DLP 3D Research Press Kit
Learning with 3D: Research, Announcements and Digital Content
DLP News Release
3D Lessons Deliver Higher Levels Of Understanding And Increased Focus To Students Across Europe
LONDON – September 29, 2011, 12:00 p.m. GMT:
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) DLP® Products presents data that shows 3D, when used as a teaching tool in classrooms, has a widespread positive impact on how students learn. The independent study is announced today at the UK launch event in Claridges, London and hosted in collaboration with The Company of Educators. Conducted in classrooms across seven European countries, the research compares the difference in comprehension, information retention and overall behaviour between students learning via traditional 2D methods versus learning via 3D projection.
Meet Professor Anne Bamford
Professor Anne Bamford is Director of the International Research Agency and Director of Education in southern England. Anne has been recognized nationally and internationally for her research in arts education, emerging literacies and visual communication. She is an expert in the international dimension of arts and cultural education and through her research, she has pursued issues of innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. A World Scholar for UNESCO, Anne has conducted major national impact and evaluation studies for the governments of Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Hong Kong, and is currently undertaking a study in Norway. Amongst her numerous articles and book chapters, Anne is author of the "Wow Factor: Global research compendium on the impact of the arts in education" which has been published in five languages and distributed in more than 40 countries.
The 3D in Education White Paper
IntroductionWritten by Professor Dr Anne Bamford, Director of the International Research Agency
What is 3D in the classroom?
Computer generated animation has been in development for some time with early work dating back to the 1960s. Not surprisingly, the first commercial use of three-dimensional (3D) animations was a representation of a human, known as the "Boeing Man." It was not until the 1990s that 3D within the general entertainment industry became more widespread. The release of "Avatar," the movie, broke all box office records and established a new level of sophistication in 3D imaging. The use of 3D in the classroom has emerged in the past 12 months and offers enormous potential as a tool in teaching and learning. DLP-powered[3D projectors use millions of microscopic, digital mirrors that reflect light to create a picture. DLP imaging technology is so fast, it can actually produce two images on the screen at the same time: One for the "left" eye and one for the "right" eye. Then 3D glasses combine the two images to create a 3D effect. The single-chip version of DLP is used in many projectors, with the technology being used in over 50% of the projectors currently sold.
3D at Abbey School Case Study
Two UK schools are using Texas Instruments DLP® 3D-ready technology to bring science lessons to life. The result has been an improvement in the pupils' understanding of difficult topics
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Pupils at The Abbey School, Reading (UK)s
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