Virtual Reality Used To Teach

In a fast changing world, people can’t afford to ignore new technology. So, gaming equipment has been matched with an environmental cause to create a learning platform for sugar cane farmers in Australia.

Australian researchers use the online world of Second Life to teach sugar cane farmers about climate change and new technologies they can use to reduce water use and fertilizer run-off.

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Second life is game with the tagline, “The largest-ever 3D virtual world created entirely by its users.” It is a 3D world where everyone you see is a real person, and every place you visit is built by people just like you. At its most basic level, Second Life is an online environment created by Linden Lab, a company based in San Francisco. Second Life is an online world in which residents create virtual representations of themselves, called avatars, and interact with other avatars, places or objects.

The pilot phase of the programme was so successful the plan’s being expanded to include 400 Queensland cane growers, so keep an eye out for this new teaching platform. This is not the first time unconventional teaching methods have been used, and may one day extend to children’s classroom. Gaming and education do not have to be separate entities in today’s innovative world.

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Sources: News 24, Second Life, How Stuff Works

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Have You Played These Cool Games?

When you need a good getaway from your busy and hectic daily life, stepping in to a game arcade can be an excellent choice. There are some weird, funny and cool games out there that can let you relieve stress, at least for a short session. Here are some of them.

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The 1995 classic Jackie Chan: Fists of Fire (ジャッキー・チェン FISTS OF FIRE 成龍伝説)is a Mortal Kombat style beat-em-up game in which the player has to win a series of fights with  AI controlled character. The player choose his avatar from various options, including three versions of Jackie Chan.

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In Hatoful Boyfriend: A School of Hope and White Wings (はーとふる彼氏〜希望の学園と白い翼) the player plays as a female bird that tries to find a suitable boyfriend from a school of birds. The game is a basic dating simulator with a difference that it uses doves, pigeons etc. birds as protagonists making the game one of the weirdest in its genre.

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For multiplaying purposes, aka the games to play with your friends or colleagues, air hockey games are a must. The Japanese game company Sega has developed a futuristic air hockey simulator that displays moving digital images on the hockey table. Despite the localization in English, Heat Up Hockey can only be found in Japan.

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If you are really sick of your supervisor bossing you around, you might want to play Sonic Blast Heroes. It is a punching simulator in which the player literally punches everything on his way. The game comes with a boxing glove and a pad that rises out the cabinet to let you know that it is punching time. By playing it you also do physical exercise and develop your physique.

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Sources: Toplessrobot.com, Cracked.com, Wikipedia

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