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Why Gamification Is Winning Points on Campus

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Higher ed gaming labs like Rochester Institute of Technology’s MAGIC center are expanding gamification’s possibilities.

 

"Games are really good at representing complex systems, so educational experiences that are framed on learning those systems work really well for games."


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Calling Second Life Educators and Students: Research Study - The Creative Shed

Calling Second Life Educators and Students: Research Study - The Creative Shed | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Call all educators or students working in Second Life, consider taking part in a research survey: My name is Christine Mark and I am working on my dissertation for my PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Southern Mississippi.
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I'd like to do this if time permits. Thanks to KiwiBelma.

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Teachers Try Embracing Students' Gaming Interest - U.S. News & World Report

Teachers Try Embracing Students' Gaming Interest - U.S. News & World Report | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Some teachers in Alaska are incorporating Minecraft into their lessons.
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Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education

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“ Virtual Reality will be omnipresent and ubiquitous in 5 years. It is hard to find now. It is completely missing in education. The question is, who will take a leadership role and fill the gap? Why not you?”
Via Dennis T OConnor, Kim Flintoff, Deborah Banker
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Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 9:42 AM

This article talks about one of the many future uses of VR, as a means of education. You asked us what we thought the future of technology is, well Sir, I do believe this is it.

Brock Nicholls's curator insight, March 27, 9:34 AM

Pfaff, J (1 March, 2015). Virtual Reality is the Future of Career Education. EduKWest.http://www.edukwest.com/virtual-reality-is-the-future-of-career-education/


This article is an expansion on the idea of virtual reality and what it can do for us. It explains that virtual reality has the possibility of providing us with real life work experiences. Mentions the oculus also and discusses the potential of providing many people across the world at once a unique experience of the scenario in real time. Author states he himself is jumping on board and others should also try filling the gap between VR and online education. Technology allowing people to have a in-depth life like experience before having to really experience it is obviously important and will be massive if done properly.

Benjamin Johnson's curator insight, March 28, 1:06 AM

Difficult to imagine all of the 'in-between' steps between where we are now and being hard-wired into direct-to-brain electrode stimulation.

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The Myth of the Minecraft Curriculum

The Myth of the Minecraft Curriculum | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
In reality, the computer program "has about as much inherent educational value as an overhead projector."
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 « Educational Technology

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Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it..
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 23, 9:33 AM

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Emlyn Davies-Cole's curator insight, March 24, 10:30 AM

The success of Oculus is mostly due to research and development of software and hardware technologies pulled from different industries. 

Lochlan Finney's curator insight, March 25, 9:55 AM

Another great article on why VR is happening now, and how it won't be a repeat of VR in the 90's. They've justified their view point by pointing out how much stronger our technology is today, and how VR couldn't have possibly worked 20 years ago, because they didn't have the technology that we have today.

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Google-Backed Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Rolls Out Its First Piece Of Content - Forbes

Google-Backed Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Rolls Out Its First Piece Of Content - Forbes | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
VideoThere's been no shortage of big tech players dipping their toes into virtual reality these days. But so far, there hasn't been much for consumers to actually get their hands on.
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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Jaunt’s killer VR: immersive video

Jaunt’s killer VR: immersive video | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Full immersion virtual reality might be here sooner than you think — for movies, at least. Palo Alto-based Jaunt VR is developing a suite of hardware and software tools for creating 360-degree virtual reality videos....
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MA Reveal: The Educational Sidekick

MA Reveal: The Educational Sidekick | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
In relation to the MA Education in Virtual Worlds, last semester saw the completion of the set modules with only the choice of thesis or extended project now to come.
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Bloom's Taxonomy for Teaching English In SL | Educreations

Bloom's Taxonomy for Teaching English In SL | Educreations | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Teach what you know. Learn what you don't.
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New official OpenSim release is out

New official OpenSim release is out | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
The new official release of OpenSimulator — OpenSimulator 0.8.1 — came out this week, with only minor changes compared with the preview release. “The most significant being a fix for a regression where script...
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Resources

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Here you will find links to other communities, publications, and blogs interested in virtual worlds and education. If you know of a resource that we haven't included here, please let us know at inf...
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Microsoft HoloLens promises to change our world. Will it? - YouTube

Microsoft HoloLens promises to change our world. Will it? Get the #‎BUZZ at http://ImmersiveEducation.org/buzz ! #HoloLens #VR #holograms #i2015
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MIT Launches Study of Online Gaming's Biggest Community

MIT Launches Study of Online Gaming's Biggest Community | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
The study will measure behavioral data from “League of Legends” players to better understand collaboration dynamics.
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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides... [[ This is a content summary only.
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Paul McCarney goes virtual

Paul McCarney goes virtual | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Android smartphone users can now watch Paul McCartney’s recent Candlestick Part concert in virtual reality by downloading this app and using it in conjunction with Google Cardboard or similar smartphone-phone based headset.
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Painting app released for Oculus

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Virtual reality artists can now paint in 3D, with a new painting app, Tilt Brush, released for the Oculus Rift. You can paint thick, three-dimensional brush strokes, smoke, stars, and even light, according to development...
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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play - Wired

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play - Wired | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play Wired ThoughtSTEM is far from the first company to use Minecraft for educational purposes.
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Literacy Project: Interim Report

Literacy Project: Interim Report | Virtual Worlds Calling | Scoop.it
With the official published report not due till November it is heartening to see that the Literacy Project is showing positive signs of achievement.
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