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Fieldscapes – Creating and Evaluating a 3D Virtual Field Trip System

Burden, D.J.H.; Argles, T.; Minocha, S.; Rock, J.; Tilling, S. and Wheeler, P. (2017). Fieldscapes – Creating and Evaluating a 3D Virtual Field Trip System. In: iLRN 2017 Coimbra: Workshop, Long and Short Paper, and Poster Proceedings from the Third Immersive Learning Research Network Conference (Beck, Dennis; Allison, Colin; Morgado, Leonel; Pirker, Johanna; Khosmood, Foaad; Richter, Jonathon and Gütl, Christian eds.), Immersive Learning Research Network, pp. 18–29.

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Abstract

This paper describes the concept of the virtual field trip and presents a taxonomy of virtual field trip approaches. Building on the Virtual Skiddaw project between Daden Limited and The Open University, UK, the Innovate UK-funded 'Virtual Field trips as a Service project' is described. The resulting Fieldscapes system is then presented, along with how it addresses the technical, pedagogical and commercial challenges of creating a virtual field trip system. This is followed by an initial evaluation of the system, and areas for future development and research are identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz
ISBN: 3-85125-530-5, 978-3-85125-530-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Virtual Field trips as a ServiceNot SetInnovate UK
Keywords: 3D virtual environments; fieldscapes; Unity 3D; virtual field trips; virtual reality; virtual fieldwork
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 50378
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 15:49
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 15:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50378
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