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Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on Education

Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on Education | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The following discussion is based on the video and research of Dr. Bailenson which can be seen here: Affects on the Mind or Psychology: Dr. Bailenson discusses Avatars and the affect of digital med...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 1:34 PM

This is an excellent article and video. One thing about the way we use technology is we create virtual identities. For example, not having met someone other than through digital technology Others them differently than if we met them.

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Purdue to include virtual reality in two new graduate programs

Purdue to include virtual reality in two new graduate programs | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Hammond, Ind. — Purdue University Calumet will introduce two graduate engineering degree programs in January. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently granted Purdue Calumet approval to offer Master of Science degrees in Mechanical...
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Tangle launches new open grid, WestWorld

Tangle launches new open grid, WestWorld | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Tangle Grid, a mid-sized commercial grid best known for its expos, has launched yet another open grid, WestWorld. Tangle previously launched another open grid, Tangle OS, at the start of October, which was then...
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Kitely market posts growth, adds new features

Kitely market posts growth, adds new features | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Growth in the Kitely Market‘s exportable products continued to exceed that of non-exportables this month, as Kitely rolled out several new features for merchants in recent weeks. The Kitely Market currently contains 7,213 different...
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Noble Systems Announces 2015 Select Noble Users Group Conference Series - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Noble Systems Announces 2015 Select Noble Users Group Conference Series - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Global contact center technology leader will present its annual users group event in Americas, APAC and EMEA | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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AdventureQuest Worlds 3D Tech Demo

UPDATE: Play the AQW 3D Tech Demo at http://www.AQ.com/TechDemo Cysero gives AdventureQuest Worlds Members an idea of what to expect from the first run of Ar...
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This Virtual-Reality Headset Will Change Everything - Pulse

This Virtual-Reality Headset Will Change Everything - Pulse | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Facebook bought a virtual reality company called Oculus for $2 billion.Oculus came to BI's big conference, Ignition, this year.
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Hypergrid users surpass those on closed grids

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The total land area of OpenSim’s public grids reached a new high this month, with the equivalent of 54,787 standard-sized regions, an increase of 664 regions compared to the same time last month. OpenSim also gained 6,492 new...
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Teacher practice in multi user virtual environments: A fourth space - Springer

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Teacher practice in multi user virtual environments: A fourth space

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This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns - Forbes

This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns - Forbes | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Digital technology is beginning to blur the lines between serious learning and goofing off.
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The Immersive Worlds Handbook PDF

Download: http://bit.do/Vgjq Description Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer...
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 8:46 AM

Check this out! Thanks to Deborah Banker.

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The Science And The Benefits of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry

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Gamification In eLearning: How Science Supports Gamification In eLearning and What are The Top 5 Benefits of Gamification In eLearning?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 5, 9:29 AM

My pick for Infographic of the Week. ;)

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Teachers re-evaluate value of video games

Teachers re-evaluate value of video games | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Although most homes have video games there's been a lot of resistance to them entering the classroom, but that's changing as teachers recognise their educational benefits.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 2, 7:15 AM

It's about time! 

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Virtual Minecraft explodes in the real world - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Virtual Minecraft explodes in the real world - Sioux Falls Argus Leader | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Game spawns fanatics of all ages – and even has teachers embracing educational aspects
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How much should you pay for a gridmaster?

How much should you pay for a gridmaster? | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
We all know that qualified tech staffers cost money. But how much money, exactly? It’s not like you can look up the going rate for an OpenSim grid administrator … or can you? A...
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ISTE 2015

International Society for Technology in Education 2015 Conference and Expo

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 24, 5:11 PM

I'll have TWO presentations at ISTE 2015, including a poster session on using virtual worlds in education! 

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Christmas happenings on the grids

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It’s shaping out to be a busy holiday season in OpenSim, with many grids holding holiday-themed events this year. A moment for quiet reflection If you’re looking to get away from all the crowds,...
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Sims 4 Update Adds New Careers and Move Objects Cheat - GameSpot

Sims 4 Update Adds New Careers and Move Objects Cheat - GameSpot | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Free patch to The Sims 4 brings back the athlete and business career paths.
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Immersion in Virtual Reality and Games for Therapy and Rehabilitation - Gamasutra (blog)

Immersion in Virtual Reality and Games for Therapy and Rehabilitation - Gamasutra (blog) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Immersion in Virtual Reality and Games for Therapy and Rehabilitation Gamasutra (blog) Virtual reality systems can be used as an immersive and interactive system to create a computer simulated system where the patient can “play” in real time,...
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LEARNING IN 3D VIRTUAL REALITY

The 2014 International Workshop on the Educational Applications of 3D Multi-User Virtual Environments 2014 華語3D虛擬情境 語言教學國際工作坊.
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Movies of the Future

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Goodbye, passive viewing. In the new world of Hollywood movies, everyone will be a player.

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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:06 AM

I have been dreaming of my virtual-reality-holographic-matter-transformation-holodeck already for some time so Mr. Spielberg you did not invent anything new :). No seriously if this is the natural progression of entertainment industry then Holywood have something to fear. In many such productions there will be no possibility to retouche and cut. Because immersive reality show is a reality after all.

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Virtual Reality Means You Don't Have To Be Yourself - Paste Magazine

Virtual Reality Means You Don't Have To Be Yourself - Paste Magazine | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Mark Farid is preparing to spend 28 days wearing a virtual reality rig, seeing and hearing only what another person, his "avatar," will be experiencing.
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Securing Virtual Worlds, Part 1: The Virtual Infrastructure - Infosecurity Magazine (blog)

Securing Virtual Worlds, Part 1: The Virtual Infrastructure. This is the first of two Quocirca blog posts focused on the virtual platform
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The military is now using video games to train millennials in Cold War technology - Washington Post

The military is now using video games to train millennials in Cold War technology - Washington Post | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
As the Patriot Missile System passes the three decade mark, the military turns to video games to help train soldiers.
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Brain's reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study - Imperial Valley News

Brain's reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study - Imperial Valley News | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Imperial Valley News Pressing all envelopes
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