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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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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Why These Neuroscientists Are Prescribing Video Games

Why These Neuroscientists Are Prescribing Video Games | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Video games as therapy? While most virtual reality falls under the category of mindless entertainment, a group of researchers believe the gaming world may offer some benefit to those on the autism spectrum.

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3MT Semi Finals 2014 Jay Jay Jegathesan - YouTube

3 Minute Thesis Speech: Jay Jay Jegathesan, UWA School of Education & School of Physics Semi-Final October 2014 Jay Jay was invited by the Victorian Arts for...
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Excellent thesis speech. Jay Jay has an amazing grasp on the power of virtual worlds.

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Next Galaxy Opening Gateway to Virtual Reality Metaverse with Launch of Ceek.com

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Galaxy Corp. (OTCBB: NXGA), a leading developer of innovative content solutions and fully immersive??
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Virtual reality is about to heat up

Virtual reality is about to heat up | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A panel at Wearable Entertainment and Sports Toronto took the pulse of the platform, suggesting potential opportunities to catch the coming wave.
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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

Astronauts Are Using Oculus Rift to Put Their Minds at Ease | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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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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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Virtual reality could take UAE pupils on far-fetched field trips | The National

Virtual reality could take UAE pupils on far-fetched field trips | The National | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Clyde DeSouze, a self-described “tech evangelist” said that thanks to evolving three-dimensional, virtual-reality technology, it won’t be long before school pupils are enabled to enter computer-simulated, immersive learning environments without ever leaving their classrooms.
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Consultant-News.com – Latest News from the World of Consultancy

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iDisrupted: Disruptive technolog
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Virtual reality movies are coming

Virtual reality movies are coming | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In a decade or two, going to the movie theater could feel as outdated as renting a VHS tape.

That's the future virtual reality enthusiasts from Oculus VR and elsewhere are sketching out, extolling the technology as a transformative new medium for visu...
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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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