Virtual Classrooms: Making the Invisible, Visible

by Tongzhen Zhang, Vic Callaghan, Ruimin Shen and Marc Davies

This “work in progress” paper describes research into e-learning and virtual reality at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) and Essex University respectively. The authors propose a novel virtualised learning model and architecture to support online learners and teachers to visualize important learning related information that has hitherto been invisible to users of online learning systems. The purpose of this work is to enhance the learners”™ experience, and to help teachers by providing more efficient feedback tools to improve their teaching.