Share Paper: The Effects of an Educational Augmented Reality Application on the Interpretation and Communication of Cultural Assets: The “Greek Type” Watermill’s Case

  1. Stavroula Tzima, Dept. of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras, Greece
  2. Georgios Styliaras, Dept. of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras, Greece
  3. Harilaos Zaragas, Dept. of Early Childhood Education (E.C.E.D.U.), University of Ioannina, Greece
  4. Athanasios Bassounas, Regional Directorate of P&S Education of Epirus, Greece
Wednesday, June 27 2:45 PM-3:15 PM De Dam 1

Abstract: The paper presents the effects of an educational augmented reality application through which a 3D model of the watermill’s operation mechanism is displayed to the visitor’s mobile device. Individual objectives of the current work were to investigate whether an augmented reality application can and to what extent augment the knowledge of a visitor, if it has an impact on the interpretation and communication of the cultural asset, if it contributes to the creation of pleasant visits and if it is accepted and to what extent by the visitors of a watermill. Our research was focused on the “greek type” watermills ...