The 6th Annual VCARA Conference was held on April 21, 2015. It was well attended, which is not surprising considering the lineup of speakers.
Albert “Skip” Rizzo
Director for Medical Virtual Reality — Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Professor — USC Davis School of Gerontology –USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Written by: Jennifer Christensen
Disclaimer: In an effort to retain the integrity of the blog’s format, interview questions and answers are abridged. Every effort, however, has been made to preserve the spirit and integrity of the interview.
Our spotlight series profiles Alfred “Skip” Rizzo, whose work in the design, development and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems in the treatment of PTSD earned the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Treatment of Trauma.
Spring 2015 Alice Krueger/Gentle Heron Colloquial talk on March 31, 2015. People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds.
Colloquium Talk on VCARA: People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds. Virtual Ability supports people with many types of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses in Second Life. Some require special accommodations. Learn how some persons use assistive technology or human assistance to access Second Life.
Interested in taking a class in Second Life? The SJSU iSchool’s Summer 2015 immersive learning course is 287-10 Virtual Worlds: Moving Through Time and Space: U.S. Revolutionary War.
The spring, 2015 VCARA estate manager, amvans Lapis/Marie Vans, was named Library director for the Community Library on the InWorldz Virtual World on April 12, 2015.
SJSU iSchool Colloquium Series talk by Alice Krueger/Gental Heron at VCARA on March 31, 2015 is now available on the VCARA YouTube channel. If you missed the event, Gentle talk about how Virtual Ability supports people with many types of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses in Second Life.
A new machinima is now available on the VCARA YouTube Channel. The “Student Learning Experiences in Second Life” machinima documents the student panel held on March 6, 2014.
Greetings! You are invited to a Virtual Worlds/Immersive Learning Seminar which will feature the opening of Info Quest, a web-based library and location for librarians, museum staff, educators, library users, students, and anyone interested.
The San Jose State School of Information will offer an immersive learning course this summer in the virtual world of Second Life. The course is: 287-10 – Virtual Worlds: Moving Through Time and Space: U.S. Revolutionary War.