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 Recap VCARA Spring 2020 VR Field Trip https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vcara-spring-2020-vr-field-trip <p> <strong>Published:</strong> April 4, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Time travel in Virtual Worlds is so much easier and faster than in real life–and thankfully we don’t have to worry about social distancing! </p> <p> Friday, April 3–in only one&nbsp;hour–the “Friends of VCARA” visited: </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vcara-spring-2020-vr-field-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/recap-vcara-spring-2020-vr-field-trip#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Community and Engagement VCARA Blog Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:52:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6141 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/survey-says-developing-criteria-vr-courses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recap of Panel Presentation 3/27/20 @ VWBPE Conference </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 28, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The panel presentation, “Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses,” drew a large crowd and was a huge success! While the results of the Survey conducted in Fall 2019 have not yet been published, preliminary findings were shared through this panel presentation. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/survey-says-developing-criteria-vr-courses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/survey-says-developing-criteria-vr-courses#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:28:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6130 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VWBPE Conference–Panel on Criteria for VR/VW https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vwbpe-conference-panel-criteria-vrvw <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 26, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> This past year the VCARA team has turned their attention to comparing the capabilities of Virtual Worlds (e.g., VCARA and CVL) to social Virtual Reality (e.g., Sansar and VR Chat). </p> <p> Attend the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference session,&nbsp;<strong><em>Survey Says! Developing Criteria for VR Courses</em></strong>, to learn of the results of our preliminary research. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vwbpe-conference-panel-criteria-vrvw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vwbpe-conference-panel-criteria-vrvw#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:28:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6127 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VW vs VR “Smackdown” — Round 2 — YouTube https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vw-vs-vr-smackdown-round-2-youtube <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enjoy the show! </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 7, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Last October, VCARA hosted a Virtual Worlds vs Virtual Reality Smackdown event that was so popular, it was taken on the road–presented as part of the OpenSimulator Community Conference (OSCC). </p> <p> If you missed the events on VCARA and OSCC, you can still learn from the presenters by viewing the&nbsp;YouTube Video. 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His passion for cultures and civilizations of all world, led to this creation of 3D historical and architectural art. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-pioneers-tour-sl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:06:00 +0000 Pat Franks 6079 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VW vs VR “Smackdown” — Round 2 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vw-vs-vr-smackdown-round-2 <p> <strong>Published:</strong> December 18, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> On December 14, 2019, eager spectators gathered to watch “Round 2″ of the <em>VR vs VW Smackdown</em> as part of the OpenSim Community Conference.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vw-vs-vr-smackdown-round-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vw-vs-vr-smackdown-round-2#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:36:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5989 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VCARA Storytelling Event: 3 Dickens Holiday Stories https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-storytelling-event-3-dickens-holiday-stories-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saturday, December 7, 2019; 11 a.m. - 12 noon (Pacific) </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 28, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Join the VCARA players for a reading of <em><strong>Three Charles Dickens Holiday Stories</strong></em>: </p> <ul> <li>The Child’s Story </li> <li>The Schoolboy’s Story </li> <li>What Christmas is as We Grow Older </li> </ul> <p> This Storytelling Event will be presented in Live Voice.&nbsp; Feel free to get into the Victorian Spirit by dressing accordingly. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-storytelling-event-3-dickens-holiday-stories-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-storytelling-event-3-dickens-holiday-stories-0#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:22:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5956 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Tour of Nonprofit Commons Library–Fun was had by all! https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/tour-nonprofit-commons-library-fun-was-had-all <p> <strong>Published:&nbsp;</strong>November 19, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA) and the Community Virtual Library hosted a tour of the Nonprofit Commons Resource Library in Second Life on Sunday, November 17.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/tour-nonprofit-commons-library-fun-was-had-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:50:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5948 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu ACRL & VCARA Tour of Nonprofit Commons Library https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/acrl-vcara-tour-nonprofit-commons-library <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 22, 2019&nbsp;by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> <strong>Title</strong>: <strong><em>Thankful for our Communities</em></strong><br> <strong>When</strong>:&nbsp; November 17, 2019 from 12:00 p.m.&nbsp;to 1:30 p.m.&nbsp;SLT (Pacific)<br> <strong>Where:</strong> Nonprofit Commons Resource Library in Second Life<br> <strong>SLURL:</strong> <a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/103/107/21">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/103/107/21</a> </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/acrl-vcara-tour-nonprofit-commons-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/acrl-vcara-tour-nonprofit-commons-library#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:43:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5922 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VR vs VW in Education Smackdown https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vr-vs-vw-education-smackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Recap of the October 15th Main Event </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 16, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> If you missed the VR / VW Smackdown, you missed not only an informative session—but quite an entertaining one.&nbsp;The two sparring partners—Alyse Dunavant-Jones enthusiastic about the current efforts in and possibilities for Virtual Reality in education and Bethany Winslow defending the track-record and value of experience in Virtual Worlds—did justice to their positions.&nbsp;By all account, the bout ended in a draw! </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vr-vs-vw-education-smackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vr-vs-vw-education-smackdown#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:36:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5919 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Virtual Reality vs Virtual Worlds “Smackdown” https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-reality-vs-virtual-worlds-smackdown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. SLT (Pacific) </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong>&nbsp;October 14, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> Join us for a lively debate on the merits of virtual worlds and virtual reality! Our first presenter, Alyse Dunavant-Jones, argues that “VR is the future, and the future is now!” Our second presenter, Bethany Winslow, cautions that “Regardless of what VR platforms are used in the future, designers of effective immersive learning with VR must know the history of virtual worlds in education as well as have some hands-on experience in using them.” The sparing partners will be moderated by Dr. Valerie Hill, the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon, and Kitely.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/virtual-reality-vs-virtual-worlds-smackdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:18:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5917 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 2019-2020 is the Year of Virtual Reality Exploration in VCARA https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/2019-2020-year-virtual-reality-exploration-vcara <p> <strong>Published:</strong> October 7, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration on SJSU’s iSchool Island has been hub of activity over the past 10 years.&nbsp;Just some of the events and activities being delivered with text and voice chat were: guest speakers, field trips, banned books exhibits, Halloween parties, Holiday balls, jousting events in Tudor Times, meet-ups at the Pub (or coffee bar for tea-totalers), conferences, and much more.&nbsp;Courses have been taught in this immersive environment, with many opportunities for educators to experiment with the tools that were available at the start and the many that became available over the years—including camera functions, media on a prim, and ability to customize avatars, build on the spot, transfer objects to other players. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/2019-2020-year-virtual-reality-exploration-vcara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/2019-2020-year-virtual-reality-exploration-vcara#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:57:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5899 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu The Best of Archiving’19: Lisbon Recap https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/best-archiving19-lisbon-recap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Presented by Dr. Marie Vans </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> September 10, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> [image:13066] </p> <p> <strong>Marie Vans,</strong> a senior research scientist with Hewlett-Packard Labs in Fort Collins, Colorado, and an iSchool alumna presented an informative and entertaining presentation recapping some of the events of the Archiving ’19 Conference held by The Society for Imaging Science & Technology at the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo in Lisbon, Portugal. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/best-archiving19-lisbon-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/best-archiving19-lisbon-recap#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Tue, 10 Sep 2019 16:16:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5846 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 10th Annual VCARA Conference Recap https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-recap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> April 20, 2019, VCARA on iSchool Island in SL </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>Published:</strong> August 19, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks </p> <p> The 10<sup>th</sup> annual VCARA conference held April 20, 2019, was a resounding success!&nbsp; Keynote presenters and those who shared mini-presentations reinforced our theme, “Sands of Time: Looking Back to Move Forward.” </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-recap#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:57:00 +0000 Pat Franks 5812 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 10th Annual VCARA Conference Schedule – 4/23/19 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-schedule-42319 <p> <strong>Published:&nbsp;</strong>April 20, 2019 by&nbsp;Alyse Dunavant-Jones </p> <p> Join VCARA for our 10th Annual VCARA Conference at 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. SLT (Pacific) Tuesday, April 23, 2019! This year’s theme is inspired by Ancient Egypt: “Sands of Time: Looking Back to Move Forward.” Come dressed as yourself or in your favorite Ancient Egyptian attire. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-schedule-42319" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:52:00 +0000 Alyse Dunavant-Jones 5629 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VCARA Participates: VWBPE Exhibit & Immersive Experience https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-participates-vwbpe-exhibit-immersive-experience <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 18, 2019 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones </p> <p> Join VCARA for a unique immersive experience on iSchool Island (SLURL: <a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/47/83/33">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/47/83/33</a>) in Second Life at 6 p.m. SLT (Pacific) on Monday, March 25, 2019. This event is part of the <a href="https://vwbpe.org/">Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2019</a> conference. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-participates-vwbpe-exhibit-immersive-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:55:00 +0000 Alyse Dunavant-Jones 5537 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 10th Annual VCARA Conference: April 23, 2019 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-april-23-2019 <p> <strong>Published:</strong> March 7, 2019 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones </p> <p> Join VCARA for our 10th Annual VCARA Conference from 6pm-8:30pm SLT (Pacific) on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This year’s theme is “Sands of Time: Looking Back to Move Forward” and will emphasize heroes and activities from VCARA’s past as well as prospects for future virtual world best practices and endeavors in both 3D and VR environments. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-april-23-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Fri, 08 Mar 2019 00:31:00 +0000 Alyse Dunavant-Jones 5519 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu 10th Annual VCARA Conference: Call For Presentations https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-call-presentations <p> <strong>Published:</strong> January 15, 2019 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones </p> <p> Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual VCARA Conference from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. SLT (Pacific) Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This year’s theme is “Sands of Time: Looking Back to Move Forward” and will emphasize heroes and activities from VCARA’s past as well as prospects for future virtual world best practices and endeavors. Submit your proposal for a 10-minute mini presentation by Monday, April 8 for one of the 10 slots available. </p><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-file-attachments"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-file"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/sites/main/files/file-attachments/10th_annual_vcara_conference_mini-presenter_info.doc" type="application/msword; length=17408" title="10th_annual_vcara_conference_mini-presenter_info.doc"><span class="file-icon field-icon-application-msword" style="background-image: url('https://ischool.sjsu.edu/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/x-office-document.png')"></span>Download form and return to Dr. Pat Franks.</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/10th-annual-vcara-conference-call-presentations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Home: Spotlight Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:15:00 +0000 Alyse Dunavant-Jones 5376 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu Dickens Project: VCARA Reads “The Christmas Tree” https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/dickens-project-vcara-reads-christmas-tree <p> <strong>Published:</strong> November 17, 2018&nbsp;by Alyse Dunavant-Jones </p> <p> Join VCARA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6pm SLT (Pacific)&nbsp; with a festive live voice reading of “The Christmas Tree”, a short story by Charles Dickens.<br> The reading will take place at the <a href= "https://communityvirtuallibrary.org/">Community Virtual Library</a>’s Dickens Resource Center (SL URL: <a href= "http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/236/61/21">http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/236/61/21</a>) as part of Seanchai Library’s <a href= "http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/the-dickens-project-sl.html"> Dickens Project</a> in Second Life. </p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/dickens-project-vcara-reads-christmas-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/dickens-project-vcara-reads-christmas-tree#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:29:00 +0000 Channon Arabit 5137 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu VCARA Participates: Rockliffe University Consortium Conference 2018 https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-participates-rockliffe-university-consortium-conference-2018 <p><strong>Published:</strong> November 13, 2018&nbsp;by Alyse Dunavant-Jones</p> <p><a href="https://urockcliffe.com/" target="_blank">Rockliffe University Consortium</a> (RUC) held their second annual conference (<a href="https://rucc.confcenter.org/" target="_blank">RUCC18</a>) at the <a href="https://fortmason.org/" target="_blank">Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture</a> in San Francisco, California on November 9-10, 2018.</p><p><a href="https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-participates-rockliffe-university-consortium-conference-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://ischool.sjsu.edu/vcara-blog/vcara-participates-rockliffe-university-consortium-conference-2018#comments VCARA Blog VCARA Blog: Activities and Events VCARA Blog: Conferences VCARA Blog Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:19:00 +0000 Channon Arabit 5136 at https://ischool.sjsu.edu