Fieldscapes is a 3D immersive learning service designed to allow educators to create, share and use compelling 3D and VR learning content in their classes. This application will let you access lessons and exercises created using Fieldscapes. It requires a Fieldscapes account (teacher/tutor or student) in order to work.
Learning “on location” helps students to establish context, to better understand what they are learning (and why), and to retain the learning. Fieldscapes lets you deliver location based learning into any classroom, or onto any sofa! Whether the environment is to support geography , history, languages, STEM, vocational subjects or other learning and training - Fieldscapes can support it.
Fieldscapes clearly separates the technically challenging task of creating a 3D environment from the pedagogically creative task of creating engaging and effective lessons. Any teacher should be able to use our 3D editor and the shared set of locations and objects in order to create lessons for their students – or customise the lessons created by others.
Fieldscapes is designed to be used on ordinary PCs, tablets and smartphones. However, if you have access to a virtual reality headset then you can use this as well. Initially we are supporting Oculus Rift, with Google Cardboard and then other headsets to soon follow.
You can learn more about Fieldscapes, and its training focussed partner Trainingscapes at www.fieldscapesvr.com and www.trainingscapesvr.com – where bona-fide educators and trainers will be able to create accounts, download the authoring software and view video tutorials and an extensive wiki.