New research has shown that the use of 3D projectors and other 3D technology in classrooms improves the concentration and test results of pupils.

The research, which was carried out by the International Research Agency on behalf of projector chip technology experts, Texas Instruments, saw the introduction of 3D projectors and 3D glasses to class members.

Monitoring of the students and their results found that 86 per cent of them achieved better results in the post-test than in the pre-test in the 3D classes, while only 52 per cent improved in the control classes that were given 2D glasses.

In the 3D in Education White Paper, the leader of the research, Professor Anne Bamford, stated, “Individuals improved test scores by an average of 17 per cent in the 3D classes, compared to only an 8 per cent improvement in the 2D classes between pre-test and post-test. The teachers commented that the pupils in the 3D groups had deeper understanding, increased attention span, more motivation and higher engagement.”

The research studied classes in seven countries across Europe that are adopting the 3D technology, including the UK, France and Sweden. It studied 740 students in 15 schools, with 47 teachers involved.