ERIC Number: EJ748295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Geography with 3-D Visualization Technology
Anthamatten, Peter; Ziegler, Susy S.
Journal of Geography, v105 n6 p231-237 2006
Technology that helps students view images in three dimensions (3-D) can support a broad range of learning styles. "Geo-Wall systems" are visualization tools that allow scientists, teachers, and students to project stereographic images and view them in 3-D. We developed and presented 3-D visualization exercises in several undergraduate courses. Students in introductory-level classes benefited from the novel presentation of material. Advanced undergraduates and graduate students appreciated the opportunity to analyze the advantages, limitations, and potential applications of the new technology. 3-D visualization technology, which is more affordable and convenient than ever before, may offer an untapped potential in geography instruction at many levels.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Geography Instruction, Visual Aids, Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Graphics, Visual Perception, Demonstration Programs, Program Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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