Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts

Steven Neale, Winyu Chinthammit, Christopher 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages222-227
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI - Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20141 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI
Abbreviated titleBCS-HCI 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySwindon
Period1/09/141/09/14

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    Neale, S., Chinthammit, W., Lueg, C., & Nixon, P. (2014). Facilitating learning through hands-on engagement with virtual museum artefacts. 222-227. Paper presented at 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction HCI 2014 - Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, Swindon, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2014.27