Virtual Environments Network

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The Virtual Environments Network works to build a community of like-minded educators who learn from and teach one another. The group hosts globally synchronous professional development activities for its members, including a monthly speaker series on ISTE Island in Second Life. The Virtual Environments Network also has a very active online community where members share resources, experiences and projects created by educators and students.

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Upcoming Events


  • Don't forget to nominate a deserving colleague...

    ​...or YOURSELF, for the Virtual Environments Network Pioneer of the Year Award for ISTE18!

    All info is at the nomination form. Do it. Do it now!
  • ISTE VEN Pioneer of the Year Award 2018

    Hey all, and happy February one and all. We are open for nominations! This award will go to the nominated human being whose work in both RL ("Real Life") and inworld(s) most embodies the adventuresome and innovative spirit characteristic of a Virtual Environments Network thought (and action) leader. The nominee need not be in an official leadership capacity to be considered for this prestigious award. Who do you think has earned it? Self-nominate if you feel you can demonstrate leadership and innovation in Virtual, Mixed, Blended, or 3D Virtual Worlds realities. 

    Nominations close March 31, so get on it. REALLY!
  • Present at ISTE18!

    Share your own expertise on Virtual Environments and Augmented & 3D Virtual Reality at ISTE18 in Chicago!
         What tools are best? How are they optimized for learning? What works with kids? Can you bring kids to the conference, in person or "in person" virtually?
         Let's ramp this up, virtual friends. Virtual Environments Network's Playground proposal is going in this week, and it has been a rewarding team effort to work on it utilizing a shared Google document: collaboration at its finest.
         At the very least, submitting a proposal for ISTE18 will give you the experience of putting together such a thing for your own professional improvement. Do it! Do it now!

    Visit the conference website and submit a proposal!

Community Blogs

  • Hey, all,  You may know that we organize and attend events more or less weekly in virtual worlds, but you may not be in touch with our resource page that lists all of that at . I'm going to mirror the content of the ...

  • Congratulations to Cynthia Calongne (Lyr Lobo) for winning the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2017 Thinkerer Award! Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education ended on Sunday but you can still see some of the recorded livestream ...

  • Virtual Connected Educators Week March 27 April 2, 2017 THIS WEEKs Highlighted Events Machinima at Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Thursday March 30 at noon PT Machinima with Tanya Martin (ISTE Games & Sims Network) Come sit ...

  • Virtual Connected Educators Week March 20 March 26, 2017 THIS WEEKs Highlighted Events TUESDAY MARCH 21 8 pm ET ISTE Virtual Environments Network (VEN) Focus Session The ISTE Virtual Environments Network presents Focus Sessions as a way ...

  • Virtual Connected Educators Week March 13 March 19, 2017 THIS WEEK! Nominations for ISTE Network Awards The ISTE Virtual Environments Network (VEN) is accepting nominations for the ISTE Virtual Environments Network "Virtual Environments Pioneer ...