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Nano education with interactive visualization
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (Visual Learning and Communication)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8888-6843
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. (Visual Learning and Communication)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1032-2145
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Media and Information Technology. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2429-0842
2016 (English)In: Nano Today, ISSN 1748-0132, E-ISSN 1878-044XArticle in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Future societal and economic impacts of nanoscience and nanotechnology raise the demand for a nano-literate public as well as a nano-competent workforce. This translates into the urgent need for nano education interventions in schools and informal learning contexts. In seeking to meet this mandate, we have developed and investigated a virtual reality environment that induces immersive presence (feeling as being ‘in’ the virtual world) and exploits bodily movements (e.g. hand gestures to control virtual objects) for students and citizens to learn nano concepts. In this article, we argue that such scientifically-informed immersive and interactive visualizations have a unique potential in communicating nanoscale ideas to students as well as the general public.

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Elsevier, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Nano education, Public understanding, Science education, Nano literacy, Interactive visualization, Virtual reality
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130483DOI: 10.1016/j.nantod.2015.10.006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130483DiVA: diva2:951682
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Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet, grant 2011-5569)
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Swedish Research Council, 2011-5569
Available from: 2016-08-09 Created: 2016-08-09 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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