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What is Virtual Reality Peripheral Network (VRPN)

Handbook of Research on 3-D Virtual Environments and Hypermedia for Ubiquitous Learning
A set of classes within a library that allow a unified interface for peripheral devices (i.e. motion trackers, buttons, controllers) to synchronize with virtual reality (VR) systems. VRPN allows for time stamping of data, access to multiple peripherals, automatic reconnection to server, and storage and playback of stored data.
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Exploring 3D Immersive and Interactive Technology for Designing Educational Learning Experiences
Min Liu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Simon Su (Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA), Sa Liu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Jason Harron (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), Cynda Fickert (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), and Bill Sherman (Indiana University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0125-1.ch010
The purposes of this chapter are three-fold: to (a) review the research on 3D immersive and interactive technology (or virtual reality, VR) conducted so far for educational purposes both in the earlier years of the technology and in more recent years, (b) discuss a few VR technology tools available today, and (c) describe three scenarios in science, mathematics, and language learning to demonstrate how the current VR technology can be designed for education. In addition, primary challenges of using 3D immersive and interactive technology in education are also discussed along with future research directions. The intent of this chapter is to provide ideas and insights for researchers and designers who are interested in applying the VR technology in education.
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