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The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon - MIT Technology Review

The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon - MIT Technology Review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Secret to a Video-Game Phenomenon MIT Technology Review Among such gods, Markus Persson, the Swedish creator of Minecraft—a video game that has, in the four years since its initial release, become a 21st-century sensation, played in bedrooms...
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Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Streaming: The Future of Virtual Learning?

Streaming: The Future of Virtual Learning? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
There is a revolution happening in the world of video games. It is called Twitch. It’s a website where gamers can directly stream footage of their game daily and provide voice commentary. Most also...

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Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification

Games vs Game-based Learning vs Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scene: Sales meeting between executives of a leading learning service provider and an organisation planning to outsource its learning content | E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup)
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Gamification is the Future of Work

Gamification is the Future of Work | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Traditionally, the meaning of Gamification is nothing but, a usage of gaming techniques, mechanics and thinking in a non gaming context. If we go a little deep from work point of view then, in simple words Gamification is to make work fun.
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3D printer making Chinese space suit parts

3D printer making Chinese space suit parts | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
RT @ERanivo: RT @Build3dprinter: RT @3dtemplates: 3D printer making Chinese space suit parts http://t.co/oEIvP8CjDV #3Dprinting
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The Department Powered by RebelMouse

The Department Powered by RebelMouse | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Department highlights, publishes, and curates the best education content from the web. Now- you can have all your eggs in one basket. Our content is created by our parters as well as education newsmakers. . Powered by RebelMouse
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What Is the Metaverse? Philip Rosedale’s Big Dream for Immersive Virtual Worlds

What Is the Metaverse? Philip Rosedale’s Big Dream for Immersive Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What is the metaverse? It’s Philip Rosedale’s second crack at playing god—at least in the virtual sense. Rosedale created his first virtual
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GameFace VR OS to Support OpenSim

GameFace VR OS to Support OpenSim | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Most virtual reality headsets these days follow one of two paths — they're either peripherals that plug into a PC or a gaming console, or they're hollow frames that users drop their smartphones into. GameFace — for now, at ...
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4 Trends Increasing Technology Adoption in Higher Education This Year

4 Trends Increasing Technology Adoption in Higher Education This Year | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This is an exciting time for higher education. There’s an unprecedented amount of innovation on the horizon, new ways of structuring classes, even the way we view the relationship between students and the university is transforming.
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The 3rd Drive of Gamification: Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback

The 3rd Drive of Gamification: Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou explains the 3rd Core Drive of Gamification: Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback.
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Resources Update: Avacon

Resources Update: Avacon | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Just updated our resources page to include Avacon:
Avacon :  Avacon is a non-profit organization devoted to “accelerating and building the metaverse”. The metaverse is the universe of connected virtual world environments.
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AvaCon: sponsors of the OpenSimulator Community Conference! 

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The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.
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Yes! Virtual Reality Experience Designer! ;)

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Help us spark innovation in schools worldwide!

Help us spark innovation in schools worldwide! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report provides millions of K-12 leaders free research on emerging practices & tech. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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A Very, Very Close Look at 3D Printing Filaments

A Very, Very Close Look at 3D Printing Filaments | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Vic Harkness is a full-time student in Wales studying for a degree in AI and Robotics, and she also enjoys falconry, photography, and 3D printers. In fact, she sells a variety of 3D printed...
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Second Life Freebies and more: You Are Worth It

Second Life Freebies and more: You Are Worth It | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Style by Kira (Skins & Shapes) Entice (Mesh Clothes & Shoes), Artic Storm ( Women's Clothes) Designer Showcase, The Makeover Room (Discount Skin & Makeup), Kosmo (Men's/Women's Clothes), Ever Wonder (Mesh Clothes)...

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3D Printed Operating Caterpillar Bulldozer

3D Printed Operating Caterpillar Bulldozer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Big machines are big fun! And if you don’t have the space to hold a real bulldozer then you would love to see the creation of Jason Hatala who has replicated a monstrous bulldozer, Caterpillar D10 using 3D printing. The model doesn’t only look like its bi
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How Virtual Reality Devices Can Help Kids and Teens Learn

How Virtual Reality Devices Can Help Kids and Teens Learn: The immersive experiences of learning through virtu... http://t.co/aNZ5OFnCmP
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Virtual world Second Life to be reincarnated, with Oculus Rift

Linden Lab to launch brand new version of its pioneering digital world in 2015, making use of new technology. By Stuart Dredge
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A second life for Second Life! 

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ISTE VEN Slideshow 2 - YouTube

ISTE15! Virtual Environment Network's poster session slideshow. "Games-Based Learning: Games Optional." Second Life, OpenSimulator and MinecraftEdu. Screen c...
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SORRY about the previous link. (User) problems with YouTube. ;) This is the real link! 

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18 OpenSim grids doing a better job at retention than Second Life

18 OpenSim grids doing a better job at retention than Second Life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I learned from a post by Daniel Voyager that Second Life gets between 9,000 and 13,000 new signups every single day. But the active user numbers are dropping. Now, Second Life stopped publishing its active ...
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Oculus Rift is helping football players skill-up

Oculus Rift is helping football players skill-up | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift is often associated with gaming, however, the virtual reality technology is now being used to train football players off the field. Quarterbacks and coaches alike spend hours a…
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Don't Underestimate Virtual Reality

Singularity University's Peter Diamandis discusses one way in which virtual reality -- a burgeoning exponential technology -- will disrupt unexpected sectors of ...
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Artefacts destroyed by ISIS restored in 3D models by 'cyber archaeology'

Artefacts destroyed by ISIS restored in 3D models by 'cyber archaeology' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
PhD students came up with the idea of reconstructing objects digitally from crowdsourced images days after ISIS militants reportedly smashed artworks in the Mosul Museum in Iraq.
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¨Cyber archaeology¨...I like that.

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3 Million Techies Who Never Stop Learning

3 Million Techies Who Never Stop Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hemos llegado a 3 millones de alumnos en Microsoft Virtual Academy. http://t.co/Pf7NknM8LW
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The NMC Horizon Report for Asian Int'l Schools

The NMC Horizon Report for Asian Int'l Schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In the Beginning It all Started with a phone conversation. “Mr. Boll.” “Yes?” “This is Tanya, Dr. Koerschan’s secretary.” “Yes?
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Oculus Won't Block Virtual Reality Porn On Headsets

Oculus Won't Block Virtual Reality Porn On Headsets | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While demos of virtual reality headsets have thus far stuck to immersive games and interactive clips that let you experience things like flying over a city or race through a jungle, some people are...

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