3d

CTL’s goal is to increase student success through ongoing support and development of the faculty. In meeting those goals, CTL provides equipment and software in new teaching technologies, such as 3D. CTL supports the technologies that fall under the umbrella of 3D including digital 3D and development. For more information, please email us at ctl@athenstech.edu 3D covers a broad range of technologies from 3D printers that “print” real objects to digital 3D. Passive vs. Active passive (works similar to the old “red/blue lens” approach) active (computer signal in receptor in glasses) Types of 3D audience/view (typically uses passive glasses so no interaction) interactive (typically uses active glasses; participant can be interactive with content) kinetic (uses active glasses and a hands-free system gesture like Xbox) Interactive immersive 3D technology is what is called virtual reality. Virtual reality can involve using an avatar (Second Life) in an online experience or inserting the participant directly into the game or environment (many point of view – POV- games use this approach).   Holograms are digital images projected onto the real world via glasses or some other optical based device (e.g., Microsoft’s Holo Lens). 4D adds another level through providing tactile sensations (touch) or smell….

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As part of the TAACCCT initiative, The Center for Teaching & Learning has been able to support multimedia in the classroom with cutting edge technologies through providing access and training to 3D and virtual reality equipment, software, and tools. New to 3D? Check out our downloadable, 1 page 3D introduction sheet! The Center for Teaching & Learning has a 3D Rover (digital/virtual reality projector), 3D videocameras, among a growing collection which can be checked out by faculty and staff for creating classroom and instructional content.  Faculty and staff , drop us a message at ctl@athenstech.edu or use the Intranet contact form to reserve equipment.   Not affiliated with Athens Technical College? We are always happy to share information about these amazing educational tools, so drop us a line at ctl@athenstech.edu.    

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