Development of Networked Virtual Experiment System Based on Virtual Campus

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Tian-tai GUO 1,* Lin GUO 1 Dong-sheng LI 1

1. Dept. of Measurement & Control Technology and Instrumentation, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 May 2009 / Revised: 12 Jul. 2009 / Accepted: 26 Aug. 2009 / Published: 8 Oct. 2009

Index Terms

Virtual reality (VR), Virtual campus, Virtual laboratory, Networked virtual experiment system, Virtual reality modeling language (VRML)


China’s higher education has been going through a period of rapid expansion in undergraduate population,and this means a much heavier demand on teaching resources such as laboratories, experiments, teaching staff,etc., which cannot possibly be made available all of a sudden.To deal with this situation, we found virtual reality (VR) technology very helpful. Virtual reality (VR) has found many applications in education; and the resources of virtual education such as virtual campus, virtual laboratory etc. are used more and more widely, especially in the field of higher education. But so far virtual campus was mainly regarded as a means of image exhibition, and virtual laboratories were no more than 2D display of experimental processes and equipments. To make better use of these resources, this paper puts forward the concept of networked virtual experiment systems based on virtual campus by combining the virtual laboratory and virtual campus with the technique of LAN (Local area network), and establishes its theoretical model. Finally, a networked virtual experiment system based on virtual campus is developed using VRML and 3DSMAX. Networked virtual experiment system based on virtual campus has a promising future for various applications in higher education.

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Tian-tai GUO, Lin GUO, Dong-sheng LI, "Development of Networked Virtual Experiment System Based on Virtual Campus", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), vol.1, no.1, pp.10-18, 2009. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2009.01.02


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