Distributed virtual environment realizing collaborative environmental education

Masaya Okada, Hiroyuki Tarumi, Tetsuhiko Yoshimura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)


We have developed a support system for collaborative learning in environmental education by using distributed virtual environment accessible from real and virtual worlds. With this system, learners in the real world and experts in a virtual world can communicate with each other while sharing not only a 3D virtual world implemented with VRML, but learners' achievements and experts' knowledge. It also realizes databases of real experiences, education supported by valuable knowledge given by experts from all over the world, and virtual tours to inaccessible natural environment. Furthermore, the system is expected to raise consciousness of environmental protection by providing users with knowledge and information on the environment accumulated in the learning process. The system makes all these functions possible, which have been difficult to realize with conventional environmental education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2001 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2001
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1581132875, 9781581132878
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2001 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2001Mar 14 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing


Other2001 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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