A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR REPLICATED EXPERIMENTS IN VIRTUAL 3D ENVIRONMENTS

D. Biella, W. Luther

Abstract

This paper reports on a parameterizable 3D framework that provides 3D content developers with an initial spatial starting configuration, metaphorical connectors for accessing exhibits or interactive 3D learning objects or experiments, and other optional 3D extensions, such as a multimedia room, a gallery, username identification tools and an avatar selection room. The framework is implemented in X3D and uses a Web-based content management system. It has been successfully used for an interactive virtual museum for key historical experiments and in two additional interactive e-learning implementations: an African arts museum and a virtual science centre. It can be shown that, by reusing the framework, the production costs for the latter two implementations can be significantly reduced and content designers can focus on developing educational content instead of producing cost-intensive out-of-focus 3D objects.

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Biella D. and Luther W. (2008). A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR REPLICATED EXPERIMENTS IN VIRTUAL 3D ENVIRONMENTS . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-26-5, pages 316-323. DOI: 10.5220/0001519503160323


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@conference{webist08,
author={D. Biella and W. Luther},
title={A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR REPLICATED EXPERIMENTS IN VIRTUAL 3D ENVIRONMENTS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2008},
pages={316-323},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001519503160323},
isbn={978-989-8111-26-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - A GENERAL FRAMEWORK FOR REPLICATED EXPERIMENTS IN VIRTUAL 3D ENVIRONMENTS
SN - 978-989-8111-26-5
AU - Biella D.
AU - Luther W.
PY - 2008
SP - 316
EP - 323
DO - 10.5220/0001519503160323