It seems that EON Reality’s virtual 3D learning solutions are creating some buzz in France! Check out a recent article published by 20 Minutes, a French news website, discussing EON Reality’s 3D in Education Pilot Program that was initiated earlier this year. Of course for those of you who aren’t quite fluent in French, rough translations to English are provided below for your convenience. Thanks (for reading)… and you’re welcome (for the translation)!
Cannes will test education in 3D until the next school year
For now, between beaches and rest, they should hardly bother. But back holiday, some find a little surprise Cannes, on the benches of their classes: 3D glasses. From the start, the city of festivals has decided to try teaching in three dimensions, in four of its elementary schools (The Brush, Frederic Mistral, Helen Vagliano-Bocca and glassware). “This is a first in France in grades one,” notes the Deputy Mayor delegated to education, Evelyn Brown. “And this is a test phase before extending the system,” adds she. The Rector has yet been set in the context of this experiment and including materials that will benefit.
“3D is more applicable to certain disciplines than others, says Pierre-Julien Barraud, European Sales Director of EON Reality. This company, based in California, will provide teachers the software will allow them to put their courses in relief (other partners have also yielded four projectors compatible and 120 pairs of glasses in the city …).
Ten thousand objects
“The geography and natural sciences, for example, are particularly interesting to work in 3D,” says the specialist. Specifically, teachers will dip into a database growing, which already has over 10,000 objects, and can thus create their own content to be projected.
Courses are more attractive
Consider a cell, a heart or monuments, for example, take on a new dimension for toddlers, their futuristic glasses screwed on the nose. According to the results of a study that engineers led EON Reality, 92% of students would actually be attentive and focused in a classroom courses projecting three-dimensional, then they would be only 46% during a teaching session “traditional”. Remains to be seen whether students will leave Cannes also seduce.
By: Thibaud Roques
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