Immersive Learning Environment Using 3D Virtual Worlds and Integrated Remote Experimentation

Roderval Marcelino, Juarez Bento da Silva, Vilson Gruber, Simone Meister Bilessimo

Abstract


This project seeks to demonstrate the use of remote experimentation and 3D virtual environments applied to the teaching-learning in the areas of exact sciences-physics. In proposing the combination of remote experimentation and 3D virtual worlds in teaching-learning process, we intend to achieve greater geographic coverage, contributing to the construction of new methodologies of teaching support, speed of access and foremost motivation for students to continue in scientific study of the technology areas. The proposed architecture is based on a model implemented fully featured open source and open hardware. The virtual world was built in OpenSim software and integrated it a remote physics experiment called "electrical panel". Accessing the virtual world the user has total control of the experiment within the 3D virtual world.

Keywords


3D virtual worlds, Remote Experimentation, Open Source, Open Hardware.

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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