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Online 3D immersive learning environments to boost kids

For the first time, a new online 3D educational world which replicates real life environments is set to improve the science skills of students. Using their avatar, students will embark on a journey from their own research lab ...
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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

What's Missing from Virtual Reality? Immersive 3D Soundscapes - Singularity Hub | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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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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New World Notes: In Survey of SL Users, Plurality Believe Linden's ...

New World Notes: In Survey of SL Users, Plurality Believe Linden's ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Will Linden Lab's new virtual world in development (let's call it Second Life 2 for short) change how you use Second Life? I asked that question in a survey last week, and with about 400 responses from SL users, the...
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Let's Get Together Thursday – Educational Collaboration with ...

Let's Get Together Thursday – Educational Collaboration with ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The Immersive Education Initiative was founded by Dr. Aaron E. Walsh, a professor at Boston College and the man who coined the phrase “Immersive Education.” It's an approach in embracing technology as a chance to curate knowledge and ...
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Bridging the gap with immersive learning | 4D creative

Bridging the gap with immersive learning | 4D creative | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
An immersive space allows you to transport your pupils from their usual classroom to new cultures, worlds and experiences giving a fresh context to learning. This may be a trip to a museum or another country or be about a ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics

Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

"iCivics is an excellent source of educational games that offer lessons in civics. Since its launch a few years ago, iCivics has steadily grown to the point that it now contains nineteen educational games for students. All of the games require students to take on a decision making role. To succeed in the games students have to apply their understanding of the rules and functions local, state, or Federal government. Some games require an understanding of the U.S. court system and or the Constitution."


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Students with autism improve social skills exploring virtual environments - Cookeville Herald Citizen

Students with autism improve social skills exploring virtual environments - Cookeville Herald Citizen | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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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

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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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4 days left for your conference proposal

4 days left for your conference proposal | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
There are only four days left to get your proposal in for this fall’s OpenSimulator Community Conference. Last year, around 350 people attended the conference, and more than 3,000 watched the 40-plus videos posted online....
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Teacher training in the use of a three-dimensional immersive virtual ...

Teacher training in the use of a three-dimensional immersive virtual ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
This study offers recommendations and a model for other teacher educators who are interested in training teachers in the use of three-dimensional (3D) immersive virtual worlds (IVWs) for their own teaching.
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Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality - Forbes

Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality - Forbes | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Forbes Google Cardboard Is Google's Awesomely Weird Answer To Virtual Reality Forbes While this may not be the innovation that brings big, expansive, immersive worlds to virtual reality gaming, it may be the innovation that brings virtual reality...
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Virtual Reality Platform Aims to Create a 3D Interactive Replica of Your City

Virtual Reality Platform Aims to Create a 3D Interactive Replica of Your City | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

A realistic copy of your city and yourself in 3D, this is what TimeWalk, a new technology start-up, is set to develop in the next years. The TimeWalk developers want to create a unique platform that will allow the creation of an interactive virtual replica of almost every city in the world.


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MMM!  doesn't a City have its own automatic copyright on virtual replicas of itself. ?.