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Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts


Neale, S and Chinthammit, W and Lueg, C and Nixon, PA, Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts, Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference, 9-12 September 2014, Southport, United Kingdom, pp. 222-227. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.14236/ewic/hci2014.27


In collaborative museum learning contexts, it is problematic that groups of museum visitors are not able able to touch, handle, and pass museum artefacts around during collaborative discussions. This can be due to the fragility of the artefacts themselves or due to the people discussing them being in different locations. Interacting with virtual representations of artefacts is a solution to the problem, but digital experiences have typically lacked many of the qualities that are so successful in engaging museum learners with physical artefacts. In this paper, we introduce our theory that hands-on, reality-based interaction using a tablet interface offers a much more engaging way for collaborators to explore and discuss virtual artefacts than the more traditional desktop interface-based experience, and that this increase in engagement will potentially lead to learning outcomes for the collaborators.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:museum informatics, reality-based interaction, user engagement, asynchronous learning
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information services
Objective Field:Library and archival services
UTAS Author:Neale, S (Mr Steven Neale)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
UTAS Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
UTAS Author:Nixon, PA (Professor Paddy Nixon)
ID Code:97019
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-11-28
Last Modified:2018-01-16
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