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The Future of Telepresence: UNC's Augmented Reality Research - Telepresence Options

The Future of Telepresence: UNC's Augmented Reality Research - Telepresence Options | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Telepresence Options The Future of Telepresence: UNC's Augmented Reality Research Telepresence Options It may not be ready for prime time, but UNC's latest augmented reality telepresence research definitely has the right idea.


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Virtual Reality Therapy Shows New Benefits

Virtual Reality Therapy Shows New Benefits | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A treatment for war veterans with PTSD now also helps sexual-assault and car-crash survivors. The videogame-like technique forces people to confront hard emotions.
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Oculus Rift's Palmer Luckey Wants Virtual Reality To Disrupt Your Industry Too

Oculus Rift's Palmer Luckey Wants Virtual Reality To Disrupt Your Industry Too | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Palmer Luckey is a guy with a definite vision, one of virtual reality transforming not only how video games are played in the living room—but also changing the way teachers conduct their classroom, how doctors perform surgeries at a hospital. Consider, Luckey says, the opportunity of allowing every school child to [...]
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Astronauts Are Using Oculus Rift to Put Their Minds at Ease

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Researchers are looking into ways to alleviate the stresses of space with the help of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
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Why Do Some Virtual Reality Users Get 'Sim Sickness'?

Why Do Some Virtual Reality Users Get 'Sim Sickness'? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
"Sim Sickness" is the tendency of many users of virtual reality to get brutal motion sickness. How can we fix it?

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Game On: Why Gamification Works

Game On: Why Gamification Works | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

"Gamification is not really games; it’s the use of game-like elements to facilitate learning. You can’t simply push knowledge to your learners solely through games without incorporating the other essential elements of eLearning. Let’s look at the why and the how of incorporating gamification."


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Saskia Wenniger's curator insight, October 17, 9:34 AM

Voor de beginners. een simpele opsomming van waarom gamification werkt

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Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim teams with tech company that uses virtual reality (VIDEO)

Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim teams with tech company that uses virtual reality (VIDEO) | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim is working with a technology company on an interesting project.
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Using Oculus Rift for basketball fans

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In Maine, climate change is taking a toll - The Boston Globe

In Maine, climate change is taking a toll - The Boston Globe | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In a state with the highest percentage of forested land and a long, famously scenic coastline, where timber and fisheries remain at the heart of the economy, climate change has become an immediate concern. Heat waves, more powerful storms, and rising seas are increasingly transforming Maine -- effects that most climate scientists trace to greenhouse gases warming the planet. Wedged between powerful streams of cold and warm air, the state is buffeted by climate fluctuations in the arctic and the
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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.
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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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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

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Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions | MIT Technology Review

Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Is Building a Virtual World Where Your Avatar Mirrors Your Facial Expressions | MIT Technology Review | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?
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Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture

Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A group of investors, led by Google, has dropped $542 million into a mysterious virtual reality company called Magic Leap.
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The must-know changes in distance education policy - eCampus News

The must-know changes in distance education policy - eCampus News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
It’s never been a more critical time for institutions to become well-acquainted with the hallmarks of quality required for distance education programs.

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The kind of things administrators, instructional designers, and online faculty REALLY need to know.

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Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise

Virtual reality gains a small foothold in the enterprise | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 22, 9:36 AM

Getting there! 

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Market of Military Simulation and Virtual Training Forecast to 2018 in New Global Research Report | SYS-CON MEDIA

Market of Military Simulation and Virtual Training Forecast to 2018 in New Global Research Report | SYS-CON MEDIA | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Can’t Picture a World Devastated by Climate Change? These Games Will Do it for You

Can’t Picture a World Devastated by Climate Change? These Games Will Do it for You | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Augmented and virtual reality games may help crack the code of getting humans to do something about the environment
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Forecasts: Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

Forecasts: Hopes and Fears About Climate Change | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Answers from two dozen scientists, authors, and world and national figures.
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Why We Need to Face Rock Bottom Alone. ~ Freya Watson

Why We Need to Face Rock Bottom Alone. ~ Freya Watson | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
There's a big gap between the crying we do on a friend's shoulder and the deep, soul-level, despair that hits us once or twice during a lifetime...
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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

Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A lesson using "Minecraft" can touch on history, engineering and ancient architecture.
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