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03 Sep 2013 David Sherlock
I’m pretty excited about the Oculus Rift. Incase you’ve missed it, the Oculus Rift is a Virtual Reality headset that was initially a kickstarter project that while successful on kickstarter has since found even more big money backers. Playing on it goes something like this: We’ve seen VR headsets before, several were released in the […]
Virtual Worlds
30 Mar 2011 Rowin Young
The VWVLE project, or Supporting Education in Virtual Worlds with Virtual Learning Environments to give it its full name, has been funded as part of the JISC Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants round 5 to examine the wide range of emerging pedagogical opportunities offered through the integration of virtual worlds and web-based virtual learning environments.
Virtual Worlds
28 Mar 2011 Rowin Young
The dates and call for abstracts for Researching Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments 2011: Creative Solutions for New Futures (ReLIVE11) have now been released. Running at the Open University in Milton Keynes on 21 and 22 September, the conference will explore issues around innovation in teaching and learning through immersive virtual worlds.
Virtual Worlds
27 Oct 2010 Rowin Young
It was well worth the early start today to attend a fascinating webinar presented by Nicola Whitton of MMU on ‘assessment of game based learning’, part of the successful series of webinars hosted by the Transforming Assessment project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and based at the University of Adelaide.
Assessment Virtual Worlds Learning Design
26 Jul 2010 Rowin Young
The Web3D Consortium has just announced that its standardisation activities will now be open to the public, enabling non-members to participate in development of the specification at all stages rather than just during the public review prior to final approval.   There is still the opportunity for private discussion limited to consortium members.
Virtual Worlds Standards

Virtual Worlds Resources

Virtual worlds @ JISC
Date: Oct 2009
Virtual World Watch
Date: Oct 2009
Ongoing survey of virtual world use in UK Higher and Further Education (external resource)
Second Life Education Wiki
Date: Oct 2009
Information resource on designing, teaching and administrating classes in immersive virtual environments (external resource)
Second Life Researchers discussion list
Date: Oct 2009
International discussion list on research topics around Second Life (external resource)
Second Life Educators discussion list
Date: Oct 2009
Highly active international discussion list on educational uses of Second Life (external resource)

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