How 3D models support digital transformation on Moldova
Read about how a national pilot in Moldova, where teachers from hundreds of schools over the course of a year incorporated our scientifically validated 3D models into their teaching. We helped increase student engagement and support the digital transformation of Moldovan education.
Supporting digital transformation at Moldavan schools
The pilot project lasted for one year. For the duration, schools were provided with a free license and support in the form of face-to-face and online training and other activities aimed at supporting teachers in using digital tools to improve the quality of teaching across subjects and levels.
Our activities in Moldova
In 2022, the Corinth Project in Moldova kicked off with presentations and training sessions aimed at introducing Corinth to Moldovan schools. The project began with participation and presentations at various educational events, followed by extensive training sessions for selected schools, including the STEAM project. These activities culminated in offering Corinth licenses to a broader range of schools, expanding its reach. In 2023, the project continued with webinars and further training, showcasing Corinth's potential to enhance the educational experience. The year concluded with presentations emphasizing the benefits of Corinth at educational conferences, highlighting its role in the broader context of educational transformation.
views of 3D models in Moldavan classrooms
schools have expressed interest in the application
teachers would recommend the app to their school colleagues
One cool way to see how much teachers love the app is with the NPS (Net Promoter Score). This metric tells you how likely people are to recommend the app to others. Normally, for apps and services, it's around 20% to 30%. However, in the case of the Corinth app, a solid 84.1% of teachers responded positively in the final survey.
We also confirmed what a recent study by Charles University showed. Namely, that 3D models help to increase students' intrinsic motivation.
The project has demonstrated an exciting trend in Moldovan schools: there's a real willingness and capability among teachers to embrace digital tools when given access and support. Corinth stands out as a valuable tool that not only enhances teaching but also sets a great example of effective digital tool usage. What's particularly noteworthy about Corinth is its seamless integration with other digital tools and commonly used hardware by teachers. It serves as a successful case of digital transformation in education, and with versions available in both Romanian and Russian, it's ready to be adopted in other schools and regions.
How Moldovan teachers use Corinth (demos)
Maia Porombrica, Liceul Teoretic ”Meșterul Manole”
Using the example of rotating solids, she shows how to link models from Corinth to the Genially app. The application is used by teachers to create presentations, and the fact that Corinth is easy to link with tools that teachers already use regularly in their classrooms helps its easy adaptation. She shared with other teachers tricks for generating an iframe and inserting a model so that they can use all of its features directly in a presentation. This allows them to highlight parts of the example or rotate it freely.
Alina Dima, IPLT Mihail Sadoveanu
Using the example of a geography subject - the movement of lithospheric plates or ocean currents - she shows how she uses models in her presentations, but also how she simply creates quizzes in which students match concepts to specific parts of the models. In this way, she can use the 3D models not only to illustrate and supplement her explanations, but also as a tool for actively practising and evaluating her students' knowledge and understanding.
Valentina Galescu, IP Liceul Teoretic „Petre Ștefănucă”
Another Moldovan teacher used 3D models to teach chemistry and biology. She gives several examples of the contexts and activities in which she uses 3D models in her teaching. She also uses virtual reality with her students to demonstrate experiments that would be too time consuming, costly or dangerous to do in the classroom.
She shows how she shares the models with her students using QR codes or how she uses them in Google Classroom and in combination with different hardware - be it VR glasses or interactive whiteboards.
Tatiana Culeva, Ceadîr-Lunga Instituția Publică Liceul Teoretic "Mihail Guboglo"
Her example proves that 3D models can be used not only in frontal instruction, but can also put learning in the hands of the students - literally in many examples.
In addition to the various ways in which models can be shared with students in the classroom, Tatiana demonstrates various activities where 3D models are used to help students themselves create content. They use augmented reality to explain the topics to their classmates, or to discover often abstract and challenging topics through exploring the models in virtual reality.