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Emerging Practice in a Digital Age : JISC

Emerging Practice in a Digital Age : JISC | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"Emerging Practice in a Digital Age explores ways institutions can respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by the fast-changing world of technology."  Though I'd bring this to you just in case you haven't already seen it.

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Layar’s Vision brings iPhone-friendly augmented reality to publications, QR codes beware

Layar’s Vision brings iPhone-friendly augmented reality to publications, QR codes beware | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"There are a number of points that bug me about QR codes, and what it takes to work with them. While the idea is solid, the implementation thus far has been lacking. In answer to that, ..."  Interesting which do you think will be more likely to catch on in a big way Layer or QR Codes?

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Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education » 2012 Call for Proposals

Virtual Worlds – Best Practices in Education » 2012 Call for Proposals | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Submissions will open on Monday, September, 19, 2011.

Please go to: http://conf.vwbpe.org

The Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) is a community-based conference that provides opportunities for participants in all virtual worlds to share current teaching, learning, and research practices in 3D virtual environments.

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5 Ways Higher Education Is Leveraging Mobile Tech

5 Ways Higher Education Is Leveraging Mobile Tech | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"Every college kid has a fixed gaze on a smartphone 24/7, so why not use that to your school's advantage?"  This Mashable article is USA focused but still has some resonance on this side of the pond.  An interesting and thought provoking read.

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An Intro To The Semantic Web: Why You Need To Know About It Sooner Than Later | | Make Web Not War

An Intro To The Semantic Web: Why You Need To Know About It Sooner Than Later | | Make Web Not War | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Each stage of the web builds upon (and melts into) the previous one, kind of like a layer cake (or perhaps more like a lasagna).

 

For those of you a little more technic minded :)

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Parrot Carrot: Augmented Reality Kids Book

Parrot Carrot: Augmented Reality Kids Book | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Share This Digital Buzz Post: Related Digital Buzz Posts:National Geographic: Live Augmented Reality Cartoon Network: Augmented Reality Show Penguin Books: Customised Online Stories For Kids Ubisoft “Driver” Augmented Reality iPad2 Game Augmented...

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Unlock your virtual potential

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Basked in the glow of the computer humming quietly in her living room, Kimberly Winnington is creating worlds limited only by imagination. 

 

The woman behine Virtual Mine

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Open Educational Resources | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Open Educational Resources | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Can't resist plugging Open Spires from Oxford University

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Twitter 101 for educators

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Click icons on a Twitter profile to find others to follow
The world has been all a-Twitter for awhile now.

 

This might help those of you new to Twitter too :)

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Israelis working on mind-controlled avatars and telepresence

Israelis working on mind-controlled avatars and telepresence | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Doron Friedman of the Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL), Israel, is leading a team of scientists developing the next generation of human-computer interfaces. The aim is to build interfaces for virtual worlds allowing users to control avatars mentally.
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Microsoft, ProtonMedia: Free workshop on virtual clinical trials – Hypergrid Business

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Press Release: Discover the Innovation Behind Some of the Industry’s First Virtual Clinical Trials

ProtonMedia and Microsoft to host workshop at Microsoft’s Technology Center featuring industry leaders discussing the impact of virtual clinical trials

 

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Connecting our world: thoughts on the internet of things

Connecting our world: thoughts on the internet of things | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
On Tuesday I gave a presentation to some students of the MA Cultural Policy & Management course at City University in London, at the invitation of Charlotte Troy, who is a lecturer on the cour...

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New World Notes: Second Life Used to Design Wisconsin Retirement Home With Input from Senior Citizens - Excellent RL Application of SL

New World Notes: Second Life Used to Design Wisconsin Retirement Home With Input from Senior Citizens - Excellent RL Application of SL | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"This is one of the best real life applications of Second Life that I've ever seen: in Madison, Wisconsin, a team of architects used SL to give a focus group of senior citizens a 3D preview of a retirement home..."  I wasn't going to share this with you as it is another virtual world article but I really like how these people are using this technology.  Could our University use SL in this way with the community - what do you think?

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AXA Bank creates giant QR code from thousands of paint pots

"AXA declares 2011 as the year of renovation. And for the launch of their respective renovation loan, AXA has again come up with a ..."  QR Code.  Love the idea - can't we use it for the Uni or the Hive some how?

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Get your lab on twitter! | Knowtex

Get your lab on twitter! | Knowtex | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
More and more scientists are taking advantage of social networking tools to talk about their research. This trend was even deemed worthy of a paper in Nature this week. I’ve read this paper, and I had mixed feelings about it.
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4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other

4 Strategies for Working With Designers Without Killing Each Other | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

"Collaboration is a must for many design projects. Here are some tips for successfully collaborating with peers without killing each other."  Just had to include this article.  I find the design versus utility argument everywhere I work - I think this article pulls it all together nicely :)

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35-Foot Robot Snake Weighs a Ton, Causes Nightmares [VIDEOS]

35-Foot Robot Snake Weighs a Ton, Causes Nightmares [VIDEOS] | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Mashable thinks these robots are the thing of nightmares but I think they are fantastic!  Some alternative means of transportation from eatART in Vancouver.

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The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change | eLearning

The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change | eLearning | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

This report aims to identify, understand and visualise major changes to learning in the future. ...due to fast advances in technology and structural changes to European labour markets that are related to demographic change, globalisation and immigration, generic and transversal skills become more important, ...

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Global Education Conference Presentation Slides: Global 3D Virtual Student/Teacher Community

Global Education Conference Presentation Slides: Global 3D Virtual Student/Teacher Community | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Global Education Conference Presentation Slides: Global 3D Virtual Student/Teacher Community by David W. Deeds  The fit of 3D with K12 education - a good explanation of what 3D Virtual Worlds can do for young learners.

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FabFree ’30 days’ list

FabFree ’30 days’ list | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
Everyone started out as a 'newbie' and figured out how hard it was to 'upgrade' your appearance. Well not anymore, with some help of this list... you can look Fabulous too!

FabFree '30 days' lis...
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Google Plus Pages for Libraries

Google Plus Pages for Libraries | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Make use of the fastest growing social network ever at your library with the long-awaited Google+ Pages feature for organizations and brands.

 

Google Plus Pages are the Google answer/alternative to a Facebook (though I prefer to think of it as a complement for a full social media plan). Your library can use this powerful social tool to host video Hangout chats, isolate user and staff groups for targeted dissemination and conversations with Circles, and increase your Library’s social exposure with the +1 button.


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Twitter for Professional Use – Part 2: Channeling the Streams

Twitter for Professional Use – Part 2: Channeling the Streams | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

By Melissa A. Venable

[Note: ETCJ's Twitter editor, Jessica Knott, has been working with Melissa to develop this series. See Part 1: Getting Started. -Editor]

This might be useful for some of you

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Maria Toro-Troconis, Imperial College London | Virtual World Watch

Maria Toro-Troconis, Imperial College London | Virtual World Watch | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it

Imperial College London have been working on, and using, a substantial development in Second Life for some time. In response to the latest snapshot call, Maria sent in some details.

We have been developing game-based learning for the delivery of virtual patients in Second Life.  The Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London has developed a Virtual Hospital in Second Life that aims to design game-based learning activities for the delivery of virtual patients that can drive experiential, diagnostic, and role-play learning activities supporting patients’ diagnosis, investigation and treatment.

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Imagining the university of the future

Imagining the university of the future | Calling All Lecturers | Scoop.it
The way universities deliver learning, see their role in society and fund their activities is changing fast. But what will HEIs look like in 2020? Join our live chat Friday 11 November (Opinions to share?
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