Science center to go: a mixed reality learning environment of miniature exhibits

Buchholz, H., Brosda, C. and Wetzel, R. (2010) Science center to go: a mixed reality learning environment of miniature exhibits. In: “Learning with ATLAS@ CERN” Workshops Inspiring Science Learning EPINOIA, 25 - 31 July 2010, Rethymno, Greece.

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Modern science museums deliver exhibits that involve visitors in sessions of active playful learning. Mixed Reality may additionally be used as a catalyst for science centre exhibits to provide new perspectives and reveal otherwise hidden phenomena. Such sophisticated exhibits might well be qualified for improved learning at school – except they are hardly available outside of science centres. Our approach addresses this challenge by bringing miniaturized Augmented Reality exhibits out of the science centre into schools. The presented miniature exhibits uncouple science centre exhibits from their traditional venue and deliver natural ways of learning whenever and wherever it is desired. Therefore a set of miniature exhibits has been designed with the ambitious goal to meet the requirements of nowadays school curriculums. In this paper a science centre in a suitcase will be presented and discussed offering tailor-made learning experiences augmented through normal computers.

Keywords:augmented reality
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:24604
Deposited On:16 Mar 2017 16:53

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