3D Immersive and Interactive Learning

Editors: Cai, Yiyu (Ed.)

  • Presents several innovative efforts using 3D for immersive and interactive learning
  • Covers a wide spectrum of education programs including gifted program, normal (technical) stream, and special needs education
  • Shares experience on curriculum-based 3D learning in classroom setting and co-curriculum-based 3D student research projects
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About this book

3D technology is not new; research on 3D started back in early 1960s. But unlike in previous times, 3D technology has now rapidly entered our daily life from cinema to office to home. Using 3D for education is a new yet challenging task. This book will present several innovative efforts using 3D for immersive and interactive learning covering a wide spectrum of education including gifted program, normal (technical) stream, and special needs education. The book will also share experience on curriculum-based 3D learning in classroom setting and co-curriculum-based 3D student research projects.

The book is organized as follows. Chapter 1 introduces the fundamentals of 3D educational technology and their applications in immersive and interactive learning. Chapter 2 discusses the use of virtual reality in teaching and learning of Molecular Biology. Chapter 3 presents the daVinci Lab @ River Valley High School. Chapter 4 describes the 3D education development process. Chapter 5 studies the adaption 3D system for learning gains in lower secondary normal (technical) stream. Chapter 6 investigates the effects of virtual reality technology on spatial visualization skills. Chapter 7 showcases a sabbatical program for students to use 3D for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Chapter 8 shares the use of 3D virtual pink dolphin to assist special education. The foreword of this book is written by Dr Cheah Horn Mun, Director, Education Technology Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

About the authors

Dr Yiyu Cai is an Associate Professor with the College of Engineering and the Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He received multi-disciplinary trainings in Mathematics (BSc), Computer Graphics & Computer-aided Geometric Design (MSc), and Mechanical Engineering (Ph D). In NTU, he teaches Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualization, Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing, Computational Biology, etc.

Dr Cai has over 20 year research experience developing 3D technology and applications in engineering, medicine and education. His research has been supported by both public and private sectors. He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has also edited 5 books or journal special issues. He is associate editor for the journal Simulation and Gaming, and sits in editorial boards of several international journals. Part of his innovative and interdisciplinary research was or is being exhibited in Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Science Centre, and China National Science and Technology Museum. Dr Cai has co-organised many major international or regional conferences, and is keynote speakers or invited speakers for several international conferences. He has co-invented 5 patents granted or pending approval. He was former co-President of the International Simulation and Gaming Association.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction to 3D Immersive and Interactive Learning

    Cai, Yiyu (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Use of Virtual-Reality in Teaching and Learning Molecular Biology

    Tan, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 17-43

  • Effects of Virtual-Reality Elements on Spatial Visualization Skills of Secondary Three Students in Singapore

    Gwee, Hwee Ngee

    Pages 45-57

  • The Virtual-Reality Campuses Project

    Chow, Ban Hoe

    Pages 59-70

  • Cultivating STEM Education Through 3D Sabbaticals

    Tan, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 71-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
3D Immersive and Interactive Learning
Editors
  • Yiyu Cai
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4021-90-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4021-90-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4021-89-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-4560-90-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 127
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