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Virtual Reality in Higher Education: Using VR to Understand and Explore Ancient Maya Metaphysics

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6DOF is Good for VR

Beyond attempting to connect human brains to computers, Facebook is pushing the virtual reality video envelope which is great news for virtual reality...

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October 10, 2019

Today we will be doing a mock-trial of Socrates to more closely examine the themes in Plato's Apology. Choose the link corresponding to your assigned role below:

Jury: CLICK HERE

Judge, Socrates, Defense Attorney(s), Prosecuting Attorney(s), Witnesses, and Recorder: CLIC...

December 2, 2018

1. What is a sociological view of race?
2. Are populations genetically distinct enough to call races? Why not?
3. Why is variation within populations important to the biological question of race?
4. What is continuous variation? Why is there no gene for a race?
5. Have...

November 29, 2018

After reading Pedro Pitarch's amazing ethnography "TheJaguar and the Priest: An Ethnography of Tzeltal souls," I asked my students to create visual representations of Tzeltal Maya souls to spur active learning while raising comprehension of Pitarch's complex work. Firs...

October 7, 2018

The aim of the research proposal is to demonstrate that you have a project both worth doing and manageable within the timescale left in the semester. To be worth doing, your project must be well-founded, and must also make a contribution to understanding in its field....

January 3, 2017

In my introductory anthropology class, I created an interactive learning project where students had to explore a virtual reality reconstruction of the ancient Maya site of Cerros (video below). 

This video was created the Florida Museum of Natural History's exhibit of C...

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