University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 4932-4938
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.1205
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The promotion of the cultural and historical heritage through information technology is an extremely efficient formula for the proper use of technology in the process of perception and study of human cultural heritage. The opportunities offered by modern technologies allow a more attractive and correct way to enrich the access options to the elements of cultural-historical heritage. Training in the field of cultural-historical heritage is a complex and multidimensional process which requires different interdisciplinary approaches in order to achieve a thorough understanding of existing knowledge, on the one hand, and to create an understanding for revealing, researching, preserving and promoting of new discoveries, on the other. Nowadays, the training for specialists in the scope of cultural and historical heritage offers a lot of opportunities so to include the mixed reality in the educational process. The creation of virtual reconstructions through 3D models enriches the educational environment and improves the way information is conveyed. Preservation of cultural-heritage is a systematic process of search, study, identification, documentation, registration, conservation, restoration and socialization. Hence, protection of cultural heritage presents a system of measures ensuring its preservation in the Interest of Society. Particularly important is the question of the socialization of cultural heritage. Traditionally, it is related to the adaptation of cultural values and to the development of a program for its preservation, restoration and social engagement. The goal is to become more available to both scientists and specialists, as well as to anyone interested in their value. New digital services change our lives at a rapid pace and education is undoubtedly one of the most affected areas in this process. With the introduction of mobile educational applications as well as new technologies such as virtual reality and "expanded reality", a new training policy is being developed at the University of Library and Information Technology. There is a symbiosis between traditional ways of teaching and integrating new technologies as a virtual reality in the educational process. In this paper we briefly debate the power of visual discernment in human education and encounter, and how we can control visual intelligence to advance understanding in science. Approaches will be presented how to create complex virtual models of cultural heritage from humanitarian students. Good policies and practices will be shown by the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies to integrate the mixed reality into our students' education. Another aspect of this work is to present the use of new 3D technologies in the training of students and PhD students as a virtual reality. It will be shown how to create virtual halls in which students will be able to distance themselves from lectures and "touch" the ancient cities. This virtual world enables people to take activities that include virtual meetings, training sessions, and virtual school or university training.
New technologies, education, 3D visualization.