3DL in the newspaper

Friday, January 11. the local newspaper «Sandefjords Blad» published an online article about us and Saturday, January 12. it came in the printed paper. Very nice to be noticed by the local newspaper – Thank you for a great article!

Sandefjord VGS selects 3DL

Sandefjord High School, the largest secondary school in Norway, has decided to use more digital tools in their classes. We are delighted that they have chosen to go for our solution 3DL, especially in the Top Sports Line as well as in Health class.

What is a HoloLens?

HoloLens is a headset that can project pictures and videos on to the physical world. The headset has built-in sensors and cameras that map the world around the user, and choose where the virtual elements should be placed accordingly.

Typically, these elements are interactive, which means that it’s possible to control them with voice or gestures. For examples, you can zoom in on a plant to see what it looks like from the inside, even on a molecular level.

The benefit of HoloLens is that you can move around freely while wearing it. The only thing you need is an internet connection.

What is a 2D video

All video we are used to seeing today is a 2D video. TV, YouTube or streaming services. All of these are platforms showing a 2D video where the world if being captured in two dimensions only: height and width. Today, it’s possible to make a 2D video with the help of almost any device with a camera: from a smartphone to a professional camera.

Re VGS selects 3DL!

Re High School has decided to use more digital tools.
We are so happy that they have chosen to go for our solution; 3DL for their Health class!
We warmly welcome them into the 3DL family and look forward to our cooperation in the future.

What is a 3D video

3D video captures our world in all three dimensions: height, width and depth. The latter is what makes a 3D video so difficult to make. Humans can see depth without much effort because our eyes see slightly different from each other, and our brains interpret that difference as depth.

Modern 3D technology tries to mimic this process by showing different versions of the same video to each eye. The difference is not big, but it’s enough to trick the brain to think that we are seeing depth in a video. This process is however not totally perfect. That is why we still need 3D glasses that help the brain to reconcile the two versions of the video in the right way.

Making of a 3D video requires skills and resources. Typically, you need two cameras and other special equipment to shoot a video in 3D, which all can be very costly. Today it’s also possible to transform a 2D video into a 3D video, but the results are usually less sharp.

What is VR

VR stands for Virtual Reality and entails the use of sounds, pictures and data simulated videos to convince your brain that you are in another reality. The real world as you know it disappears and you are transported into a different one.

By using a VR headset, you can create a 360-degree experience where you don’t see nor hear the real world. What emerges instead is an interactive world where you can visit faraway places or immerse yourself in a fantasy world.

VR enables a whole new way to learn where the students become a part of a different world. All distraction, such as social media and texts, fall away and they can fully immerse themselves in learning. Students can study the subjects more closely, and observe things in a whole new way. Almost 83% of teachers say that VR increases engagement in class and results in better test scores.

What is AR

AR stands for Augmented Reality. It means that the world around us is enhanced with virtual elements, such as sound and pictures. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s not.

Everyone who watches TV has experience AR. Either during a football match where the scoreboard is overlapping parts of the screen or the weather forecast where animations of sun and clouds are projected on the screen.

AR technology is still in its infancy. For the most part, AR is associated with video games and console entertainments systems. But this technology has bigger potential, especially in the education system.

AR makes it possible to observe how something fits into the physical world, whether it?s a tangible object or an imaginary thing or concept. It takes the guesswork out of what objects are supposed to look like and allows to go straight to observing and learning.

Using AR is very simple. All you need is a screen (smartphone, tablet, or VR glasses) and some digital content. The rest is up to you. This means that you can let a dinosaur stomp around your classroom or obverse closely how a certain muscle group is used when a person is running.

The world is yours to create.