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Darton Earns 2009 Digital Education Achievement Award
October 01, 2009
Darton College has earned a 2009 Digital Education Achievement Award from the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine.
The awards showcase exceptional education Web sites, projects, and programs around the world that utilize digital technology. Darton was recognized in the Learning and Engagement category for "Motion Capture in the Classroom."
The motion capture involves a ceiling-mounted projection system in a classroom dedicated to 3D instruction. The project portrays virtual objects in three-dimensional space. Some of the models incorporate animation and some are still images.
Darryn Ostrander, director of instructional technology and distance learning, says the models make for easier and more interesting study, which translates to improved student success.
The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute providing education and industry leaders with decision support, research and educational services to help them effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century.