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The Oculus PC app v18 update improves the accuracy of positional tracking prediction for Oculus Link. Improved translation accuracy on predicted-poses. This improves the visual stability of up-close content under fast head motion. Oculus Link is the feature which lets Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via a USB cable. This gives Quest owners who own a gaming PC access to the Oculus Rift library and SteamVR. About Ecolinc Ecolinc, established in 2005, provides a wide range of exciting and engaging curriculum programs for P-12 students and teachers, addressing the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AusVELS). The award winning Ecolinc facility incorporates innovative ecologically sustainable design (ESD) elements, providing the perfect venue and model for environmental teaching and learning. Ecolinc is set within a created indigenous grassy/woodland landscape featuring a model wetland, designed to intercept and filter stormwater, and to aid in cooling the facility in summer. Ecolinc: Ecolinc Logo The Ecolinc logo is a stylised Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis), an endangered species, which was first observed in the Ecolinc stormwater wetland in 2007.
Learn how to Study Using... Retrieval Practice By: Megan Smith & Yana Weinstein The purpose of today’s post is to give students a resource to help them take charge of their own learning. We’re going to do a series of these over the next few weeks; today’s post is about retrieval practice – a useful method for studying any material that you’d like to remember in the future. Fritz Kahn: The Little-Known Godfather of Infographics by Maria Popova How a German gynecologist transformed science into visual poetry and laid the foundations of modern information graphics. Around the time when Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator Otto Neurath was building his ISOTYPE visual language, which laid the foundation for pictogram-based infographics, another infographic pioneer was doing something even more ambitious: The German polymath Fritz Kahn — amateur astronomer, medical scientist by training, gynecologist by early occupation, artist by inclination, writer, educator and humanist by calling — was developing innovative visual metaphors for understanding science and the human body, seeking to strip scientific ideas of their alienating complexity and engage a popular audience with those essential tenets of how life works. Fritz Kahn (1888–1968) Each passionately sought to devise a distinct graphic design language to replace the jargon and lay waste to an ever-growing Tower of Babel. 'Man as Industrial Palace,' 1926
Solve Tough Problems with a Brain Reboot This is a guest post from Scott H. Young. I’ve spent a lot of time looking into different methods for solving problems and boosting my creativity. I’ve come to the conclusion that meditation isn’t just for the monks. You can use meditation for finding solutions to difficult problems, taking control of your emotions or rebooting your brain. This post is a high-level introduction to Octalysis, the Gamification Framework I created after more than 17 years of Gamification research and and Behavioral Design study. Within a year of publication, Octalysis was organically translated into 16 languages and became required literature in Gamification instruction worldwide. What is Gamification?
Universities May Be Contributing to High Attrition Rates Among Graduate Students The culture of Ph.D. programs can make some students snap, according to Karen Kelsky, a former tenured professor and academic career coach. In fact, she said in an email, “it isn't usually a snap so much as a gradual disintegration.” Ph.D. programs are extremely lonely and based on a culture of critique rather than support in which professors and peers constantly look for weaknesses in the doctoral student’s arguments, she said. During Kelsky’s 15 years as a tenured professor and advisor, she witnessed many students toil in solitude on their dissertations while sacrificing their outside interests. “You become overly fixated on what your professors think of you,” she said. “Paranoia is quite rampant in Ph.D. programs because Ph.D. students can get so isolated and so fixated on whether or not the people in authority [committee members] approve of what they're doing since they have total authority to grant the degree.”
Three, Google, Converse: The top 10 YouTube ads in August 1. Three UK – Go Roam with easyJet Three is celebrating its partnership with EasyJet by resurrecting an old favourite – a giraffe-flamingo hybrid named Giraffamingo. Set to Sofia Reyes’ hit ‘123’ featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto, the spot shows Giraffamingo strutting its way through the airport making the most of the ‘Hands Free’ offer, which is designed to speed up the bag check process and create a seamless travel experience. The sassy mascot also reveals how, as part of the partnership, consumers can use their phone abroad in up to 71 countries worldwide with Three at no extra cost. Creative Agency: Wieden+KennedyMedia Agency: Mindshare