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The Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research (UCSIM) provides support for the application of virtual environments to enhance teaching and learning and to model complex processes and phenomena through the use of computer generated and enhanced environments. Our multidisciplinary approach combines expertise in computer graphics and multimedia applications, 3D modeling and design, and internet enabled social and virtual reality software to create educational and practical applications of virtual worlds, augmented reality, 3D immersive and virtual spaces, simulations, and “serious games”.
Using simulations and virtual environments as an instructional tool can have many benefits for learners…
Virtual worlds are valuable research environments precisely because the relationships and responses of users are…