Visualising the invisible in science museums and science centres: Augmented Reality (AR) Technology Application and Science Teaching

Hannu Salmi, Sofoklis Sotiriou, Franz X. Bogner

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    The article presents an implementation of augmented reality (AR) technology in science education. While this technology up to now mainly was used by very special users as the military and high-tech companies it gradually converts into wider educational use. Specific research programmes such as CONENCT and EXPLOAR applied this technology with a specific focus on selected learning scenarios by a close co-ooperation of formal education and informal learning. Empirical effect related to intrinsic motivation and cognitive learning of students (n: 308) were engouraging. While the high achhievers again did best in the post-knowledge test, low achievers were clearly catching up with the others. The difference between the treathment and the control group was clear. The "New educational model & paradigms" was monitored for 182 teachers. The main results were as follows: (i) From a tweacher-controlled learning towards a pupil orientetad learning; (ii) connecting of ICT-AR with and between existing learning environments; and (iii) changes in roles and responsibilities of students and teachers.
    Translated title of the contributionNäkymätön näkyväksi tiedekeskuksissa ja -museoissa: Lisäketodellisuus (AR) teknologian sovellutus ja tiedeopetus
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWeb-Based Learning Solutions for Communities of Practice : Developing Virtual Environments for Social and Pedagogical Advancement
    EditorsNikos Karacapilidis
    Number of pages23
    Place of PublicationHersey, PA
    PublisherInformation Science Reference
    Publication date2010
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60566-711-9
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60566-712-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

    Fields of Science

    • 2 Engineering and technology
    • 6 Humanities

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