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3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education: an Australian and New Zealand scoping study | EverNote.com

3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education: an Australian and New Zealand scoping study | EverNote.com | Charles Sturt University | Scoop.it

This paper reports initial findings of a major scoping study that is being undertaken to examine current and planned applications of 3D immersive virtual worlds at higher education institutions across Australia and New Zealand.

 

This scoping study is the first of its kind in the region. It is parallel and complementary to several studies conducted in other countries, and results obtained thus far appear consistent with international trends. The overall research design of the scoping study is discussed, along with preliminary results from the Australian/New Zealand sector-wide questionnaire.

 

There seem to be preferred platforms being used in the Australian and New Zealand context, and usage has increased dramatically in recent years. Academics are using 3D immersive virtual worlds with their students in a variety of ways, for both assessable and non-assessable tasks.

 

The project is supported by the Distance Education Hub research consortium, with team members from Charles Sturt University and the University of New England.

 

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CSU students delve into cancer study - Central Western Daily

CSU students delve into cancer study - Central Western Daily | Charles Sturt University | Scoop.it
CSU students delve into cancer study
Central Western Daily
The research is being overseen by CSU senior lecturer in medicinal chemistry Dr Christopher Parkinson and biomedical science lecturer Dr Scott Andrew.
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Environment scores well at CSU - Dubbo Photo News | Dubbo Weekender

Environment scores well at CSU - Dubbo Photo News | Dubbo Weekender | Charles Sturt University | Scoop.it
Environment scores well at CSU
Dubbo Photo News | Dubbo Weekender
The environment at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo has been assessed as healthy and improving, with details to be made public at university event on Monday, September 23.
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Does hallucinations + happiness = spirituality?

Does hallucinations + happiness = spirituality? | Charles Sturt University | Scoop.it

:: Many highly spiritual people report experiences that are akin to mild versions of psychiatric illnesses. That's not terribly surprising because, as researchers have learned, hallucinations and such like are actually a rather common part of the human experience. Probably 70% of people experience some form of 'unusual experiences' at some time in their lives.  Now, you might think that hallucinations would be distressing, but people often report them to be quite pleasant. What's more, spiritual people often report being happier than average. James Schuurmans-Stekhoven, at the Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia, speculated that that the two might be causally related. In other words, he thinks that when basically happy people have 'unusual experiences' like auditory hallucinations, it inclines them to a spiritual worldview. ::

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CSU puts students in charge of learning with mobile calendar - WhaTech

CSU puts students in charge of learning with mobile calendar - WhaTech | Charles Sturt University | Scoop.it
CSU puts students in charge of learning with mobile calendar
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Charles Sturt University (CSU) has added a calendar to its mobile web site that gives students a dynamic, personalised calendar for their assessments and assignments.
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