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Are Online Virtual Worlds the Future for Education? - Tiny Planets

Are Online Virtual Worlds the Future for Education? - Tiny Planets | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
From blackboards to iPads and chalk to stylus pens, education has undoubtedly been revolutionised by technology.
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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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Educator VW Priority List Survey

We want to develop a prioritized list of features/characteristics that are important and necessary to educators for Linden Lab to incorporate in its "next generation" virtual world platform currently underdevelopment.

On this page we ask you to prioritize two categories of features that are important for effective use of a virtual world for educational purposes.
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Immersive Bents Old Fort in Minecraft

Immersive Bents Old Fort in Minecraft | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Bent’s Old Fort, a unit of the United States National Park Service, will be reconstructed virtually in the video game Minecraft and also in fully immersive 3D virtual reality (VR)

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World of Warcraft PTS 6.0.2 Quick Look iMMOsite - Get your gaming life recorded - my.mmosite.com

World of Warcraft PTS 6.0.2 Quick Look iMMOsite - Get your gaming life recorded - my.mmosite.com | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Home of MMORPG fans, share your feelings, game experiences, screenshots, personal photos and make friends here. (World of Warcraft PTS 6.0.2 Quick Look:
So blizzard went and did the impossible.
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Literacy Project: Interim Report

Literacy Project: Interim Report | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Interim reporting from the Literacy Project, a research project developed with funding from Ako Aotearoa and the Manuaku Institute of Technology and designed to investigate the use of game environm...
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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: Eliminating a headache faced by all SL virtual educators!

The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: Eliminating a headache faced by all SL virtual educators! | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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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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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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Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift - The Next Web

Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift - The Next Web | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Virtual world Second Life now supports the Oculus Rift
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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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The nature documentary filmed inside Grand Theft Auto V

The nature documentary filmed inside Grand Theft Auto V | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
OK. ‘Nature’ ‘documentary.’ This is a David Attenborough-style nature “mockumentary” made inside Grand Theft Auto V, the open-world crime game, which came out last year. Narrated by a British man and scored by swelling classical music, it uses the virtual world of GTA to present a narrative about nature despoiled by human activity. Of course, it’s […]
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VWBPE 2015 Call for Proposals

VWBPE 2015 Call for Proposals | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Always a great conference that really showcases the best in virtual worlds education.

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Tate and Minecraft create virtual worlds inspired by art - Tech News | The Star Online

Britain's Tate has launched a series of maps of virtual 3D worlds with Minecraft, combining art, history and gaming.
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The take up and diverse use of Minecraft is quite amazing.

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Occupational Medicine Research Project: Initial Development

Occupational Medicine Research Project: Initial Development | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
The initial development report from the collaborative Occupational Medicine Research Project between Otago University and myself. An overview of the theoretical considerations of the development so...
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Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life

Gamer disclaimer: virtual worlds can be as fulfilling as real life | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming. Electronic sports (or esports) are now mainstream, drawing more than a million viewers in large tournaments and…
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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

2014: The Year the Media Stopped Caring About MOOCs? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Virtual University: Education in Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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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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