Vive is distinguished from its two major rivals in a key way: it comes with two 6-by-6-inch laser tracking boxes that track your body as you move around a room. In this way you’re able to physically wander the simulated scene. Draw near to a wall in your home and phantom barriers shimmer into view within the virtual world to warn you of impending collision.
The adoption of consumer technologies by business will happen even more quickly in virtual reality (VR). It’s very sexy and very useful, which means that both employees and employers will be on board. Last week, Rob Enderle wrote at Datamation about the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
I remember once talking to the head of a large engineering firm who told me that he preferred hiring engineers with a strong background in the liberal arts because they were capable of thinking “outside the box.” And I have often used that anecdote to support the notion of a liberal arts education – something that I have long championed. Now it seems that such an anecdote, far from being an oddity, is becoming part of conventional wisdom.
The technological advances in education ― such as open online courses ― preludes the extinction of conventional higher education models, said Tim Blackman, acting vice chancellor of the Open University in the United Kingdom.“We are seeing the end of 100 percent face-to-face teaching,” Blackman told The Korea Herald in an interview last Friday. “In 10 years’ time, it won’t exist. All courses, to a greater or le...
Pharmaceutical Training International (PTI), the leading supplier of online and public, event-based training courses for the pharma, biotech and medical device sectors, has launched a range of game-based e-learning courses.
Michigan State University is experimenting with telepresence robots to help distance learning students participate in traditional classes. The school has recently integrated a doctoral program to have one hybrid model, allowing online students to join the class through a telepresence system.
When it comes right down to it, having a physical body in a reality constrained by the limitations of the physical laws has many drawbacks. Our bodies are extremely fragile and can be damaged or killed in an instant if we are not careful, or are just plain unlucky. If anything goes wrong with a critical body part, the entire body could die. Our physical bodies are also deteriorated by aging. Either way, for now, if your body dies, your brain dies right along with it. Every human brain contains an immense wealth of information, memories, experiences and relationships. Every time a human brain dies, that incredible, unique wealth of knowledge dies with it, and is forever lost. The world is a dangerous place to inhabit in a fragile human body, and there are a lot of other problems that come with having a physical presence in a physical world. Using the bathroom, body odor, difficulty traveling, limitation of possibilities, just to name a few. Up to this point, we have had no alternative to life, besides death. Due to nanotechnology, there may come a time when people will actually have a choice between life in the "real world," an existence inside a computer generated simulation, or death.
It was not too long ago that online courses were considered a poor substitute for the ‘real thing’, but now a distance-learning MBA is not only pretty close to the campus version, it even has some advantages.
The future of mobile use in education promises apps specifically designed to support 21st century skills like self-regulation, which set a foundation for growth and development throughout a lifetime....
YouVisit began as a college startup that offered virtual college campus tours. But now the Aventura company has expanded into several industries, adapted its technology for VR headsets and now offers a build-your-own tour option.
Before Internet and live streaming, there were four Texas Tech professors who would fly to Pampa, Borger, Amarillo, Midland and Odessa once a week to teach students in those areas in addition to the classes they were already teaching on campus.
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