Making the Invisible Visible: Evaluating the Use of Mixed Reality to Teach a Forgotten Local History – School Segregation - with Fifth Graders

ID: 53141 Type: Full Paper
  1. David Hicks, Virginia Tech, United States
  2. Aaron Johnson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
  3. Todd Ogle and Thomas Tucker, Virginia Tech, United States
  4. Stephane van Hover, UVA, United States
  5. Eric Ragan, Texas A & M, United States
  6. Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech, United States

Thursday, March 29 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Location: Edison A View on map

Presider: Gabrielle Read Jasnoff, Transylvania University, University of Louisville, United States

Abstract: In this paper, we report on a design based experiment on a mixed reality (an augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)) application, called CI Spy. CI Spy was designed as a unit of instruction within a locally developed ambitious 5th grade curriculum, entitled My Place in Space and Time, to investigate a forgotten (hidden) local history through the derelict historic site of a former African American school, the Christiansburg Institute (CI).


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