On November 9-10, 2018, Rockliffe University Consortium (RUC) hosted their second annual Rockliffe University Consortium Conference (RUCC18) at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco, California. Virtual attendees also engaged with the conference through a live stream.
The Conference Organizing Committee included: Kevin Feenan, Leticia De Leon, Leslie Riggs, Jeanette McDonald, Elisa Butler, and Becky Adams. Volunteers included: Valerie Hill, Jessica F. Handley, Jessica Sanchez-Barrera, Renne Emiko Brock, Alex Streczyn-Woods, and Lorraine Mockford.
RUCC18 emphasized experiential learning. As such, the conference was BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device), encouraging presenters to incorporate the use of participants’ laptops, tablets, or smartphones in participatory experiences. RUCC18 also encouraged social media use (#RUCC and @urockliffe on Twitter) and provided group chats, infographics, and professional development badges and certificates for participants.
Great to know new young #librarians are bringing innovation and enthusiasm to the profession @SJSUiSchool @danicamlis @CVL_inSL @BeeTea12 @ProfLonghair @Aly_J pic.twitter.com/zvlgazY4AR
— Valerie Hill (@valibrarian) November 10, 2018
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— Valerie Hill (@valibrarian) November 11, 2018
CVL’s Director, Dr. Valerie Hill, (Val), conducted a workshop on “Digital Citizenship through Immersive Learning”–a topic near and dear to CVL!
The workshop defined digital citizenship and asserted that digital citizenship has become essential for learners of all ages as technology has revolutionized how we learn. Val showcased CVL as a real library located in virtual worlds that uses immersive learning environments to promote digital citizenship.Val also shared two video clips that exemplified CVL’s efforts through the Digital Citizenship Museum in Kitely: Erik Moore’s Cybersecurity lecture and Alyse Dunavant-Jones’s discussion of Digital Curation and the Virtual Worlds Database. Val’s presentation materials, including Erik’s and Alyse’s videos are available through Google Drive.
Additional conference activities included:
- “Learning for the Future: Tinkering with the Schema of School“, Keynote by Dr. Pamela Redmond
- “Are Your 1000 Words Worth a Picture?”, Workshop by Jessica F. Handley, Jessica Sanchez-Barrera, and Josefina Stoleson utilizing Piktochart
- “Achieving Virtually Real Accessibility”, Hands on Play by Leslie Riggs with introduction to American Sign Language and challenges in (and advice for) teaching deaf and hard-of-hearing learners
- “Mobile Technology in Clinical Orientation”, Lecture by Dr. Hope Bauman introducing Nearpod
- “Create an Immersive Learning Experience using H5P: All of the Bang None of the Flash”, Hands on Play by George W. Handley III, Roberto Rivera, and Anthony Salinas creating with H5P and FlipGrid app
- “Experiential Learning at the California Academy of Sciences”, Experiential museum visit with augmented reality Metaverse app
- “Experiential Learning through a Mixed Reality Game”, Free Play adventure around Fort Mason with augmented reality Metaverse app
- “Superheroes’ Transformative Digital Storytelling”, Workshop by Renne Brock introducing Unique as You content and concepts
- “The Do’s and Don’ts of Visual Design in Teaching”, Workshop by Josefina Stoleson, Jessica Sanchez-Barrera, and Jessica F. Handley using GIMP, IconsDB, Vecteezy, Canva Color Schemes, Canva Color Generator, and Creative Commons
- “Addressing Cognitive Dissonance in the Classroom”, Hands on Play by Kevin Feenan
- “Instructional Approaches to Utilizing Chatbots”, Workshop by Jessica Sanchez-Barrera, Francisco Garcia, Zoroayka Sandoval with Snatchbot, Pandorabots, and Dialogflow
- “Visual Interactive Study Groups Benefit Learners in an Online Environment”, Lecture by Jennifer Claire
- “Virtual Infographic Gallery Showcase and Networking”, Virtual viewing and discussion of:
- Breaking Down Barriers and Building Bridges, Infographic by Dr. Lisa Durff
- Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education, Infographic by Lorraine Mockford
- Experiential Learning Cycle for the Digital Age, Infographic by Kevin Feenan and Dr. Leticia De Leon
- “To Boldly Go: Education, Technology, and Captain Kirk“, Keynote by Dr. Chris Haskell