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3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials.

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Virtual reality program provides support for students with disabilities

Virtual reality program provides support for students with disabilities | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A virtual reality mentoring program is helping students with disabilities enter as stronger candidates into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematic studies.
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Real Downhill Racer to Battle Two Virtual Skiers : DNews

Real Downhill Racer to Battle Two Virtual Skiers : DNews | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A top-class skier will attempt to reach the finish line on a course in Austria before his two competitors finish a computer course online.
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Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning

Gamification: How to use Game Dynamics in Learning | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
There's a family story that i once threw a Monopoly board across the room rather than accept defeat. I'm not sure i remember it quite that way, but i do know that the battered box is relegated to t...
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Virtual And Augmented Reality Rising

Virtual And Augmented Reality Rising | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality technology places users in artificial worlds built with computer-generated scenery. First developed for the space program, military simulations, and industrial applications, VR technology entered the entertain
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Qantas introduce world-first 3D virtual reality technology headsets allowing virtual tours and cinema-style movies

Qantas introduce world-first 3D virtual reality technology headsets allowing virtual tours and cinema-style movies | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Passengers have long pined to transport themselves from the mundane reality of economy class into first class.
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Avatars, rubber hands, virtual reality, and racism

Avatars, rubber hands, virtual reality, and racism | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Can changing your body, even just for a few minutes, change your mind? Can a psychological body transfer melt away your long-held opinions and unconscious prejudices? Maybe so.
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Gadsden State students get a virtual view inside the body with anatomy software

Gadsden State students get a virtual view inside the body with anatomy software | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Using an Xbox controller, students can manipulate 3D images of body scans.
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Competition can generate innovation and change - University World News

Competition can generate innovation and change - University World News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As higher education increasingly becomes viewed as a private good in addition to a public one, pressure is increasing to report outcomes and demonstrate return-on-investment as both consumers and governments appropriately focus on the interplay of higher tuition and fees, debt levels and job market outcomes.
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HoloLens: The Future or Just a Sideshow? - GeekDad

HoloLens: The Future or Just a Sideshow? - GeekDad | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
GeekDads James Floyd Kelly and Erik Wecks debate the merits and the pitfalls of Microsoft's jaw-dropping HoloLens. Continue reading →
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Three of the first ever 360-degree news documentaries have been launched today. But why?

Three of the first ever 360-degree news documentaries have been launched today. But why? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three companies today launched virtual reality-enabled news documentaries, hoping that the 360-degree films can lure back people turned off by conventional news.
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Disabled Boy Plays Piano with His Eyes using Virtual Reality Headset

Disabled Boy Plays Piano with His Eyes using Virtual Reality Headset | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Japanese VR headset manufacturer Fove has created Eye Play the Piano, a type of VR application that allows children with physical disabilities to play the piano.
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ATEC Building Offers Bigger Frontier for Jonsson School Researchers- Arts and Technology at UT Dallas

ATEC Building Offers Bigger Frontier for Jonsson School Researchers- Arts and Technology at UT Dallas | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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Virtual reality: no tech has more potential to break creative ground

Virtual reality: no tech has more potential to break creative ground | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual reality: no tech has more potential to break creative ground, Oculus Rift's possible launch of an affordable customer product this year means it's time for marketers to consider what VR will mean to brands, says Mel Exon. | Marketing Magazine
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ProReal: a virtual reality tool to aid mental health | News | Design Week

ProReal: a virtual reality tool to aid mental health | News | Design Week | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Corporation Pop consultancy has adapted what was originally a business coaching tool into software that could help children with mental health conditions.
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The Breakout Star of Sundance 2015: Technology

The Breakout Star of Sundance 2015: Technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I sit down on what feels like a tree stump and start hearing footsteps as the film Wild’s protagonist Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon) approaches me.
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HomeTown 2031: Virtual Reality

HomeTown 2031: Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Huntsville is known as the "Rocket City" but could it soon become the home of virtual reality?
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The dawn of augmented and virtual reality technologies - Tech Weekly podcast

The dawn of augmented and virtual reality technologies - Tech Weekly podcast | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As Oculus Rift's foray into film begins and Microsoft reveals its HoloLens headset the team discuss the dawn of AR and VR tech
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Could Virtual Reality Make Us Better People?

Could Virtual Reality Make Us Better People? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Scientists are using new immersive technology to have people virtually walk a mile in others shoes. Can we create empathy with just a silly headset?
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Overweight video game avatars 'play' worse than thin ones, study says

Overweight video game avatars 'play' worse than thin ones, study says | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn't play as hard as those assigned a slim one—regardless of the player's actual size, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis.
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Higher ed jobs changing with technology, students - The Boston Globe

Higher ed jobs changing with technology, students - The Boston Globe | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Demand for professionals to work in online learning, fund-raising, and services for an increasingly diverse pool of students is booming.
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For $25 you can buy your very own 'Invisible Boyfriend' — but what happens when you fall in love with him?

For $25 you can buy your very own 'Invisible Boyfriend' — but what happens when you fall in love with him? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Swipe your credit card and the imaginary man of your dreams starts texting you, providing 'believable social proof' that you're in a relationship
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Making Virtual Reality a Reality at Sundance

Making Virtual Reality a Reality at Sundance | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
When Shari Frilot first kicked off New Frontier, an exhibit that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling through art and technology, at the Sun
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