3D and Learning
3D has been identified as having distinct and important consumer benefits in the classroom - and more generally in overall learning - as well as in vision and eye health. These benefits include, increased learning possibilities over traditional teaching methods and improved vision screening sensitivity over typical eye charts.
3D viewing helps to provide increased assurance that a child will succeed in their education at school and at home and not be denied opportunities and an equal chance to succeed later in life as 3D becomes more common in the workplace.
Research has shown that 3D educational materials are more engaging and more effective. Students feel that the experience is more immersive, and educators report that the learning objectives are more efficiently and productively achieved. View videos on the impact of 3D in the classroom
Educators also have a duty to care for their students' well-being - and are becoming aware of the implications of 3D viewing:
- Students will differ in their abilities to achieve stereopsis and educators and parents should be aware of these differences, their causes and the possible remedies.
- Any student struggling with the lesson or achieving stereopsis should be referred to an eye-health professional for diagnosis of the issue. Many times, their stereopsis will become stronger through therapy and likely improve many aspects of their lives.
- Early findings indicate that focus, attention span, retention, classroom behavior and achievement all improve through the use of well-produced 3D learning materials.
For more information on 3D vision and eye health, visit 3DEyeHealth.org