[publication] Perceived Effects of Mixed Reality in Distance Learning for the Mining Education Sector #mixedreality #research

One of our contributions to the HCII 2023 was titled “Perceived Effects of Mixed Reality in Distance Learning for the Mining Education Sector” and it got published right now:

Mixed reality as a tool for teaching has made only limited use of its possibilities so far. However, it brings a plethora of new opportunities, with benefits ranging from interactivity to more vividness. These factors could improve numerous areas of teaching. The mining sector would benefit from new methods combined with mixed reality especially. Therefore, the MiReBooks project was launched: Various applications have been developed that can vividly present content using 3D models, virtual field trips and other methods. To verify and further improve these tools, an evaluation phase was conducted. During two test lectures in distance learning, a total of 23 participants answered a posttest questionnaire. The results showed that the teaching quality could be maintained well by the mixed reality application even in distance learning. Students were satisfied with the methods used, attributed good usability to the tool, and felt integrated into the classroom. At the same time, the team realized that the quality of the lesson depends heavily on the quality of the materials and the expertise of the lecturer. It also became clear that other factors, such as the technical infrastructure and support, are particularly important in this format.

[full article @ publisher’s homepage]
[draft @ ResearchGate]

Reference: Thurner, S., Schön, S., Ebner, M., Leitner, P., Daling, L. (2023). Perceived Effects of Mixed Reality in Distance Learning for the Mining Education Sector. In: Zaphiris, P., Ioannou, A. (eds) Learning and Collaboration Technologies. HCII 2023. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14041. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-34550-0_15

[mooc] Inclusive Peer Learning with Augmented Reality #imoox #nuernberg #restart

It’s a pleasure to announce the restart of the free online-course (MOOC) on “Inclusive Peer Learning with Augmented Reality” which starts today on our platform iMooX.at:

This MOOC on Inclusive Peer Learning with Augmented Reality gives you an overview on the possibilities of working with AR in a peer learning setting in Higher Education (Pear Learning). The course focusses on low end technology that is easily purchased and that demands no coding. In minor parts, it introduces the work with high end technology, as well. You will learn about the peer to peer pedagogy, a pedagogical strategy on peer learning with AR including an assessment tool for teachers, and you will design your own small AR experience for a peer learning setting.

Of cours the MOOC is as usual for free – just feel welcome to register [Link to registration page]

[application] WikiTude

Eine sehr interessante Anwendung von Augemented Reality stellt WikiTude dar:

WikiTude ist ein mobiler Reiseführer auf der Grundlage von Wikipedia-Inhalten. Ist man unterwegs und hält sein T-Mobile G1 mit der Kamera zum Beispiel auf ein Gebäude, ein Denkmal oder eine historische Stätte, werden -solange der Ort bei Wikipedia eingetragen ist und über Geo-Koordinaten verfügt- auf dem Display die Inhalte angezeigt. Natürlich in seiner eigenen bevorzugten Sprache. Ist der Ort nicht eingetragen kann man sich selber einwenig einbringen und den Ort mit Koordinaten bei Wikipedia versehen.

Hier gibt es ein Video:

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