short talk: (VWBPE 2011) Emotional Impacts of Digital Media

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference will be held from Thursday, March 17, 2011 until Saturday, March 19, 2011. The VWBPE focuses on education and learning in virtual environments. The theme of this year is “You are Here”. The event will cover over 20 sims in the virtual world of Second Life and include workshops, presentations, and more.

The Virtual World Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference originated from the 2007 Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference. This grassroots, community-based conference attracts faculty, instructors, trainers, administrators, instructional designers, technical specialists, and members of organizations from around the world. Those who create teaching/learning environments, resources, tools, support services and professional development opportunities internal and external to virtual world environments participate. During the conference, participants have opportunities to ask: What is education?, What is teaching?, What is learning? and How can we provide virtual world educational environments in which today’s learners can become all they can be.

See you in Second Life !



My research team and I presenting in this event, on Thursday March 17, these are our slides and the video of the presentation. Any comment is more than welcome.



Find out about the fascinating neuroscience work being done with special EEG headsets to map emotions, engagement and thinking by monitoring brain patterns. Dr. Gibosn’s team is from Arizona State University.