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Colloquium - Okada

DigitalEE II: RV-Augmented Interface Design for Networked Collaborative Environmental Learning
Kyoto University

DigitalEE II (Digitally Enhanced Experience) is an online digital platform for networked collaborative environmental learning through multiple discussions among diverse people. The platform interconnects real and virtual worlds via a photo-realistic 3D spatial metaphor, and supports video- and voice-based interaction between real participants (participants in real nature) and virtual participants (participants at distant locations). Both participants share time, space, vision, experiences, and emotion between the two different worlds.

Our experiments on DigitalEE II found that the desire to fill the information gap between real and virtual worlds stimulated various interactive communication and voluntary environmental observation. DigitalEE II made contribution toward raising participants' interests in the environment and their awareness to nature. The platform provided the participants with opportunities of considering environmental preservation. This research introduced diverse computational technologies in environmental learning, and enlarged the field of application of CSCL techniques. This presentation shows results of research on DigitalEE II, and discusses about the creation of future environmental learning.

Sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning & Design.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)