A pan-European pilot project headed by Texas Instruments (TI) DLP has highlighted the widespread positive impact on how students learn when using 3D content as a teaching tool, improving student engagement, concentration and test scores. Texas Instruments has joined efforts with several 3D DLP projector specialists such as NEC Display Solutions Europe to establish showcases in several European schools. NEC acted as a technology partner in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands – three out of seven European countries, where the pilot was running.
The research, conducted by TI DLP has shown that 3D projection can make a huge impact in the classroom. The study compared the difference in comprehension, information retention and overall behaviour between students learning via traditional 2D methods versus learning via 3D projection. The participating schools used DLP projectors from leading manufacturers in that area such as NEC Display Solutions Europe.
Over the course of the study, 92 per cent of students on average were attentive during 3D lessons, while only 46 per cent were actively paying attention during non-3D lessons. Similarly, on average, 86 per cent of pupils improved from the pre-test to the post-test in the 3D classes, compared to just half (52 per cent) who improved in the 2D classes and individual test scores also improved by an average of 17 per cent in the 3D classes, compared to an eight per cent improvement in the 2D classes between pre-test and post-test.
See AV News UK print edition December 2011 for a full account of the survey.