Realization of digital environmental education-a future style of environmental education in dynamically changing virtual environment

Masaya Okada, Hiroyuki Tarumi, Tetsuhiko Yoshimura, Kazuyuki Moriya, Tetsuro Sakai

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Abstract

The important key to success of environmental education is to realize space and situation where people of diverse backgrounds can universally participate in environmental education and can mutually exchange their candid opinions and practical experiences. Our system, DigitalEE, is designed and implemented to pursue universality of participation in environmental education with the concepts of digital cities. Learners in real forest, environmental specialists in laboratories, and virtual tourists at homes or hospitals can make interactive real-time communication via online 3D virtual nature generated by DigitalEE. Information available via the 3D virtual nature is continuously updated at participants’ own free will, and is used as communication contexts at participants’ discussion on environmental issues. DigitalEE creates an original form of public participation in digital cities such as collaborative interaction between real and virtual worlds, and makes realization of digital environmental education: a future style of environmental education in dynamically changing virtual environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Cities II
Subtitle of host publicationComputational and Sociological Approaches - 2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, Revised Papers
EditorsMakoto Tanabe, Peter van den Besselaar, Peter van den Besselaar, Toru Ishida
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages292-304
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)3540439633, 9783540439639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Event2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, 2001 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Oct 18 2001Oct 20 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2362
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, 2001
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period10/18/0110/20/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Okada, M., Tarumi, H., Yoshimura, T., Moriya, K., & Sakai, T. (2002). Realization of digital environmental education-a future style of environmental education in dynamically changing virtual environment. In M. Tanabe, P. van den Besselaar, P. van den Besselaar, & T. Ishida (Eds.), Digital Cities II: Computational and Sociological Approaches - 2nd Kyoto Workshop on Digital Cities, Revised Papers (pp. 292-304). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2362). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45636-8_23