Abstract: Co-located and remote group learning for Japanese - Enhancing Japanese lessons using an augmented reality application [DE]
Kennard Nicolai, Co-located and remote group learning for Japanese - Enhancing Japanese lessons using an augmented reality application, Hochschule Düsseldorf, Bachelor Thesis, 19.02.2021.
Co-located learning can bring many positive effects. In addition to improvements in individual
learning the social competence, such as better cooperation and communication skills, is
encouraged. Furthermore, everyone benefits from the knowledge of other participants, gains
new perspectives and receives direct feedback. We would like to combine this group-based
learning with Augmented Reality (AR), which shows a group of learners, via their mobile
smart devices, the same virtual object in a real environment. The visualization in learning
helps to clarify complex rela- tionships, increases the attention and improves the retention
value. In this report, we examine whether learning in a group, in conjunction with the visualization
by AR, at learning Japanese Kanji can be helpful and try to evaluate this learning effect.
For this purpose, we present a self-developed application for Android and iOS devices that
can be used simultaneously with up to 20 users, both in the same room and via the Internet.
Augmented Reality, Co-located learning, Visual Learning, Remote Learning, Kanji, Japanese language
Prof. Jens Herder, Dr. Eng./Univ. of Tsukuba
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Marmann
The research took place at the Virtual Sets and Virtual Environments Laboratory.