Studienlandschaft Schwingbachtal: an out-door full-scale learning tool newly equipped with augmented reality
A. H. Aubert1, O. Schnepel1, P. Kraft1, T. Houska1, I. Plesca1, N. Orlowski1,2, and L. Breuer11Institute for Landscape and Resources Management, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany 2Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Received: 16 Sep 2015 – Accepted for review: 28 Sep 2015 – Discussion started: 04 Nov 2015
Abstract. This paper addresses education and communication in hydrology and geosciences. Many approaches can be used, such as the well-known seminars, modelling exercises and practical field work but out-door learning in our discipline is a must, and this paper focuses on the recent development of a new out-door learning tool at the landscape scale. To facilitate improved teaching and hands-on experience, we designed the Studienlandschaft Schwingbachtal. Equipped with field instrumentation, education trails, and geocache, we now implemented an augmented reality App, adding virtual teaching objects on the real landscape. The App development is detailed, to serve as methodology for people wishing to implement such a tool. The resulting application, namely the Schwingbachtal App, is described as an example. We conclude that such an App is useful for communication and education purposes, making learning pleasant, and offering personalized options.
Aubert, A. H., Schnepel, O., Kraft, P., Houska, T., Plesca, I., Orlowski, N., and Breuer, L.: Studienlandschaft Schwingbachtal: an out-door full-scale learning tool newly equipped with augmented reality, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 12, 11591-11611, doi:10.5194/hessd-12-11591-2015, 2015.