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Table Cape VR Education Technology Project: An Immersive Learning Experience of Walking with Giants

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posted on 2024-06-06, 04:12 authored by Zi Siang SeeZi Siang See, Greg OatesGreg Oates, David HicksDavid Hicks, Cyndia Hilliger, Justin McErlain, Jean-Luc SchmidJean-Luc Schmid, Kaitlyn DierikxKaitlyn Dierikx

This paper profiles the Table Cape VR Education Technology Project titled "Walking with Giants, "which was designed to offer an immersive learning experience for community storytelling. Table Cape is located in Wynyard, a town in rural Northwest Tasmania, Australia; it is an extinct volcano renowned for its rich tourism and heritage values. As part of a wider education technology and digital tourism initiative, Walking with Giants provides educators, students, and community members with the opportunity to visualise the high-fidelity 3D scanned terrain of Table Cape in virtual reality. Currently, the project is being exhibited at the Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre-a joint initiative involving creators and researchers from the University of Tasmania, industry partners from Business Northwest, and the Waratah Wynyard Council. In this paper, we describe the technical aspects of this digital technologies project and discuss the specialised knowledge-based requirements for teaching and learning incorporating such resources.

Funding

Powerful knowledge: Mapping out standards of teachers' knowledge for teaching Mathematics and English to achieve the goals of the curriculum : Australian Research Council | DP130103144

Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) for Higher Education: How do we teach what we know? : University of Tasmania

Numeracy for Life : Tasmanian Community Fund | 36Medium00053

Using the idea of multiple representations in mathematics and science classrooms : University of Tasmania

Mathematical foundations for migrant learning : Department of Communities Tasmania

English for the educational pathway : Department of Communities Tasmania

Making Connections, Guiding migrants on the educational pathway : Department of Communities Tasmania

History

Publication title

Proceedings - SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Educators Forum, SA 2023

Pagination

1-6

ISBN

9798400703119

Department/School

Education

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Publication status

  • Published

Event title

SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Educator's Forum

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Copyright © 2023 Copyright held by the owner/author(s).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

4 Quality Education