DDA Exposes Teachers, Students to 3-D TechnologyBy T.H.E. Journal (Technology Horizons in Education), Vol. 32, No. 7
Publication Date: February 2005
Article discusses the Discreet Design Academy (DDA) from Autodesk, Incorporated, which was designed by educators and Autodesk subsidiary Discreet to add visual communication skills into secondary school classrooms. The application utilizes three-dimensional technology to promote critical thinking, science, mathematics, language, and technology skills. For example, three-dimensional technology is used to teach topics such as breaking down the digestive system, and then allows students to view animated solutions in order to explain what they have learned. The author contends that some students are not able to learn effectively through spoken lessons alone, and that the visual approach provided by the DDA could be a valuable part of a successful learning experience. The program includes lesson plans, teaching guides, and handouts.
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