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Virtual Outworlding: Edu: 2012 Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education: Conference Proceedings

Virtual Outworlding: Edu: 2012 Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education: Conference Proceedings | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it

"Journal of Virtual Studies Volume 3 Issue 1: 2012 VWBPE Conference Proceedings -

The Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education (VWBPE) is a community-based conference that provides opportunities for participants in all virtual worlds to share current teaching, learning, and research practices in 3D virtual environments. Conference presentations focus on teaching/learning, scholarly work, projects, events, activities and new and innovative tools for virtual education. Presenters will focus on the identification of best practices in education designed for 3D virtual world technology."

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Doing Ethnographic Studies in Virtual Worlds: A Handbook for Researchers

Doing Ethnographic Studies in Virtual Worlds:  A Handbook for Researchers | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
In the hype-filled culture of technology research, there emerged a pressing need for a rigorous methodological approach to the study of the emerging virtual phenomena. Ethnographic methodology is s...
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How Our Visions Of Virtual Reality Have Changed In The Past 40 Years

How Our Visions Of Virtual Reality Have Changed In The Past 40 Years | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
The other day, Second Life celebrated its 10-year anniversary. But long before that venerable virtual world came into existence, we were dreaming up i...

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Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

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Mobile a new platform for immersive learning – Hypergrid Business

Mobile a new platform for immersive learning – Hypergrid Business | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
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A Facelift for a Virtual World: Damien Fate Explains Everything You Need to Know About SL Materials

A Facelift for a Virtual World: Damien Fate Explains Everything You Need to Know About SL Materials | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Janine "Iris Ophelia" Hawkins' ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style Hamlet recently pointed out to me that during my breathless coverage of what we can look forward to with SL Materials I haven't really gone into much detail...
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Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education

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The theme for this year's VWBPE Conference is "Beyond the Stage," which means that multiple virtual worlds will be represented. 


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:46 AM

Get your proposals ready! I'm beta testing the VWBPE 2013 website. Just submitted a test proposal. 

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Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety | Pasfield-Neofitou | Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety | Pasfield-Neofitou | Journal of Virtual Worlds Research | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Language Learning in Virtual Worlds: The Role of Foreign Language and Technical Anxiety

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 30, 2013 2:09 AM

Worth reading... a good approach towards the issue!

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CliniSpace – Immersive Learning Environments for Healthcare

CliniSpace – Immersive Learning Environments for Healthcare | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it

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We beleave thats the future of the learning environments ... 

 

CliniSpace™ – the Application

CliniSpace™ offers the next generation of training environments for healthcare professionals – immersive, authentic, 3D virtual environments that replicate the familiar surroundings of daily work.

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Serious Games and Virtual Worlds in Education, Professional Development, and Healthcare

Serious Games and Virtual Worlds in Education, Professional Development, and Healthcare | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Too often the suggestion of using games and virtual environments in an educational setting is met with skepticism and objections.

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Explore Paris in 3D on your Whiteboard or iPad

Explore Paris in 3D on your Whiteboard or iPad | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Billed as “A time-travel through more than 2000 years of history: discover Paris’ most famous monuments” Paris 3D provides a virtual tour of many of the landmarks of Paris, and lets you see how the city has developed since its Roman conquest in 52...
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Second Life Normal Textures Tutorial

Second Life Normal Textures Tutorial | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
I think most Second Life™ users understand the normal texture is used to add, or at least the illusion of, shape to flat or smooth surfaces. And that specular textures are used to control how light is reflected by those surfaces.

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Asil's curator insight, March 29, 2013 10:27 AM

If you're thinking of experiementing with Blender, Natales has posted a good overview of texturizing in SecondLife.

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Staying Alive: 3D Experience that Helps Save Lives

Staying Alive: 3D Experience that Helps Save Lives | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
The growth of game based learning in education has been rapid and serious games can be applied to a wide variety of fields. Games can be used to replicate real life events and incidents to train personnel for medical emergencies.
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20 uses of virtual worlds in education - EdTech Times

20 uses of virtual worlds in education - EdTech Times | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it

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Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business

Best grids for educators – Hypergrid Business | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it

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How to Hold Conferences in Virtual Worlds

Paulette Robinson from the National Defense University discusses virtual world affordances for attending conferences.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, September 1, 2013 12:18 PM

The best feature virtual worlds offer to conference attendants is that they feel they are together in the same  place.. contacts will be made.. resources can be access though different tools. 

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BBC News - What happened to Second Life?

BBC News - What happened to Second Life? | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Not long ago Second Life was everywhere, with businesses opening branches and bands playing gigs in this virtual world. Today you'd be forgiven for asking if it's still going. (What happened to Second Life?
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What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds | MindShift

What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds | MindShift | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
There are over 1 billion users of virtual worlds, online communities where users have avatars and participate in various simulated environments. Even more
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Free OpenSim Downloads – Hypergrid Business

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Linda Kellie OAR files

The following are entire regions by Linda Kellie. They are licensed as “do anything you want with them, no attribution required” — which is equivalent to a CC0 or “public domain” license.

They are free to use for any purpose, including resale and commercial.


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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | MindShift

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | MindShift | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around lang
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Math in 3D: a Library Exhibit and Tour

A live virtual world exhibit and tour demonstrates how math can be visualized (and subatized) in 3D. Daniel Patterson (Cooper MacBeth in Second Life) shares ...

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Virtual Worlds - Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life | GeekMom | Wired.com

Virtual Worlds - Kitely is a Keen Replacement For Second Life | GeekMom | Wired.com | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Virtual World Kitely is giving Second Life very serious competition for it's title as king of the Virtual Worlds.

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Case Study - Virtual Worlds and Learning Analytics

The presentation delivered during LAK13, Leuven April 2013

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20 uses of virtual worlds in education

20 uses of virtual worlds in education | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
You probably never thought you could attend a virtual lecture, discussion, exam, or lab in 3D.  In fact, this is already possible.  Virtual worlds have clear advantages over traditional classroom settings.
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Virtual Education Journal 2013

This is the first issue of 2013
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How to Evaluate Learning in Virtual Worlds and 3D Environments | NeoAcademic

How to Evaluate Learning in Virtual Worlds and 3D Environments | NeoAcademic | Mundos virtuais | Scoop.it
Landers and Callan develop a model of training evaluation, providing several practical recommendations for those evaluating learning in 3D virtual worlds.

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