Teachers | The 3D Revolution That’s Powering Learning

Teachers | The 3D Revolution
D 3 vs 2D

The results[1] of the project “Learning in Future Education” show:

Post-test vs. Pre-test:

  • in 2D 52% Improved
  • in 3D 86% Improved
  • 3D increased pupil attention from 50% to 94%

Students using 3D remembered more, and in greater detail, than pupils using 2D alone!

Our 3D models are all available in 'Starter' and 'Advanced' versions. By Autumn 2018 we will have completed the third tier 'Junior' - For full differentiation!

Seeing & doing

Studies[2] have shown that 85 percent of students prefer to learn by seeing and doing. 3D technology provides access to those all-important visual aids. Our system is designed to benefit all VAK learners.

Aside from improvements in test scores and memory. Learning with 3D can lead to improved classroom interaction - and a deeper understanding of the topics taught!

Do high schools have adequate teaching and learning resources? 3D assists teachers in delivering high quality education.

The future

3D technology brings ‘a breath of fresh air’ to an education system where pencil and paper are still the norm.

Our world is no longer like that. We live in a digital [3] age, shouldn't we be providing our students with the skills to deal with this new technology?

3D has the potential to provide a far more inclusive education system. It can make available teaching and learning resources, previously outside many school budgets!

The world is without a doubt three dimensional. So why are we always inclined to teach by utilizing two-dimensional technology? 3D technology has the potential to make real, the fantasy of completely engaged students!

Powering D 3 The Revolution Powering Learning

Students can take advantage of technologies, unavailable when their parents were at school. Recent innovations include Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and 3D Modelling.

These 3D computer-generated innovations are revolutionising education for students. This is particularly true in physics, biology and chemistry.

No longer do students need to rely solely on heavy textbooks. Lots of small print and uninspiring line diagrams. Vivid realistic 3D models, VR and AR, seize their attention.

3D transports them to the center of a thrilling adventure, it's a whole new exciting way of learning.

3D doesn't replace the conventional teaching methods; it supplements and supports it. Teachers are, and will always remain, the most vital part of the learning process. Blocks of text and 2D drawings are still useful for in-depth explanation.

Yet 3D brings something else to the classroom. It adds vivid colour, form and movement to the subject matter.

If a student can see, what were once just flat lifeless diagrams in books, in glorious 3D, it all becomes so real to them - they feel they can reach out and touch!

Experiencing something this close, and this real, their enthusiasm for learning takes off exponentially.

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Virtual reality is an immersive experience which uses many senses. The VR environment is relayed by a proprietary headset. Our system is designed to work with all popular headsets, such as 'Google Cardboard' and 'Occulus Rift'.

The brain does the rest of the work, making sense of what is a near or virtual but still absorbing reality. This reality is simulated by the latest in computer technology.

Our VR system is also designed to work on 3D TV's and 3D computer monitors; enabling teachers to make VR presentations to whole classes!

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Augmented Reality offers a bridge between simulated and real experience. AR is a computer-generated overlay on the real world environment. It superimposes 3D models onto the viewer’s perspective of reality. As such AR is a happy medium, an enhanced view of reality.

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The Learning Of D 3

Whether the viewer chooses VR or AR they are stepping through into a magical world. A world that enhances their understanding of many different topics.

High school students of science gain an especial advantage in their education. Our 3D models of human organs and molecular structures, are some of the most entrancing in the collection.

Making seem real abstract items of nature, which we would not normally be able to see, festoons them with new wonder. A student’s enthusiasm to learn about nature increases accordingly. Especially when the 3D models are shown in full colour.

There are hundreds of 3D models available to view (more added every week!). Each one can be easily manipulated, rotated and resized. Backgrounds, peripheral lighting and reflections can be altered for the best visual experience. Students can easily switch between 3D VR and AR versions, all in the same viewer.

All models are available in both starter and advanced versions (by Autumn 2018 we will have completed the third tier 'Junior' - For full differentiation!). There are 'tap to read' text labels to aid learning, all numbered for easy reference.

The 'Text to speech' is ideal for students who struggle with large amounts of text, it can also be invaluable when English is a students second language!

50 Million! D 3 Models Scientific database

We are connected to three of the worlds largest scientific databases. Giving students access to over 50 Million 3D models.

View compounds, crystals and proteins, in stunning 3D.

Students can make their own 3D chemical models, with a simple 'drag and drop' interface.

Expensive sets of molecular models are now a thing of the past - and no more pieces to get lost!

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has created a fresh dynamic in teaching and learning. VR makes concepts much easier to grasp and understand.

VR provides teachers with the ability to capture and retain students’ interest, unlike ever before. Far better than using 2D diagrams and blocks of text alone.

Text increases cognitive load and hinders retention of concepts for students. Lessons presented in VR tend to transport learners to an enchanting world; and inside this world their understanding is enhanced!

It can be difficult to concentrate on large blocks of texts. Educators agree that students develop a pure mental view after seeing a model of something. This spurs them on to explore the topic further.

Educational interactive VR models make learning easier! This is especially true for students with a short attention span!

Augmented Reality

AR has been around for a while and is mostly popular within the gaming industry.

Remember that time when children were obsessed with collecting ‘creatures’ from all over the world on their smart phones?

That game was made possible using augmented reality!

The principles of AR can be applied, with exceptional results, to the education sector. Students now have the opportunity to see 3D images, from all sides, in vivid color, in the palm of their hand!

Plastic demonstration models, used in many classrooms, are expensive and easily damaged. With AR you have hundreds of detailed models, that students can hold - without the risk of them being damaged!

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