Journal cover Journal topic
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/hessd-12-11591-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Education and communication
04 Nov 2015
Review status
This discussion paper has been under review for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). The revised manuscript was not accepted.
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. Breuer1 1Institute for Landscape and Resources Management, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
2Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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.

Citation: 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.
A. H. Aubert et al.
A. H. Aubert et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 442 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)

HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
239 172 31 442 31 29 37

Views and downloads (calculated since 04 Nov 2015)

Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 04 Nov 2015)

Saved

Discussed

Latest update: 25 Apr 2017
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Studienlandschaft Schwingbachtal is an out-door full-scale study site since 2008. It deals with hydrology in an interdisciplinary approach and enhances active learning by various means (field monitoring, education trails and geocache). In order to adapt to the change in students habits and to suit better as a communication tool for the locals, it is newly equipped with augmented reality which adds virtual objects on the real landscape, making learning pleasant.
Studienlandschaft Schwingbachtal is an out-door full-scale study site since 2008. It deals with...
Share