december, 2019

14dec10:30 am10:50 amFeaturedPILGRIMS at Virtual HarmonyLyr, Spinoza, Delightful, & JJ10:30 am - 10:50 am

Event Details

PILGRIMS: Professional Identity and Leadership Growth in Metaverse Simulations
Join Spinoza, Lyr, Delightful, & JJ as they present three immersive 3D simulations designed to help participants assess their professional identity and strengths for leading teams through complex challenges.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 10:50 am


OSCC Keynote Regions

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Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell

    Andrew Stricker / Spinoza Quinnell

    Instructional Architect

    Dr. Andrew Stricker serves Air University as a distributed learning architect. In this role he helps to apply advances in learning and assessment sciences into U.S. Air Force educational and professional military education programs. Prior to his arrival to Air University Andrew served Vanderbilt University as Associate Provost for Innovation Through Technology. He was responsible for working with academic, technology and administrative leaders to prioritize, plan, and enable innovations for improving learning, teaching and research. Dr. Stricker also spent four years at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, creating and then serving as Director of the Cognition and Instructional Technologies Laboratory, and Director of the Knowledge Engineering Complex with the Texas Engineering Extension Service. He retired from the United States Air Force with 28 years of professional experience as an Air Force officer and scientist specializing in systems integration, human-factors engineering and cognitive sciences. His graduate work was conducted at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the American Psychological Association. His current research addresses developmental growth in reflective mindsets and contemplative practices. Dr. Stricker also engages in collaborative design of assistive immersive 3D virtual and augmented reality simulations for helping to improve complex problem-solving among teams.

    Instructional Architect

  • Barbara Truman / Delightful Doowangle

    Barbara Truman / Delightful Doowangle

    UCF Graduate Faculty & Simulation Researcher

    Dr. Barbara Truman serves as a Strategic Advisor for Immersive Learning & Collaboration in the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation & Training in Orlando. At UCF, Barbara founded an award-winning department representing Online@UCF. Her background is in Instructional Systems Design, Human Performance Technology, and Computer Science, Emerging Media. Barbara has also served as the Community Manager for the US Army's Military Open Simulation Enterprise Strategy (MOSES) Project.

    UCF Graduate Faculty & Simulation Researcher

  • Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo

    Cynthia Calongne / Lyr Lobo

    OSCC Co-Chair, Professor

    Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, is a Professor at Colorado Technical University and CCCOnline. She taught 52 university classes held in virtual worlds and conducts virtual world research at Virtual Harmony. As a software engineer, she worked with Air Force Space Command and with the U.S. Space Foundation during the Space Shuttle Challenger crash. A pioneer for 3D immersive education and games for change, she received the Thinkerer award at the 2017 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education, and her team won the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Federal Virtual World Challenge for their space simulation the Mars Expedition Strategy Challenge. Slides:


    OSCC Co-Chair, Professor

  • JJ Jacobson / JJ Drinkwater

    JJ Jacobson / JJ Drinkwater

    Sci-Fi Librarian

    JJ Drinkwater is a Virtual Librarian in a Real World, or a Real Librarian in a Virtual World, or both, or neither. Curatorial experience includes the real & imaginary 19th c, American Culinary History, and Speculative Fiction. Current research is Interactive/Immersive/Improvisatory Narrative in Virtual Environments.

    Sci-Fi Librarian

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