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Minecraft world generator getting a huge overhaul, adding biomes, shrinking ... - games.on.net

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All you happy Minecraft-ers are in for a treat.

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Education in Virtual Worlds - UWE Bristol

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This is a flexible programme of study, which will be taught entirely online in the virtual world Second Life. It enables educators to explore the potential of virtual worlds to enhance learning.


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David W. Deeds: Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools)

David W. Deeds' presentation for Moodle MOOC Virtual Conference 2014 (MMVC14)! Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds (in Schools) uses the what does/doesn't…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 30, 9:29 AM

1000+ SlideShare views in three days! Woo hoo! 

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10 Rules for An Effective Virtual Workplace and Remote Collaboration

10 Rules for An Effective Virtual Workplace and Remote Collaboration | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Collaborating in a virtual workplace is difficult. To help improve the collaboration on your remote team, we've come up with 10 rules to guide your efforts.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 12:09 PM

I like these tips.  They make sense and they will make your 'presence' known if you telecommute to work. 


I telecommuted to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora for 8 years. It was a great job with a fantastic team. Much of what is presented in this article I learned the hard way. Save yourself time, and be a telecommuting wizard! Check it out!

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Informative  article  on how to improve the customizable,  transformative, and collaborative environment. 

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Daden releases virtual campus demo

Daden releases virtual campus demo | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
  Daden Ltd,. a UK-based virtual reality consulting firm, has released a virtual campus demo that runs in the browser. The demo showcases some of the company’s virtual tools, including the ability to display slideshows,...
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Virtual Human Toolkit | University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)

Virtual Human Toolkit |  University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

The ICT Virtual Human Toolkit is a collection of modules, tools, and libraries designed to aid and support researchers and developers with the creation of virtual human conversational characters. The Toolkit is an on-going, ever-changing, innovative system fueled by basic research performed at the University of Southern California (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) and its partners.


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Virtual world language learning – Alternative 3D worlds | Customer ...

Immersive Worlds Tool Ranking: http://immersive-worlds-tool-ranking.grouply.com/message/474 Such a independent SIM proffers 180,000 prims for constructing, and may be dispersed pre-configured alltogether with a virtual world spectator utilizing a...
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Second Life v2 shows 'product thinking' at Linden Lab - Hypergrid Business

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There's a number of things to be said about the publicity Linden Lab recently attracted for moving developers towards a next-generation version of Second Life.
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OSCC begins load testing, extends proposal deadline - Hypergrid Business

OSCC begins load testing, extends proposal deadline - Hypergrid Business | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
OSCC begins load testing, extends proposal deadline Hypergrid Business Last year's OpenSimulator Community Conference brought together developers both of the OpenSimulator software and of OpenSim-compatible viewers, and resulted in more than 1,000...
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New World Notes: SL Oculus Rift Integration Seems to Need Serious ...

New World Notes: SL Oculus Rift Integration Seems to Need Serious ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
When you can't see the keyboard, you have to be a super solid touch-typist to manipulate your avatar, which requires tapping the arrows and spelling out sentences to chat (if you're not using vocal commands).
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Second Life SLShare with Twitter & Flickr - YouTube

Learn more about SLShare, an optional new way that you can use to share your Second Life experiences with your Twitter and Flickr followers. Share your photo...

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AviWorlds announces a move — to Kitely

AviWorlds announces a move — to Kitely | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
A little more than two weeks ago, AviWorlds came back from its fifth official grid closing — not counting temporary outages due to technical issues — to announce that they will be running the...
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Full recording of The Future of Second Life Q&A session

Full recording of The Future of Second Life Q&A session | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

Here is the full recording of the Firestorm Q&A session that was hosted this morning between Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden and Pete Linden. (...) This meeting is a must watch for those interested in the future of Second Life. 


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Virtual Pet Game Manages Asthma - NewsChannel5.com

Virtual Pet Game Manages Asthma - NewsChannel5.com | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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It's a free app and can be downloaded at Google Play and the Apple Store. Lifeguard Games, the ...
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First World War Poetry Digital Archive in Second Life

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This immersive experience attempts to demonstrate how effective it can be to expose items from a research project (the First World War Poetry Digital Archive) in its context. You can see items from the collection, hear interviews with veterans, and watch contemporary film footage as you explore the area - a training camp, communication trench, a casualty clearing station, a front-line trench - as well as listen to readings of the poetry.


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What is Gamification? - YouTube

In this video, John Broadbent talks about gamification as it relates to internet marketing and to organizations. Gamification is a Motivation Technique Gamif...

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Zetamex offers $3 regions

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Las Vegas-based Zetamex, one of OpenSim’s leading hosting companies, is experimenting with a $3 region offer for 15,000-prim regions on OSgrid and Metropolis. “This is an experimental service, meaning we are changing and it...
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Being There: A Presence of Self

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In much of my work researching and creating virtual environments for education there is an underlying attempt to understand what influences immersion and how those aspects might be better employed to create more effective educational experiences.


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Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad uncovers infinite worlds in latest update - iMore

Minecraft Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad uncovers infinite worlds in latest update - iMore | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

"Mojang has released a fairly substantial update for the Pocket Edition of Minecraft, available for iOS and Android. This release focuses on adding more mobs, features and extended functionality, while also addressing the size of worlds and squashing any known bugs affecting the immersive experience.

 

Version 0.9.0 contains quite the feature list, so be sure to check out the list below for a full run through."


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RezMela: Create virtual training worlds in minutes

RezMela: Create virtual training worlds in minutes | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
RezMela allows subject matter experts create, tailor and manage avatar based interactive 3D virtual training environments in minutes.

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How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review

How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
“ Humans need better ways to interact with computers in three dimensions. Now computer scientists think they’ve come up with one. ” (How An Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds | MIT Technology Review -...

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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?

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What's Missing from Virtual Reality? Immersive 3D Soundscapes - Singularity Hub

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Oliveira enables region backups to DropBox - Hypergrid Business

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Oliveira enables region backups to DropBox. by Maria Korolov · July 4, 2014.
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Virtual Pioneer Livestream Tour- Archaeology Open SIm

Digging Deeper into Archaeology An OpenSim Learning Adventure Please join Virtual Pioneer, Stephen Xootfly, founder of the VIBE group (Virtual Islands for Better Education) and his colleague,...
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18 OpenSim grids doing a better job at retention than Second Life

18 OpenSim grids doing a better job at retention than Second Life | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

Yesterday, I learned from a post by Daniel Voyager that Second Life gets between 9,000 and 13,000 new signups every single day. But the active user numbers are dropping. Now, Second Life stopped publishing...


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