Educational Technology

May 12, 2016

UGA students create virtual worlds in class

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Lee Shearer, Online Athens

Students wandered around in a store, punched with boxing gloves, gave speeches, mixed chemicals and fenced with a rapier in a UGA classroom on Thursday. Nobody could see these things except the students who were actually doing them, however, and it all took place in a room was only about 10 by 15 feet. The students were actually demonstrating their final projects for a virtual reality class taught by Kyle Johnson of UGA’s College of Engineering. Computer science majors Dennis Law, Aaron Tharpe and Phillip McIntyre designed a fencing program — you could practice basic fencing moves, and watch your body’s movements on a screen to gauge how well you were doing.

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