Web3D and Augmented Reality to support Engineering Education

Liarokapis, F, Mourkoussis, N, White, M, Darcy, J, Sifniotis, M, Petridis, P, Basu, A and Lister, P.F. (2004) Web3D and Augmented Reality to support Engineering Education. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 3 (1). pp. 11-14. ISSN 1446-2257

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ABSTRACT: We present an educational application that allows users to interact with 3D web content using virtual and augmented reality (AR). This enables us to explore the potential benefits of Web3D and AR technologies in engineering education and learning. A lecturer’s traditional delivery can be enriched by viewing multimedia content locally or over the Internet, as well as in a table-top AR environment. The implemented framework is composed an XML data repository, an XML based communications server, and an XML based client visualisation application. In this paper we illustrate the architecture by configuring it to deliver multimedia content related to the teaching of mechanical engineering. We illustrate four mechanical engineering themes (machines, vehicles, platonic solids and tools) to demonstrate use of the system to support learning through Web3D.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Nicholaos Mourkoussis
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:50
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/877
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