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ERIC Number: ED542780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
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Augmented Reality in the Science Museum: Lessons Learned in Scaffolding for Conceptual and Cognitive Learning
Yoon, Susan A.; Elinich, Karen; Wang, Joyce; Van Schooneveld, Jacqueline G.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)
This research follows on previous studies that investigated how digitally augmented devices and knowledge scaffolds enhance learning in a science museum. We investigated what combination of scaffolds could be used in conjunction with the unique characteristics of informal participation to increase conceptual and cognitive outcomes. 307 students from nine middle schools participated in the study. Six scaffolds were used in varying combinations. The first was the digital augmentation. The next five were adaptations of knowledge-building scaffolds. Results demonstrated greater cognitive abilities in terms of theorizing can be obtained with particular combinations of scaffolds, however, there appears to be a trade-off in what students can learn conceptually in informal environments in which learning takes place in short episodes. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.) [For the complete proceedings, "Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)," see ED542606.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania