The CSIRO has joined a partnership with online education company 3P Learning to introduce an online 3D educational world which replicates real-life environments.
The initiative is aimed at improving the science skills of Australian students.
The 3D Online Education partnership will bring computer scientists from CSIRO together with science education experts from 3P Learning to develop ‘immersive learning’.
This will allow students across Australia to explore locations from their home or classroom while improving their science skills.
Research Leader at CSIRO, Jay Guo said students could find themselves walking beneath the dense canopy of the Daintree rainforest, understanding the forces holding up the Sydney Harbour Bridge or exploring the life found amongst the elaborate underground structures of the Jenolan Caves,
“We’re expanding 3P Learning’s IntoScience platform to include highly engaging real-life environments which meet teacher curriculum and student engagement needs."
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