Educational Technology

Education Technology

PRISM Education Research and Technology


The PRISM project is committed to developing and researching new technologies that can be used for teaching Earth and Ocean science in the classroom. Current efforts are directed at the developent of interactive visualization techniques and continue web technology development.

Immersive Virtual Puget Sound - Development of Virtual Puget Sound began in 1998 at University of Washington through the support of the National Science Foundation grant : Learning about complex environmental processes in immersive and non-immersive virtual environments.  This project was a partnership between PRISM and the UW Human Interface Technology Lab.

The Learning Center was also an early PRISM effort directed at providing a collaborative resource for educators and students interested in earth science education and exploration.