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Smart communities in virtual reality. A comparison of design approaches for academic education

Thomas Köhler, Sander Münster, Lars Schlenker
2014 Interaction Design and Architecture(s)  
With the goal of closing this gap, the authors investigate possibilities of VR in teaching and training.  ...  However the development of educational technologies under the concept of ""VR is neither a core issue in academic education nor in applied research publications, although potential exists.  ...  The tool consists of an interactive 3D-simulation in the form of a game in which the students deal with a number of situations involving street crime scenes.  ... 
doaj:f88f6ba697954cd19775aacd4d11328f fatcat:depwvjx7wnaybn564aqhc4ruc4

MolyPoly: A 3D Immersive Gesture Controlled Approach to Visuo-Spatial Learning of Organic Chemistry [chapter]

Winyu Chinthammit, SooJeong Yoo, Callum Parker, Susan Turland, Scott Pedersen, Wai-Tat Fu
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The system was designed to augment the teaching of organic chemistry by helping students grasp the concepts of chemistry through visualisation in an immersive environment, 3D natural interaction, and audio  ...  We have developed a basic 3D molecule construction simulation, called MolyPoly.  ...  We would like to acknowledge the support of a Provost Visiting Scholars Program at the University of Tasmania that enabled us to form an international research team.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16940-8_8 fatcat:a4ittqpqizetzli5php2zxunhq

Reality-Virtuality Technologies in the Field of Materials Science and Engineering

Jamil Extremera, Diego Vergara, Sara Rodríguez, Lilian P. Dávila
2022 Applied Sciences  
To obtain an overview of the implementation of RVTs in MSE, this team conducted a systematic search of the scientific literature published since 2010 addressing the use of RVTs in MSE.  ...  Researchers can find in the present work examples of the use of RVTs in MSE as well as other relevant information useful to open new lines of research and ideas that can contribute to their current and  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors wish to acknowledge the support provided by the Spanish Association "Amigos de la Universidad Católica de Ávila" (Award 2021).  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12104968 fatcat:57qxykl5zrcqzigcwhruwpoddq

VIRTUAL TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNER SIMULATOR FOR DIGITALISATION OF TEACHING ENVIRONMENT: CONCEPT AND FIRST RESULTS

M. Chizhova, D. Popovas, D. Gorkovchuk, J. Gorkovchuk, M. Hess, T. Luhmann
2020 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
We are presenting a concept and first results of a Terrestrial Laser Scanner simulator - a tool, which could be a valuable educational tool for geomatics and engineering students.  ...  Part 2 is addressed through an integrated teaching concept that includes interactive learning tools (for both teachers and students) and practical exercises (for example project weeks, summer schools)  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The project is funded under the DAAD program for support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions -shaping the digital future together: German-Ukrainian  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b5-2020-91-2020 fatcat:emntfpax4zeznpupvi7e5jr2c4

Virtual reality simulations in Web-based science education

Young-Suk Shin
2002 Computer Applications in Engineering Education  
Learners can establish by themselves the pace of their lessons using learning contents considered learner level and they can experiment in real time with the concepts they have learned, interacting with  ...  A Web site devoted to science education for middle school students has been designed and developed in the areas of earth sciences: meteorology, geophysics, geology, oceanography, and astronomy.  ...  We have used the 3D Webmaster software for developing VR simulation programs. 3D Webmaster is a multifunctional tool to create, manipulate, texture, and animate shapes, group and ungroup objects.  ... 
doi:10.1002/cae.10014 fatcat:5pmykfic75hhljassnikvfyytm

Electrical engineering teaching and distance learning using a desktop virtual reality system

M. Travassos Valdez, C. Machado Ferreira, F. P. Maciel Barbosa
2013 2013 48th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)  
The purpose of the work is the use of virtual experimentation to carry out laboratory practice and also as an alternative tool to meet the needs of access to the means and equipment of the laboratory.  ...  This work was developed to demonstrate how a desktop VR prototype, "Virtual Electric Manual" -VEMA, can be applied to an engineering unit and used to enhance security and resourcefulness in using electrical  ...  INTRODUTION In recent years approaches that integrate teaching and learning technologies in complex engineering applications have been presenting the concepts used and the creation of educational contents  ... 
doi:10.1109/upec.2013.6715005 fatcat:6iaqjt7yynggpkaod5as6i3ite

Cognitive scaffolding in Web3D learning systems

Felipe Bacim, Nicholas Polys, Jian Chen, Mehdi Setareh, Ji Li, Lee Ma
2010 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Web 3D Technology - Web3D '10  
Our system seeks to improve the structural understanding of architects and to teach relationships between form and structure in long-span systems.  ...  For this situation, we engage the latest evidence and principles of cognition to help map requirements to information design for an interactive learning system.  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1836049.1836063 dblp:conf/vrml/BacimPCSLM10 fatcat:frejsb27dbdxfovcfhttmvg5iq

Study of industrial interactive design system based on virtual reality teaching technology in industrial robot

Ying Liu, Ashima Kukkar, Mohd Asif Shah
2022 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
Finally, SolidWorks and 3DsMAX are selected as three-dimensional model development tools. Unity 3D is used as the VR development engine; HTC VIVE is used as VR equipment.  ...  Therefore, in this article, an application of industrial interactive design system based on VR technology in the education domain is explored.  ...  The project uses VR equipment as an interactive tool.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2022-0004 fatcat:iqesborrjrgkxaq3bl7ahywusa

An Interactive Web-based Learning System for Assisting Machining Technology Education

Min Jou, Chi-Chia Liu
2008 International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE)  
Currently, practical training is applied in shop floor to discipline student's practice ability. Much time and cost are used to teach these techniques.  ...  Particularly, computerized machines are continuously increasing in use. The development of educating engineers on computerized machines becomes much more difficult than with traditional machines.  ...  In order to get cross-platform application, JAVA language is used in programming to develop an interactive Web page. The developed e-learning system can be accessed via the interactive Web page.  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijoe.v4i2.484 doaj:01c89f77feae4fd5ab41001f036e559f fatcat:3bixlhycmncjzjvrcdzfp4q3my

nanoHUB.org - Online Simulation and More Materials for Semiconductors and Nanoelectronics in Education and Research

Gerhard Klimeck, Michael McLennan, Mark S. Lundstrom, George B. Adams III
2008 2008 8th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology  
Over 85 interactive simulation tools supported by tutorials and general nanotechnology information material are available free of charge to anybody. In all there are over 1,000 resources on nanoHUB.  ...  nanoHUB.org provides a community service to over 65,000 users in over 172 countries annually with "online simulations and and more".  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We gratefully acknowledge the work of the nanoHUB software team, the over 460 content contributors to date, and the leadership of the NSF program managers and directors who saw the potential  ... 
doi:10.1109/nano.2008.124 fatcat:pyjub5g5sfgyxiwev7zfsvy3v4

Recent progress on programming methods for industrial robots

Zengxi Pan, Joseph Polden, Nathan Larkin, Stephen Van Duin, John Norrish
2012 Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing  
Although an automated flexible production cell is an intriguing prospect for small to median enterprises (SMEs) in current global market conditions, the complexity of programming remains one of the major  ...  With the development of more powerful 3D CAD/PLM software, computer vision, sensor technology, etc. new programming methods suitable for SMEs are expected to grow in years to come.  ...  Augmented reality, i.e. interactively overlaying the real environment with virtual spatial information, can be used to make the advantages of graphically-interactive simulation directly available in the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rcim.2011.08.004 fatcat:uhtad5b4xvhwrkaddyjevu5tjq

Virtual and Augmented Reality Environments to Learn the Fundamentals of Crystallography

Jamil Extremera, Diego Vergara, Lilian P. Dávila, Manuel P. Rubio
2020 Crystals  
Since such technologies can help students understand the atomic spatial distribution, crystallography is a discipline that has taken advantage of the use of VL in the teaching of crystal lattices, thus  ...  This paper presents a literature review that helps to identify the main features of VLs (based on VR or AR) that have been developed in the academic field to support the learning of crystallography concepts  ...  The teaching method revealed in this work consists of creating 3D models of unit cells and crystalline networks to later visualize them on an HMD using the Arthea application.  ... 
doi:10.3390/cryst10060456 fatcat:lihfzvaunfdvpdwzksbminlwle

Challenges and Issues in Building Virtual Reality-Based e-Learning System

Marwa Abdelaziz
2014 International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning  
VR can be an effective method for teaching and reinforcing complex concepts by allowing students to interact with the visualization tools.  ...  It explores educational uses of an e-learning environment in combination with VR technology.  ...  VRPS is a useful teaching tool for highly interactive visualization of abstract concepts in physics education.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijeeee.2014.v4.347 fatcat:crvexpol2bhepl7ywonsd3cpim

Interactive sketching in multi-touch digital books. A prototype for technical graphics

Jorge de la Torre, Jose Luis Saorin, Manuel Contero, Jorge Dorribo-Camba
2013 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
In this paper, we present a functional prototype of an interactive multi-touch book with drawing capabilities, intended to enhance the understanding of engineering graphics concepts and improve visualization  ...  A comparative study of traditional and digital sketching using our prototype was conducted with a small group of participants to evaluate the effectiveness of the tool.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported with funds from the project: "Improving spatial and visual reasoning through advanced technological tools" (ESREVIC).  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2013.6684814 dblp:conf/fie/TorreSCD13 fatcat:6nqiiqcf2bc3hlkzsn26w42vk4

DEVELOPMENT OF TERRESTRIAL LASER SCANNING SIMULATOR

T. Luhmann, M. Chizhova, D. Gorkovchuk, D. Popovas, J. Gorkovchuk, M. Hess
2022 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Within the project VRscan3D, funded by DAAD, a terrestrial laser scanner simulator has been developed as educational tool for learning and teaching laser scanning processes.  ...  The main goal of the VirScan3D project is to cover engineering digitisation and will be solved through the development of a virtual system that allows users to create realistic data in the absence of a  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The project is funded under the DAAD program for support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions -shaping the digital future together: German-Ukrainian  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlvi-2-w1-2022-329-2022 fatcat:jkdrjrv625h7hefdumtucchryu
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