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Sensavis Education, the Stockholm-based 3D visualization company, is releasing the first e-book dedicated entirely to the subject of 3D in Education. Entitled “The Future of 3D Education: What every educator should know about 3D in the classroom,” this e-book features the latest research and information about 3D use in education. The e-book provides examples of successful implementation of 3D technology in the classroom and asks the key question: “Is it something that could work in your school?” In particular, the e-book explores such critical questions as:
- How does 3D improve learning?
- What is needed to make it successful in the classroom>
- How does it affect the way teachers teach?
- What benefits does it have for eye health?
I’ve read a pre-release version of the e-book and it does a very good job adding to 3D’s recent momentum in educational circles. It not only talks about the future of 3D in many educational contexts, it also compellingly explains to adults not familiar with stereo 3D that “this is not your childhood 3D.”
I am also impressed with its reference to the neuroscience that supports visual learning in education: “85% of students prefer visual and kinesthetic learning while only 15% prefer hearing about a topic as a way to learn about it.” It reminds me of the well-traveled Chinese proverb that admonishes us: “It is better to see it once, than to hear it a hundred times.”
Magnus Arfors, CEO of Sensavis Education, explains that, “The human brain is designed to learn through experience. 3D is how we experience the world around us. The closer we can get to a life-like experience of a message, the closer we get to an understanding of that message (and in shorter time).”
If Display Central readers would like a copy of “The Future of 3D Education” e-book, just use this link to sign up up to receive a free copy: http://the3dclassroom.com/ebook-offer/
In addition to the e-book, Sensavis is conducting an international online survey of educator’s opinions about the Future of Education. Hardware manufacturers, software interests, integrators, resellers and researchers are also invited to join educators in expressing their opinions about the future of 3D in any educational role. The survey is anonymous and can be accessed at http://the3dclassroom.com/survey/
Sensavis recently announced their flagship educational product, the 3D Classroom, their first foray into K12 education. Previously their work had concentrated 3D visualization in the corporate, university, and medical education fields. The key differentiators for the Sensavis product are 1) It’s interactive—students can drive it (it’s not video); and 2) It’s Fantastic Voyage-like (you can go inside and explore the environment). You can see a short 2D version of one small simulation below. – Len Scrogan