Steve Bambury worked in education for 20 years, ultimately taking on the role of Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai school group. He moved on to work as an independent consultant. Steve has won awards from Apple, Microsoft, GESS, BETT and EdTech Digest for his working integrating technology successfully in learning and development. In 2017, Steve hosted the world’s first professional development sessions inside virtual reality and in 2018 he co-hosted the world’s first global lesson inside VR alongside Pixar co-founder Loren Carpenter. Steve has been on the judging panel for the World VR Awards since 2019 and his work with VR has been featured on Forbes Middle East, Arabian Business, Dubai One and more.
15 November 2022 | 15:30 - 15:50 | English | Avatar Theory & The Psychology of Virtual Identities
This special presentation by Web3 and Metaverse Consultant Steve Bambury is part of the Metaverse module from Ed3 DAO’s first ever Web3 Accreditation Programme for Educators which was recently rolled out in the USA. Steve will explore the role that avatars play in the Metaverse, how we relate to our avatars and how this can impact students – both positively and negatively.
17 November 2022 | 14:30 - 14:50 | English | Can Discord play a role in the classroom?
For years, Discord has been perceived as little more than a platform for gamers but in the last 2 years it has evolved into something much more. It also has a wide range of features that can bring value to both in-class and online learning. In this session Web3 and Metaverse Consultant Steve Bambury will share his experience with Discord as a part of the Web3/NFT community and how he has used and built Discord servers. Steve will also build a server from scratch live with the audience!