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Immersing in Virtual History

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
August 06, 2011

The Virtual History Centre was developed as a 3-D immersive learning environment for students in Victoria, Australia. Created in 2011 by the History Teachers Association Victoria, State Library and Public Records Office of Victoria, it provides an inspiring example of rich digital resources for humanities learning. Whether this element of history is part of your curriculum or not, you’ll want to visit to stretch your imagination of what teachers, scholars, and students can do.

When you visit the Virtual History Centre you will see an immersive environmental build of the Point Nepean Quarantine Station.  Point Nepean was home to a quarantine station which was setup to prevent the spread of disease in the Colony of Victoria in 1852. You will also find content like interactive timelines and resources for teachers.

What does this project inspire you to do with immersive environments?

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