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3D Technology significanly improves interest and learning outcomes in school.

By Miriam Pia

Students show more interest in class and have better learning outcomes when 3D technology is used, according to the Boulder Valley School District.

Focused and attentive

Students focus on the content more and paid more attention in all the classrooms using 3D technology, reported Len Scrogan, director of instructional technology at the Boulder Valley School District, at the InfoComm conference in Orlando, Florida this June.

Scrogan is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

Teachers also reported fewer disruptions, he added, and students said they preferred the learning experience they had with 3D environments.

“It provided better visualization than a text book,” one student said, describing a 3D cellular imaging experience. This was a typical student response, particularly in astronomy, biology and chemistry classes, Scrogan said.

Altogether, the study covered eight math and science classrooms in middle school and high school at the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado. The study covered all types of students –typical, gifted and those with behavioral problems and learning disabilities, he said.

“We used Texas Instruments 3D-chip-ready Vivitek projectors, 3D glasses from Expand 3D, and software from Designmate, Cyber Anatomy, Bio Interactives, JTM, Eon, and Navtek,” Kristin Donley, the school district’s Science Research Seminar coordinator, told Hypergrid Business.

Better learning…continue reading at original article

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