Brian Jones , Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Demonstration: Demo Track 1: Cultural Heritage and Education
I-irasshai is a unique Japanese cultural learning experience for English-speaking students delivered through a combination of CD-ROM and Internet technology. The goal of the program is for students to gain insight into Japanese culture by allowing them to explore Japan within an authentic context. The immersive environment features twenty 360-degree realistic locations, over 60 cultural activities, and many more web pages containing photographs, videos, and textual information.