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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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Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness

Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift + Myo gesture control armband = pure awesomeness
Digital Trends
The video gives us a glimpse into the future of gaming and interaction in virtual environments.
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Been distracted by my Glass lately, but students are asking about the OR again... ;)

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The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English

The value of Virtual Learning Environments for Business English | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Pete Sharma explores some of the different Virtual Learning Environments suitable for Business English teachers. A colleague recently asked me: “Which VLE should I use with my Business English stud...
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*Ahem* No Second Life? Or OpenSimulator? 

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Google Glass

Google Glass | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome to a world through Glass.
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Got mine Thursday evening. Friday marked an interesting debut at school! ;)

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Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared

Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Be afraid, be very afraid: Video game Nevermind can tell when you're scared
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Many video games have a virtual 'heart bar', but in Nevermind, you use your real one. ...
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Is this a good or bad idea?

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 15, 2014 6:09 AM

I can't figure out if i think this will be a good or a bad idea. 


The developer of Nevermind has come up with a terrifying concept: a horror game which recognises how frightened you are as you are playing it. The more fear coursing through you, the harder the game becomes.


Click to read all the amazing details.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, March 17, 2014 7:28 AM
Your question is the best one.
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 17, 2014 7:30 AM

Great research for the argument classes.

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5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices

5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Classroom management is a challenging skill which I consistently strive to improve on a regular basis. Often, people believe that managing a classroom that has employed technology requires a whole new approach and skill set.
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Interesting stuff.

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Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots

Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots IEEE Spectrum Johns Hopkins' Computational and Interactive Robotics Laboratory has been developing an Immersive Virtual Robotics Environment (IVRE) that "enables a...
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More geeky-cool VR stuff! 

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Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad

Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality training session with England rugby squad Telegraph.co.uk Moving images are displayed for both eyes and combined to create the illusion of 3D depth, while gyroscopes and accelerometers will track my head movements to allow me to...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff. 

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Virtual Worlds: A practice field for social media and public relations people

Virtual Worlds: A practice field for social media and public relations people | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Opensim worlds cannot depend on a large inworld population. They have reach out to the larger population of people on the web. Social media can offer a big audience at low cost--to people who know how to use it.
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This is a great idea! 

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Sony's Oculus Rift competitor could be coming this month

Sony's Oculus Rift competitor could be coming this month | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sony is widely rumored to be working on a virtual reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift, and the truth could be revealed quite soon. Sony has just revealed it will host a new session at...
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More geeky-cool stuff! 

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Why is Adoption of Educational Technology So Challenging

Why is Adoption of Educational Technology So Challenging | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"If an institution's stated strategy is to promote the use of educational technology, that institution must establish an adequate framework for faculty to use technology successfully. This includes...
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Maybe because some people make it way too complicated?? ;)

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ivon Prefontaine's insight: A number of these things remain fully in place i.e. isolated classrooms, computer labs, schools without adequate Wi-fi, etc.
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Others have posted this but it´s worth posting one more time. ;)

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Education in Computer Generated Environments

Education in Computer Generated Environments | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This book examines the implications of computer-generated learning for curriculum design, epistemology, and pedagogy, exploring the ways these technologies transform the relationship between knowledge and learning, and between teachers and students.
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Wish I had the time to read this! ;)

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Coding for the Future | The New Media Consortium

Coding for the Future | The New Media Consortium | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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My new hero. ;)

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Higher education teaching in virtual worlds

Higher education teaching in virtual worlds | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Download the full report: HE teaching in virtual worlds [pdf, 872kb] Summary Immersive virtual worlds are online environments that aim to simulate aspects of the real world. They were first develop...
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People still believe! Testify! ;)

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 17, 2014 7:26 AM

Thanks, David Deeds -- best scoop of the week!  :)

Ramprasad Rangarajan's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:11 AM

Check out this report by Centre for Distance Education @ University of London

Marko Teräs's curator insight, May 25, 2014 9:12 PM

Some ideas quoting e.g. Gartner Hype Cycle arguing that the IVEs time is nigh. Thank goodness it also comments on virtual worlds mediating more active learning. We've seen too many virtual talking heads already that haven't changed the pedagogy itself.

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Surgeons use 3D technology in brain surgery

Surgeons use 3D technology in brain surgery | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Surgeons use 3D technology in brain surgery
CBS News
Surgeons at Chicago's Northwestern Medicine hospital are pioneering a new approach to brain surgery, using 3D glasses and monitors to help them "see" better in the operating room.
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3D just keeps getting cooler.

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Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months

Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Metro Benny Lewis: The man who says you can learn a language in three months Metro Fluent In 3 Months is a book based on Lewis's blog of the same name, on which 500,000 readers per month follow his language-learning exploits and digital nomad...
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Hmm...I should check this out. 

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, March 14, 2014 8:20 AM
Wow, David, thanks! I am moving to Germany soon, and this guy fits right into the ways that I teach English writing students how to paraphrase academic journal article sentences for quotes: look for the subject and the verb. It's a good day!
Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:27 AM

Another great reason that virtual immersive environments like Second Life will be the wave of education in the future.  Socializing education is so exciting! 

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 14, 2014 8:30 AM

http://www.avatarlanguages.com/freepractice.php ;  and   http://learning-in-virtual-worlds.wikispaces.com/German ; and   http://secondlife.com/destinations/international/german  ;

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How America's internet can become the fastest on Earth

How America's internet can become the fastest on Earth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As I wrote last week, the United States — the country where the internet was invented — now ranks 31st in the world for internet speed, behind such countries as Romania, Estonia, South Korea, and Uruguay. After all, some relatively large countries, like Sweden and Japan, are way ahead of the United States in internet speed. And Russia — the largest country in the world by land mass and a much poorer country than the U.S. — is level with America on internet speed.
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Any ideas re: Mexico?

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Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia

Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Virtual SarVanaSee on virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com (Virtual Outworlding: 2014 PROMO: OPENSIM: Kitely Community Destination board by Isis Ophelia http://t.co/c0C2EQmr2X)...
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I briefly checked in on my Kitely world about a month ago. Gotta visit again soon.

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Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamified learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions related to learning styles and preferences, and the dimensions and the elements of learning design. In this article, we will take a quick look at the top 10 essential competencies required for a learning designer to design effective gamified learning interventions.
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Thanks to Lucas Gillispie. 

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:45 AM

Great links to whitepapers and websites and articles about gamification and learning.

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Experts urge educational tech revolution at Mexico conference

Experts urge educational tech revolution at Mexico conference | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Experts urge educational tech revolution at Mexico conference :: La Prensa :: America in English, portal de noticias y mucho más.
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Huh?! Had no idea this was happening..?!

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Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery Enters Closed Beta

Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery Enters Closed Beta | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
News reaches me that Kitely and their Kitely Market are moving closer to being able to deliver goods to other grids. This move will mean that merchants who list their items on the Kitely Market will be able to make their ...
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This is big.

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The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions

The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years
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Yes! First thing they mention is Augmented Reality! 

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SL Go: Second Life on a tablet, on the move and more

SL Go: Second Life on a tablet, on the move and more | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
News that Linden Lab were involved in developing a mobile means of accessing Second Life first surfaced in October 2013, when selected users received an e-mail inviting them to sign-up for a closed beta for a new mobile ...
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I know folks think it´s too expensive, but I think of it as PROGRESS! 

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5 Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Ed Games

5 Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Ed Games | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Teach and tech curated by Luísa Lima (5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and...
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Now this is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Second Life goes Mobile

Second Life goes Mobile | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Recently several SL users were invited to review the beta version of a new Second Life service; SL Go, by OnLive. It has been a goal of Linden Lab to try and make SL work on mobile devices for a lo...
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This is BIG! Thanks to David Fliesen! 

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:58 AM

It has been a goal of Linden Lab to try and make SL work on mobile devices for a long time but it has always seemed near impossible.

Many claimed it couldn't  be done.
Well they've done it.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, March 6, 2014 5:56 AM

Looks impressive - only drawback is that they are charging for the mobile service. I might just give it a go, though ...