Effect of mixed media visualization on learner perceptions and outcomes

James Birt, Dirk Hovorka

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This pilot study examines the effect of mixed media visualization on learner perceptions and outcomes in 3D spatial modeling. The context for this study is a university first year undergraduate interactive media and design course. Meta analytic studies in the use of visualizations show positive improvements in learning outcomes among low and high spatial learners. But often these studies are focused on single media and virtual representations. Many multimedia learning studies do not take into consideration important factors that could influence the appropriate selection of media. This exploratory study aims to address this from a learner's perspective through the evaluation of physical and virtual media (3D Printed, Virtual Reality and 2D Projection). This exploratory study produces several core guidelines for more in-depth research on the interaction between media for improved learning in domains which really on visualizations and manipulations. The aim is that through more meaningful learning activities centered on the media affordances learner engagement is improved leading to improved outcomes. James Birt; Dirk Hovorka

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2014
Place of PublicationNew Zealand
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems: Integral IS: The Embedding of Information Systems in Business, Government and Society - Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014
Conference number: 25th


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
Abbreviated titleACIS 2014
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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