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Are you missing out on important Second Life news and communications?

Are you missing out on important Second Life news and communications? | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Are you a gmail user? Have you seen your messages from Second Life decline over the last few days? There's a reason for this - and you need to do something about it - NOW! It seems that a few weeks...

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Is 2014 the year of virtual reality?

Is 2014 the year of virtual reality? | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Is 2014 the year of virtual reality? Eurogamer.net What would previously have been a simple 3D environment navigated on a 2D monitor becomes an actual place, and while your nerve endings are telling you that you're sat in a chair with a controller...

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Educational Hash Tags

Educational Hash Tags | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

Whole lotta hashtags! ;)


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Still trying to figure out this whole hashtag thing......

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 5, 2014 11:23 AM

Educational Hashtag Central. ;)

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Terrain Files for 3D Worlds | Public Works Group Blog

Terrain Files for 3D Worlds | Public Works Group Blog | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
For some time I've experimented with creating terrain for use in 3D immersive spaces. Usually I am trying to alter DEM files to create simulations of project sites. But lately I've started to explore creating specific shapes or ...
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USC program lets disabled student complete degree from far away - Los Angeles Times

USC program lets disabled student complete degree from far away - Los Angeles Times | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
USC program lets disabled student complete degree from far away Los Angeles Times Over that time, the network has evolved from primarily broadcasting lectures to allowing for an immersive and interactive experience that lets a remote student...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life

Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Free Technology for Teachers: Twenty Educational Games About Marine Life http://t.co/qHRu4Wuk1Q

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4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | Top Hat

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom | Top Hat | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. Here are 4 examples to get you started!
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How Do Computers Translate 3D Worlds Into Pixels? | Gizmodo ...

How Do Computers Translate 3D Worlds Into Pixels? | Gizmodo ... | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Computers love to think in triangles to create 3D representations of the real world — but how do you represent those intelligently constructed objects as flat 2D shapes on a screen? This video describes exactly how 3D models ...
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InterCall Introduces Virtual Environment Designed for Learning and Development - Business Wire (press release)

InterCall Introduces Virtual Environment Designed for Learning and Development - Business Wire (press release) | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
InterCall Introduces Virtual Environment Designed for Learning and Development Business Wire (press release) CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and collaboration services...
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Virtual worlds better patient care

Virtual worlds better patient care | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Medical students and researchers at Nova Southeastern University are stepping into the virtual world to better serve patients.

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Trip Hawkins' new game focuses on social emotional learning

Trip Hawkins' new game focuses on social emotional learning | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it

Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronic Arts and EA Sports, is turning his attention to social emotional learning with a new game to help 6- to 12-year-olds develop social skills that can help prevent bullying and help build better relationships...


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Finally, found one for the little ones!

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Reg Corney's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:54 PM

This is such a great idea. Trip has made his money in the gaming industry and now turns his focus to emotional learning. Great work

Dana Eckhoff's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:21 PM

Excited to see what the huddled masses at EA can do when turned loose on a game for good.

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Virtual Worlds for Immersive, Media Rich Educational Shared Environments (2012)

K12 Online Conference 2012 presentation by Alan Hudson, Visioning New Curriculum strand. Online virtual worlds enable the creation of immersive environments not possible in other media or in...
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10 predictions that Isaac Asimov got right 50 years ago (and 5 that he botched) - Digital Trends

10 predictions that Isaac Asimov got right 50 years ago (and 5 that he botched) - Digital Trends | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Trends 10 predictions that Isaac Asimov got right 50 years ago (and 5 that he botched) Digital Trends Back in 1964, amid all the hustle and bustle of the World's Fair in New York, renowned science-fiction author and futurist Isaac Asimov...
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Immersive Education Initiative | The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, simulations and virtual reality.

Immersive Education Initiative | The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, simulations and virtual reality. | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Immersive Education Initiative | The world's leading experts in virtual worlds, learning games, simulations and... http://t.co/WC0iYzyqVN
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The 15 Companies That Frustrate Americans The Most - Norwich Bulletin

The 15 Companies That Frustrate Americans The Most - Norwich Bulletin | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
The 15 Companies That Frustrate Americans The Most
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“The noise factor can detract from immersive experiences like Facebook and Twitter.
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This one is posted....because it is different!!

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British Library's old maps become 3D virtual worlds

The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds. The students combined ...

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How cool is this!!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:36 AM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff. ;)

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New World Notes: Iris Wants To Know: What Are Your Second Life ...

Wagner James Au reports on Second Life and other virtual worlds, and related topics, such as virtual goods, next gen gaming, and new immersive technologies (Kinect, iOS, etc.) New World Notes · About Me/Contact ...
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The Potential of Educational Technology in Higher Ed

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The Potential of EdTech in Higher Education Infographic explores the potential of innovative technologies to expand access to higher education in America. (The Potential of Educational Technology in High...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:20 AM

Great infographic! 

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VWBPE Welcome | Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education

VWBPE Welcome | Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education is a global grass-roots community event which focuses on education in immersive virtual environments. This open conference is organized by educators, for educators, to provide ...
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Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds -

Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds - | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
DOWNLOAD VIDEO New consumer technology brings the world of science fiction fantasy to video gaming with transformative virtual reality (V.R.) that can trick the brain with an immersive just-like-real-life gaming experience.
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Nova Southeastern University Researcher Receives $1 Million Grant to Develop Virtual World Program to Support Amputees | NSU News Center

Nova Southeastern University Researcher Receives $1 Million Grant to Develop Virtual World Program to Support Amputees | NSU News Center | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Sandra Winkler, Ph.D., faculty researcher and assistant professor for the Nova Southeastern University College of Health Care Sciences FORT

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3D Simulation Brings Ancient Roman Imperial Villa to Life - Science World Report

3D Simulation Brings Ancient Roman Imperial Villa to Life - Science World Report | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
Science World Report 3D Simulation Brings Ancient Roman Imperial Villa to Life Science World Report He partnered with the Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University in Indiana to develop the ability for visitors to take on the...
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Atheer Labs wants to make its augmented reality glasses a reality on Indiegogo - Engadget

Atheer Labs wants to make its augmented reality glasses a reality on Indiegogo - Engadget | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
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Atheer Labs wants to make its augmented reality glasses a reality on Indiegogo
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The idea is to, eventually, combine your real and digital worlds seamlessly through the power of smart glasses and wearable computers.
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Welp, getting closer to making them mass consumer available!

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What is eLearning Gamification?

What is eLearning Gamification? | Immersive World Technology | Scoop.it
You know you have become an eLearning nerd when watching a movie all you think about is eLearning gamification and instructional design.

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