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Educational Technology: Hype, Reality, Promise

Educational Technology: Hype, Reality, Promise | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online (Educational Technology: The Hype, the Reality, the Promise (EDUCAUSE Review) | @scoopit http://t.co/NQnmjnGVCh)
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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
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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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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Contribute to the NMC K-12 Horizon Report! 

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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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Just in case you were wondering. ;)

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Oculus Rift's PC Requirements Are Virtual Reality's Achilles' Heel - Fast Company

Oculus Rift's PC Requirements Are Virtual Reality's Achilles' Heel - Fast Company | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you're not an early adopter or serious gamer, don't get too excited over the breakthrough VR headsetyet.
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I don't think the requirements are that demanding...?

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Docs don virtual reality headsets

Docs don virtual reality headsets | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It may not be long before local surgeons start wearing funky, futuristic headsets while operating on patients. Neurosurgeons at University Hospitals already are using a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift to prepare for real procedures.
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Top 5 Reads About Gamification: Let The Games Begin!

Top 5 Reads About Gamification: Let The Games Begin! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification is kind of a big deal. Exhilarating rewards, stimulating challenges, and epic victories. This is what people want, crave and need.
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For those of you who have time to read! ;)

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MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge

MinecraftEDU Redstone Engineering Challenge | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
STEM curriculum resources collected and/or created by Wesley Fryer
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Check this out! Thanks to Wesley Fryer.

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11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Are you new to 3D printing and looking for some hands-on advice? Eleven experts share their top tips to help you to get the most out of your 3D printe
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Hands-on with the HTC Vive: Virtual reality just got real

Hands-on with the HTC Vive: Virtual reality just got real | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We’re going to be blunt – there are no words to describe just how impressive the HTC Vive is as an experience. There is nothing quite like stepping into an entirely new 3D world without leaving the room.
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Might just bring one of these babies back from the States with me.

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Virtual Reality Lets You Experience an Awkward Family Dinner

Virtual Reality Lets You Experience an Awkward Family Dinner | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Danish short film "The Doghouse" is an experiment in how far virtual reality can immerse a person into another's mindset.
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Just what I've always wanted to do! ;)

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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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Who underestimates virtual reality? ;)

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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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Check out Microsoft Virtual Academy! 

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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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Is there a future for user-created content in Linden Lab’s new world?

Is there a future for user-created content in Linden Lab’s new world? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The title of Ebbe Altberg’s talk at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference on Monday was “The Future of VR is User-Created.” While Altberg did describe examples of well-known user-created content in the current...
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Well, let's hope so! ;)

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We just found out what computer you’ll need for ‘Oculus Rift'

We just found out what computer you’ll need for ‘Oculus Rift' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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*Whew* Our school's computers are OK.

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Virtual Reality Check: 10 Things You Should Know

Virtual Reality Check: 10 Things You Should Know | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of weeks I traded my real world for a virtual one. I will never be the same again. Here's what you need to know about VR.
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Before you plug into "The Matrix"? :)

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Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning

Hands-On Clubs and Tech Challenges Nurture STEM Learning | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Schools nurture STEM skills by letting students build robots, NASA rovers and mobile apps.
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Check out EdTech's K-12 magazine! 

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3D-Printing Tattoo Machine in Action!

3D-Printing Tattoo Machine in Action! | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The video of the 1st 3D printing tattoo machine shocked the world. But its inventors are improving it to be the future of tattoo. Would you get tattooed by it?
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Uh...you go first, then I'll try it. ;)

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OSCC14 - RezMela™: Virtual training scenario

rezmela™: Virtual training scenario authoring in Virtual Learning Environments The need to match rapidly and precisely unanticipated changes in learning requ.
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2015 NMC Conference: Full STEAM Ahead via Change Management

David W. Deeds' 2015 New Media Consortium Conference presentation: Full STEAM Ahead Via Change Management. We need teachers to change! What we need to do is st…
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