Exploring Active Stereoscopic Molecular Visualization in the Classroom
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz, Algoma University, School of Computer Science and Technology, Canada ; Laura L. Valdez-Velazquez, University of Colima, School of Chemical Sciences, Mexico ; Laura S. Gaytan-Lugo, University of Colima, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Mexico ; Pedro C. Santana-Mancilla, Osval A. Montesinos-Lopez, University of Colima, School of Telematics, Mexico
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-55-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Scientific visualization of molecular models in the classroom using high-quality computer graphics can be a powerful means to support students’ learning of molecular structure. The objective of this paper is to analyze the feasibility of using PyMOL (an easy-to-use molecular model visualization program) in a classroom for learning and teaching molecular structure, with the support of active stereoscopic visualization. This paper describes a technical study on the testing of shutter glasses and a data projector used to display molecular models in a classroom. This paper also lists recommendations on their application in class.
Garcia-Ruiz, M.A., Valdez-Velazquez, L.L., Gaytan-Lugo, L.S., Santana-Mancilla, P.C. & Montesinos-Lopez, O.A. (2021). Exploring Active Stereoscopic Molecular Visualization in the Classroom. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 728-733). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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