Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts

S Neale, W Chinthammit, C Lueg, Patrick Nixon

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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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsD Fitton, M Horton
    Pages222-227
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventProceedings of the 28th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference - Southport, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

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    ConferenceProceedings of the 28th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference
    Period1/01/14 → …

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    Keywords

    • museum informatics
    • reality-based interaction
    • user engagement
    • asynchronous learning

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    Neale, S., Chinthammit, W., Lueg, C., & Nixon, P. (2014). Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts. In D. Fitton, & M. Horton (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 222-227)
    Neale, S ; Chinthammit, W ; Lueg, C ; Nixon, Patrick. / Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts. Unknown Host Publication. editor / D Fitton ; M Horton. 2014. pp. 222-227
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    Neale, S, Chinthammit, W, Lueg, C & Nixon, P 2014, Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts. in D Fitton & M Horton (eds), Unknown Host Publication. pp. 222-227, Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference, 1/01/14.

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    Neale S, Chinthammit W, Lueg C, Nixon P. Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts. In Fitton D, Horton M, editors, Unknown Host Publication. 2014. p. 222-227