A 3D Synergized Discovery and Learning Journey: A Case Study of National Junior College
More secondary and high schools in Singapore have taken a keener interest in 3D technology development for educational uses. This chapter focuses on the National Junior College (Singapore) context and discusses how the 3D technology has permeated in its Science Training and Research (STaR) programs and in turn, yielded many learning opportunities for students. The developmental stages, challenges, and successes of its 3D program are detailed. In addition, the design elements of using 3D technology for an International Science Exchange between NJC and a top school in Korea are also presented. The survey results in 2011 show that the 3D program is well received at a rating of 3.7 and 3.1 based on 4-point Likert scale in both the 3D STaR programs and the International Science Exchange, respectively. Short-term and long-term goals of this 3D program have been mapped out and the rigor and motivation of this program will be presented as well.
Keywords3D Science training and research Virtual-reality International science exchange
Special thanks to Mrs Cheng, Principal of NJC, in her continuing long support and belief in this initiative.
Special thanks to Prof. YY Cai in the continual strong research partnership since 2005.
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