“VR lessons make the learning more enjoyable. It makes me have self-confidence and self-esteem.”
Ntombi, Alexandra, Jhb

“I wish it can be introduced in an early level of education so that many students or learners will benefit a lot.”
Zenzele Mofokeng, Alexandra, Jhb

“. . . I thought it was going to be one of those boring sessions, but this, it was exciting and modern.”
Lebogang Masia - Soshanguve High School

“It is different from normal lessons because it shows pictures so that you can understand more about the lesson or topic.”
Kgothatso Maseko - Soshanguve High School

“The most important thing was the rural hygiene topic which I think is very important and helpful to people staying in the rural areas.”
Tshepo Ndlovu – Mamelodi High School

“The VR lesson is different - it shows clearly what one is learning… With models being rotated in all the angles one would want to learn more and more.”  
David Kansiime - St Henry’s College, Kitovu, Uganda

“It showed us more pictures… In normal lessons sometimes you just hear but don't see how you can understand.”   
Mathodi Masina - Mamelodi HighSchool

“It has been different because a lot has been taught in just a few hours which is not the case with our normal lessons” 
Mary – Nakaseke

“Naledi3d Factory is… more than an excellent technical partner for UNESCO. I have personally been impressed by the company’s commitment to, in the spirit of post apartheid South Africa, seek new solutions and share know-how for the public good across the continent”
Peter Schiøler, CII Advisor to UNESCO (Paris)

Using VR to build quality knowledge in the education sector

Immersive learning environmentNew multimedia-based learning environments are essential in the developed world – and are even more needed in the developing world – especially in Africa.

However, it is also important that learning materials should reflect local environments, perspectives and needs. This means such material should be locally produced in order to address the wide range of learning needs of D:\Images\Naledi3d Projects\aaN3d_company images_JB\ScreenShots\AIDS\Hand3.jpgAfrica’s excluded majority, whilst taking full account of local literacy, language and cultural issues.

In the new media domain, interactive 3D or virtual reality, is the next big step– and is able to bring learning closer to the actual world that we live in

Traditionally, schools and colleges rely on black / whiteboard outlines, physical demonstrations and video to facilitate learning. With computers and data projectors, 3D technologies can now allow learners to see places and things much more like they appear in real life…

…this opens doors to a virtual world with many possibilities for classroom application, where students can learn about science, anatomy, geography, heritage and architecture (to name but a few) by interacting with and seeing the content rather than simply reading about it in a textbook.

Many students today grow up with new social media, gaming and 3D, yet in the classroom, they have toD:\Images\Naledi3d Projects\aaN3d_company images_JB\ScreenShots\AIDS\Pyramid.jpg revert to talking heads and ask “why do I have to dummy down when I go to school!”

We at the Naledi3d Factory are striving to develop new approaches in education that can help to develop and move students from concrete to more abstract thought and systemic thinking. Through VR, the learning environment can be entertaining as well as educational, promoting facilitated, quality learning.

Our work in adapting interactive 3D to support sustainable community development is not only innovative, it is also world-class - and still remains unique world-wide.

Based on our ten years of experience in interactive 3D, our experience with interactive3d learning objects”, as well as our unique global networks, we know that we can seriously enhance education in South Africa and Africa