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Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level

Teachers Take Game-Based Learning to the Next Level | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A lesson using "Minecraft" can touch on history, engineering and ancient architecture.
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To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now

To ride the virtual reality wave, start paddling now | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the masses. But how quickly?   An industry segment that truly started no more than a year ago with the launch of headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is already a multi-billion dollar enterprise, with every major tech player — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, etc. — …
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VRChat CCO: 'We Weren't Ready' For Everything To Be 'On Fire All The Time'

VRChat CCO: 'We Weren't Ready' For Everything To Be 'On Fire All The Time' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I talked with Ron Millar, the CCO of VRChat, about the app's perception in the media and how they've dealt with all of the memes and trolls.
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Virtual Avatars Take Over Instagram Posing As Regular Influencers

Virtual Avatars Take Over Instagram Posing As Regular Influencers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You might be following virtual bots and not eve
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Fitness system creates virtual avatars in 10 minutes

Fitness system creates virtual avatars in 10 minutes | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Avatars—virtual persons—are a core element of ICSpace, a virtual fitness and movement environment at Bielefeld University's Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). The system makes it possibl
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New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic]

New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic] | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Earlier this week a new virtual reality platform was announced that will be making waves in the virtual fashion market.
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Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute

Immerse Yourself in New Worlds With Augmented and Virtual Reality - IEEE - The Institute | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
IEEE Transmitter features ways the technologies can be used to explore outer space and to treat medical conditions
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Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg

Virtual Reality Can Help Convict Nazi War Criminals - Lovesick Cyborg | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The short documentary film "Nazi VR" tells of how a virtual reality version of the concentration camp Auschwitz helped convict a Nazi war criminal.
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Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training

Virtual Reality: The Next Generation Of Education, Learning and Training | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VR opens learners of all types to new possibilities.
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The very real health dangers of virtual reality

The very real health dangers of virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Before you or your children wear out your shiny new VR gadgets, be sure you're fully aware of the potential health risks of this exciting technology.
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Can "Avatar Therapy" Help People Confront Hallucinations?

Can "Avatar Therapy" Help People Confront Hallucinations? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

In a recent study, schizophrenics engaged the distressing voices they hear through digital audio-visual representations
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Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists

Going virtual—UniSA app to equip next-gen journalists | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Journalism has emerged as one of the 21st century's most rapidly "disrupted" industries as the rise of social media has undermined the effectiveness of traditional journalism. So how do you teach journalism in this new contex
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Why be Moral in a Virtual World? | Journal of Practical Ethics

Why be Moral in a Virtual World? | Journal of Practical Ethics | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Interesting paper by John McMillan and Mike King of University of Otaga in the recent edition of Journal of Practical Ethics. In my current survey of Second Life residents, (http://www.fourbridgesproject.org/second-life-survey.html) 73% of the respondents say that their avatar is helpful to others in the virtual world while only 66% describe themselves as being helpful to others offline. Not that this is a moral imperative, being helpful to others, but it walks along that line. (Image is from millay Freschi in Second Life and not from the paper itself.)

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Virtual reality might save my long-distance relationship

Virtual reality might save my long-distance relationship | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Facebook Spaces, Facebook's new virtual reality program, could one day change the future of long-distance dating.
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A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness

A Possible Cure for Virtual Reality Motion Sickness | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
MONKEYmedia, an independent R&D lab, could finally make for smooth sailing for gamemakers, hardware providers, and consumers alike.
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Just How Real Is Virtual Reality?

Just How Real Is Virtual Reality? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with virtual reality researcher Jeremy Bailenson about his new book Experience on Demand. And she also tries some VR herself.
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This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church

This Pastor Is Putting His Faith in a Virtual Reality Church | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
D.J. Soto believes Christianity can be renewed through worship in virtual reality. His VR mega-church is even attracting atheists.
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Pop Culture Predicts The Future of Tech

Pop Culture Predicts The Future of Tech | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Science fiction not only predicts the immersive future of media, it inspires it.
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Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites

Virtual Reality Is Allowing Us To See Some of the World’s Most Inaccessible Archaeological Sites | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with its past through virtual reality models of sacred sites
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Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN

Explore CERN in the world of Minecraft | CERN | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Now you can discover CERN and the ATLAS detector in incredible detail on the gaming platform Minecraft, through ATLAScraft, launched today. The virtual world recreates the Laboratory using Minecraft’s signature 3D blocks, in an interactive museum and map that includes striking images accompanied by detailed explanations and mini-games to explore the world of particle physics.
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3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions

3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Save Businesses Billions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three forms of telepresence showing the greatest potential return on investment are: virtual experts, virtual rooms and robotic presence.
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The brave new world of digital humans, designed to do our bidding

The brave new world of digital humans, designed to do our bidding | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
HBO’s “Westworld” may feel like a distant reality, but AI startups are already working on human-like avatars that can do our bidding.
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The Australian Pharmacists Of The Future Are Learning In A Virtual Classroom

The Australian Pharmacists Of The Future Are Learning In A Virtual Classroom | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Griffith University's School of Pharmacy has no need for old-fashioned learning tools - these students are learning in classrooms equipped with a rang
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Virtual training tool allows first responders to train across jurisdictions, disciplines

Virtual training tool allows first responders to train across jurisdictions, disciplines | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A free virtual training tool allows first responders from different disciplines to train together for critical incidents
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VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet

VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a short-lived but groundbreaking company that buil
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