Virtual Activity-Based Learning Environment.
An innovative educational platform that provides training for geographically remote users in a three-dimensional virtual activity environment.
A virtual activity educational environment is a set of three-dimensional interactive virtual worlds, where users are represented by their own "avatars" – computer characters of the virtual world. Free control of your avatars in the virtual world allows you to interact with three-dimensional virtual objects of study. Communication between users is carried out using voice and text chat. In the virtual activity educational environment, there are two main types of worlds: virtual classrooms and virtual laboratories. The classroom is a virtual copy of a regular classroom with seats for trainees and a multimedia screen (a virtual analogue of a smart board) for presenting materials of a meeting, lecture, seminar, brainstorming, active games, testing. And the laboratory – this is a virtual analogue of a real laboratory, where the functioning of real demonstration and research equipment is simulated by means of virtual reality.
The platform received high reviews from specialists and a large gold medal of the Siberian Fair at the exhibition "UchSib - 2012".
The platform is being tested at Novosibirsk State University, Mid Sweden University (Sweden) and a number of Russian and Swedish commercial firms. The platform is being developed with the support of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology (Bortnik Foundation).
- Interactive expositions
As part of the project, interactive expositions for the Exhibition Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, we have developed a digital installation "Flora and Fauna of Lake Baikal".
It is presented on a multi-sensory interactive panel, with a diagonal of 55", in the section of the exhibition "Science of Siberia" of the Akademgorodok Exhibition Center. The exposition offers to get acquainted with the most striking inhabitants of the underwater world of Lake Baikal.
We tried to recreate the flora and fauna of the underwater world, to show not only the appearance of underwater inhabitants, but also their behavioral characteristics.
On a small bottom section of the lake, you can observe the life of animals, fishes, mollusks, crustaceans, Baikal sponges, many of which are endemic to the lake.
All virtual exhibits are interactive, which allows you to get interesting scientific information about them, illustrated with photos and videos. Several visitors can interact with the exposition at the same time, which helps to involve them in a joint study and discussion of the topic presented.
Client:Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences