Teaching Geography with 3-D Visualization Technology
Journal of Geography
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Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Technology that helps students view images in three dimensions (3-D) can support a broad range of learning styles. “GeoWall 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.
Anthamatten, Peter, and Susy S. Ziegler. “Teaching Geography with 3-D Visualization Technology.” 2006. Journal of Geography 105(6):231–237.