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The Future Of Online Education

The Future Of Online Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education.  All of the contributors represent projects that have won WISE Awards, which recognize innovative solutions in overcoming barriers to education. This series aims to shed light on those projects [...]
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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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How a Famous Robot Test Can Help You Beat Impostor Syndrome

How a Famous Robot Test Can Help You Beat Impostor Syndrome | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Online content creators and digital entrepreneurs both sit squarely in the cross-hairs for the impostor experience. How do you overcome it?
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Ohio Professors, Teachers Pushing Limits Of Technology In Classrooms

Ohio Professors, Teachers Pushing Limits Of Technology In Classrooms | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers and professors have been working for decades to integrate the latest technologies from computers to laptops to tablets for reading electronic textbooks. Now immersive technology is being tested for application in the classroom.

Supporters say it could change the face of education, but only if educations can push students beyond the exhilaration of a virtual world and into real-life learning.

Via Kim Flintoff
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 17, 5:33 PM
Teachers and professors have been working for decades to integrate the latest technologies from computers to laptops to tablets for reading electronic textbooks. Now immersive technology is being tested for application in the classroom. Supporters say it could change the face of education, but only if educations can push students beyond the exhilaration of a virtual world and into real-life learning.
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4 Most Important Stories From CES and What They Mean for VR in 2018

4 Most Important Stories From CES and What They Mean for VR in 2018 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
CES 2018 has come and gone, and with it, a pace has been set for what we can expect to see in VR in the next six months or so. If you weren’t following the day-to-day news, here’s a look at the top stories and what they mean going forward. HTC Vive Pro Perhaps the …
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The Savvy Reason There Are Robot Strippers for CES

The Savvy Reason There Are Robot Strippers for CES | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We can't help but think this is a very smart move, but we also have questions.
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But where do you tuck the dollar bills?? ;)

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The FitBit-ization of VR and the future of youth sports

The FitBit-ization of VR and the future of youth sports | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Among the VR standouts at CES 2018, this company is bringing advanced athletic training to the masses.
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How This Chinese Tech Company Is About To Change Everything You Know About VR

How This Chinese Tech Company Is About To Change Everything You Know About VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Some of the hottest tech advances at CES were from China. Here are two-to-watch!
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VR Vs. Vicodin: How Tech Is Helping Doctors Treat Pain 

As virtual reality continues to gain momentum across the board, its benefits are being tapped by healthcare professionals to allay fears, reduce anxiety an
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Wonder Workshop lets kids learn Javascript by programming robots

Wonder Workshop is launching Cue, their newest robot that lets kids learn Javascript or block programming using their friendly robots.
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This robot can get you a beer from the fridge

Aeolus is a new household robot that’s designed to do chores. It can move chairs, sweep and vacuum, and it’s even supposed to help you find your glasses
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Google Announces 'VR180' 3D Consumer Cameras Coming from Lenovo and Yi Technology

Google Announces 'VR180' 3D Consumer Cameras Coming from Lenovo and Yi Technology | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google today unveiled at CES a pair of point-and-shoot stereoscopic 180 cameras from Lenovo and Chinese camera manufacturer YI Technology. The cameras, respectively called the Lenovo Mirage and the Yi Horizon, are the first consumer cameras in Google’s growing VR180 camera platform. Delivering high quality 360 video is tough. Most consumer hand-held 360 cameras top out at 4K resolution …
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Can robots play well with people? 

Can robots play well with people?  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Robots are now an integral part of manufacturing, but since their introduction there has been fear of their impact on jobs. Should robots be feared or loved?
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Presenters's curator insight, January 9, 3:56 AM
Parece utópico, pero no lo es. Los robots están cada vez más presentes en nuestras vidas y, en el futuro, es muy probable que realicen actividades laborales que pensábamos que solo podríamos llegar a desempeñar los humanos. ¿Estamos preparados para aceptar a los robots como parte de nuestras vidas?

Humanizar un robot, el gran reto de la inteligencia artificial: http://www.efefuturo.com/noticia/humanizar-robot-gran-reto-inteligencia-artificial/ ;

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Serious Play Conference 2018

Serious Play Conference 2018 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The Serious Play Conference, now in our 8th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporation, classroom, healthcare institution, government and military and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

At Serious Play, attendees listen, share and participate actively in informal sessions dedicated to the discussion of the future of serious games.

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WOO HOO! Got invited to present at the 2018 Serious Play Conference! 

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Giant robot is ridden by human pilot

Giant robot is ridden by human pilot | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A South Korean start-up shows off a huge robot designed to make humans stronger and more mobile.
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Virtualization Keeps Up with High-End Apps

Virtualization is changing the face of higher education, especially for schools delivering high-end graphic-intensive courseware and applications. As students increasingly expect to run apps anytime and anywhere, and the complexity of applications increases, graphics-accelerated virtual desktop interfaces (VDI) can provide a solution.
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Does this mean we don't have to buy new graphics cards?? ;)

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Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Wow, this is incredib- BLEEUUURGHGHGH
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Virtual Reality’s Founding Father on the Beauty of VR and Music

Virtual Reality’s Founding Father on the Beauty of VR and Music | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Jaron Lanier talks about why it's important for people to understand virtual reality and why it's a sin to rank music.
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Forget the gym - could VR be the future of fitness?

Forget the gym - could VR be the future of fitness? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

I've seen the future of fitness."

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I'm cancelling my gym membership and buying a Hive. ;)

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Robot Baby Shows How Crawling On Carpet Creates Cloud Of Filth

Robot Baby Shows How Crawling On Carpet Creates Cloud Of Filth | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A foil-wrapped, legless, crawling baby robot showed what happens when a baby crawls across the carpet.
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So now we know...something. ;)

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Education conference for kids! – Narmer American College, Cairo, Feb. 22-24

Education conference for kids! – Narmer American College, Cairo, Feb. 22-24 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

TalebTech is a conference for kids, specifically an educational technology conference. Students (and teachers) from any international school in Egypt are welcome to join us. Kids will be divided into teams and then will design technology solutions to various world problems.

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Ultimaker Cura 3D Printing Software

Ultimaker Cura 3D Printing Software | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Ultimaker Cura is free to download and engineered to make the very most of Ultimaker 3D printers, creating a stable, reliable and seamless 3D printing experience.
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Cura's what we use! 

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Robots are helping researchers work to end world hunger

Robots are helping researchers work to end world hunger | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The project uses automated systems to gather and analyze environmental impact on crops.
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10 Classroom Uses for Minecraft

10 Classroom Uses for Minecraft | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Long before the release of its Education Edition, educators were using Minecraft in the classroom. For some time now, teachers have been playing with the various ways it can be used for learning. Certainly, digital game-based learning is not a new concept; games like Reader Rabbit have been used in the classroom since the 1980s. However, Minecraft doesn’t really fit the traditional model of a computer-based learning game. It’s much more immersive and simulates real-life experiences. We have explored some classroom uses for Minecraft in our list below.  Improve Student Reading & Comprehension In her article on TeachHub, Jacqui Murray …
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Presenters's curator insight, January 11, 3:45 AM
Minecraft es un juego 'infinito' o al menos difícil de acabar con todo su contenido. Trabajo en equipo, descubrimiento, imaginación, creación... son algunas de las habilidades que se pueden desarrolar con este videojuego de Mojang. Todavía recuerdo las palabras de Ricard Gascons, ingeniero informático en Microsoft Dublín, sobre cómo aprendió a programar con Minecraft...
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Lenovo Unveils Mirage Solo Daydream Standalone VR Headset

Lenovo Unveils Mirage Solo Daydream Standalone VR Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Lenovo today unveiled the first standalone VR headset in Google’s Daydream mobile VR ecosystem, the Mirage Solo. Revealed today at CES, the headset integrates Google’s WorldSense six degrees of freedom (6DoF) positional tracking alongside the headset’s 3DoF controller. First teased back at Google I/O, Lenovo’s then unnamed headset was set to arrive with a similar 6DoF headset …
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You can buy me one for next Xmas! ;)

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Augmented Reality's Real Power Will Be Substance, Not Flash

Augmented Reality's Real Power Will Be Substance, Not Flash | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
­People assume AR will deliver flashy, exciting cultural creations, but it will likely be more mundane—and thus more powerful.
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How Will AR Transform Education? 

How Will AR Transform Education?  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At both the primary and secondary level, augmented reality has the power to provide students with more interactive experiences.
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