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

  1. David Hicks, Virginia Tech, United States
  2. Aaron Johnson, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
  3. Todd Ogle, Virginia Tech, United States
  4. Thomas Tucker, Virginia Tech, United States
  5. Stephane van Hover, UVA, United States
  6. Eric Ragan, Texas A & M, United States
  7. Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech, United States
Thursday, March 29 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Edison A

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).