Current Education: Changing the Dimension

November 16, 2012 2 Comments by 3DBlog

By Christopher McFarland
The election season has passed, yet I want to focus on something that was considered a “hot topic.” Education is something we all want to improve—for the youth of tomorrow and the adults of today. The educational system is changing, and people are being re-educated at all stages of life. I hope that 3D technology will be the new standard in education. When I was an elementary school student, we were introduced to new technology: the Apple computer. It was big, boxy, came in limited colors, but it did some cool things. It allowed me to learn about life and death with the infamous Oregon Trail. I still get upset thinking about that time I drowned or lost my food supply. Those things run deep in my heart because it was the first time I was exposed to futuristic technology. As for the current generation of children, I vote to bring in today’s newest technology…3D technology to be more specific.

The fields of engineering, science, digital arts, media arts, architecture and design are the new career choices for those in education, and we are placing more emphasis on the technology field in general. We need to look towards and educational path for children and adults that prepares them for the modern work industry. I believe that’s virtual 3D education! Why not be able to see the human genome project in 3D? That would spark interest. When a teacher explains that DNA has the form of a double helix, I feel that it is essential for students to be able to see what a double helix looks like and interact with the various aspects of the human genome. Imagine an examination that is virtual 3D-based asking, “Please rearrange the DNA strand to represent a person with downs syndrome”? The educational changes that incorporate 3D technology will push education into the next stratosphere.

Back in April, EON Reality exhibited at the Orange Country STEM, an event that was held in Costa Mesa, California. The event was attended by parents, children, educators, businesses and others in the education and technology industry. The purpose of the event was to expose the local community to 3D technology and education. But, this is not the only place where 3D technology has been used in the classroom.

2 Comments

  1. Orazio S says:
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5:57am

    I remember when I was a student it was very difficult to convince parents that computer is not only about playing but about learning too.

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  2. Derek says:
    Monday, November 26, 2012 at 7:11am

    I hope this is gonna make studying way more interesting for our children that it was with us. Some subjects were pretty boring just because it was so abstract. You can’t make children interested in some things by telling about it without showing what it really is.

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