; </p> <p> [image:14853] </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-recap#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sun, 25 Oct 2020 16:47:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6430 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium – 10/24/20 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Birds of a Feather Sessions: Accessibility, Environments, Networking </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 19, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <h3> XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium, 10/24/20, 9 a.m. – 12 noon SLT (Pacific) </h3> <p> <a href="/vcara-blog">[image:14815]</a> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420-0#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:33:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6421 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR Bridging the Gap Research Symposium 10/24/20 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the Keynotes </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 17, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <h3> Symposium 9 a.m. – 12 noon SLT (Pacific) | Keynotes 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. </h3> <p> [image:14811]&nbsp;<br> <strong>Donna Z. Davis, PhD, APR / Tredi Felisimo in SL</strong><br> Associate Professor and Director<br> Strategic Communication Master’s Program<br> Oregon Reality (OR) Lab<br> University of Oregon<br> School of Journalism * Communication | Portland </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-102420#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sat, 17 Oct 2020 19:30:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6419 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join us October 24, 2020 </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 14, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> [image:14794] </p> <p> SLURL: <a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/217/128/33">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/217/128/33</a> </p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium-0#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:54:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6413 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Recap of VR Exploders Meeting in VRChat https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-meeting-vrchat <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 22, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> On the third Friday of each month, members of the VR Exploders Group (no, that’s not a typo) explore a different virtual reality platform. Last week, on September 18, 2020, they met up in VRChat to compare notes on the experience. </p> <p> Since a 2019 survey of users of both Virtual Reality and Virtual Worlds revealed that 64% of respondents want a platform to encourage educational purposes (not predominantly social/gaming), the group keep the education use of the platform foremost in their minds. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-meeting-vrchat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vr-exploders-meeting-vrchat#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Tue, 22 Sep 2020 20:40:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6387 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hosted by the VCARA, iSchool Island, Second Life </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 9, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Plan now to attend the <strong>XR: Bridging the Gap Research Symposium</strong> on October 24, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon SLT (Pacific Time). </p> <p> Venue: <strong>VCARA’s XR Research Center in SL</strong><br> SLURL:&nbsp;<a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/216/96/37">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/216/96/37</a>&nbsp; </p> <p> The goal of this symposium is to provide a venue for members of Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality communities to share accomplishments and challenges and to learn from one another. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/xr-bridging-gap-research-symposium#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:59:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6331 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Virtual Worlds Sept. 5 MOOC Event Recap https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-sept-5-mooc-event-recap <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 6, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Marie Vans (iSchool alumna), Bethany Winslow (SJSU eCampus instructional designer), and Dr. Pat Franks (MARA program coordinator) hosted a tour of VCARA and an overview of the upcoming XR Symposium on Saturday, September&nbsp;5.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-sept-5-mooc-event-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-sept-5-mooc-event-recap#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Sun, 06 Sep 2020 18:35:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6313 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Virtual Worlds MOOC Event – Sat., Sept. 5, 2020 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-mooc-event-sat-sept-5-2020 <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 4, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> You are invited to attend two SJSU events on Saturday, September&nbsp;5, 2020.&nbsp; </p> <p> The first event takes place in ZOOM. Details follow: </p> <p> Saturday September 5<br> 8:30 a.m. SLT; 11:30 a.m. Eastern<br> BethanyTheVirtualVersion<br> <em><strong>Newbies in Second Life Meetup</strong></em> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-mooc-event-sat-sept-5-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-worlds-mooc-event-sat-sept-5-2020#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Fri, 04 Sep 2020 23:17:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6312 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Planning Meeting for VCARA’s XR Symposium https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/planning-meeting-vcaras-xr-symposium-0 <p> <strong>Published:</strong> August 2, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> If you’re interested in becoming involved, please join us. </p> <p> <strong>When</strong>: Tuesday, August 4, 5 p.m. SLT (pacific)<br> <strong>Where</strong>: VCARA’s XR Research Center<br> <strong>SURL</strong>:&nbsp;<a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/216/96/37">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/216/96/37</a> </p> <p> [image:14565] </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/planning-meeting-vcaras-xr-symposium-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/planning-meeting-vcaras-xr-symposium-0#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog: General Multimedia VCARA Blog Sun, 02 Aug 2020 21:12:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6275 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Linden Lab Acquired by Investors https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/linden-lab-acquired-investors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Promise is: Second Life will Continue to Expand </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> July 14, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> No one knows for sure but the overall message is <em>don’t worry–Second Life will continue to grow.</em> </p> <p> Read more <a href= "http://http/However%2C%20the%20overall%20gist%20of%20this%20announcement%20is%20very%20much%3A%20Don't%20worry,%20Second%20Life%20will%20continue%20and%20grow."> here</a>.&nbsp; We’ll keep you informed as we learn more. </p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/linden-lab-acquired-investors#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Tue, 14 Jul 2020 20:59:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6258 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu