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Videogames and Learning

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Not a week goes by where I don't receive an unsolicited email from a company touting the benefits of its new 'educational videogame'.

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New World Notes: Immersive Soundscape of Real Voices ...

New World Notes: Immersive Soundscape of Real Voices ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Click here to be immersed in Dizzy Banjoy's SL10B installation, a giant bottle that contains the voices of many SLers reflecting on the world's 10th anniversary. The accomplished metaverse and iOS developer created a similar ...
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Oculus Rift Lands $16m in Funding, Virtual Reality To Grace Our Eyeballs Soon - TechnoBuffalo

Oculus Rift Lands $16m in Funding, Virtual Reality To Grace Our Eyeballs Soon - TechnoBuffalo | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
TechnoBuffalo Oculus Rift Lands $16m in Funding, Virtual Reality To Grace Our Eyeballs Soon TechnoBuffalo The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that provides an immersive, stereoscopic 3D experience with a huge field of view-110 degrees...
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Second Life avatars class action settles - Lexology (registration)

Second Life avatars class action settles - Lexology (registration) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Second Life avatars class action settles Lexology (registration) A federal judge certified a class at least 57,000 Second Life property owners who lost their virtual property, which led to a settlement of 43 million Linden dollars, or $172,000...

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SimuCase avatars allow graduate students to evaluate speech-language disorders - News-Medical.net

SimuCase avatars allow graduate students to evaluate speech-language disorders News-Medical.net A new commercial venture, using technology developed at Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences and Case School of Engineering,...
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University, elementary schools partner in virtual world - Hypergrid Business

University, elementary schools partner in virtual world - Hypergrid Business | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
University, elementary schools partner in virtual world Hypergrid Business To take advantage of this digital surge, the University of North Georgia and Forsyth County Schools have expanded their partnership to encourage the strategic use of the...
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The next big thing in tech: Augmented Reality - CNET

The next big thing in tech: Augmented Reality - CNET | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The next big thing in tech: Augmented Reality
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In the last decade, AR has been primarily focused on immersive gaming that teleports users to another world and vertical applications, such as tethered, interactive 3D training simulations.
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Sun Microsystems's Virtual Classroom Unites Global Learning Communities - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)

Sun Microsystems's Virtual Classroom Unites Global Learning Communities - EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Sun Microsystems's Virtual Classroom Unites Global Learning Communities EON: Enhanced Online News (press release) “Sun's Project Wonderland is our immersive education platform of choice since it is robust, secure, open source and built on a Java...
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But didn't Java have security problems???

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Salvation, through avatars - China Daily

Salvation, through avatars - China Daily | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
China Daily Salvation, through avatars China Daily His project, called the 2045 Initiative, for the year he hopes it is completed, envisions the mass production of lifelike, low-cost avatars that can be uploaded with the contents of a human brain,...
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Augmented reality expo aims for sci-fi future today

Augmented reality expo aims for sci-fi future today | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Huddled in the bowels of a nondescript convention center are a few hundred men and women whose vision of the sci-fi future makes Google Glass look like Mr. Peanut's monocle.

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Edutainment in Virtual Environments: An Academy...

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Edutainment in Virtual Environments: An Academy Supporting Collaborative Learning in Second Life on Augmented, Alternate and Virtual Realities in Higher Education curated by Kim Flintoff (Edutainment in Virtual Environments: An Academy Supporting ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:35 AM

Follow Kim Flintoff's Scoop.it page too.

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Academina de Atenas (não-oficial) montada no Second Life.

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MA Education in Virtual Worlds - UWE Bristol

MA Education in Virtual Worlds - UWE Bristol | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
RT @mojica: MA Education in Virtual Worlds http://t.co/1uhAsu6gSB #VirtualWorlds

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:32 AM

Worth going back to school for! 

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Some of the avatars created by the test subjects (Image: Professor Julian Leff ... - Gizmag

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Some of the avatars created by the test subjects (Image: Professor Julian Leff ...
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Imagine if there was a voice in your head that regularly threatened to harm you or your loved ones, or that even ordered you to do so yourself.
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ISTE 2013 Playground

ISTE -SIGVE Events (SIGVE Playground today at 1:30 in SAN ANTONIO - Visit immersive worlds for first-hand experience http://t.co/fdAz9Wbivg #ISTE13)...
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ISTE is totally wonderful!!!

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Scientists develop world’s first 3D digital brain - The Times of India

Scientists develop world’s first 3D digital brain - The Times of India | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed the world’s first high-resolution 3D digital model of the human brain.
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Second Life turns 10: what it did wrong, and why it may have its own second life - GigaOM

Second Life turns 10: what it did wrong, and why it may have its own second life - GigaOM | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Second Life turns 10: what it did wrong, and why it may have its own second life GigaOM As real-world social networks like Facebook reach a usage plateau and new tools like Google Glass and the Oculus Rift emerge, it's easy to foresee a fairly...
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A must read for all of us immersive world enthusiasts!
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CAD Insider: Virtual Reality: You Can DIY or Call Virtalis

CAD Insider: Virtual Reality: You Can DIY or Call Virtalis | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
This virtual world will appear in 3D in varying degrees of believability, ranging from a wall with a 3D image to a 6-sided "Cube" that you step inside for a "fully immersive" effect. This is the world of virtual reality, or VR.
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This was just a matter of time, yes?

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Teaching Toddlers to Code with Cody Coders Guide to HTML

Teaching Toddlers to Code with Cody Coders Guide to HTML | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

"Three young digitally-savvy women at the Digital Data Strategist Program at Hyper Island Stockholm have written a book about HTML coding…for children. Are toddlers too young to learn how to build a website? These women don’t think so! Cody the Coder in My First Website takes a toddler through a magical world where he has to create his home (his website), and as you read through, one can’t be help become more familiar with the HTML code snippets necessary to build your first website."


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Is this not adorable?  Using a child avatar to teach kiddos how to use HTML coding :)

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Lewis Walker's curator insight, January 24, 10:04 AM

What do you think of theachinh toddlers to code.

Peter Albion's curator insight, January 26, 4:54 PM

Here is another entry in the rush to encourage coding among young children. This one is avaiable and ready to try.

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SECOM » Learning in immersive worlds

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Learning in immersive worlds. June 06, 2013. by Roman Breuer · 0 Comment · deFreitas-cover. Although this paper from Sara de Freitas is not new, it is worth reading and includes a review of literature and a series of case studies.
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Can Avatars Make Us Immortal? This Multimillionaire Says It Could Happen - PolicyMic

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Can Avatars Make Us Immortal? This Multimillionaire Says It Could Happen PolicyMic The Russian multimillionaire and former media magnate appears to be like any other 32-year-old man — even rather reserved by most standards — but with a...
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RuneScape 3: colour your world - VG247

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RuneScape 3: colour your world
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Graphically RuneScape has long lagged behind other major MMORPGs, but the new version will even the score, putting it almost on par with the likes of World of Warcraft.
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Augmented Reality Landscape

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Augmented Reality Landscape: This is an international overview slide about the Augmented Reality Industry. It shows 99 market players (Version 1.4, May 11th, 2013) in the field of Augmented Reality...

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Australian National University adds augmented reality to mobile app

Australian National University adds augmented reality to mobile app | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Providing university students with access to useful mobile apps is certainly a good way to enhance their learning experience.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy http://t.co/xRAWPNuBpC

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:30 AM

Whole lotta good info here. 

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:01 PM

Excellent information that highlights the use of both the SAMR model and Bloom's digital taxonomy to help educators better leverage technology in their teaching.

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Avatars help schizophrenics gain control of voices in their heads

Avatars help schizophrenics gain control of voices in their heads | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Scientist are using interactive avatars to help schizophrenics gain control of their auditory hallucinations.
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