VCARA Participates: VWBPE Exhibit & Immersive Experience


Published: March 18, 2019 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Join VCARA for a unique immersive experience on iSchool Island (SLURL: in Second Life at 6 p.m. SLT (Pacific) on Monday, March 25, 2019. This event is part of the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2019 conference.

Guided by Alyse Dunavant-Jones (VCARA member and iSchool alumna), participants will explore VCARA’s 10th Anniversary U-See-Um exhibit and interact with diverse media to answer questions about the evolution of SJSU iSchool’s VCARA as an immersive learning space with content related to virtual worlds, education, information science and archives. Then participants will navigate through the 10-story Archivium, interacting with past VCARA conference presentations including slideshows, video, text and audio to receive a prize at the top.

This event will also be simulcast in Zoom:

VCARA will also host an exhibit during VWBPE that focuses on VCARA’s successful use of virtual worlds as a venue for helping students connect, collaborate, and learn with other students, professors, and educators across the world. Exhibits open to the public on April 1, 2019 and will be located in VWBPE’s Conference Hall in Second Life. Consult VWBPE’s Conference Hall Map for individual exhibit locations.

About the VWBPE Conference

VWBPE 2019 ( is organized by Becky Adams, Beth O’Connell, Heike Philp, iSkye Silverweb (SL), Kevin Feenan, Lorraine Mockford, and Mary O’Brian. This year’s theme is “re:Vision–not just a concept, but a passion of those who seek to revise old ideas or innovate new ones into our modern extended reality”.

For more information and a complete list of VWBPE 2019 events, check out the official VWBPE 2019 Calendar.

For information about joining VCARA in Second Life, please refer to our Getting Started page. To request an orientation to Second Life and VCARA, please email Dr. Pat Franks ( To follow VCARA on social media, check out our VCARA on Social Media page. To visit VCARA in Second Life, use the iSchool Island SLURL: