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What Video Games Can Really Teach Us: Active and Critical Learning in Gaming - Gameranx

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As a person who has been in the "ivory tower" of academia for quite a bit of time, I can say first hand just how traditional it is in its values.
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Scanning the globe for examples of virtual environments used for education and training
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Could Virtual-Reality Training Be the Key to Fewer Police Shootings?

Could Virtual-Reality Training Be the Key to Fewer Police Shootings? | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Nothing fully prepares a police officer for what lies ahead—but much can be taught. In an adaptation from his new book, A Colony in a Nation, MSNBC host Chris Hayes tours a facility that uses virtual reality to put police in the line of fire. ​
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Virtual Reality Classroom Trains Teachers - p

Thanks to a virtual reality classroom, Ole Miss education students are able to hone their skills in front of almost life-like students. Video by Mary Stanton.
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Looks like another of my alma maters is getting into virtual reality in their teacher training. Cool!
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12 augmented reality apps students can use today

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As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.

Via Kim Flintoff
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Program | Opensimulator Community Conference 2016

Program | Opensimulator Community Conference 2016 | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
ALL TIMES LISTED IN PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST/SLT) (-8 GMT) TO CONVERT TO YOUR LOCAL TIME, USE THE TIME ZONE CONVERTER. View the OpenSimulator Community
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Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash - BBC News

Virtual reality video simulates drink driving car crash - BBC News | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
A virtual reality video simulating a car crash from drink driving is released by a major drinks maker.
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I'm assuming you'd need the whole sensory body suit to really make an impression (pardon the pun).
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Giving virtual reality the Swiss touch

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Discover the Swiss touch in the virtual reality and learn more about Switzerland's Science & Education thanks to the House of Switzerland - by the FDFA
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I've had my avatar fly in SL, but this looks like it takes it to a whole new level. 
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Why ISTE educators are using Second Life to enrich student learning - Classcraft Blog

Why ISTE educators are using Second Life to enrich student learning - Classcraft Blog | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
The ISTE Virtual Environments Network gathers together educators interested in using simulations in education. One of these sims is Second Life.
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Learning empathy through virtual reality

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[...] it was perfect for teaching health professionals empathy for people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease by making them experience how hard a simple trip to the grocery store might be, said Bart Kok, studio manager for VR content...
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Virtual University Library Project - third test in Unreal Engine 4

This is a better prototype but the virtual library isn't nearly finished yet. You can read description about my project here
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Seems like more work than using a pre-existing platform (like SL, Inworldz, or Kitely) but the visuals so far are stunning!
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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.
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Gabriel Candido Da Silva's curator insight, October 27, 2016 11:11 AM

This is a fantastic way to engage with new generation of users

 

Minicraft is no longer a new tool in the field of game-based learning. Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, teachers have been experimenting with different ways to use it in the classroom for a while now. Some teachers use it to teach math concepts like ratios and proportions, while others use it to support student creativity and collaboration. (Minecraft Education Edition, which launches on November 1, 2016, has additional features for collaboration.) Here are some great ways to use Minecraft in the classroom:

Make History Come Alive

There are many already-created three-dimensional replica structures, like the Roman Colosseum and the Globe Theatre in London, that you can import into the game and have students explore. Many teachers have students create experiences (an update on dioramas) to show their knowledge of historical places and times. Students can also use Minecraft to create stage performances.

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Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality | Shake Up Learning

Getting Started with Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality | Shake Up Learning | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
  Pinterest Bring Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality into Your Classroom – Part 1 *This post is sponsored by Samsung.
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I wish we had this kind of stuff when I was in school!
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All UWA regions to remain in Second Life through mid-2017

All UWA regions to remain in Second Life through mid-2017 | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
On September 13th, I relayed the news that the University of Western Australia would be scaling back its presence in Second Life to just one region; with three others being retired and the fourth to be transferred to the San Jose State University. Well, things have now changed for the better. In a blog post…
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Immersive Virtual Reality: Online Education for the Next Generation

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How virtual reality could help make online classes better.
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VWBPE 2017 Legacy: Announcing Keynotes

VWBPE 2017 Legacy: Announcing Keynotes | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
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Yay! Looking forward to some awesome keynotes this year!!
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Augmented and Virtual Reality Technologies: Expanding Options for Online Education

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at Penn State, and his students are using augmented and virtual realit
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UTCS 50 Faculty Visions: Dr. Etienne Vouga - Understanding and Shaping the 3D World

UT Computer Science 50th Anniversary Symposium Lecture. Since Toy Story in the 1990s, artists and computer scientists have collaborated to bring 3D virtua
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Using Games for Serious Learning in High School

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Video games can function as class texts in much the same way that books or movies do. Here are five recent games that are well worth your attention.
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Virtual Theatre Simulator- Dramatic Education, Inc.

Dramatic Education, Inc. is currently developing an online interactive learning platform powered by an engineering simulations company that can delive
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The Phoenix Firestorm Project: Virtual Worlds, Jokaydia Grid

Presentation for TESOL conference, November 4th, Syracuse, NY
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Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition; Utilizing Gaming Technology In Teaching, Is it Doable? [video]

Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition; Utilizing Gaming Technology In Teaching, Is it Doable? [video] | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Microsoft in collaboration with Mojang, the developer of Minecraft, aims to provide schools a means to keep students interested in the lessons, while giving teachers an alternative way of teaching.
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Microsoft and Pearson are partnering to turn HoloLens into an educational tool

Microsoft and Pearson are partnering to turn HoloLens into an educational tool | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Education materials company Pearson is looking at using Microsoft's HoloLens to create new methods for teaching across a host of disciplines, including nursing, engineering, and construction.
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Florida Hospital doctors use virtual reality for surgical planning and patient education

Florida Hospital doctors use virtual reality for surgical planning and patient education | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Named as “Surgical Reality” the program allows neurosurgeons and patients to see inside the body with a precision not available before.
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SpaceWalkerVR Omnidirectional Walking Simulator Allows Users to Freely Move Around in Virtual Worlds

SpaceWalkerVR Omnidirectional Walking Simulator Allows Users to Freely Move Around in Virtual Worlds | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
SpaceWalkerVR is a virtual reality walking simulator that allows users to walk, run and turn 360 degrees while exercising or playing games in virtual worlds.
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One step closer to real world holodecks!
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Virtual reality making construction sites safer

Virtual reality making construction sites safer | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Bochum-based researchers are aiming to make construction sites safer with interactive virtual reality training courses.
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