- 日本バーチャルリアリティ学会論文誌 (ISSN:1344011X)
- vol.8, no.1, pp.65-74, 2003
Recently, virtual reality technology has been used in numerous practical applications. In this paper, we developed and evaluated a proto-type system of educational VR system by using networked VR technology. To build proto-type systems, we constructed high quality historical VR contents, Copan ruins of Mayan civilization, and integrate two different types of VR systems, theater-type and home-type VR systems. By using VR Theater, a teacher can give lecture on Mayan civilization to his students as if they are in the real Copan ruins. Also, we divide students into four groups and inspect the effect of mutual observation to group stydy. In proto-type system, each group walk through Copan ruins by using home-type VR systems set up in front of the VR theater, and solve historical questions about Mayan civilization. Throughout the experiments, almost all students are interested in Mayan civilization and communicate each other in both real and VR environments.