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International delegates at ICEM 2013 learnt about Singapore History in a Virtual World

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Singapore History Alive with 3D!, a multimedia game-based solution developed by IM Innovations with support from Media Development Authority and Temasek Polytechnic, was featured in the 63rd Annual Conference of the International Council for Educational Media 2013 (ICEM 2013).

 

Attended by international educators and researchers from all around the world, the delegates listened with rapt attention to the findings of the study by Dr. Linda Fang from Temasek Polytechnic, where the pedagogical benefits and educational impact of the solution were discussed.  A demonstration of the solution was included and attendees of this session were later given the opportunity to play the game for themselves!

 

On the last day of the conference, IM Innovations hosted a group of delegates and conducted a learning journey workshop at the 3D Media Studio facility at Temasek Polytechnic where they learnt more about our 3D initiatives with Singapore schools. 

 

Besides playing the Social Studies solution using a multi-player version, the audience witnessed the reactions and experience of the excited students from Marsiling Primary School, the school where the research study was conducted. Click here to watch the students from Marsiling Primary School in action!

 

The delegates were filled with questions and suggestions about how the technology could be used in other subject matters as well.  Some of their comments about the solution:

 

“Interactive learning tends to engage the students in a better way.”

 

IMG 5854“It is a very good way of teaching. Students are bored easily when we use traditional pedagogy. This program can become a very good supplement for teaching in the most conservative view.”

 

“Interactive and engaging, keeps attention span of students longer”

 

“The ability to engage student to 'experience the history'. Students find the characters come alive...”

 

Besides experiencing the Singapore History Alive with 3D! solution, attendees also learnt about IM Innovation’s Virtual Paper Napkin programme, an initiative to bring 3D visualisation to young students in Singapore schools. They were amazed to hear that students as young as 9 years old could quickly learn to use a professional grade 3D software, CINEMA 4D, to do projects, including using 3D animation for backdrops in stage performance or for competition.