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  • Can multiple “spatial” virtual timelines convey the relatedness of chronological knowledge across parallel domains?

Korallo, Liliya, Foreman, Nigel, Boyd Davis, Stephen, Moar, Magnus and Coulson, Mark, 2012, Journal Article, Can multiple “spatial” virtual timelines convey the relatedness of chronological knowledge across parallel domains? Computers and Education, 58 (2). pp. 856-862. ISSN 0360-1315

Abstract or Description:

Single linear virtual timelines have been used effectively with undergraduates and primary school children to convey the chronological ordering of historical items, improving on PowerPoint and paper/textual displayas. In the present study, a virtual environment (VE) consisting of three parallel related timelines (world history and the histories of art and psychology) was used to convey both chronology and the cross-referencing and relatedness among the three domains of material. Undergraduate participants were able to use the VE more effectively than booklets, better remembering the chronological ordering of all materials and successfully cross-referencing from one domain to another. The paradigm arguably invokes the use of high capacity spatial memory, and could potentially be used to convey and remember large amounts of historical-chronological information.

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Subjects: Other > Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology > C810 Applied Psychology > C812 Educational Psychology
Other > Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology > C850 Cognitive Psychology
Other > Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.10.011
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 06:49
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2013 18:25
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/893

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