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SUMMIT : Immersive Education Initiative

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iED Summits are official Immersive Education Initiative conferences organized specifically for educators, researchers, and administrators.
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8,000-plus auto mechanics to get virtual reality training

8,000-plus auto mechanics to get virtual reality training | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
  Robert Bosch, the world’s largest supplier of automotive parts and equipment, is training between 8,000 and 10,000 mechanics on direct-injection and breaking technology — using virtual reality. The company has launched a 750-stop...
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Dreamland offers private mini-grids to OSgrid customers

Dreamland offers private mini-grids to OSgrid customers | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
OSgrid residents who rent their regions from Dreamland Metaverse and who can no longer wait for OSgrid to come back up can have them moved to a private mini-grid, the company announced yesterday. The...
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Virtual Reality: From Batcave to Medical Therapy - Guardian Liberty Voice

Virtual Reality: From Batcave to Medical Therapy - Guardian Liberty Voice | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
With virtual reality development going well and the popularity constantly increasing, software and game developers are finding new uses for the technology. Warner Bros.
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Can virtual reality make you a better person? - BBC News

Can virtual reality make you a better person? - BBC News | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Can virtual reality make us more empathetic? Tiffanie Wen visited a special lab in California to try it for herself, and was surprised at what happened.
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It's Evolving: Google's Augmented Reality 'Ingress' Gives Players New Creative Outlets | Gaming | TechNewsWorld

It's Evolving: Google's Augmented Reality 'Ingress' Gives Players New Creative Outlets | Gaming | TechNewsWorld | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Featuring a complex science fiction backstory with a continuous open narrative, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game depends on GPS capabilities.

Players in the game choose a side -- Enlightened or Resistance -- and fight for control of Exotic Matter, which is stationed in portals around the world. By visiting those real-world portals, which include landmarks and other places of interest, players collect energy and score points for their team.

More than 7 million players in the past year have installed the Ingress app on Android or iOS; more than 30,000 have participated in Ingress Anomaly events hosted across the world.

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Featuring a complex science fiction backstory with a continuous open narrative, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game depends on GPS capabilities.

Players in the game choose a side -- Enlightened or Resistance -- and fight for control of Exotic Matter, which is stationed in portals around the world. By visiting those real-world portals, which include landmarks and other places of interest, players collect energy and score points for their team.

More than 7 million players in the past year have installed the Ingress app on Android or iOS; more than 30,000 have participated in Ingress Anomaly events hosted across the world."

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3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Ed

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| 3D Virtual Worlds: Educational Technology (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance Education | @scoopit http://t.co/oKaaJzIueS) (3D Virtual Learning Environments for Distance E...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 30, 9:37 AM

Check this out! 

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Avaya Helps Higher Education Institutions Create Innovative Learning ... - Telecom Reseller (press release)

Avaya Helps Higher Education Institutions Create Innovative Learning ... - Telecom Reseller (press release) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Avaya Helps Higher Education Institutions Create Innovative Learning ...
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Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet

Oculus Rift in the classroom: Immersive education's next level | ZDNet | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The popularity of immersive education is growing. But as cool and cutting-edge as the technology is, is a virtual reality environment conducive to learning?

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Marko Teräs's curator insight, October 12, 9:32 PM

A little bit too much of that Skinner's learning machine undertone and that horrible word of "retention" (i.e. "keeping" students' attention) involved, but at the same time some nice ideas here and there.

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Introduction To #SecondLife For Educators Part 2

Introduction To #SecondLife For Educators Part 2 | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

When Linden Lab ditched the education discount a few years back a few people felt that education in Second Life was dead. However it wasn’t and has been given a boost in the not too distant past by the return of the education discount and Linden Lab showing a more proactive role in promoting education within Second Life


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Oculus Unveils New Prototype VR Headset - Top Tech News

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Oculus Unveils New Prototype VR Headset
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Oculus' headset covers a user's eyes and can create immersive worlds that react to head movement.
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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 7, 9:40 PM

More geeky-cool stuff! 

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Swedish Children are using virtual worlds to learn English

Swedish Children are using virtual worlds to learn English | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft is a lot of things to a lot of people - engrossing RPG, all-encompassing addiction, Space-Goat Music Video Simulator - but according to a new study by Swedish academics, it's also become a vital tool in dynamically teaching young...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 5, 5:40 PM

Was talking about language exchange programs just the other day.

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Emojli: ‘Silly’ messaging app that only uses emojis officially launches

Emojli: ‘Silly’ messaging app that only uses emojis officially launches | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
A messaging app where you can communicate using only emojis has officially launched.
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QuickLife, SkyLife merge with AviWorlds

QuickLife, SkyLife merge with AviWorlds | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
SkyLifeGrid founder Josh Boam agreed to provide hosting for the much-troubled AviWorlds grid last month. Now, the two grids are merging — and a third grid, QuickLifeGrid, is joining up as well. As of...
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NYCC: I Is For Immersion: Building Immersive Worlds With Image Comics

NYCC: I Is For Immersion: Building Immersive Worlds With Image Comics.
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Quick Tips! Projecting Textures in Second Life - Botanical

Quick Tips! Projecting Textures in Second Life - Botanical | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

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Learning Environments blog » Creating content for virtual reality experiences

Learning Environments blog » Creating content for virtual reality experiences | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

In a previous post on virtual reality and immersion in education I posed the question of what scenarios are best suited to utilise VR. Here I will provide some examples and outline two ways of creating content specifically for the Oculus Rift. For those unfamiliar here is an overview video of the Oculus Rift.


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Virtual Reality Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove

Virtual Reality Dexmo Exoskeleton Glove | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
This week Dextra Robotics has unveiled and explained more about their new virtual reality exoskeleton glove called the Dexmo which is currently in a beta development stage, via a Reddit AMA.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 10:38 AM

Oh, the geekiness! 

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InWorlds Review: OpenSim survey, Ready Player One

InWorlds Review: OpenSim survey, Ready Player One | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Mal Burns, Maria Korolov and Tara Yeats discuss a new survey about OpenSim grids, latest hardware developments, and the book “Ready Player One.”
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Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All ... - Singularity Hub

Virtual Reality May Become the Next Great Media Platform—But Can It Fool All ... - Singularity Hub | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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The earliest VR experiences have been bare-bones adaptions of video game worlds.
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The 100 avatar prims limit

The 100 avatar prims limit | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
There is a 100 avatar prim counting limit in Second Life, that means that if more than 100 people rez something in a region, scripts go nuts. Prim count scripts for instance stop working and just i...

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AR-TOOLS and EMERGENCY CARE EDUCATION IN SECOND LIFE

In this presentation discussed about AR–tools in education, especially in health education, described information dynamics within augmented reality and differences between simulation and gaming.

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Samsung goes out-of-body with Note 4 and virtual reality

Samsung goes out-of-body with Note 4 and virtual reality | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
THE out-of-body experience of virtual reality is about to hit Australia with Samsung last night launching its Gear VR headset.

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Five Essential Oculus Rift Gaming Experiences

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With the announcement of the Samsung Gear VR, consumer friendly Virtual Reality is looking closer to being a reality than ever.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 8, 8:36 PM

That reminds me...gotta order the new one! 

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Touching a 3D virtual reality world

Touching a 3D virtual reality world | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there.

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