The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on a workshop by the Virtual Reality Education Pathfinder (VREP) programme. VREP is an educational initiative to teach high school students how to use virtual reality.
At the University of Cincinnati, 80 students from 10 local high schools were immersed in a Blender workshop for 2 days.
From the article:
"It's about bringing innovative ways for kids to learn," said Renita Heideman, technology consultant for HCESC. "It's about allowing kids to learn at their own pace and to construct their own knowledge, so that they're using skills they'll use in the workplace when they leave high school and start moving to college or to other careers."
Students used open-source 3D software, Blender, to make their gingerbread men, which met the criteria of designing texture, movement, curved and straight lines and an environment.
(Via Peter Merck)