Education in the Third Dimension: 3D Stereoscopics as a Cognitive Tool for Learning
Nick Zap, Simon Fraser University, Canada ; Jillianne Code, University of Victoria, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Three-dimensional (3D) stereoscopic technologies bring a whole new dimension to educational media and learning. Perception and orientation in the three-dimensional world is propagated through many different object and environmental factors. The use of 3D stereoscopics as a cognitive tool for augmenting reality from the two-dimensional representations on a computer screen to one that is three-dimensional, interactive, and immersive provides researchers with a new tool to help understand how we learn. The purpose of this paper is to introduce and examine the techniques and technologies of 3D stereoscopics for learning. Implications and applications of 3D stereoscopics in education are proposed in hopes to begin a dialog for bringing 3D stereoscopic technology to the wider learning community in a meaningful and engaging way.
Zap, N. & Code, J. (2011). Education in the Third Dimension: 3D Stereoscopics as a Cognitive Tool for Learning. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3718-3727). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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