Title: O3D-based personal museum designing system in virtual learning environment

Authors: Lu Wang, Hai-sen Zhao, Wan Chen, Cheng-lei Yang, Xiang-xu Meng

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, Ji Nan 250101, China. ' School of Software College, Shandong University, Ji Nan 250101, China. ' School of Software College, Shandong University, Ji Nan 250101, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, Ji Nan 250101, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, Ji Nan 250101, China

Abstract: This paper describes an integrated method of designing and implementing an indoor virtual environment for cultural heritage exhibition based on our immersion educational learning system by using open web standard for 3D graphics (O3D). By using the 3D museum construction tool offered by our system, users can create their personal museums to exhibit their collections interactively with their own style and subject, such as according to decades. And users can also set their constructed personal museum open to others to view, learn information or communicate inside, which cannot only help users organise and store their collections expediently, but also dramatically inspire users| interests and self-determination while learning traditional culture heritage sources.

Keywords: educational games; three dimensions; virtual museums; interactive design; game evaluation; open standards; web standards; 3D graphics; O3D; open source; JavaScript; internet; world wide web; personal museums; design systems; virtual learning environments; VLEs; indoor environments; cultural heritage; exhibitions; immersion learning systems; educational learning systems; construction tools; museum collections; collection organisation; collection storage; inspiration; user interests; self-determination; traditional cultures; heritage sources; China; continuing education; life-long learning; ICT; information technology; communications technology; knowledge creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2011.039694

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2011 Vol.21 No.1, pp.55 - 71

Available online: 14 Apr 2011 *

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