New K-12 Education Report Goes 3D in the Classroom

CoSN’s Latest EdTechNext Issue: ‘Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing and Making in 3D’
Washington, DC
Friday, March 27, 2015

Washington, DC (March 27, 2015) – In schools nationwide, attractive new technologies are taking the shape of 3D – and their benefits are real. CoSN’s (Consortium for School Networking’s) newest report out today explores this transformation and how modern 3D technologies are opening new dimensions in learning.

The exploration is CoSN’s latest EdTechNext report – a periodic publication about forward-looking issues and emerging technologies in K-12.

“3D is capturing the attention of leaders in educational circles, and that focus needs to be on the ‘why’ – not the ‘wow,’” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “Educators should consider the real value of 3D for our students toward improving academic results, expanding scientific discovery, and enhancing both spatial thinking and task performance. These are just some of the advantages as the digital revolution gains further momentum from these technologies.”

Dimensions in Learning: Visualizing, Designing and Making in 3D explains the 3D learning families (visualizing, designing and making) across learning applications, in hardware / software and through current examples. Sony SmartEyeglass, for example, is an augmented reality concept that uses eyewear to present user-controlled notifications and information, such as text messages.

The report also provides key “3D definitions” and explains the processes of how the 3D learning families (i.e., cost, time and professional development resources) are being introduced in classrooms. 

CoSN’s EdTechNext reports are supported by Amplify, BestBuy, CDW.G, Cisco, Comcast, Dell, ENA, Filewave, Google, HP, iBoss Security, iDentityAutomation, Ipswitich, itslearning, JAMF Software, Juniper Networks, Lenovo, Lightspeed Systems, McGraw Hill, Microsoft, Pearson, Presidio, Promethean, Qualcomm, SchoolDude, Sprint, and Verizon.

The publications are only available to CoSN members.

For media interested in receiving a complimentary copy of the latest issue, please contact Michael Kaplun at michaelkaplun@cosn.org.

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About CoSN

CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit cosn.org or call 866-267-08747 to find out more about CoSN’s focus areas, annual conference and events, advocacy and policy, membership, and the CETL certification exam.