Towards a Modular Network-Distributed Mixed-Reality Learning Space System

  • Timothy J. Rogers
  • Bedřich Beneš
  • Gary R. Bertoline
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4292)


We propose a Modular Mixed-Reality Learning Space System (MRLSS) that relies on middleware tools and distributed mixed-reality technologies to support multi-modal communications between local, remote, and virtual audience sets. Each audience set occupies a spatial module represented throughout the system as a cell which is visually displayed on specifically aligned projection surfaces in each module. A module can host multiple cells and can be categorized based on scalability and technical advantage. For example, an Individual Cell (ICell) could contain a participant with only a web cam and audio. A Classroom Cell (CCell) could be a single classroom. A Virtual Cell (VCell) is a graphically rendered space with unique possibilities for interaction, experience, and exploration. A Studio Cell (SCell) is a specialized facility with advanced systems, services, and scalable spatial capabilities. A University Cell (UCell) can host multiple instances of an MRLSS, i.e. simultaneously host and combine more than one MRLSS.


Virtual Environment Augmented Reality Mixed Reality Augmented Reality System Learn Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Rogers
    • 1
  • Bedřich Beneš
    • 1
  • Gary R. Bertoline
    • 1
  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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