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Virtual Teaching Conference Agenda

Sunday, March 8

1:30 pm UofSC vs. Cornell Baseball at Founders Park
6:00 pm Opening Reception
7:00 pm Creative Keynote
Creating Learning Experiences for the 21st Century Student
Giovanni Castillo, Northern Arizona University

Monday, March 9

9:00 am
Conference Welcome
Augie Grant, Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina
9:15 am Paper Presentations 1
  Development of a Virtual Reality Experience to Enhance Empathy in Pre-Clinical Medical Students
Anne Blair Kennedy, Shannon Stark Taylor, and Lauren Fowler, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Greenville)
  Integration of 360 Virtual Reality into the Classroom
Brian Mihalik and Linda Mihalik, University of South Carolina
  Classroom to Community: The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of a Cultural Heritage Site
Sujan Shrestha, University of Baltimore
 10:45 am  Showcase 1
   Classroom to Community: The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of a Cultural Heritage Site
Sujan Shrestha, University of Baltimore
  The Experience of War: A Virtual Experience
Seth Porter, Princeton University
 12:00 pm  Lunch/Research Keynote
The Promises and Pitfalls of Extended Realities in Education and Training
Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn, University of Georgia
 1:30 pm  Panel 1
  Exploring the Earth in AR/VR
Kelly Best Lazar, Clemson University
Stephen Moysey, East Carolina University
Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina
Natalie Burszytn, Quest University
Victoria Sellers, Clemson University
3:00 pm
Showcase 2
 
The Virtual Pantheon: Piranesi's Interactive Immersions
Jason Porter, University of South Carolina
  Hybrid and Interactive Classrooms Using Chimera
Lyron Bentovim, Fordham University and the Glimpse Group
Christine Janssen and Julita Haber, Fordham University
4:15 pm
Paper Presentation 2
 
Virtual Reality and 360° Video in Music Teacher Education for Reflective Practice
Amanda L. Schlegel, University of South Carolina
William Dabback, James Madison University
Christopher Hansen, Anderson University 
Andrew J. Lewis, Hinds County Community College
 
Shadowglen: An Immersive Art Studies Curriculum in a Virtual Reality Setting
Scott Dolphin, SUNY—Empire State College
 
Using Virtual Field Trips to Meet Students’ Goals for Foreign Language Learning
Rachel Faerber-Ovaska, Youngstown State University
5:30 Until
Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 10

8:30 am Showcase 3
  Back to the Future - Ending Cold War Legacy Waste Through AR
Michael Barker, AVANTech, Inc.
  VR Modeling for 3D Printing in the Classroom,
Max Hergenrother and Eric Alverado, St. John’s University
9:45 am  Paper Presentations 3
  Developing a Pedagogical Framework for the Effective Use of Virtual Reality in Geoscience Classroom
Kevin Hurler and Katherine Ryker, University of South Carolina
  Elementary Social Studies Methods Meet Virtual Reality: A Qualitative Evaluation of Preservice Teachers’ Experiences
Alex Fegely, Heather Hagan, and George Warriner III, Coastal Carolina University
11:00 am Showcase 4
  Multi-person Virtual Reality Simulations for Networking, Negotiations and Presentations
Lyron Mentovim, Fordham University and the Glimpse Group
Christine Janssen, Fordham University
  Teaching in a Virtual Environment: Where are We Now and What's Coming Soon?
Rob Grookett, University of South Carolina.
12:00 pm Lunch/Panel 2
  Optimizing VR Simulations in the Classroom
Julia Haber and Christine Janssen, Fordham University
Lyron Bentovim, Fordham University and the Glimpse Group
1:15  Paper Presentations 4
  Immersed in the Campus Environment: Understanding LGBTQ+ College Students’ Sense of Belonging Through Virtual Reality
Robert Buchanan and Melissa Duffy, University of South Carolina
  Sociocultural Implications of Transformational Virtual Technologies
Jeff Wilkinson and Jade Huang, Florida A&M University
  XR + Language, Culture and Heritage
Lucia Binotti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2:30 Panel 3
  Overcoming Challenges of Implementation of VR/AR in the Classroom and Developing Symbiotic Partnerships with VR/AR Companies
Christine Janssen and Julita Haber, Fordham University
Lyron Bentovim, Fordham University and the Glimpse Group
3:30
Participatory Plenary
4:30 Conference Adjourn

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