Expanding pedagogical opportunities of 3D learning in UBC Teacher Education

TitleExpanding pedagogical opportunities of 3D learning in UBC Teacher Education
Duration1 Year
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMarina Milner-Bolotin
Year 1: Funded Amount47,672
Year 1: Team Members

Marina Milner-Bolotin, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Sharon Hu, Instructional Designer, Faculty of Education, Emerging Media Lab, Educational Technology Services and Professional Development and Community Engagement Unit

Year 1: Summary

Recently, 3D technology, such as virtual, augmented or mixed reality (VR, AR or MR), has become accessible to the public through relatively affordable headsets and apps. For example, UBC Pacific Museum of Earth offers free access to the OmniGlobe, Canada’s first and only programmable spherical interactive display that projects AR data, such as real-time weather, volcanic activity, and ocean currents. Since 2016, UBC’s Emerging Media Lab has been providing access to high-end 3D equipment, technologies, programmers, and media producers. Yet, having access to these resources doesn’t guarantee instructors will know how to use them to enhance student experiences. Faculty of Education is perfectly positioned to address this challenge. We propose to examine the pedagogical affordances of these tools. We will design, implement, and evaluate 3D learning resources through engaging mathematics and science Teacher-Candidates, graduate students, staff and instructors for the benefit of UBC Teachers-Candidates and the community at large.

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Project Report2018-TLEF-Final-Milner-Bolotin-WEB.pdf