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Fly My Little Dragon: Using AR to Learn Geometry

S. Oberdörfer, P. Krop, S. Straka, S. Grafe, and M. Latoschik. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Games (CoG '22) , page 528-531. IEEE, (August 2022)

Abstract

We present the gamified AR learning environment ARES. During the gameplay, learners guide the little dragon called ”Ares” through dungeons. Using AR, ARES threedimensionally integrates the dungeons in the real-world. Each dungeon represents a coordinate system with obstacles that ultimately create mathematical exercises, e.g. rotating a door to let the dragon fly through it. Overcoming such a challenge requires a learner to spatially analyze the exercise and apply the fundamental mathematical principles. ARES displays a debriefing screen at the end of a dungeon to further support the learning process. In a preliminary qualitative user study, preservice and in-service teachers saw great potential in ARES for providing further practical and motivating exercises to deepen the knowledge in the classroom and at home.

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DOI:
10.1109/CoG51982.2022.9893601
URL:
https://downloads.hci.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/2022-fly-my-little-dragon-preprint.pdf
BibTeX key:
oberdorfer2022little
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