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World Fishing & Aquaculture - Aquaculture simulator

World Fishing & Aquaculture - Aquaculture simulator | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has developed an aquaculture simulator which allows users to virtually visit a fish farm.

The project is being undertaken in collaboration with Måsøval salmon farms in Frøya, Sør-Trøndelag.

Monicha Seternes, head of environment and development, Måsøval fish farming industries, said: “We’re working on establishing a centre around the simulator on Frøya, and have ambitions to develop Norway’s first aquaculture simulator for breeding.”

“Combined with an actual visit to a fish farm, a simulator like this will make it possible to experience a breeding cycle that usually takes 14-22 months in about 45 minutes. This is unique, and will give visitors a completely different view of our work than just a visit to a farm would.”

The programme uses Oculus Rift 3D-goggles, where you can look around a virtual reality just by turning your head, and carry out different actions using a video game controller. NTNU said that several large companies are already investing in this type of technology.

The simulator is just the beginning, the researchers say. The plan is to promote the programme as a tool to promote the Norwegian fish farming industry.

Mr Sternes added: “We imagine that this simulator, which call the ‘mini-simulator’ will help with recruiting and building expertise, and make the audience curious enough to want to know more about this fantastic industry that we are a part of.

John Bostock's insight:

This looks to be a great use of computer gaming technology - lets hope the developer can pick up more funding and support!

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Xavier's curator insight, August 2, 6:38 AM

This looks to be a great use of computer gaming technology - lets hope the developer can pick up more funding and support!

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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training.
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This is likely to save a lot of searching for any teachers interested in how to gamify aspects of their courses

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works.

 

 


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John Bostock's insight:

Its going to be interesting to see how much traction this gets in the school sector.... and then what happens when these students land in University lectures....! 

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:37 PM

Do you want to gamify your classroom? Try Classcraft!

 

William Henderson's curator insight, September 14, 2014 10:00 AM

Brilliant.. gamification here we go!

magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 1, 2014 4:23 AM

I don't know how I feel about Classcraft. Is it a way to make school more exciting or is it a way to make games more boring. Or both? Or neither? I dont know, but it certainly is interesting!