Cyber-Learning in Cyberworlds

Alexei Sourin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Olga Sourina (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), and Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 70
EISBN13: 9781605665801|DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2006100105
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This article discusses the problems of teaching computer graphics and shape modeling in large and distributed classes using visual cyberworlds—shared information worlds on the Web. Cyberworlds allow for providing personal mentoring to the students with different cultural and educational backgrounds. The Virtual Campus of Nanyang Technological University is such a cyberworld, which is being used for teaching computer graphics and shape modeling. A part of this cyberworld is the Virtual Shape Modeling Laboratory. It is used by the computer graphics students for designing geometric shapes defined with analytical formulas. Augmenting the existing ways of electronic education with cyberworlds appears to be useful which was proved by the final exam results and overall attitude of the students.
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