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STEM education with Unity 3D

Minocha, Shailey and Burden, David (2013). STEM education with Unity 3D. In: Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable (VWER), 11 July, 2013, Second Life (3D virtual world).

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As a part of The Open University's OpenScience Laboratory, we are developing a 3D simulation of a Geology field trip based around Skiddaw in the Lake District, using the Unity software ( and in collaboration with Daden ( During this session, we will give a demonstration of this 3D virtual geology field trip and discuss our rationale of developing a 3D simulation of a geology field trip. We will discuss the technological challenges of developing this application in Unity 3D. We will outline the opportunities that Unity 3D offers in developing 3D educational environments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK, 2013 Faculty of Science, The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Wolfson Open Science LabNot SetWolfson Foundation
Keywords: 3D simulations; 3D virtual worlds; collaborative learning; immersion; Practical online Science; Second Life; STEM education; The Open Science Lab; Unity 3D; virtual field trip; virtual geology field trip
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39529
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 10:32
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