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The Weird Neuroscience of Immortality --Uploading the Human Mind

The Weird Neuroscience of Immortality --Uploading the Human Mind | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Kenneth Hayworth, 41, recently of Harvard and a veteran of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, believes that he can live forever, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

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New Funding To Provide College Courses For Students In Rural Northern Catskills School Districts

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Why Virtual Reality Doesn't Need a Killer App to Get Huge | WIRED

Why Virtual Reality Doesn't Need a Killer App to Get Huge | WIRED | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Just as people struggled to find a practical application for hydrogen balloons, small thinking has also plagued the development of one of today's flashiest technologies, virtual reality devices. But VR doesn't need a killer app. It just needs to be unleashed on the world, so the people tinkering with it can lead us all someplace new.
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The Changing Framework of Online Learning - PSFK

The Changing Framework of Online Learning - PSFK | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As web courses are growing in popularity, the platforms behind the online learning initiative are becoming more sophisticated, too.
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Minerva Schools offers online alternative to college

Minerva Schools offers online alternative to college | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
There are no lectures allowed at San Francisco’s Minerva Schools, an innovative college with a curriculum specifically designed to improve knowledge retention for students. Professors hold their seminar-style classes online, allowing Minerva students to move around the globe each semester, from Berlin to Buenos Aires. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports. Continue reading →
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Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science

Colleges Reinvent Classes to Keep More Students in Science | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A small but growing number of universities have adopted a more engaging, demanding form of the standard introductory courses, and research suggests the new style works better.
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Part Two Of Student Loan Series Looks At Adult Learners

Part Two Of Student Loan Series Looks At Adult Learners | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In part two of a series on student loan debt, WAMC News takes a look at how adult learners are navigating today’s world of higher education and what
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Educating people about dementia through a virtual experience | ZDNet

Educating people about dementia through a virtual experience | ZDNet | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Australia together with Opaque Multimedia has created a virtual dementia experience to educate people on what it's like to live with dementia.
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Distance Learning is Revolutionizing Education, but There Is More To Be Done -- THE Journal

Distance learning can only continue to revolutionize education in the United States if we can continue to innovate and invest in new technologies and services without unnecessary regulatory burdens.
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3 emerging technologies reimagining higher ed in 2015 and beyond

3 emerging technologies reimagining higher ed in 2015 and beyond | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Are holographic professors and virtual reality campus tours getting closer to becoming reality?
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Robotic technology brings industry experts to Ball State students and their work - Ball State University

Robotic technology brings industry experts to Ball State students and their work - Ball State University | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The official website of Ball State, an accredited, state-assisted university in Muncie, Indiana. About 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.
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VR technology enables virtual body swapping by psychologists

VR technology enables virtual body swapping by psychologists | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VR studies conducted by psychologists in London aim to alter misconceptions of the public
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Mayor's Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia raises adult work-ready skills through groundbreaking education initiative

Mayor's Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia raises adult work-ready skills through groundbreaking education initiative | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The widening economic divide and changing industries have left...
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The Dawning Virtual Age

The Dawning Virtual Age | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
We all experienced a colorless world not too long ago — a colorless computing world. The arrival of graphics processing for personal computers 30 years ago..
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5 Options Allow GenDIY to Rethink College

5 Options Allow GenDIY to Rethink College | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Finish high school, go to college, graduate four or five years later and go to work--only it doesn't work that way very often for Millennials. High rates of young adult unemployment, expensive degrees, and challenging life circumstances are causing m...
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Eduventures Reveals Top Predictions for Higher Education - Page 2 | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Eduventures Reveals Top Predictions for Higher Education - Page 2 | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Analysts Explore Issues That Should be on the Radar of Every Higher Education Leader in the New Year | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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​Learning Should Be Creating, Not Consuming: Lessons From Berlin (EdSurge News)

As thought-leaders in the tech education space, CareerFoundry was excited to be invited to take part in Educa Online Berlin, a conference where educators, administrators and academics at the forefront of reforms in edtech and education discussed the current move towards an “Education Reality Check,”
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CONCORD, N.H.: Schools seek streamlined distance learning process | Technology | The Bellingham Herald

CONCORD, N.H.: Schools seek streamlined distance learning process | Technology | The Bellingham Herald | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Southern New Hampshire University has become one of the largest nonprofit providers of online degrees in the country, thanks in part to a staffer dedicated to seeking program approval from other states and to the half a million dollars a year it pays those states. So New Hampshire's recent decision to join an effort to streamline that process came as welcome news to the university's president.
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North Island College receives innovation award - Campbell River Mirror

North Island College receives innovation award - Campbell River Mirror | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
North Island College was recognized at the higher education awards in Philadelphia
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Virtual Reality invades the #Sundance2015 Film Festival

Virtual Reality invades the #Sundance2015 Film Festival | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In the non-competitive New Frontiers category the slate of films will be accompanied by 13 installations, nine of which feature virtual reality (VR) elements
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Students' shipping container opportunity shop

Students' shipping container opportunity shop | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Students develop business skills through selling second-hand clothes in their remote Arnhem community.
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New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning

New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
New Hampshire is joining a national effort to make education more accessible to college students across state lines.
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2 at SUNY Poly receive grant for innovative program

2 at SUNY Poly receive grant for innovative program | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Mark Jones and Mohammed Abdallah were sitting around their office brainstorming ways to make student life easier and more effective.
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Explore Google Street View With Virtual Reality Using … Cardboard?

Explore Google Street View With Virtual Reality Using … Cardboard? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Google Street View just got better, now giving anybody the option to explore locations with virtual reality. And all it takes is a tiny piece of cardboard with a price tag of $10. Google Cardboard is…
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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.
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7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces

7 ways higher ed institutions are increasingly joining forces | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Several factors have driven recent collaborative efforts between colleges and universities.
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