Online 3D Collaboration System for Engineering Education
The Internet has provided new communication methods for most people in all walks of life, particularly for education and industry. It is common that people email friends, pay bills online and play games together when they are in two countries. Industry has employed video conference to discuss engineering problems and to share files. Education has utilized websites to present education and training materials and discussions. Generally, these applications employ two dimensional collaboration tools. As new Internet technologies develop and the computer processing speeds increase, constructing a real-time online engineering education and training collaboration tool for a team of remotely distributed learners has become an important research topic.