October 1st, 1999
EVL has installed an ImmersaDesk in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary school as a continuation of research into the use of virtual reality and tele-immersion in education. The ImmersaDesk will be a fixture at the school for the next two or three years.
Students at Lincoln will continue to take part in the Round Earth project - which investigates how virtual reality technology can be used to help teach concepts that are counter-intuitive to a learner’s currently held mental model.
EVL researchers are also developing new projects for the school, including Correlations - an investigation into the effectiveness of virtual environments as simulated data collection environments for children engaged in inquiry-based science learning activities, and the QuickWorlds project - which lets the teachers request 3D virtual models to enhance their existing curriculum.