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Facilitating Immersion, Engagement and Flow in Multi-user Virtual E...

Virtual worlds are providing myriad opportunities for the development of innovative curricula for tertiary educators. They provide a virtual meeting space fo...
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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: Eliminating a headache faced by all SL virtual educators!

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: SL used for Postgraduate Law Degree teaching @ UWA

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Student centred learning in Higher Education with Second Life - YouTube

'Practicing real life in Second Life', a brief history of Second Life and features, followed by examples of student-centred learning in higher education inst...
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4 Ways To Use Massively Multiplayer Online Games In The Classroom - Edudemic

4 Ways To Use Massively Multiplayer Online Games In The Classroom - Edudemic | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Recently, MIT Education Arcade announced commission of a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) that would teach students content aligned to Common Core Math Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
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Making learning fun!

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Inside High Fidelity, the virtual reality successor to 'Second Life' - Telepresence Options

Inside High Fidelity, the virtual reality successor to 'Second Life' - Telepresence Options | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Inside High Fidelity, the virtual reality successor to 'Second Life'
Telepresence Options
As virtual reality gains steam, the question of virtual worlds is never far behind.
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Watch this space ...

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Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift - The Next Web

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Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift
The Next Web
Linden Lab is hoping to rejuvenate the community for its massively multiplayer online (MMO) video game Second Life by supporting the popular Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
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New World Notes: Palmer Luckey on the Future of Second Life & Other Virtual Worlds in Oculus Rift & VR in General

New World Notes: Palmer Luckey on the Future of Second Life & Other Virtual Worlds in Oculus Rift & VR in General | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
I just had a short exchange with Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey on the future of Second Life and other virtual worlds in VR, following up on his comments at SVVR. Did he have anything to add about Second Life's...
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Instructors use role play, virtual worlds to 'f...

Instructors use role play, virtual worlds to 'f... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Laura Brown, vice provost for undergraduate education, and Carol Grumbach, who uses a virtual world to teach GOVT 3102: Topics in Law & Legal Ethics, also share their insights on student learning and engagement.
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Role playing in virtual worlds - a thoughtful treatment.

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Attending a converence in a virtual world

Attending a converence in a virtual world | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Last week I explored 2 virtual worlds with AgileBill Krebs and Elinor Slomba. We started in Sococo and then went to Second Life to attend part of VWBPE. (Virtual worlds are COOL! Thanks again @AgileBill4d!
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Virtual worlds in learning, teaching and research

This presentation examines a few of the more popular virtual worlds and explores their potential for teaching, learning and research.
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3 reasons not to meet in a virtual world - Hypergrid Business

3 reasons not to meet in a virtual world - Hypergrid Business | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
I get invited to a lot of virtual meetings. Every week, I'm on conference calls, video calls, and in in-world meetups. Lately, because of the particular projects I've been involved in, the proportion of virtual meetings has gone up.
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Dodgy audio and insufficient bandwidth would be other reasons!

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Instructors use role play, virtual worlds to 'flip the classroom ...

Instructors use role play, virtual worlds to 'flip the classroom ... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Laura Brown, vice provost for undergraduate education, and Carol Grumbach, who uses a virtual world to teach GOVT 3102: Topics in Law & Legal Ethics, also share their insights on student learning and engagement.
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Some great examples for education using role play  in virtual worlds.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 11, 5:17 AM

Check this out.

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: M. Butterfly - The Tim Maley: FreeWee Ling Trans-Pacific Collaboration

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2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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MOOCs | American Libraries Magazine

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Second Life and Higher education - YouTube

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Frontiers | Using virtual reality to augment perception, enhance sensorimotor adaptation, and change our minds | Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Technological advances that involve human sensorimotor processes can have both intended and unintended effects on the central nervous system (CNS). This mini-review focuses on the use of virtual e...
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Animas Online is a Mobile MMORPG from Gameforge with Bear ...

Animas Online is a Mobile MMORPG from Gameforge with Bear ... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Gameforge has announced their new mobile MMO game, Animas Online, available now for Google Play. Localized in nine languages, players will fight in a fantasy world, hacking and slashing with other players — or against ...
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Given that virtual worlds are not readily available on mobile devices, could this game become a platform for education?

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Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S. ...

Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S. ... | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
"Minecraft explorers worldwide excavate sand to smelt into glass, diamonds to hone into swords and redstone to power millions of digital creations. Amber Palmer’s fifth-graders visit the Minecraft universe to dig into U.S.
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Who kbew learning could be so much fun!

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The Evolution of Virtual Worlds, Part One.

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RT @KZeroWorldswide: The Evolution of Virtual Worlds, Part One. http://t.co/mA4w3W8l7D #VirtualWorlds #VirtualReality #OculusRift http://t.…
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An interesting article!

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Gord Holden's curator insight, May 21, 7:31 PM

Minecraft, not the end all and be all. Just the tip of the iceberg!

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A Tear in the Time/Space Continuum Permits Talking to Internet Ghosts in Second Life

A Tear in the Time/Space Continuum Permits Talking to Internet Ghosts in Second Life | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Ghosts of the Internet (general) I'm quite sure many people will take much better shots of this installation, it certainly deserves them. In my own defense, I'm not great with avatars and their gho...
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A thought-provoking article.

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Virtual Ability: Guest Writer: Helping Veterans through Virtual Worlds Support: 2014 Mental Health Symposium

Virtual Ability: Guest Writer: Helping Veterans through Virtual Worlds Support: 2014 Mental Health Symposium | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
"Guest Writer: Helping Veterans through Virtual Worlds Support: 2014 Mental Health Symposium" http://t.co/Jwu5pg1xCJ
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Investigating the impact of a web-based, ‘discussion support’, agri...

* Background, virtual discussion-support system (DSS) * Project objectives and proposed methodologies * Project outcomes and outputs * Progress so far and pl...
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Another look at our project using virtual world machinima to teach sugarcane farmers how to use climate information to make better farming decisions.

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“Exploring and Designing Virtual Worlds” Now ... - PressForward

“Exploring and Designing Virtual Worlds” Now ... - PressForward | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The eighth issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is now available online, with options to download as epub, PDF, or iBook. What can we learn from the creation and exploration of a virtual world? The impulse to create ...
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Some great articles in this special issue.

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