How 3D Technology Reshapes the Future of Higher Education
In recent decades, many educators believe that 3D technology will change the way of traditional teaching, converting students' passive learning to autonomous learning. Famous American educational reformer, John Dewey, argues that the most effective learning method is experimental, which is, integrating hands-on experience and classroom education. 3D technology creates an immersive environment for teachers and students which enables students learning knowledge from vision, hearing and sense of touch. For example, in biology class, a biology teacher teaches students about plant cells. The teacher can use a 3D model with plant cell to demonstrate the configuration of the plant cell.
Through the 3D model, students can vividly see the size, shape and the proportion of different elements of the plant cell. Moreover, the student can also observe the cell with the different angle. The more interesting thing is, if the classroom is equipped with VR equipment, such as VR headsets, the student could get involved in an immersive environment to explore the object. It not only enhances students' interests in study, but also strengthens their practical ability.
It is worth noting that, 3D technology can demonstrate objects that are expensive, too dangerous, or too remote. For example, the geography teacher can show the universe to students by using 3D model, while it is impossible to be realized under the traditional teaching environment. In other words, the use of 3D technology in the educational industry renews the pedagogy, and breaks through the traditional teaching methods.
As we have discussed so much, what is your imagination of the higher education in the future?
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