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Grid openings, closings, price changes and more - Hypergrid Business

Grid openings, closings, price changes and more - Hypergrid Business | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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OpenSim Creations, a content sharing site and grid, will soon have all of Linda Kellie's and Arcadia Asylum's items available for download.
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Covering the use of 3D virtual worlds in education but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It

7 Ways the Oculus Rift Could Change Entertainment as We Know It | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Interactive gaming, entering your favorite TV show, you-are-there porn: here's how the headset will rock your virtual world
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Gotta get mine back out and play with it some more. ;)

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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Reg Corney's curator insight, April 15, 6:52 PM

Interesting 

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After exploring various  devices, we enter a stage of combination (BYOD, SEVA...)

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This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

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Serious Play Conference: Early Bird Discounts End April 30!

Serious Play Conference: Early Bird Discounts End April 30! | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference provides visionary educators, chief learning officers and heads of training programs in health care, government and the military a chance to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their serious games programs. Attendees rub shoulders with and talk one-on-one to the experts, hear about the latest measurement and assessment strategies and see how game mechanics are moving across the various serious games sectors, revolutionizing how training and education is done. The conference focuses on the opportunities, challenges and future of these “serious” games.

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There's a great future in 3D printing

There's a great future in 3D printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
There's a great future in 3D printing Jerusalem Post Titled Tlat Meimad: Hamahapeicha Hata'asiyatit Hahadasha, it includes not only plenty of text but also graphic icons that, when scanned by a smartphone, open up video films about 3D printed...
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Old maps become 3D virtual worlds

Old maps become 3D virtual worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Old maps become 3D virtual worlds on Augmented Reality and Teaching curated by Giselle Pempedjian (Old maps become 3D virtual worlds | @scoopit via @fernandocassola http://t.co/oD8rvYVdG5)...
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The Real Science of Virtual Worlds

The Real Science of Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What sorts of virtual worlds can we create today with existing technology? Technium discusses the state of the art with one of the leaders in designing virtual reality rooms.
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'Projected augmented reality' with Technical Illusions

'Projected augmented reality' with Technical Illusions | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
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SLMOOC14: Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom

SLMOOC14: Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In this presentation, we will examine how an SL cybercampus can be used as part of K-12 classes. Also for teacher professional development.David Deeds has
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Link for my presentation's recording. SLMOOC14 is in progress! 

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
From Academica Top Ten, Friday April 11, 2014 " MOOCs go bricks and mortarMassive open online courses (MOOCs) have become increasingly popular in countries around the globe, with Coursera alone registering more than 7 million users – more than the...
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With an SL MOOC, you can talk! SLMOOC14 is in progress! https://docs.google.com/a/cag.edu.gt/document/d/1JX90u3hYXvMeQtKErwAcEHAgIwNnPF5RgaCToNijnHA/edit

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Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Guardian Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all GMA News "You're virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon, but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be...
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Virtual Reality Goes To Work

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Virtual reality (VR) has long been full of promise, but mass-market immersive experiences, such as that offered with Google Glass, trade in augmented reality, not virtual reality.
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Augmented or virtual? How about both?

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40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future

40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
What will classrooms look like in the year 2040? What will be the biggest and most popular teaching tools? A dazzling (but potentially controversial) visualization maps out what's coming to education in the future.
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More geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web

Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Hypergrid Business Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web Hypergrid Business “At the end of the day, the virtual world of the future, as it takes its next leap, is going to be an inter-network of virtual worlds.” If it...
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Speakers | Serious Play Conference

Speakers | Serious Play Conference | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference, now in our 4th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

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A Brief History of Social Media Infographic

A Brief History of Social Media Infographic | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Shared via social media, naturally. ;)

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 14, 11:33 AM

Interesting chart on the history of social media.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 15, 7:40 AM

Breve Historia de las Redes Sociales en una Infografía

Clay Bergen's curator insight, April 15, 2:04 PM

As I started using the Internet in 1990 I'm one of the early adopters! Ha!

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The internationally recognized NMC Horizon Report series and regional NMC Technology Outlooks are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in education around the globe. This volume, the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition will examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 K-12 Edition is the sixth in the K-12 series of reports and is produced by the NMC in collaboration with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

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Interesting Times in Virtual Worlds

Interesting Times in Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Two major changes in Virtual Worlds are coming to light today. First of all, Rod Humble (aka Rodvik Linden in Second Life) left his post as CEO of Linden Lab last week. You can read fuller details...
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Watch to Come in Two Sizes With 'Fashionable Appearance'

Watch to Come in Two Sizes With 'Fashionable Appearance' | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
In a 2014 product roadmap that outlines all of Apple's plans for the year, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo revealed his predictions for...
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Several thousand dollars? ;)

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The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century

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The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teacher Engagement for Learning curated by Grant Montgomery (The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology...
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Hold a Meme in Your Hand Thanks to 3D Printing

Hold a Meme in Your Hand Thanks to 3D Printing | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Now you can print your favorite meme using designs from 3D printing firm Shapeways.
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That's what I need...a 3D-printed meme. ;)

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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards

4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards
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Teresa Barclay's curator insight, April 12, 11:41 PM

I even have these mistakes in my home...but not for too much longer.

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Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays'

Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays' | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual reality trip 'future of planning holidays' Scotsman This is how it's going to be, this is what you will see.” Virtual reality headset Oculus Rift already allows users to enter 3D virtual worlds, and as part of the demonstration a virtual...
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VR will make for the ulitmate STAYcation! ;)

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S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter

S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror takes your pic and puts it on Twitter | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Anyone who has an account on a social network like Facebook or twitter knows that a huge portion of the content you see ...
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Is it too early to start Xmas shopping? ;) 

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Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds

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Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds
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Young builders exercise creative minds, social skills through virtual worlds. by ANNISE CELANO Reporter.
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Case Study: How Wikipedia has changed Education

Case Study: How Wikipedia has changed Education | 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology | Scoop.it
The Internet has changed the modern Education tremendously and with the growing and increasing users daily, its becoming difficult to look out for nice colleges and study and therefore many choose to study online.
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