3D 2000, "Live 3D
Learn 3D" was the third annual Vlearn educational speaker
track in cyberspace and the first to have its own conference. It was held
on Saturday, October 14, 2000 in the Active Worlds Educational Universe,
AWedu. This five-hour
conference took place in five different "virtual venues." More
than six institutions around the world participated with physical events
that coincided with the conference. Hundreds of educators and students
joined in virtually to attend the four panels and keynote by Mike Heim
of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. The event was a great success.
The VLearn3D conference is a volunteer effort to support educators using
and developing 3D virtual worlds by presenting the issues, challenges
and successes in this new field. It was a companion event to the Avatars
2000, "Cyberspace for a New Millenium"
on Sunday October 15.
Organizers: Bonnie DeVarco and Margaret Corbit
VLearn Advisory Committee Support: Andrew Phelps, Bruce Damer,
Patrick McKercher, Mandee Tatum
VLearn3D 2000 Architects, Designers: Penny Twining and Craig Twining
Andrew Phelps,Beatrice Ligorio,Kevin Ruess, Margaret Corbit, Mike Heim
Additional Support, Documentation and Hosting: Daphne
Mountain Myst, Dorothy Keys, Penny Twining, members of the Active Worlds
Volunteer Peacekeeping Team: Muggie, Ambient Spirit, Lumi, Bethany, Yooper,
MIKsam, Adagio, EAGLEinc, Seanchan, Mech65 and JLt.
Conference Nodes: (physical locations): Cornell University, University
of California, Santa Cruz, University of Cincinnati, FH Zweibrücken, Germany,
Medienpädagogische Aktion, University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
Conference Speakers: Andrew Phelps, Daphne Economou, Beatrice Ligorio,
Chris Corsbie, Kevin Ruess, Vernon Reed, David Gill, Judi Fusco, Magaret
Corbit, Omar Kahn, Patrick McKercher, Chad Rooney, Mike Heim and Tom Mancuso
Thanks to: The Contact Consortium, Avatars 2000, Activeworlds.com,
Mike Heim and CyberForum, Simon Tann, Stuart Gold, Carol Kerney and Greg
Sponsors: Special Thanks to Karen Miller and RedApple
Online for the generous funding that made a larger participation in
this event possible.
Conference Web Site: Bonnie DeVarco, Kirill Mazin, Margaret Corbit,
Conference Proceedings pages: Bonnie DeVarco (all screenshots courtesy,