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Project

Learning with 3D reconstructions

Working groupRealistic Depictions Lab
Duration10/2011 - open-end
FundingIWM budget resources
Project description

The project 'Learning with 3D reconstructions' examines the influence of visual and auditive types of presentations on cognitive processing of archaeological 3D reconstructions and concentrates, among other things, on the depiction of uncertain information.

 

Media presentations of historical events or periods also always address historical places in which the historical events took place. Of many of these places, especially from very early periods, only little remains today. In order to provide the recipients with a concrete and vivid picture of the historical events or periods despite of this, computer-based 3D reconstructions of historical buildings are used more and more frequently. Thereby, visual types of presentation as well as the design of additional textual explanations vary greatly. Visual presentations range from simple sketches to immersive, detailed and accessible 3D presentations. Explanations vary from simple captions to detailed explanations, in textual as well as auditive form. But which of these different types of presentation is best for learning? 


To answer this question, the project 'Learning with 3D reconstructions' examines the influence of visual and auditive types of presentations on cognitive processing of archaeological 3D reconstructions. Thereby, special attention is paid on the depiction of uncertain information, which is often present but rarely visualized in archaeological reconstructions. Attention and knowledge acquisition processes are examined among others by eye tracking. The results of the studies conducted in this project can be used to formulate recommendations for the visual and auditive design of archaeological reconstructions.

Cooperations

Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg

Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz

Publications

Glaser, M., & Schwan, S. (2019). Processing textual and visual certainty information about digital architectural models. Computers in Human Behavior, 96, 141-148. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.02.023

Glaser, M., Lengyel, D., Toulouse, C., & Schwan, S. (2017). Designing computer-based learning contents: influence of digital zoom on attention. Educational Technology Research and Development, 65, 1135-1151. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9495-9

Glaser, M., & Schwan, S. (2015). Explaining pictures: How verbal cues influence processing of pictorial learning material. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 1006-1018. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/edu0000044

contact

Dr. Manuela Glaser Dr. Manuela Glaser
Tel.: +49 7071 979-253