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Augmented Reality Sandbox as a Tool to Facilitate Learning for Undergraduate Students in the Bachelors Program of Earth Sciences
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sandlåda med förstärkt verklighet som undervisningsverktyg för studenter på kandidatprogrammet i geovetenskap (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

When we think of a map, most of the time, we think of the two dimensional map that is drawn on paper, or nowadays more often on the screen of a smart-phone. Maps are often either the starting point or the result of cartography and mapping and are used for many Earth science applications. Maps are also an excellent way to present vast amounts of data in a compact and understandable way. An augmented reality sandbox (AR-Sandbox) is a tool to visualise a topographic map in a 3D-model, something that many students struggle to do.

It can be used as an educational tool to aid students in understanding concepts that involves maps and shapes. Educational science has been reviewed to find evidence for and against the use of the AR-Sandbox as an educational tool. The AR-Sandbox can be considered as a tool to facilitate learning in the bachelors program of Earth Sciences. To be most efficient it is to be used in groups of 2-6, based on its size, and also because small group learning and active learning increases efficiency of students learning. The AR-Sandbox will also assist students in gaining concrete experiences and to test new hypothesises.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Självständigt arbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, 2016:11
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Geology Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296153OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296153DiVA: diva2:936384
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Earth Science
2016-05-31, Hambergsalen, Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 11:50 (English)
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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