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      Facilitating Learning Through Hands-on Engagement With Virtual Museum Artefacts

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      Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014) (HCI)

      BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)

      9 - 12 September 2014

      Engagement, Learning, Reality-based interaction, Museum artefacts

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          Abstract

          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.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          September 2014
          September 2014
          : 222-227
          Affiliations
          HIT Lab AU

          University of Tasmania,

          Launceston 7250, Australia
          School of Computing &

          Information Systems

          University of Tasmania,

          Hobart 7001, Australia
          HIT Lab AU

          University of Tasmania,

          Hobart 7001, Australia
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/HCI2014.35
          © Steven Neale et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014), Southport, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
          HCI
          28
          Southport, UK
          9 - 12 September 2014
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2014)
          Product
          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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