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Virbela VR in ed

https://sites.google.com/view/venconference/home

https://www.virbela.com/download

Facebook Horizon

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2020/08/28/this-week-in-xr-walmart-goes-tik-tok-as-apple-facebook-deal-and-reveal/#289e980c1985

https://www.oculus.com/facebook-horizon/

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more on Oculus in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=oculus

Spatial

You Can Now Attend VR Meetings—No Headset Required

Virtual-reality workspace startup Spatial is offering a free version for users. All you need is a web browser.


https://www.wired.com/story/spatial-vr-ar-collaborative-spaces/

Spatial is a startup that enables people to meet through augmented or virtual reality. It’s a little similar to the now defunct Facebook Spaces, except it has much broader support. You can use VR or mixed-reality headsets from a myriad of brands—from Microsoft’s HoloLens and Nreal’s Light to the Oculus Quest—as vehicles to meet in virtual spaces.

Spatial is announcing that it’s launching support for web browsers on desktops, Android, and iOS. Oh, and the platform is now completely free and open to everyone.

The free version temporarily gives you unlimited access to all the enterprise features. Agarawala says a free version will always exist, but limitations will be added back in (like 40-minute sessions and up to three saved project rooms) once social-distancing orders wind down.
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more on immersive reality platforms in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virbela
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=engagevr
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=asvr

solving problems with AR

Solving Problems in Local, Global and Digital Communities using AR

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/w/82299762388?tk=JUpHu5mPpNcXt48wcOT70ff9P28x0Xr-xsSJ9DqpsAU.DQIAAAATKXK21BZVcUgyQ0RzNVNGR0dEM01wZldWaU1nAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA&pwd=dTR2WklBWVM4TmNjT3FSYnJBaHdYdz09&uuid=WN_M30zQ5fPTE6qHmmKSgCN4g

Password: 775958

Description: Join Marialice and Jaime as they join GlobalMindED to present, Solving Problems in Local, Global, and Digital Communities in AR. During their webinar, they will Identify and solve real problems in local, global and digital communities using augmented reality. Participants will gain a better understanding of how digital citizens can confidently and positively engage with emerging technologies to think critically and act creatively. Examples of students using the global goals to make a positive impact on society will be shared.

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more on Virbela in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virbela
more on virtual worlds in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+worlds

Mozilla Hubs VR

ARVRinEDU

https://www.arvrinedu.com/post/day-8-mozilla-hub

Live Zoom orientation tour with Jaime Donally (ISTE presenter). https://www.arvrinedu.com/

“ultimatelly, it is a meeting space for the students to connect among each other and connect with us”

mostly K12 questions

it is free, but the HubsCloud (enterprise option). Regular Hub is up to 25 people.

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more on Virbela in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virbela
more on virtual worlds in this IMS blog
https://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims?s=virtual+worlds

VR after conferences cancellations

VR Takes The Stage As Conferences Cancel

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2020/03/11/vr-takes-the-stage-as-conferences-cancel/

Katie Kelly, Program Owner at AltspaceVR. “I did a rough estimate and factoring in the travel time and CO2e estimates that would have been spent. This summit took about 9 thousand cars off the road for the week of the summit and saved attendees around 5 million miles of travel. So whether we’re combating a global outbreak, climate change or remote work – there’s a lot that AltspaceVR and other VR platforms can do to help.”

HTC is moving its annual Vive Ecosystem Conference (VEC) in China to a virtual world built by Engage, a product of Immersive VR Education.

The crisis has put new wind in the sails of the first virtual world, Second Life, which continues to thrive. “We are seeing increased interest in Second Life as it is a safe place for people and organizations to socialize and work during this time of great anxiety and social distancing,” said Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, which created and operates Second Life.

VictoryXR is an AR & VR school curriculum provider that also uses the Engage platform. They are now in the process of becoming accredited in Iowa and California to become an online virtual reality school (as opposed to a virtual school on a platform like Second Life, which is PC based).

Exp Realty is a virtual, cloud-based real estate brokerage founded nearly a decade ago, similar to Second Life. It is also optimized for PCs and laptops. The virtual real estate company has more than 27,000 agents who they log on to “eXp World.” The technology is provided by VirBELA, which also builds virtual tools for universities and virtual classes like Coursera.

Glue, based in Helsinki, Finland, today introduced significant upgrades to its virtual world platform, Glue Team Space. Team Space is immersive 3D environments optimized for teams of up to twenty people.

Spatial.io, a new remote conferencing system that works with every device and creates convincing avatars who can collaborate in the virtual space where participants can share whiteboards, post-its, videos and 3D models.

 

 

Immersive Teaching for SCSU

As part of our involvement with the Extended Reality Community of Practice, InforMedia Services and SCSU VizLab are offering the following workshops / introductions in augmented and virtual reality:

         Wednesday, March 18, 3PM, MC 205  (directions to MC 205: https://youtu.be/jjpLR3FnBLI )
Intro to 360 Video: easy adoption of virtual reality in your classroom

Plamen Miltenoff will lead exploration of resources; capturing 360 images and videos; hands-on session on creating virtual tours with existing and acquired imagery. 

         Wednesday, March 25, 3PM, MC 205   (directions to MC 205: https://youtu.be/jjpLR3FnBLI )
Intro to Augmented Reality
Alan Srock and Mark Gill will demonstrate the use of the Merge Cube and other augmented reality tools in their courses.
Plamen Miltenoff will lead hands-on session on creating basic AR content with Metaverse.

         Wednesday, April 1, 3PM, MC 205  (directions to MC 205: https://youtu.be/jjpLR3FnBLI )
Intro to  Virtual Reality 

Mark Gill, Alan Srock and Plamen Miltenoff will demonstrate AltSpaceVR and Virbela.
Hands-on session on creating learning spaces in virtual reality. 

These sessions will share ready-to-go resources as well as hands-on creation of materials suitable for most disciplines taught on this campus.

VR in Vizlabmerge cube IM 690