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Special Interest Group for Stereoscopic 3D in Education (SIG3D)

December 10th, 2012 · 2 Comments · General 3D News


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has established a new Special Interest Group focused on stereoscopic 3D in education and the group is now know under the name SIG3D. The SIG3D is an ISTE Special Interest Group intended for educators, researchers, educational technology developers, instructional technology innovators and others interested in educational stereoscopic 3D. The new SIG3D group’s aim is to improve learning and teaching through communication and collaboration between its members, providing professional development and resources for the effective implementation of educational stereoscopic 3D technologies as well as showcasing high-quality applications, pertinent research and instructional best practices.

All this sounds as a good news for actively implementing various stereoscopic 3D technologies into the education process making it more interesting for the students as well as making it easier and giving more tools to the teachers to make their lessons more engaging and effective. The potential is there especially considering it is becoming harder and harder to keep the attention of the students with the traditional teaching techniques nowadays, so bringing new technology into play is a great opportunity and stereoscopic 3D can help a lot in classes if properly implemented and used. So the formation of SIG3D by ISTE is something worth keeping an eye on if you are into the educational segment and are interested in stereoscopic 3D technology.

For more information about who is leading the SIG3D and the group itself…

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  • 1 Eincrou // Dec 11, 2012 at 19:23

    I would rather they didn’t. S3D has enough of a poor public perception that we shouldn’t wish to add “failed attempt at a teaching aid” add to its rap sheet.

    S3D display for educational materials will not be seen as anything more than a gimmick, and I agree with that condemnation wholeheartedly. This is the mis-perception of stereoscopic display we should wish to diminish above all else, rather than support implementations that will rightly be seen as gimmicks.

  • 2 AndrĂ© Austvoll // Dec 13, 2012 at 14:12

    SIG3D sounds like a step in the right direction for improving the use of s3d tools in education. It can provide an opportunity for community development of sound implementation strategies instead of leaving it to individuals to figure out everything on their own.

    As in the nature of any research venture, failure is just another step towards learning. I say, if there is a chance that it may increase the available tools for teachers to engage their students, SIG3D is a positive step forward.

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