Cave Automated Virtual Environment: A Supercomputer-based Multimedia System for Learning Science in a Science Center

Cave Automated Virtual Environment: A Supercomputer-based Multimedia System for Learning Science in a Science Center

Leo T.W. Hin (Nanyang Technological Univeresity, Singapore), R. Subramaniam (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Sharlene Anthony (Singapore Science Centre, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-393-7.ch016
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Abstract

A multimedia system based on the Cave Automated Virtual Environment is shown to be useful for learning science in the informal setting of a science center. Using the theme of water, concepts such as atomic structure, electron processing, bonding and phase transformations have been used to provide a framework for scaffolding content in a dynamic manner among students. The high quality visualizations, immersive experiences, interactivity and stereoscopic imagery in this virtual environment also contributes towards experiential learning, and it is suggested that this has constructivist implications.

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