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Learning System for Scientific Experiments with Multi-touch Screen and Tangible User Interface

멀티 터치스크린과 실감형 인터페이스를 적용한 과학 실험 학습 시스템

  • 김준우 (한국기술교육대학교 산업경영학부) ;
  • 맹준희 (한국과학기술원 과학영재교육연구원) ;
  • 주지영 (한국과학기술원 과학영재교육연구원) ;
  • 임광혁 (배재대학교 전자상거래학과)
  • Received : 2010.06.01
  • Accepted : 2010.08.11
  • Published : 2010.08.28

Abstract

Recently, Augmented Reality(AR) technologies have been emerged, which shows the types of digital contents integrating real and virtual worlds. To maximize the effect of AR technology, tangible user interface, which enables users to interact with the contents in the same way in which they manipulate objects in real world, is applied. In particular, we expect that the technologies are able to enhance learners' interests and degree of immersion, and produce new learning contents in order to maximize the effect of learning. In this paper, we propose a learning system for scientific experiments with multi-touch screen and tangible user interface. The system consists of an experiment table equipped with a large multi-touch screen and a realistic learning device that can detect the user's simple gestures. In real world, some scientific experiments involve high cost, long time or dangerous objects, but this system will overcome such hindrance and provide learners with a variety of experiment experience in realistic ways.

Keywords

Tangible User Interface;Digital Learning Contents;E-Learning;Augmented Reality

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