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*Virtual Tour or Field Trip * Simulated Real Life Environment *

* Education World Virtual Tour or Field Trip Directions *

 

Artificial illusion which emulates a three-dimensional physical environment

by using visual and auditory stimuli which can be interacted with to explore.

 

A VTs/VFTs can be as simple as a sequence of pictures which represent images

or places during a continuous real world walk-through. Using web pages, Slideshow,

or PP presentation would work to illustrate a Virtual Tour in this simplest form.

 

A VTs/VFTs can also be a panoramic ( long vertical or horizontal view ) by means

of series of pictures stitched together for a extended linear view or a circular view.

 

A VTs/VFTs can be as comprehensive as a simulated walk-through where viewer

can see at will in any direction and can also zoom IN or OUT on an image or point.

 

Virtual Field Trip could be considered a Virtual Tour but it is more educational

and/or instructional in nature. Whereas a Virtual Tour is more entertaining

or used in an advertisement situation for buying or selling goods and/or services.

 

* Anonymous, The Real World *

 

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Web Sites with Examples for Curriculum Pages

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Virtual Field Trips by Teachers from Oswego City School District

http://www.oswego.org/staff/cchamber/webdesign/virtual_fieldtrips.htm

 

Virtual Field Trips - UtahLINK

http://www.uen.org/utahlink/tours/

 

Virtual Tours A Sequential Image & Textual Tour

http://www.virtualfreesites.com/tours.html

 

Virtual Reality QuickTime Movies of Italy

http://www.compart-multimedia.com/virtuale/us/home.htm

 

360 Degree QT Virtual Reality Movies

http://www.underwatercolours.com/qtvr/

 

Virtual Reality Panoramas - Carl E. Heilman II / CMCG

http://www.carlheilman.com/virtual.html

 

Gardens and GreenHouses of the Montreal Botanical Garden

http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin/en/jardin_virtuel/panoramique.htm

 

An Oops Virtual Field Trip Selection

http://oops.bizland.com/vtours.htm

 

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Tom Love School of Education * Malone College Fall 2007