July 23rd, 2000
Almost 100 years ago, the Parent-Teacher Organization at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Oak Park Illinois bought a stereopticon for use by the teachers, in the belief that a stereoscopic display might give studnets insights not available through conventional imagery. Today, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are collaborating with the staff of Lincoln Elementary to explore what learning benefits virtual reality technology may offer children within a school context.
Johnson, A., Moher, T., Leigh, J., Lin, Y., QuickWorlds: Teacher Driven VR Worlds in an Elementary School Curriculum, SIGGRAPH 2000 Educators Program, Conference Abstracts and Applications, New Orleans, LA, pp. 60-63, July 23rd, 2000. http://www.evl.uic.edu/aej/sig2konline/Sig2Kpaper.html