Full-body interaction-based learning support to enhance immersion in zoos evaluating an electrodermal activity response support system

Mikihiro Tokuoka, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Ryohei Egusa, Shigenori Inagaki, Fusako Kusunoki

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Abstract

We are developing a learning support system for zoos that enables children to learn through body movements. For children, the zoo is an important place for science education outside of school. However, learning methods in zoos are mainly limited to observing exhibits and explanations. In addition, when children want to observe animals that are hiding, they can neither touch nor observe them. Therefore, in this study, we develop a body-experience-based learning support system that can be applied in zoos. The system measures the learners' body movements using a sensor, and provides a sense of immersion in the environment where animals live by adapting the surroundings based on these movements. In the first stage of this project, we have developed a prototype that allows learners to jump with animals, and enables children to efficiently learn animals' physical characteristics. In this paper, we describe the results of our experimental evaluation of by measuring physiological responses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
EditorsSusan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi, Bruce M. McLaren, Rob Reilly
PublisherSciTePress
Pages336-341
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897582912
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 15 Mar 201817 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume1

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period15/03/1817/03/18

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Keywords

  • Body Movement
  • EDA
  • Kinect Sensor
  • Learning Support
  • Virtual
  • Zoo

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Tokuoka, M., Mizoguchi, H., Egusa, R., Inagaki, S., & Kusunoki, F. (2018). Full-body interaction-based learning support to enhance immersion in zoos evaluating an electrodermal activity response support system. In S. Zvacek, J. Uhomoibhi, B. M. McLaren, & R. Reilly (Eds.), CSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 336-341). (CSEDU 2018 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education; Vol. 1). SciTePress.