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Visual Explanations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E. R. Tufte
Conceptual Change Through Building Three-dimensional Models part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Barnett, T. Keating, S. Barab, K. Hay
Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay, M. Barnett, T. Keating
This article describes an astronomy course for undergraduates where students use 3-D modeling tools to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understanding of astronomical ...
Multisensory Immersion as a Modeling Environment for Learning Complex Scientific Concepts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. Dede, M. Salzman, B. Loftin, D. Sprague
This article explores the strengths and limits for learning of various types of VR (virtual reality) modeling. Previous research shows that such immersive, multisensory experiences enhance students' ...
Making Visualization Accessible to Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Daniel C. Edelson, Matthew Brown, Douglas N. Gordin, Duane A. Griffin
The NSF-funded educational research project known as WorldWatcher is outlined. In this work, the authors have focused effort on recognizing the supports needed by learners to aid them in ...
Mental Rotation of Three-Dimensional Objects part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert Shepard, Jacqueline Metzler
This study shows that the time to recognize that two-dimensional perspective drawings portray a three-dimensional object increases linearly with the number of angular rotations required to portray ...
Effect of Type of Practice in a Computer Aided Design Environment in Visualizing Three-Dimensional Objects from Two-Dimensional Orthographic Projections part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Duesbury, H. O'Neil
This study to determine the effect of practice in manipulating two- and three-dimensional wireframe images on a learner's ability to visualize 3D objects shows that those who received practice ...
Enhancing the Visuo-Spatial Aptitude of Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Spatial Ability, Navigation Strategy and Geographic Knowledge Among Men and Women part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dabbs Jr., E. L. Chang, R. Strong, R. Milun
This study tested the differences in navigation strategy and geographic knowledge between men and women. Men proved to be better than women in mental rotation skill, but men and women were equal in ...
A Course on Spatial Visualization and its Impact on the Retention of Female Engineering Students part of SERC Print Resource Collection