Washington, June 29 (ANI): Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) are exploring ways to use 3D virtual worlds for teaching, a relatively unexplored area which experts believe offers enormous potential.
Full Professor in Telematics Engineering, Carlos Delgado Kloos, who heads this UC3M line of research, said: "The 3D learning environments are not only appropriate for transmission of knowledge, but also for teaching competencies, and if they also include Augmented Reality elements for the manipulation of a three-dimensional world with real physical elements, even better results are obtained, as the barrier of a fictional world immersion is reduced."
The researchers' target is to successfully develop a teaching product which offers a total educative experience, improving on the classic textbook format.
Professor Delgado Kloos added: "This is a relatively virgin area which has to demonstrate its relevance, and which will grow as IT hardware capacity grows, and as new software interfaces are defined and new person-machine interface devices become more generalized." (ANI)