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Abstract Title: Augmented Reality Visualizations in Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Courses
Abstract: Augmented Reality (AR) allows the integration of virtual visualizations into real-world environments. Recent research highlights benefits regarding its use towards knowledge acquisition and cognitive load in various instructional scenarios.
We transformed a traditional inquiry-based laboratory experiment examining simple DC circuits into an AR-based learning environment. Using smartglasses, real-time measurement data is visualized as virtual external representations next to the corresponding real-world objects, e.g. a resistor. Hereby we fulfill the instructional design principles of spatial and temporal contiguity from the cognitive theory of multimedia learning.
In a graded introductory lab course with N=56 students we compared our AR-based approach with a two-dimensional visualization of the same content on a tablet-PC. The results show a large overall effect for conceptual learning, but no significant group differences in learning gain or cognitive load.
We present the implementation of the learning environment as well as the first results of the evaluation.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: 2.D4

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Sebastian Kapp
TU Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern, Non U.S. 67663
Phone: 0049 631 205 5337
and Co-Presenter(s)
Michael Thees, TU Kaiserslautern
Fabian Beil, TU Kaiserslautern
Thomas Weatherby, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Jan-Philipp Burde, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
Thomas Wilhelm, Goethe-University Frankfurt
Jochen Kuhn, TU Kaiserslautern