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Slides: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…
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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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HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared

HTC Vive, Oculus, PlayStation VR compared | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Read the results of our reviews of the best VR headsets, and find which is the best for you. Whether you're looking for powerful PC connected VR or headsets that work with your smartphone, we've tested the lot
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Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone

Who needs a plane when you can go skydiving from a drone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Add it to your bucket list.
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Just don't look down. ;)

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Amazing new robot would park your car 

Amazing new robot would park your car  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Stan, an amazing new robot designed by Stanley Robotics, can lift up cars and take them straight to the nearest available parking spot.
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Should come in handy in big cities! ;)

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Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson 

Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus ‘Notch’ Persson and the Game that Changed Everything (Unabridged)
Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg, Jennifer Hawkins (translator)
Genre: Technolog
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Why Anyone Who Cares About the Metaverse Needs to Move Beyond Second Life Now, Not Later 

Why Anyone Who Cares About the Metaverse Needs to Move Beyond Second Life Now, Not Later  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Five or six years ago, you could not have found a more enthusiastic and engaged supporter of the Second Life platform than me. Like many, I was inspired by the technology itself and especially by the vision of a company who promised us a new world built from our imaginations.

 

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Words of wisdom from Chris Collins, aka Fleep Tuque! 

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10 Things MMOs Must Have To Be Great

10 Things MMOs Must Have To Be Great | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What makes a good MMO? Well, we've compiled a list of 10 things MMOs must have in order to deliver a great gaming experience.
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Check out MMOGames.com!

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World's first 3D-printed robot that can walk, climb

World's first 3D-printed robot that can walk, climb | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Read more about Scientists invent world's first 3D-printed robot that can walk, climb on Business Standard. Soft robots have only been able to shuffle or crawl on the ground so far
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3D printing and robots! Does it get any cooler than this?? ;)

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3D Sound Is Coming to Google Cardboard 

3D Sound Is Coming to Google Cardboard  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Cardboard makes virtual worlds even realer with sound.
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Is this geeky-cool stuff or what?? ;)

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Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies

Scientists 3-D Print Mouse Ovaries That Actually Make Babies | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers used "tissue as ink" to squirt out ovaries that successfully grew mouse pups.
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Is this cool or scary?? ;)

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A virtual reality study on social environments

A virtual reality study on social environments | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Experimentally studying the influence of social environments on mental health and
behavior is challenging, as social context is difficult to standardize in laboratory
settings. Virtual Reality (VR) enables studying social interaction in terms of interpersonal
distance in a more ecologically valid manner. Regulation of interpersonal distance
may be abnormal in patients with psychotic disorders and influenced by environmental
stress, symptoms or distress.
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VR can solve ALL the real world's problems! ;)

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This VR paradigm indicates that interpersonal distance regulation in response to environmental social stressors is unaltered in people with psychosis or UHR. Environmental stress, social anxiety and distress trigger both people with and without psychosis to maintain larger interpersonal distances in social situations.
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With Isaac, Nvidia Trains Robots in Virtual Environments

With Isaac, Nvidia Trains Robots in Virtual Environments | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It's like training robots using The Matrix. Nvidia has announced Isaac, a virtual simulator that it says will allow robots to learn significantly faster than in the physical world.
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Now this is almost too geeky-cool to be true! ;)

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Ten Ways To Make Real Money In Virtual Worlds

Ten Ways To Make Real Money In Virtual Worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As thepopularity and sophistication of MMORPGs has skyrocketed, enterprising gamers have found ways to make real money playing them–to
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Talk about flashbacks! 

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The Future of VR in 5 Major Industries

The Future of VR in 5 Major Industries | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Future of VR in 5 Major Industries Think virtual reality amounts to just some guy sitting on his couch playing a game through a headset? Think again. Virtual reality (VR) is making a splash in all kinds of industries, not just in gaming. While it’s true that VR headsets for immersive entertainment have finally …
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Robotic dance instructor may be the perfect way to learn the steps

Robotic dance instructor may be the perfect way to learn the steps | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Amazing robot dance instructor allows students to learn the correct routine and steps through hands on teaching.
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Is it programmed not to laugh at me?? ;)

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Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future

Cryogenics, Robot Dinos, and Other Visions of the Future | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
One photographer tries to document the future of humankind.
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Robot dinos? Now that's geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Second Life’s rabbit population is starving to death today

Second Life’s rabbit population is starving to death today | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Well, this is certainly cheery news to start the weekend with. Thousands of virtual rabbits in Second Life are going to die of starvation today, as their digital food supply has been taken offline. Th
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Uh...not sure what to say about this. ;)

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In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive

In Google's Vision Of The Future, Computing Is Immersive | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Point your camera at a flower and your phone identifies it. Walk into a store and your phone leads you to the item you're looking for. It's part of a future world blurring the virtual and the real.
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5 Best Virtual Reality Headsets of 2017 

5 Best Virtual Reality Headsets of 2017  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Detailed Virtual Reality Headsets reviews, along with specs, comparisons and guides to help you make the right choice.
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Samsung's Gear VR made the list! 

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Why Virtual Worlds Aren't Games and Why We Use Them

Why Virtual Worlds Aren't Games and Why We Use Them | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What separates virtual worlds from standard MMORPGs? We take a closer look at virtual worlds and why they're so important.
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How is it I'd never heard of this website before?? ;)

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All the world’s a (virtual) stage

All the world’s a (virtual) stage | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New technology merges with an ancient art to examine the nature of location and being. Internet2 brings Virtual Reality theatre to life.
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AR Is Now Able To Track True 3D Objects In Real-Time

AR Is Now Able To Track True 3D Objects In Real-Time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a space that has often over promised, PoindextAR is working to bring us one step closer to reliable and ubiquitous augmented reality.
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Gotta love that name: PoindextAR. ;)

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Watch People With Accents Confuse the Hell Out of AI Assistants

Watch People With Accents Confuse the Hell Out of AI Assistants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We put the three top smart speakers to the test.
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I have some coworkers and students who could beat the AI! ;)

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Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic kids

Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic kids | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The rules of Autcraft are simple. No bullying, no griefing, no stealing. There's a survival arena and a hide-and-seek minigame module, all under the watchful eyes of a small cabal of moderators. Stuart "AutismFather" Duncan is always a private message away. He used to work as a web developer, but today he runs the server full-time. It's a peaceful place: a private, whitelisted Minecraft community built specifically for autistic children, their families, and their friends.Duncan keeps the gears running, but his primary role is to simply be visible. "For the first two years I was talking to two kids per week who were suicidal," he says. "Eventually my work suffered. I'd be talking to my boss and I'd say ‘hold on a minute, this kid needs me.'"Running Autcraft earns Duncan significantly less money than his former day job, but he takes donations on Paypal, sells cheap in-game perks (like bypassing the teleport cooldown), and hosts 13
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Virtual Environments Improve Health Advocacy

Virtual Environments Improve Health Advocacy | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Health advocates are always trying to find ways to make their campaigns more impactful and improve their outcomes, but this can be a big challenge. Helping people change their personal behavior, especially when it comes to reducing health risks, is one of the biggest challenges in the medical community. Enter virtual reality! New innovations are …
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What CAN'T virtual environments do?? ;)

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Slime bath: 3D printing medical implants

Slime bath: 3D printing medical implants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A newly developed goop could be the key to 3D printing delicate objects. Scientists have discovered that suspending fragile 3D-printed structures in a Jello-like goo while the liquid in
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