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Touring Mars Online, Real-time, in 3D for Math and Science Educators and Students Article

, , University of North Texas, United States ; , Created Realities Group, United States

JCMST Volume 26, Number 2, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This article discusses a project that placed over ninety-seven percent of Mars' topography made available from NASA into an interactive 3D multi-user online learning environment beginning in 2003. In 2005 curriculum materials that were created to support middle school math and science education were developed. Research conducted at the University of North Texas with students using the system will be presented as well. The immersive nature of these multi-user online collaborative environments that support both exploration and learning provide new and powerful ways to engage and educate students interested in math and science.

Citation

Jones, G., Kalinowski, K. & Hicks, J. (2007). Touring Mars Online, Real-time, in 3D for Math and Science Educators and Students. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 26(2), 123-136. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .

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