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Abstract Title: Cooperative Exploration of Electric Fields and Charges using AR
Abstract: Using modern augmented reality (AR) headsets students can create and move simulated electric charges and observe how their manipulations change the electric field in three dimensions, as well as how the charges move due to the surrounding field.  All students see the same content in the same part of the room and because this is AR, the students can also see each other - allowing natural interactions between them as if the simulated fields and charges were really in the room.  Research is ongoing but student feedback indicates that the experience is not only fun, but it also helps them understand the material.  The overall goal is to determine if we can improve student understanding by providing them with new representations that allow them to interact with concepts in ways they could not previously.
Abstract Type: Symposium Talk
Parallel Session: Teaching 3D Physical Concepts Using Virtual and Augmented Reality
Session Time: Parallel Sessions Cluster II
Room: Cascade D

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Steven Binz
Salisbury University