Interactive Learning
Museum, classroom & workplace education

Interactive learning, at its best, makes the user an active participant: learning by doing, not watching passively. 3D museum display kiosk with map, globe turned to northeast Ohio Students, museum-goers or employees can explore situations, play educational games, and navigate well-organized multimedia information at their own pace.

Interactive 3D, VR and AR

Engaging, realistic 3D experiences can now be developed rapidly at low cost, using the Unity engine and WebGL. Deploy 3D on the web, or use virtual reality to place your users inside an immersive world. VR ranges from low-cost, smartphone-based solutions like Google’s Project Cardboard to higher-end solutions like Oculus and HTC Vive.

The Bean Machine (Galton portrait) The Mathematics of Chance

Invented by Sir Fran­cis Gal­ton in the 19th century, the “bean machine” demonstrates a mathematical function known as the normal distribution or “bell curve,” which can describe the outcome of random pro­cess­es.

This physics-based 3D simulation engages the learner directly in a way that viewing a video or diagram does not. Interactive educational experiences like this can also be mobile apps for iPad, iPhone, iPad, and Android. See my educational math game Trip’s Treasures.

Remote-Updatable Exhibits and Trainings

My WebUpdater system allows the content of an interactive museum exhibit or online training app to be edited remotely from any computer or smartphone. Update text, images, and interactive activities. Hide or reveal special topics and seasonal features at will.

WebUpdater is designed to be so simple that even the most non-technical users can be productive immediately, with no training or documentation needed. Instead of bombarding staff with complex options, WebUpdater is customized to do just what each particular organization needs—and no more.

See WebUpdater in Action

Try this demo copy of a WebUpdater deployment that simultaneously updates two touchscreen museum exhibits and a history website that I programmed (exhibit UI design by Impact Communications).

You can create, edit, and rearrange topics, including slideshows with captions and quiz activities with a variety of question types. This then ties into a system I built to allow teachers and museum-goers to take home or share personalized sets of topics, via email or a QR code.

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LCCC Allied Health
Patient Records Simulator

  • Installed in patient rooms in a mock hospital for nursing students
  • Graphical medication schedules
  • Printable reports of student actions

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Interactive learning simulation: Lorain County Community College Patient Records Simulator
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Gulf Coast Exploreum
9 screens of museum games

  • Game-based educational exhibits on nutrition
  • 3D driving game with custom control wheel
  • Quiz show wall and touchscreen recipe tables

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Interactive museum exhibits: Gulf Coast Exploreum Fuel Up! game
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Trip’s Treasures
Educational math game

  • Teaches rapid counting
  • Fun progression of different treasures and patterns
  • For desktop and mobile platforms

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3D game for kids: undersea chests containing countable groups of jewels and coins
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City of Cleveland
Public health quiz game

  • Game-style lesson to teach anti-flu hygiene to children
  • Built in for Impact Communications using supplied text, map and characters

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Educational game: CDPH Flu Achoo
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Wendywoman
HTML5 training game interface

  • Animated front end for corporate training game
  • Built tablet and smartphone-ready for Sustainable Innovations using supplied characters

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HTML5 workplace training game: Grow a PAIR and Lead
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MSM International
Educational strategy game

  • Paper game re-designed with interactivity and animation
  • Teaches car maintenance to new drivers
  • Smart A.I. opponents

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Interactive learning media: educational game
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LCCC Chemistry
Animated math lessons

  • Extranet math reviews for college chemistry students
  • Animations to make scientific prefixes, units, and algebraic operations memorable

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Interactive lessons: Lorain County Community College mathematics tutorials
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Kent State University
PREDICTION multiplayer game

  • Cooperative game for Communication students
  • Connects players over the Internet
  • From a board game by William Gorden & Richard Goodman

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Multi-player educational game: KSU Prediction by William Gorden
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Aspen Dental
Virtual reality facility tour

  • VR tour deployed at trade shows
  • Simple navigation with no motion symptoms
  • Deployed for both Samsung Gear VR and Windows PC

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Panoramic VR tour for mobile/smartphone VR
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ArcAngel
Product simulation web game

  • Basketball training aid demonstrated in game form
  • Intentionally easy, reinforcing the message that ArcAngel makes shooting simple

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Product simulation web game: ArcAngel