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The ‘Instant’ Internet of 2035: Virtual Worlds, Self-Driving Cars and Online Doctor’s Visits

The ‘Instant’ Internet of 2035: Virtual Worlds, Self-Driving Cars and Online Doctor’s Visits | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD
Virtual worlds. Fettweis sees future students learning by doing, using virtual reality technology to interact in class. “Rather than struggling to pay attention in the back of a lecture hall,” Fettweis tells Quartz, students will be wandering the streets of ancient Rome and touching what’s in front of them (or so it will seem).

Virtual training rooms. We could learn new skills, like flying or surfing, from life-like simulations in our own living rooms, without setting foot on a beach or runway.

Immersive conversations. The next generation of video chatting could make two people feel as though they actually were in the same room as each other—you could potentially shake hands with someone on the other side of the world.
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CES 2015: New technology transforms our virtual reality

CES 2015: New technology transforms our virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
It’s a good time to look at how our lives are being changed by the technology that surrounds us.
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Video: Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion

Video: Researchers using virtual reality therapy to teach self-compassion | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. The scientists behind the study are now investigating the longevity of the therapy and say it could be applied to treat a range of clinical conditions. Matthew Stock reports.
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2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality Award winners: KM Reality Award winner Boston Children's Hospital

2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality Award winners: KM Reality Award winner Boston Children's Hospital | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
OPENPediatrics is a learning platform that went viral in its beta stage. Today it has more than 1,000 users in 78 countries and 420 hospitals. Although its content is still limited, it has already saved lives worldwide. To be effective, a medical distance learning system must support four phases of adult learning: explain, watch a demonstration, try it yourself and discuss.

That’s a straightforward process in a traditional classroom, but it raises all kinds of technical problems online: Who will do the teaching? How good will the information be? Is a video an adequate substitute for a live demonstration that allows listeners to ask questions? How can users try a skill they are learning in an online environment using some sort of simulator before they practice on real people? Can they get reliable, timely answers to their questions in an open discussion forum?
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The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on Higher Education Stories of 2014

Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.
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Leadership development trend for 2015: Shift toward shared responsibility

Leadership development trend for 2015: Shift toward shared responsibility | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
“Virtual classrooms and virtual technologies will continue to grow and impact how individuals learn and acquire new skills. They are an effective way to teach and practice skills in a limited amount of time and across geographic locations. These virtual technologies are a cost-effective way to blend into and augment traditional face-to-face training sessions in order to enhance effectiveness.”
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Standouts in Tech: Drones, Virtual Reality, Instant Translation and A.I.

Standouts in Tech: Drones, Virtual Reality, Instant Translation and A.I. | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Farhad Manjoo picks four products from 2014 that are bringing the future closer.
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First Asian uni to have virtual reality lab - Education | The Star Online

First Asian uni to have virtual reality lab - Education | The Star Online | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A VIRTUAL reality lab worth RM1.86mil is coming to Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), making it the first university in Asia to have one.
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College of Forest Resources Distance Learning Programs - Mississippi State University

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College of Forest Resources Distance Learning Programs, Mississippi State University
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Zetamex open for new business, with new $15 regions - Hypergrid Business

Zetamex open for new business, with new $15 regions - Hypergrid Business | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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IT News Online > PR Newswire - McGraw-Hill Education Debuts New Version of SmartBook at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show

McGraw-Hill Education Debuts New Version of SmartBook at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show
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How Oculus Rift Is About to Reshape Marketing Creativity

How Oculus Rift Is About to Reshape Marketing Creativity | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Nancy Bennett is a virtual-reality marketing veteran. (Yes, such people actually exist and are about to become hot commodities among talent recruiters.) In the mid-2000s, Bennett had her avatar boots on the Internet-code-built ground of Second Life, constructing cyber experiences for her employer at the time, MTV Networks.
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IC Real Tech Lets You Stream Virtual reality With 720-Degree Allie Camera

IC Real Tech Lets You Stream Virtual reality With 720-Degree Allie Camera | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
With the help of new video stitching technology, the Allie camera from IC Real Tech turns two 360-degree camera feeds into an image that’s “all-D,” enabling you to look in any direction you…
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Virtual reality technology lets you experience B.C.

Virtual reality technology lets you experience B.C. | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Tourism officials are using virtual reality technology to sell B.C. to the world.
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Online Learning Holds Promise, Challenges for Low-Income Students - US News

Online Learning Holds Promise, Challenges for Low-Income Students - US News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Some
financially disadvantaged students have less access to certain technologies that
online courses require, experts say.
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CNET's Next Big Thing: How virtual reality goes beyond geeky - CNET

CNET's Next Big Thing: How virtual reality goes beyond geeky - CNET | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Industry leaders say virtual and augmented reality applications will be as widespread as mobile phones, but not until some major hurdles are addressed.
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Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset

Samsung pours Milk VR 360 video on its virtual reality headset | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Samsung's Gear VR headset launched earlier this month but up to now, there really hasn't been much of a reason to pluck down $199.99 for the gadget as content has been scarce at best. Sammy is now addressing that issue with the launch of Milk VR, a collection of 360-degree video content designed specifically for Gear VR users.
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GeriJoy Announces CARES® Dementia Training and Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Programs

GeriJoy Announces CARES® Dementia Training and Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Certification Programs | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2014 -- http://gerijoy.com [GeriJoy] announced today that all GeriJoy caregiving staff are now certified in dementia care by the Alzheimer’s Association, through the essentiALZ® certification process. GeriJoy’s global care team provides 24/7 companionship, supervision, and care management support through tablet-based avatars, improving quality of care, increasing safety, and lowering cost.
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Tech Pioneers Predict the Future of Lifestyle Technology in 2015 | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Tech Pioneers Predict the Future of Lifestyle Technology in 2015 | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Wearables, Internet of Things, Robotics, Shopping and Augmented Reality Lead the Trends Cited by Guest Speakers at the Living in Digital Times Conferences at 2015 International CES® | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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Future of LOVE: Virtual girlfriends will revolutionise how we bond

Future of LOVE: Virtual girlfriends will revolutionise how we bond | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
From gadgets that let you hold hands (pictured) with loved ones miles away to California-based Apple's watch that shares your heartbeat, the future of relationships is about to get more high-tech.
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Student collaboration turns to 3D, avatars - eCampus News

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The Stuckeman School of Architecture at Penn State has built a new component of its degree in Geodesign: a 3D virtual studio populated by avatars.
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Malaysia Poised To Become Global Business Education Provider

Malaysia Poised To Become Global Business Education Provider | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Malaysia's thrust towards an innovation-led economy has created a need for business research. Access for international students is being eased, and western schools are launching new campuses.
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HP's virtual reality display lets you manipulate 3D images

HP's virtual reality display lets you manipulate 3D images | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
HP is showing off its Zvr Virtual Reality Display at CES -- a monitor that allows users to manipulate and toy with 3D images.
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