The program provides potential students with an unprecedented 3D virtual tour of a campus, while enabling them to interact with the environment to a degree not even sought after before.
(PRWEB) July 13, 2011
Attendees of the Noel-Levitz National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention will be among the first to experience the latest version of Designing Digitally Inc.’s 3D Virtual Campus Tours.
The Franklin, Ohio-based company has been invited to participate in this national conference in Denver July 26-28 and is pleased to be able to unveil the updated version of this technology that includes multiple new features that make this version stand apart from not only a traditional virtual campus tour but also previous versions.
“3D Virtual Campus Tours, or 3DVCT, is a robust, browser-based massive multi-player recruiting tool aimed at increasing enrollment through accessibility, interactivity and engagement,” explained Abby Hughes, Director of Contract Management & Client Relations at Designing Digitally, Inc. “Our newest version features several upgrades and features that allow for a smoother and more refined user experience including a robust artificial intelligence system to guide your potential students around automatically.”
Visitors to Designing Digitally Inc.’s booth will be able to watch a video that outlines the features of 3D Virtual Campus Tours. They’ll also be able to experience the software themselves during live demonstrations.
3D Virtual Campus Tours is used to streamline the admissions process while also allowing for the targeting of a much broader audience. 3DVCT is the online version of your traditional on ground campus tour; admissions reps or tour guides simply give the same tour from their desks with students from anywhere around the world.
Students are also empowered to take their own, self-guided tours. When this option is exercised, users can visit any area of a campus they would like.
“The program provides potential students with an unprecedented 3D virtual tour of a campus, while enabling them to interact with the environment to a degree not even sought after before,” Andrew Hughes, President at Designing Digitally, Inc. said. “One of the features new to this version is the use of a ‘bot’ to guide students on tours. This bot provides text and audio information and can even answer text-based questions based on predefined keywords.”
3D Virtual Campus Tours also features games and other aspects designed to make tours more informative and engaging, Nick Taylor, Director of Development at Designing Digitally, Inc. said. Some of these features include:
● Custom games such as parachute jump, basketball shoot out, flight simulator and others
● Clues throughout the virtual campus to teach students about the school
● Trivia questions, answered with the help of the clues
● Text and voice chat capabilities
● Avatar customization & virtual store
● Dynamic web-based administrative log-in, and much more
3DVCT also enables potential students to fill out online applications, financial aid forms, make payments and more.
The immersive 3D world and line-of-sight interactivity in 3DVCT creates a sense of engagement in real time drawing the viewer into the event, transforming them into an active participant. Such a conversion of perspective from spectator to participant is simply not available in traditional photographic or video campus travelogues.
The 3DVCT software literally enables colleges and universities to bring their campuses right into the homes of students, which increases recruiting efforts and enrollment.
To learn more about 3D Virtual Campus Tours and to try the limited demo, visit http://www.3dvirtualcampustours.com.
About Designing Digitally, Inc.
Designing Digitally, Inc. is an Ohio-based firm that specializes in an innovative, high end web-based training related to E-learning, 2D and 3D simulations, virtual world development, and interactive learning tools. The firm has more than a decade of experience in developing tools for educational, corporate and government sectors.
Designing Digitally, Inc. may also be contacted at http://www.designingdigitally.com or by calling 1-866-316-9126.