Comparing the effectiveness and knowledge acquisition between a 3D virtual and a traditional museum exhibit

ID: 35157 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Adriana D' Alba and Greg Jones, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Bertha Abraham, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico

Wednesday, March 7 5:15 PM-6:45 PM Location: Capitol D View on map

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Abstract: This paper presents results from a joint research project sponsored by the University of North Texas and Autonomous University of the State of Mexico that examined the effectiveness and knowledge acquisition between a traditional museum experience and a 3D virtual one. The project used the Leopoldo Flores Museum located at UAEM in Mexico for research. The project demonstrated the effectiveness, usability, and knowledge acquisition between a real museum exhibition and a 3D online virtual museum replica. The results show that the virtual museum experience when used alone was a comparable experience to the actual museum visit in both knowledge gained and satisfaction. Participants that used the 3D virtual museum prior to their actual museum visit showed increases in several areas.

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