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AZ: Community college district tries full slate of innovations, all at once | Jon Marcus | The Hechinger Report

AZ: Community college district tries full slate of innovations, all at once | Jon Marcus | The Hechinger Report | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Hidden at the edge of an industrial park near the Phoenix airport, housed in a handful of utilitarian buildings with no grassy quadrangles or ivy crawling up red brick, Rio Salado Community College doesn’t look much like a typical higher-education institution.

 

It doesn’t act like one, either.

 

Rio Salado has just 23 full-time faculty, so few they fit into a ring of offices around a single common room, which helps keep its tuition comparatively low. Yet it serves more than 60,000 students, a disproportionate number of whom are low-income and attend part-time and online — characteristics other colleges have found make students tough to keep enrolled.

 

Thanks to a barrage of support, however, Rio Salado boasts a graduation rate four times that of comparable schools, U.S. Department of Education figures show.

 

There are 600 courses that start on almost any Monday of the year, for instance — not just according to a rigid academic calendar of two semesters. There’s an automated program that can predict, by the eighth day of a course, how well a student will do, triggering extra help if necessary — and a separate alert system that intervenes when faculty raise red flags, or a student fails to log into an online course, or makes an above-average number of calls to the technology help desk.

 

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Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet

Brain to Brain Communication Using EEG Waves and the Internet | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Brain-to-brain communication was achieved recently using brain-computer interfaces, computer-brain interfaces, electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings and the internet. The developers of this brain-to-brain communication system demonstrated the transmission of information between conscious human brains without use of motor or peripheral sensory systems. This means that the information was sent from one mind to another mind without talking […]

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Donald J Bolger's curator insight, September 11, 9:33 AM

I'm not saying that this will not some day be possible, but I'll file this one with the flying car.  We still drive 4-wheeled vehicles as we have a hundred years ago.

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How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Emotions such as fear, anger, frustration, and immobility are energies. And you can potentially ‘catch’ these energies from people without…
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Illinois university makes 'League of Legends' a varsity sport @insidehighered

Illinois university makes 'League of Legends' a varsity sport @insidehighered | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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At E3, signs that virtual reality's time may finally be coming | Technology | Reuters

At E3, signs that virtual reality's time may finally be coming | Technology | Reuters | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In 2013, Oculus VR's booth at Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's biggest annual convention, was relegated to a far corner of the showfloor near the restrooms.
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What's I.Q. All About? Two Things.

What's I.Q. All About? Two Things. | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Crack this problem, and you may be on your way.
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Gamers More Likely To Be Social, Educated Than Non-Gamers

Gamers More Likely To Be Social, Educated Than Non-Gamers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
If you had to visualize someone who self-describes as a “gamer,” what would you see? A 13 year old boy who doesn’t have many friends? A college student who prefers playing games on his futon to going to class?

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So there! Take that! ;)

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Research team claims to have accurately 'teleported' quantum information ten feet

Research team claims to have accurately 'teleported' quantum information ten feet | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers at Delft University in the Netherlands is reporting in a paper they have had published in the journal Science, that they have successfully used entanglement as a means of communication, over a distance of ten feet...
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EXPLORING THE VIRTUAL LANDSCAPE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE IN HIGHER ED

EXPLORING THE VIRTUAL LANDSCAPE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE IN HIGHER ED | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
"This thesis will explore the incorporation of virtual technology in higher education courses and its influence on the users and our understanding of higher education. This thesis draws on emerging theories in education including project-based
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My Master's Thesis. I can't wait to hone in further on my dissertation topic. The research has been fascinating and grows, seemingly exponentially, with each new technology or education theory.  

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Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter | Business | WIRED

Forget Robots. We’ll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter | Business | WIRED | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
WIRED sat down with Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, to discuss this phenomenon of convergence, where digital bits from the computer world are fusing with atoms here in the physical world (see gallery above). The trend is advancing, he says, and it won't stop at gadgets. For Ito, the next great engineering platform will be living matter itself.
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When (second) life imitates art

When (second) life imitates art | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A new visit that I've recently paid to Da Boom in Second Life led me to think of a certain way in which we, SL residents, commonly experience some traditional forms of art: by recreating them in a ...

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Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24

Major meteor shower could delight N. America May 23-24 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Skywatchers in the United States and Canada could see a one-of-a-kind meteor shower late Friday night and early Saturday, astronomers say.
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Dassault's virtual heart gives cardiologists individualized 3D models

Dassault's virtual heart gives cardiologists individualized 3D models | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The health care industry could learn from aerospace companies when it comes to using IT, said CEO Bernard Charlès
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Highest-paid female executive seeks immortality—digitally

Highest-paid female executive seeks immortality—digitally | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Genitals mean nothing. Bodies, even less.


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Study creates 'virtual time travel'

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Virtual reality can be used to send participants "back in time", which could help them relive and overcome traumatic experiences, new research shows.
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Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level

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A lesson using "Minecraft" can touch on history, engineering and ancient architecture.
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Optogenetics and genomic tools make it possible to pinpoint the source of memory, consciousness, and emotions. | MIT Technology Review

Optogenetics and genomic tools make it possible to pinpoint the source of memory, consciousness, and emotions. | MIT Technology Review | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
With the invention of optogenetics and other technologies, researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time.
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When the entire brain is thus mapped, will we be a step closer to being able to replicate all of these functions to another substrate; i.e. a computer?

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New search program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept | KurzweilAI

New search program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept | KurzweilAI | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Some of the many variations the new program has learned for three different concepts (credit: University of Washington) Computer scientists from the

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Virtual reality gets more real

Virtual reality gets more real | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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Virtual reality gets more real
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The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor visited one Silicon Valley start-up to try out the latest in virtual reality and find out how 3D artificial worlds are created.

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Check this out! 

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

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Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.
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Virtual construction uses 3-D technology - KSAT San Antonio

Virtual construction uses 3-D technology - KSAT San Antonio | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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THE FAMILY CAME LONG BEFORE THE LATEST IN 3-D TECHNOLOGY IS BEING USED FOR THE HOSPITAL'S MAJOR EXPANSION. IT'S CONSIDERED A FIRST FROM BEXAR COUNTY.
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Photographer creates amazing images illuminated by FRUIT

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An artist in Bangor, Maine, was inspired to create the fruit-powered lights by the popular potato battery classroom experiment.
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Invisivision Eyewear Technology Debuts on Kickstarter | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Invisivision Eyewear Technology Debuts on Kickstarter | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Invisivision is a patent-pending eyewear technology, by PipeDream Interactive, that uses the current 3D infrastructure to allow users to control their experience and select between different image and video streams. Having received serious traction from large Hollywood producers and studios, Invisivision is raising money through Kickstarter to fund a short film starring Aaron Ashmore and J.P. Manoux that will demonstrate this amazing innovation in the best possible quality. | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Why Fantasy Matters | Legendarium - Fantasy & Sci-fi Media & News - Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Hobbit, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Narnia

Why Fantasy Matters | Legendarium - Fantasy & Sci-fi Media & News - Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Hobbit, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Narnia | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
“Artists use lies to tell the truth.” These words were spoken by Evey Hammond to the masked terrorist/freedom fighter V in V for Vendetta, echoing Pablo...

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The Future of Minecraft?

David takes a look at what Minecraft could look like if it was under a large publisher. Would we see Minecraft DLC? Minecraft micro transactions? Let us know what you think about this weeks...
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