You could've heard a needle drop in the classroom. There they are, 28 boys and girls, totally mesmerized, waiting with bated breath to see what will happen next. Each of them has donned a pair of futuristic glasses. They're not just run-of-the-mill eyeglasses, but provide the user with a mobile mini movie theater: the cinemizers from Carl Zeiss. They allow students at the Thomas Strittmatter High School in St. Georgen, Germany to test the CyberClassroom, in which cinemizers and 3D monitors open up a completely new dimension in learning. A project conducted jointly by Carl Zeiss and Visenso, a company operating in the field of visual engineering solutions, is supporting the classroom of the future.
Teaching kids about science and technology is no easy matter: very few students are immediately inspired by these specialist subjects. It’s different in St. Georgen. Via the cinemizer, the teacher shows stereo videos to explain complex scientific phenomena, turning learning into a fascinating visual experience. Stereo video material for students makes it easier to grasp complicated subject matter in physics, chemistry and biology.
The aim of the CyberClassroom is to present the teaching curriculum as clearly and understandably as possible. The students are curious about the new teaching aids and can understand subjects that otherwise need a lot of explanation – all thanks to the interactive, visual presentation. The magnetism of the cinemizer is by no means limited to the classroom, but continues after school is over. These state-of-the-art video glasses also make it easier to learn at home. And, of course, anyone who works hard deserves a little pleasure. The cinemizer is the perfect entertainer: you can also use it to enjoy the latest blockbuster from Hollywood in close-up.
June 2, 2009