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Feb 20 12

Virtual Boat Screenshots 02/20/12

by Sertac Ozercan
Jan 19 12

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education for iOS 01.09.2012 Release Notes

by Sertac Ozercan
First version of Virtual Boat for Environmental Education (VBEE) for iOS is released.

What’s new in this version

  • Initial universal release  (only iPad 2 is officially supported)
  • Includes all the capabilities of the PC version (including character customization and virtual boat features)
  • Uses virtual joystick and touch controls for player and boat navigation

 

Jan 9 12

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education 01.09.2012 Release Notes

by Xin Ye

A new version of Virtual Boat for Environmental Education (VBEE) is released. The latest release can be found here.

What’s new in this version

  • Free navigation: you can test water qualities everywhere.
  • New GUI: Stable, simple, uniformed, and runs well in different machines with different resolutions, (high to low resolutions).
  • Only one objective icon (click it to get detailed information), no more complex objective list.
  • Only show mini map in navigation mode.
  • New data diagram with dynamic data.
  • Soundclips for interesting locations (not required to test locations following an order any more).
  • Note: the size is about 48MB, thus it may take a few minutes to load the game at the first time.
Jan 3 12

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education 01.03.2012 Release Notes

by Xin Ye

A new version of Virtual Boat for Environmental Education (VBEE) is released. The latest release can be found here.

What’s new in this version

  • Add: Functions for calculating pH value everywhere in real-time.
  • Add: Add a new data diagram, to test this new diagram, players have to click the laptop before driving to the fish kill.
  • Add: An animation of a deer eating on a small island on the right hand side of the fish kill.
  • Improve: New boat
  • Improve: New GUI style
  • Fix: Change all “floating fish” to “fish kill”
Nov 11 11

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education 11.10.2011 Release Notes

by Xin Ye

A new version of Virtual Boat for Environmental Education (VBEE) is released. The latest release can be found here.

What’s new in this version

  • Add: Units for all water quality data in all data diagrams
  • Improve: Remove completed objectives from objective list (based on suggestions from teachers in fall 2011 PD)
  • Fix: Change Nitrate value from mg/l to % saturation
  • Fix: Delete useless textures
  • Fix: “play now” button is for single play mode now

 

Nov 3 11

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education 2011.10.28 Release Notes

by Sertac Ozercan

A new version of Virtual Boat for Environmental Education (VBEE) is released. The latest release can be found here.

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Oct 21 11

Virtual Boat Presented at EECS 2011 Retreat Showcase Session

by Ying Zhong

Virtual Boat game was presented at EECS 2001 Retreat showcase session on Friday (Oct. 21)

Ying and Xin were introducing Virtual Boat game to visitors

Oct 11 11

Virtual Boat Ohio River Map

by Sertac Ozercan
Oct 10 11

Virtual Boat for Environmental Education Release Note (version 2011.10.10)

by Xin Ye

We have released the latest version of the Virtual Boat Game at 10.10.2011.

Play Version 11.1010 (Release date: 10-10-2011)

New features include a coordinate system showing the coordinates of each location on the higher left corner of the game and a new GIS like map represents the real terrain on the lower right corner of the game.

Oct 9 11

BooKS boat trip

by Ying Zhong

Boat trip is an activity in BooKS project to provide high school students a chance to explore the water quality of Ohio river region. High school students take the boat to a water sampling position either on Ohio river or Muskingum river. By using instruments provided by BooKS project, students do hands-on experiments to test water quality including PH, temperature, conductivity, total dissolved solids, phosphate, nitrate, nitrite, etc.

Calibrating PH meter before using it

 

Testing water quality using PH meter

 

Collecting water sample

An easy way to test water quality is using datasonde