Using augmented reality to support observations about trees during summer camp

Heather Zimmerman, Susan Mary Land, Michael R. Mohney, Gi Woong Choi, Chrystal Maggiore, Soo Hyeon Kim, Yong Ju Jung, Jaclyn Dudek

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Abstract

This research examines how augmented reality (AR) learning experiences supported children's engagement in science. We conducted a video-based study of seven sessions over two weeks at a summer camp program. We investigated how scientific talk related to observational practices could be supported by a mobile app incorporating AR. Researchers coded videos of youth (n=35) during an outdoor program on the tree life cycle to understand science talk related to observations of trees. Findings suggested that the use of AR to support tree identification led to learnerinitiated talk and observations as demonstrated by high levels of perceptual (describing) talk. Learners relied on the AR technology and peers in order to engage in this observational work. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationThe 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages395-398
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335904
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2015
Event14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2015Jun 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of IDC 2015: The 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Other

Other14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period6/21/156/24/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Software

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