Development of a Virtual Storytelling System and Its Application to Space Education
Polina Danilicheva, Yury Baturin, Stanislav Klimenko, Alexander Serebrov, Institute of Computing for Physics and Technology, Russian Federation
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper is dedicated to virtual storytelling technology and its educational applications. It describes an implementation of our idea to develop a virtual storytelling system and realize a wide space education project “Virtual Lessons from Space”. At our virtual space lessons a stereoscopic projection system provides an immersion in a model of the International Space Station, while a virtual cosmonaut explains fundamental physical laws, makes experiments and answers students’ questions. A plot of a virtual story depends on user’s actions. The technology enables teachers to personalize and enliven an educational process, to transfer a lesson into a virtual world and make demonstrations and experiments that are either unrealizable on earth or too difficult and expensive.
Danilicheva, P., Baturin, Y., Klimenko, S. & Serebrov, A. (2009). Development of a Virtual Storytelling System and Its Application to Space Education. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4097-4102). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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