3-D technology in the classroom
| Jan 06, 2011
3-D technology could have a real future in education, breathing new life into an aging curriculum and offering a glimpse of what 21st-century education should be.
"We aren't far away from the next stage where children can hold and manipulate 3D images in their hands. This could be combined with online learning. It could be a phenomenally successful educational model that is truly visionary," said Katheryn MacAulay, deputy head at the Abbey School in Reading.
Images can be projected on a whiteboard, making it easy to switch between 3D and 2D teaching. 3D-ready projectors are no more expensive than normal ones but a class set of glasses currently costs about £1,500. Despite the issues, schools are already building up an impressive library of 3D resources in a wide array of subjects from math to geography and history. Read the full article by Jane Wakefield at BBC News.