Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education
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Technology mediated reality and multi-user virtual environments collide and present teachers and learners with unprecedented learning possibilities..
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VR meets the Smithsonian: reinventing the museum experience

VR meets the Smithsonian: reinventing the museum experience | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An elaborate VR pilot program sheds light on what the museum experience might look like for the next generation.
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VR & AR: Driving a Revolution in Medical Education & Patient Care

VR & AR: Driving a Revolution in Medical Education & Patient Care | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the most exciting developments in virtual reality has been its rapid entry into medical education and healthcare, where researchers, doctors, a
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Report: AR and VR Headsets up 25.5 Percent Year over Year -- Campus Technology

Report: AR and VR Headsets up 25.5 Percent Year over Year -- Campus Technology | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
2.1 million augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality headsets shipped in the second quarter of 2017, a 25.5 percent increase compared to the same period of 2016, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC).
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Brown U Students Develop VR History Experience for Use in Education -- Campus Technology

Brown U Students Develop VR History Experience for Use in Education -- Campus Technology | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A virtual reality artist-in-residence at Brown University and 14 undergraduate students are working on an independent study project designed to bring the Gaspee Affair to virtual reality and education.
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How VR is Changing the Way We Think About Therapy 

How VR is Changing the Way We Think About Therapy  | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Share Tweet“It was an idea whose time had come, and the technology finally caught up with the vision.” -Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. If you’re at all familiar with VR, you’ve probably heard that VR is more than “just games” a time or two. Used to describe applications of VR that go beyond first-person shooters—think education, …

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Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TIME went hands-on with Facebook's virtual reality app, called Spaces, which wants to crack some of VR's biggest issues.
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Putting audiences at the heart of VR

Putting audiences at the heart of VR
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A New World: VR and AR Tech Developments

With new patent filings, talent acquisition and the rapid developments in both hardware and software, it’s an exciting time in the immersive technolog
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Watch patients using therapeutic virtual reality

Videos of patients using therapeutic virtual reality (VR) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to manage their medical and psychiatric conditions.
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'Medium' Update Lets You Sculpt in VR With Friends 

'Medium' Update Lets You Sculpt in VR With Friends  | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Oculus Medium lets you sculpt virtual models in VR, but until now you’ve had to do it all alone. A new update to the program brings multiplayer functionality, allowing you and a friend to create and collaborate together. Version 1.2 of Medium, now available, adds the Studio Share feature which lets you connect with a friend …

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 17, 5:47 PM

Imagine a class working together! 

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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.
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How universities are defining the future of VR

How universities are defining the future of VR | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
VR is being used more often by colleges and universities that are using the technology in some of the most interesting ways.

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Introducing the VR and AR: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning Series

Introducing the VR and AR: Stepping Into the New Frontier of Learning Series | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), we are on the cusp of the next wave of the Digital Revolution. As we reimagine education in the digita
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Home | VirtualiTeach

Home | VirtualiTeach | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
VirtualiTeach shares ideas for harnessing augmented and virtual reality in education. It is also the home for the innovative CPDinVR events.
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Medical Schools Get Virtual with VR and AR Trainings

Medical Schools Get Virtual with VR and AR Trainings | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New virtual training facilities and courses aim to offer aspiring healthcare professionals more high-tech hands-on experience alongside traditional teaching techniques.
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How VR And AR Will Change How We Visualize Data

How VR And AR Will Change How We Visualize Data | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are going to change many aspects of business and social life. Here we look at how VR and AR are transforming data visualization and the ways we display data from data projects.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 7, 12:48 AM

This is interesting. 

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4 Tips for Preparing Your Network for VR

4 Tips for Preparing Your Network for VR | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is your school’s infrastructure up to the task for the latest technology?
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UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities 

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities  | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Share TweetThe global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers. UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to training its employees. After all, the United Parcel Service is the number one package transportation service in the world, with over 100,000 UPS vehicles on the road at any …

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 21, 12:20 AM

Next: VR teacher training!! ;)

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Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public -- Campus Technology

Creators of Second Life Open Sansar Social VR Platform to the Public -- Campus Technology | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sansar empowers individuals, communities, schools, studios, corporations, brands and others to easily create, share and ultimately sell immersive 3D social experiences for consumers to enjoy on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows PCs, according to the company Linden Labs, which also created Second Life.
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A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Limbix, a start-up using Google headsets, helps psychologists expose patients to their anxieties in the safety of an office.
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3 Ways Med Students Can Use Virtual Reality

3 Ways Med Students Can Use Virtual Reality | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The next education platform for future physicians could teach complicated procedures and even bedside manner.
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VR can improve your kid’s eyesight: study (careful on this one!)

VR can improve your kid’s eyesight: study (careful on this one!) | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you've ever worn a virtual reality headset for an extended period, you've no doubt seen the world a little differentl
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Peter Mellow's curator insight, July 20, 1:08 AM

Careful on this one!

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# screen time
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Here’s How Virtual Reality Can Help Fight Disease

Here’s How Virtual Reality Can Help Fight Disease | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates toured the Vaccine Research Center, located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health and saw how researchers are using VR to examine viruses.

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How Virtual Reality is being used in the fight against diseases.
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Why Virtual Reality is the Saving Grace of Education

Why Virtual Reality is the Saving Grace of Education | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With VR there is no coasting option of just sitting and listening. Students have to interpret and examine, in real time, the subject matter that is portrayed in front of them. In this way, VR is helping educators recapture class interest, boosting their efforts in the process.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 16, 1:46 AM

This is a bit evangelical and focuses rather too much on the motivational aspect of VR, but still worth a quick read.

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How to design the car of your dreams in VR

How to design the car of your dreams in VR | Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Design studio Seymourpowell is hoping to transform the autos sector with a new tool that lets users draw and manipulate car models in virtual reality.
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