From field to 3D Lab

The possibility of immersing into the VR environment will occur in a dedicated and innovative 3D Lab that will be set up within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan-Bicocca. This 3D room will be composed of a projector that will display (terrestrial or submarine) geologically interesting environments recreated in three dimensions on a screen. Teachers and students will have the possibility of immersing into the Virtual Reality through the use of two Oculus Rift headsets and ten 3D glasses. In this way, the teacher will be able to move around the ambient as in the field and to show the students the most peculiar geological features of the area. With this method, the learning process of the students will be enhanced since they will learn new concepts visually and walking directly within the environment, instead of passively listening in a classroom. This method can also be used during the examination phase, to test knowledges of the students.