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MolyPoly: immersive gesture controlled chemistry teaching system


Yoo, SJ and Parker, C and Chinthammit, W and Turland, S, MolyPoly: immersive gesture controlled chemistry teaching system, Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2013), 25-29 November 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 197-200. ISBN 978-1-4503-2525-7 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Currently, first-year chemistry students at the University of Tasmania learn about three-dimensional molecular structures using a combination of lectures, tutorials, and practical hands-on experience with molecular chemistry kits. We have developed a basic 3D molecule construction simulation, called MolyPoly, to help students grasp the concepts of chemistry easily through immersion and natural interaction with 3D molecules. It was designed to augment the teaching of organic chemistry with enhanced natural interaction and 3D visualization techniques. This paper presents the results of a pilot study conducted with the aforementioned chemistry class. Participating students were split into two groups; MolyPoly and traditional. The results demonstrated that the two groups have achieved similar learning outcomes at the end of the four (4) class sessions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Yoo, SJ (Miss Yoo)
UTAS Author:Parker, C (Mr Callum Parker)
UTAS Author:Chinthammit, W (Dr Winyu Chinthammit)
UTAS Author:Turland, S (Dr Susan Turland)
ID Code:89005
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2014-02-24
Last Modified:2018-03-14

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