For over a century, education has remained largely unchanged. The world is changing — it is getting both smaller and bigger at the same time. Our world shrinks as technologies now allow us to communicate both synchronously and asynchronously with peers around the world. Conversely, the explosion of information now available to us expands our view of the world. As a result of the ability to communicate globally and the information explosion, education must change. 3D technology has been the latest approach in this learning process.
3D learning is a new approach to understand distance learning as well as a possibility to introduce composed, varied, and blended learning in order to enable all members of educational communities,particularly for digital natives, the possibility to explore virtual worlds. Unlike a textbook, 3D is able to add many layers and brings unprecedented depth to what is being learnt. If you were to draw a diagram of a plant cell, what would it look like? For decades, teachers have taught children the structure of a plant cell using a twodimensional illustration, a plan view of the cell cut in half. How much better to understand complex subjects by turning two dimensional topics into an engaging 3D learning experience?
3D projection is enabled by DLP (digital light processing) technology within modern 3D ready projectors. It uses millions of microscopic digital mirrors that reflect light in order to create a picture. The technology is so fast that it appears to produce two images on the screen at the same time: one for the left eye and one for the right eye. These images are then combined by active shutter stereoscopic glasses to create one complete 3D image.
Use of 3D technology in education will make it much more easy to understand the concept of the particular topic using 3D. Also 3D diagrams are much more easy to relate with and also are very interesting. It helps us to remember more and in a easy way. It is very exciting to study using 3D. The grasping power of the students as well as their interest increases with it .Everything becomes quicker to learn and children absorb new concepts, and display higher levels of concentration . 3D Technologies are used in education for printing purposes as well. 3D printing is a process of making a 3-Dimensional solid object of virtually any shape, from a digital model. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling.
Hence we have many new technologies and advances coming in everyday. 3D is one which is coming in TV, cameras, games etc. It is excellent for our development as well, that we have such great things coming in. The 3D has become a boon towards not only education but every field. The only problem with 3D is that one has to put on glasses every time he/she sees 3D .And it is quite difficult to watch 3D for more then 2 or 3 hours. But with advances I am sure that we will be able to get over these problems also.