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Gaming for Education, University, and Community

Posted on July 18, 2017

On the front page of their website entitled Game Based Learning, USF IT Instructional Designer Christina Freeman and Community College of Baltimore County Professor of History Dr. Laura Trauth, discuss the best settings for a student to learn. They say that starting as infants, learning is second nature to us. We strive to learn how […]


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Understanding Online Reading Patterns: The Content Writer’s Guide

Posted on June 20, 2017

An effective website should entice readers to engage with it. User engagement can manifest in a lot of ways. It might be a click on an “apply now” button, or a “like” on a blog post, or even just a click on a “read more”. The fact is, strategically written copy is the first step in […]


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Chatbots: From Shoe Sales to Healthcare

Posted on April 11, 2017

There are many different types of chatbots, and each one has a different level of ability. Some are able to give a preliminary diagnosis of a medical condition. Some are able to give advice to moms new to breastfeeding. There’s even a bot capable of ordering Domino’s pizza for you! What is a Chatbot? A chatbot provides […]


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Virtual Simulation Learning and Development at USF Health

Posted on April 6, 2017

USF Health’s Over the Counter simulation was modeled after the futuristic Pharmacy Plus. (Top photo courtesy of Harvard Jolly).Virtual Simulations at USF began in 2010 when Joshua Jackson was handed a copy of Second Life and asked to utilize it in some way. He took the online 3D social networking world and created a comprehensive, immersive learning experience […]


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Virtual Reality – From Science Fiction to Real Opportunities

Posted on March 16, 2017

Nothing in recent memory has taken off quite like the concept of Virtual Reality.  Once thought to be nothing more than a Sci-Fi movie trope. It has been earth-shattering to realize that its time is here, right now with us.  Like any field taking its first shaky steps, there are areas that remain lacking. Cameras […]